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Viceregal Lodge

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Address: Shimla, India
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Good Place for History lover and for a selfie Lover

This Place is now known as The Indian Institute of Advanced Study and its worth to visit the same . An ideal place for those who are history lover and perfect place for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sajiv A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Place is now known as The Indian Institute of Advanced Study and its worth to visit the same . An ideal place for those who are history lover and perfect place for a Photography especially for a selfie lover . One can go without tour guide bcoz inside the lodge they have their own Palace tour guide who will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visit there and u ll bite ur tongue thinking how such beautiful place was built in 1800s. the palace is said to be the 1st house with electricity (in india).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building had British style and it was very tidy everywhere you see. The weather was nice cool, even summer season in India. I thought it because Shimla is in highland. You could see a garden with so many kind of plants and flowers not for from the main building. And if you would buy some gift for someone there... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place.worth seeing it.All the interiors are of British time and nice to know about the fire safety facility.

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Rohtak, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i know when you reach the place, you will be busy for taking selfis with this great building but i suggest to spend a few hours within this viceregal palace, see the interiors, look at the heritage old airconditioning system partially made of wood, look at the fire-extinguishing system and what not ! also visit the library

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Kanpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was quite well maintained and is definitely worth a visit for those who love history and also for kids and adults alike.. They have a guided tour running Every half an hour and must be taken if you want to know more about the place.. The gardens around the structure were well manicured and added to the beauty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

also known as Rashtrapati Niwas, it is one of most magnificent British era building. You can see lots of ancient things.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome structure! A must visit place for anyone going to Shimla. Amazing architecture, excellent view, beautiful and elegant looks - you can't miss this place! The guided tour inside the building is very good. I was amazed by the fire-fighting Technics used by the designers of this building at that point in time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit in Shimla... An architectural marvel.Great for both nature lovers and people interested in history and architecture. sprawling green lawns and flower gardens are there..seen variety of butterflies in the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit place while in shimla ! Try spending some time there and you wil love the surroundings,Dont miss the guided tour of the historical lodge !

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