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Viceregal Lodge

Address: Shimla, India
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We visited Viceregal lodge on our trip to Shimla in Jan 2015. The building looks fantastic and the landscaping is beautiful and enchanting. We went inside at the time slot allotted to us. The first thing you see is a beautiful room with old telephones and the major attraction is the Viceroy chair. Next you are taken to the then... More 

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United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you have time to spare, it is worth taking a look at this building - short tours are offered. We enjoyed wandering round the gardens and admiring the surrounding views, plus being amused by the monkeys as you walk up/down the driveway to the estate.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a must go place in shimla Great history Build over 120 years ago Pay attention to the details of the building, it will amaze you how fine the construction of this building was carry out Many of the furnitures, accessories and etc are originally from the era and used till today...!!! Guided tour will give you more valuable... More 

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Phnom Penn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The walk to the Lodge is very pleasant from the town. The lodge was partly closed when we visited but the guide provided a very good history of the place. it is somewhere that you should visit if in Shimla. it takes you to a different era.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is very beautiful place near animal.building is made by British and is full of flowers and gardens and lawns .this is historical buildings.one must visit this beautifulbuilding when coming to shimla

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New Delhi, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a fees of rs 40 is charged to visit the lodge with an instructor or a guide tells u about the the history of the building .tour includes seeing the different rooms in the lodge recommend the travelers

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went as part of Shimla tour, it is a beautiful building, photos do not do it justice. It has an amazing history, inside is like a Scottish castle! We where the only Brits at that time and the guide took time to come to us and explain everything again in perfect English. So much more interesting than I thought it... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Now renamed as the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, this place is a must visit on the itinerary of Shimla.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I liked the history and location of the building. The building offers an insight into how the British Raj housed themselves in its summer capital. It has great historical significance to the talks leading to Partition with a collection of photos of the key participants.

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Chandigarh, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Amazing place to visit for history lovers, great British architecture, awesome art and antique pieces to see.

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