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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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New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Shimla, the most loved destination in northern part of India. And when you visit there, you can feel why it is loved by tourist so much. The best place in Shimla as per my personal view is The ViceRegal Lodge now, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. The marvelous British architecture the interior design the pictures and every thing just makes... 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

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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962 reviews 962 reviews
340 attraction reviews
3,754 helpful votes 3,754 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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