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Address: Shimla, India

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Interesting incite into days of the Raj

An interesting place to visit although most of the building is in use for educational purposes so only a few rooms are viewable. Nevertheless there are interesting photographic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

An interesting place to visit although most of the building is in use for educational purposes so only a few rooms are viewable. Nevertheless there are interesting photographic displays, the Great Hall ia amazing and the views to the HImalayas from the gardens are worth the visit alone.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

the garden was very neat and tidy , we found that the guided tour of the house was interesting with lots of photographs dating back to the early 20th century, but the inside temperature was really cold. Unfortunately the gift shop did not have any change so we were unable to buy the items we were interested in

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The building is architecturally very beautiful. One can spend his entire evening walking in the lawns and gardens of Viceregal Lodge..A must visit in Shimla.

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Kings Lynn, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating to see something in this style in India. Nice to walk round the grounds. Interesting to see indoors but visiting is limited and you can't take photos inside. Historically very important and you can easily imagine the British living here in the days of the Raj.

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Sussex, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A building that holds such a wealth of history. Unfortunately most of it is not open to the public as it is a working College. All we were shown were a couple of rooms with photos in, which I had no idea who they were (my ignorance), but with very little explanation or context. This fantastic architecture built so high... More 

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the building which witnessed several meetings between Indian freedom fighters and British leaders and was the foundation of India's independence and unfortunate partition. The building is well preserved and is a must-visit site in Shimla. The guided tour covers only a small section of the building as the rest of the building houses the Institute of Advanced Study... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Liked the building and tour was ok but only half an hour and was really cold in there. Lots of builing unable to see as now a learning centre.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building set in amazing grounds. It was a pity more of the rooms weren't open to the public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

you get the taste of history along with the peace and beauty. please do not miss the garden behind the building, as that is the best part of it. guided tour is also good. please maintain silence as many students are doing their post doctoral studies here

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Quite a brilliance, the way is has been constructed and doesn't feel like its 150 year old. The way it has been maintained is also worth mentioning.

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