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Viceregal Lodge

Shimla, India
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Ranked #1 of 58 attractions in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The earstwhile Viceregal Lodge in India's summer capital, Shimla, which is now converted into Indian Institute of Advanced Studies served as a summer... more »
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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nice historical place, beautiful scenic view. Very old British time building with creepers on it's walls. Had a lot of beautiful flowers in its lawns.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

great architecture. When you visit, it feels like reliving a part of history. Even garden and greenery is mesmerizing here. Its also has a small dhaba, where you must have a cup of coffee with your partner looking at mountains.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

its only half of the place that is accessible to the general crowd as the rest of the place is an active institute. The place was the seat of the viceroy during the british rule and the history shows that many developments saw its light first at this place like the first electric bulb in the country was used at... More

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Viceregal Lodge is a must visit on the trip to Shimla. It is so magnificent that it leaves you amazed.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited viceregal lodge it reminds of legacy of British empire and old time of shimla. Now converted into advanced institute of studies. The lawn needs to be looked after well.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India. It has some of the most ancient articles and photographs going back to the times of the British rule in India. Beautiful architecture with a lot of pine trees and foliage around. Visit around spring and you see all kinds of colours in the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The viceroy lodge has been transformed into Institute of Advanced studies by the Govt. Of India. The guided tour of the selected parts of the lodge such as Library, conference hall, the Museum provides historic information to the tourists. It is a marvelously designed building with interiors made of wood. Many important historic decisions related to India n partition in... More

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Prashant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Viceregal Lodge, also known as Rashtrapati Niwas is located on the Observatory Hills and was constructed by the British. It was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India. It is a grey-stone structure with superb Burma teak woodwork on the interiors. It is surrounded by magnificent grounds and also has a small museum. It houses some of... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a must visit place in Shimla especially for history lovers. The imposing architecture of this European building is breathtaking and its gardens are magnificent too! It has got great history behind it. Most of India's partition summits took place here. A 30 minute guided tour is available here which must not be missed! The place is now known... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this structure is also known as vicregal lodge as the viceroy of british era used to live in this magnificent building. it has beautiful lawns in front and back sides with beautiful flower beds. the interior of the building is very impressive as the cieling is made from burma teak with huge beautiful chandeliers. It offers glimpse into india,s history... More

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