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Viceregal Lodge

Shimla, India
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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Shimla
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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Uphallst
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Guided tours regularly but only a fraction of the Lodge is open to tours. Great history from British times to the modern use as an educational institution. A long list of notables have stayed here.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Beaut building, great views from the garden, good tour guides. Particularly enjoyed the excellent photo collections in the state rooms. I can also recommend the small but perfectly nice little canteen located on the grounds - I think it had the name of Fire Truck Cafe or something... Good to have a few cups of tea under the belt before... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Interesting place with lots of history and good view points. Lots to read about different changes in the powers of India, UK etc.

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Mandi Gobindgarh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Your Shimla visit is incomplete without this. If you have some interest in history, this is the place to be. The way they had rain water harvesting and fire fighting systems in the nineteenth century; amazed me. Must visit.

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noida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The monument was built in 1888 which makes anyone totally amazed.Such a great monument at that time at such height is simple awesome.The architecture is unique itself and gives a feeling of Britain.It is totally scenic.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

As others have mentioned, the guided tour is limited to a few rooms, but it is still worth the visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the role the place had leading up to partition. It has amazing grounds, and is a piece of Britain transplanted to India. My first impressions upon entering the building was that I was at... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Strange to see this turreted building surrounded by snowy peaks. Only got to see 3 rooms but got a feel for the history, the partition. Nice grounds to wander around. There is a cafe and bookshop. Guided tour.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A little disappointing to be able to view only 3 rooms in the whole of this beautiful building. Not sure it was worth the visit.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Definitely a must see and the tour provides a good background of the venue and Shimla. A nice place to chill out too.

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Impressive building with interesting history,but not able to look around much of it. gardens and views lovely.

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