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Viceregal Lodge

Shimla, India
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Ranked #1 of 60 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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Bangalore India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The best attraction in Simla is a decaying mess. President Radhakrishnan's folly. The guided tour is perfunctory. There are no guidebooks available. The cafe is unclean. The maintenance is zero. Best is to give it to a hotel chain!

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Chandigarh, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A must visit place for all. The lodge is very well kept and has a guided tour for the tourists at a cost. The old majestic halls & rooms with rustic furniture have a lot of history to share which they have witnessed over a period of time. The tour actually takes you back in time & the time spend... More

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Patiala, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Everything about this place is great. The ambience,historical value, gardens.....everything. Do have something to eat at the shop, and you can get some really good books in the shop at ticket corner.

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New Delhi, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

very beautiful n historic place. its a must visit in shimla. beautiful landscaped gardens with very natural n scenic beauty all around. its a photographers delight.

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Faridabad, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Want to remember those days when Shimla was used as lodge or rest house for British...There was a day when ths place saw many leaders like Gandhi ji, Nehru, Patel, Kahn Abdul gaffar Khan, a lot more...A must visit for all...a proud of nation--Tiranga on the top of building....

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Jodhpur, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of the important historical buildings of the colonia era. Has been witness to many historical events and conferences. They provide a guided tour of the place where they show the architectural brilliance of the 1900's and the buildings place in the Indian history. It is worth making the visit.

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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338 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A striking building situated in some pleasant grounds, now the home of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. There were tours available in both English and Hindi, though we went on one where both were used. Sights include the table where the India-Pakistan partition was signed. It's a shame you couldn't go upstairs to see any of the other rooms... More

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a Very nice place, The gardens are fantastic. If you like history you will appreciate this. Has a very good bookshop. Well worth a visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

what a thing of beauty. regal, stately structure and gorgeous gardens! they even have a guided tour and a small cafe and bookshop.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The gardens are lovely and the architecture is a clever mix of Scottish Baronial & Victoriana. You can easily imagine the Viceroys of India spending their summers here. I would!

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