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Address: Shimla, India
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British History..top tourist place in Shimla !

Viceregal Lodge should not be missed during a visit to Shimla..great history associated with this place.. As the summer capital, a lot of decisions during the British rule were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Viceregal Lodge should not be missed during a visit to Shimla..great history associated with this place.. As the summer capital, a lot of decisions during the British rule were taken here..the architecture of the building is impressive..the inside tour gives you an idea of the british times..

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

After waiting an hour for a guided tour of the inside of the building, I was disappointed to find that only three rooms are open to the public in this historic house. Still, one gets a flavour of what life must have been like. The entrance hall is certainly impressive and is like a film set from a 'Hammer Horror... More 

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Jaipur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A wondefull building with a lovely garden. Maybe you should visit in the spring for the real flower experience. You should but the ticket that includes the guided tour. That's the only way to see the interriors. The building and enviroments ressembles of Hogwarts, and my kids spent an hour in the gardens playing Harry Potter.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The place from where the British ruled our country for almost 6 months every year.. Also, some of the pre-partition talks were held here.. So if in Shimla, dont miss.. And dont forget that this is closed on Mondays....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Thnx trip advisor ...bcoz we had visited Shimla a lot times but it was first time visited it ... Btfl ...clean place...lovely gardens with btfl flowers ... Interior is too good ... Vry knowledgable for kids ...specially clock & the protection of building part ... Btfl site to click pics and shimla view is too good...best place in Shimla!!!!

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you are first time visitor in shimla u must go to this place . This belongs to the indian history and its unique qualities which you would come to know at the time u would reach inside the lodge (Now institute of advance study ) also it has very nice & large garden area and seenic views.

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Nagpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Superb... it is just so royal.. please go there early to book your tickets for the guide tour which gets full very quickly. It is a must watch in shimla.. The architecture and the wooden work inside the building is stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Lodge is a short drive from the Mall, but I'm sure you can walk all the way to the lodge. The place has a very British architecture/ feel, unfortunately you can't take photographs once you are in the building. The guided tour is very helpful and should provide you some insights on the history and specifically on the negotiations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Well maintained. Great grounds and buildings. Well informed staff and tour guide. The fact that it is a functioning goverment office and research institute was an added bonus (for me.. I`m a geek!) Great way to spend a couple of hours, going through an important period in India`s history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Its a place that everyone must visit. Historical and very well maintained. Really appreciate the same.

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Address: Address: Shimla, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Shimla

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