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Viceregal Lodge

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Address: Shimla, India

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Official tour guide takes you into 2 or 3 rooms, the rest is closed off. Can walk around the grounds but they have had their best years.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Official tour guide takes you into 2 or 3 rooms, the rest is closed off. Can walk around the grounds but they have had their best years.

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New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely blown away by the architecture of this building. Great surroundings. The museum was alright though. Preferred the gardens on the outside. Must visit!!!

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Bogota, Colombia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Viceregal Lodge is a must while in Shimla! The building is beautiful and you can feel the history and how important this place was. Great place for walking, enjoying the views, and admiring the gardens.

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Pune, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A place of great historical significance, the Viceregal Lodge is over a 120 years old and has been home to the British Viceroy, the summer vacation home to the President and now, it is rechristened the Institute of Advance Studies, an institution with great infrastructure for PhD students working on their own respective thesis. The surroundings are beautiful to walk... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Viceregal Lodge is a beautiful piece of scottish architecture and has a rich history that will enthrall both young and old. It was a shame that we couldn't take pictures of the interior as it was beautifully decorated. The gardens are lovely and it was nice to see bits of old British history and artifacts like an ancient sundial... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a living legend of Indian history. Earmarked with active scholarly activity and good for tourism. I feel it is the crown of Shimla with difference.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Interesting for its role in the control of India and Independence. Tour rather bland but electric system of interest!

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This lodge is very scottish baronial and is a wonderful building. They do a guided tour of several rooms but unfortunate it is not long enough to read all the information that is on display. The lobby/hallway is magnificent , it is 3 stories high with balconies on 2nd level and the surfaces everywhere in Burmese teak. It is well... More 

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England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful building, interesting information from the guide and a treat to go inside and look round some of the rooms. The old photographs gave a feel of how it must have been in years gone by. Well worth a visit.

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Gurgaon, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is an awesome construction and was told that the property was completed in only 4 years during the time when there were no machines...everything inside is worth watching...good visit..takes only 30-45 mins to cover it..

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