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Address: Shimla, India
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The 'summer capital' of British India and from its heights almost one-fifth of the entire human race of the world was ruled for well over a century. Excellent examples of colonial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The 'summer capital' of British India and from its heights almost one-fifth of the entire human race of the world was ruled for well over a century. Excellent examples of colonial architecture, this building witnessed the classic history of India with visit of freedom fighters and great leaders with monumental decision making, discussion and agreement resulting a free India.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Even though the information online said that we could enter until 5pm, we were only allowed to see the garden when we arrived at 4:15. Though the garden was lovely this was an overall disappointing experience and would only recommend that you drag there if you know it will be open!

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Gwalior, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Near to Shimla Town and great architect. Everyone must watch its a guided tour inside building and beautiful lawn outside for great snaps .

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Shimla, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Viceregal Lodge is situated on the Observatory Hill or Summer Hill Which is right now part of the Himachal Pradesh University, this is a hill top location and sorrounded by Panoramic views all around at 360 , there are flowers and gardens on the walk way, and inside also there are so much things to take a glance of British... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Shimla was the summer capital of India during the British rule and the Viceregal lodge is where the viceroy of India would stay during the period. It was constructed between 1834 to 1838 and used by the British till independence, was converted into Indian Institute of Advanced Study post independence. It's a beautiful scenic place and definitely a must visit... More 

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Kanpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

it's very good to see this nice place. Some people confuses b/w Indian institute of advanced study(Rastrapati Niwas) and Viceregal Lodge, Viceregal lodge is situated inside the Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nice Place to be and know a little more of our indian history. Huge Institute but you'll not able to see more than 3 Rooms ;p. Bit Tiring as no place to sit inside. Rest You'll not find good food. You can but Apple/Litchi/Kiwi Juices from HPMC which are good. rest flowers and scenic beauty is there. Must Visit Place... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Loved Viceregal Lodge, but it's a real shame that there's not more of the building on view to the public. The timed tours are of a handful of rooms containing old photos of the buildings past and significant events. I can't help feeling that there's a trick being missed in making the most of the buildings place in the history... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Viceregal Lodge, also known as Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India. They have a paid guided tour of about 30 minutes which will take you through the marvellous architecture inside, all made of wood with beautiful carvings. There is also a huge lawn outside where you can relax if you... More 

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Rajkot, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Viceregal Lodge (aka Institute for Advance Studies) was earlier the Viceroy House / President House. The building was constructed during british rule. The architecture of this building is awesome. Unfortunately, we were little late and therefore were allowed visit from outside only. The last guided tour is at 4:30 pm. Vehicles allowed till the bulding, but we visited it... More 

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