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Address: Shimla, India

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Viceregal Lodge

A great place for revisiting history! It had been closed for a while but now open to public I have seen the building several times in my visits over the years

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Vieillevie, France
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

An imposing building and gardens built in Scottish baronial style, for use by the Viceroy. The place is now an international research centre so you only see a very small part of what's inside, which whilst historical is not terribly interesting. If you have a spare hour then do go but don't expect too much.

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A great place for revisiting history! It had been closed for a while but now open to public I have seen the building several times in my visits over the years

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Navsari, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have visited shimla for 5 times but I have seen this place only twice because the locals were telling that it's now closed for the travellers but I dont know the reason of it. This place is really awesome...built in 1880 and looks like an old castle unlike the forts and palaces you might have seen in rajasthan or... More 

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New Delhi, India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building on the outside but you only get to see two rooms and the entrance hall. The first room has nothing but photographs on the walls, the second has a small amount of furniture and more pictures. The entrance hall is large but nothing really to look at. Guide was good and repeated everything in English.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

it was Monday when we visited this place after a long walk of 2-3 Kms but unfortunately it was closed (weekly off). anyway we saw this beautiful building from outside, fantastic architecture. must to see place.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

In Shimla other than Mall Road and Ridge there is nothing of note to see...Other than Viceregal Lodge. You must must visit this place to see how the Lord of Imperical India used to stay. Its grand, its asthetic, its beautiful. The architecture gave me the feel I am back in London. Must visit.

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Gurgaon, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The architecture, the location and the gardens are well worth a proper visit. The views from there are awesome. You can rest, drink a cup of tea and buy souvenirs from the shop which was earlier a Fire Station. The guided tour inside does not take you to too many rooms but is worth doing.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The exterior is impressive and worth seeing close up for the small cost. The tour is less impressive. 3 rooms are visited and a short explanation from the guide. You're then left to look at the photos and paintings on your own. Most of the building is used and not available for visitors. We felt it was worth the long... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great part of history...the photos on the wall & the lodge itself speak so much about our history.....def worth a visit. A 30 min well guided tour allows you to savour the craftsmanship of Indians back in the days and importance this lodge had in India's history.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The place has an history to it. It's well mantained and you could roam around in the garden and click photographs with Scottish architecture in background and lot of flowers. You are given tickets in batches and are guided in the building for its historic importance. By coming here you are reminded of the imperial history of Shimla. You have... More 

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