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Address: Shimla, India
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History unfolded

First, I want to make clear that Viceregal Lodge and Institute of Advance studies are the same. Second, Shimla convention did not happen at this place but the Governor's house... read more

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

First, I want to make clear that Viceregal Lodge and Institute of Advance studies are the same. Second, Shimla convention did not happen at this place but the Governor's house which is not open to public. Next, this place itself has lot of historical value since a number of Viceroy and later President of India resided there. The building itself... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The iconic structure has a European feel and the building is imposing and is a repository of historic pictures, furniture, memorabilia. It is a significant location and has witnessed many historic events. The institute conducts a guided tour and is quite informative.

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Thank Rane30
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This regal building was the summer capital of the British empire and has been preserved almost in the same splendor and now houses the institute of Advanced studies. The guided tour is good. The fire fighting system, ball room reminds the hey days this building must have seen

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Thank Krishnanu C
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was once a beautiful building but sadly is now falling into disrepair. The history and the few rooms that are open are very interesting to see, most of it is now used as a study centre but it's sad to see such a lovely building being neglected.There are amazing views from the gardens as you would expect and places... More 

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Thank Heather R
New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This should be the first place to see in Shimla. They give a tour of the building along with a brief history of the place . They have a small cafe where you can enjoy snacks with your family.

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Thank PrabhatSatvik
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is place has historical importance and has very good architecture. It feels great to be inside this place. If you have time do visit and enjoy the beauty.

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Thank dilkush p
Southampton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This grand building is at the highest point above Simla and has some great views and a well maintained front lawn. The short guided tour inside is hurried, very limited in its scope and limited to 4 rooms and the main hall.

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Thank Chris B
chennai
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was awestruck the moment i saw the building. I never thought that such a magnificent building was here in shimla. But the sad part was that we could not see all the rooms as they were occupied by research students. The main hall we saw had stunning woodwork. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Thank susheelreddy5
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place to go...if you are a photo lover you should definitely visit this place..i have visited this place with family and its awesome

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Thank deep26kiran
New Delhi, India
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is loaded with History. Very well maintained and has a sense of calm about it. A must visit while in Shimla.

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