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Address: Shimla, India
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Interesting Museum in historic position

Great museum in a very historic venue where the future of India was decided in 1946. Lovely gardens and original pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Belbroughton, UK
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Belbroughton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great museum in a very historic venue where the future of India was decided in 1946. Lovely gardens and original pictures.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Cool place to just walk around. Take the 30 minute tour. You ony get to see four or five rooms but the main hall at the end is impressive.

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Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place should be there in your checklist while planning for Shimla tour. This place has lot to do with the history and past times.Shimla natural beauty in the midst of the past redefined by this place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A must visit place for everyone. Take the guided tour. Sit in the cafe and roll over some pages of interesting books. Take selfies in the garden. Great place to visit with family and anyone interested in architecture and history.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I usually pass through Shimla to what I perceive to be better destinations. This time I happened to look around Shimla and visited this place. I was surprised and had a rather pleasant experience at the viceregal lodge which is now called Centre for Advanced studies. The architecture is a marvel and the inside of the building ( whatever is... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went to the lodge when the clouds were very low so it gave it a Victorian feeling like in a Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes episode. The young guy who took us round was superb as he took the time to give the commentary in English once he had completed with the main tour. It is British pomp and circumstance... More 

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pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful building with a lot of historical significance. Worth a visit during a trip to Simla. We were staying at the Oberoi and within easy walking distance of the place. Parts of the building are still used for Research scholars.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice British architecture worth a dekho; the gardens are pretty with beautiful flowers and great views; however, you can steer clear of the awful smelly toilets.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

How to reach there ? - A 100 meters ahead of Hotel Oberoi Cecil, take a left from the fork - Keep following the road till the lodge entrance(about 700m). Here the parking is free - From there, to reach the lodge(about 400m) you can - either take a walk up the beautiful winding road, take a taxi(bit expensive) or... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very big area occupied, fabulous garden, heritage building with amazing wood work in center hall, b.ut can't seen full building, only allowed small area.

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Address: Shimla, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Shimla

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