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Address: Shimla, India
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A must visit

Viceregal lodge is a must visit itinerary item that people usually miss. An excellent place that is a combination of a marvel of British architecture and natural beauty.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Viceregal lodge is a must visit itinerary item that people usually miss. An excellent place that is a combination of a marvel of British architecture and natural beauty.

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building used to be thw viceroy of the pre independent india and president house of independent india. But now has been converted into an academic institution The wood work inside it is marvellos. It provides guided tours inside the building. However whole of the building is not allowed for general public. The guided tour is paid. The lush green... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This house, perched in the trees above Shimla, is now a university campus. It eveokes the days of British India and the hall and main rooms are lovely in an Edwardian sort of way. Many famous people have been here

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long winding trek up poor roads you reach the old hill station of the British Raj. The place , as people will say is so out of place in a India . It is a haven of peace and British order where the business of India would be carried out in an English setting of lawns, baronial splendour.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can only see a fraction of the building and it is disappointing. There are some good photos to see but in only three rooms. The gardens are OK but limited but it is a vital piece of Indian history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a conducted tour of parts of the building. A lot of history in here! What an incredible piece of the British Empire.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved the Viceregal Lodge mainly for the sense of history. Summer capital of. The British Raj and where the discussions took place regarding the partition of India and the breakaway of Pakistan. It is now the Institute of Indian Studies and thus only a few rooms are available to visit on a guided tour. In the rooms there are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A building with deep Indian history supported by a wide portfolio of photos in the reception rooms, now used as the Indian Institute for Advanced Studies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old building. It needs much to be maintained. A must seen place in shimla. This is very crowded place.

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Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shimla, used to be Summer Capital of British before independence. This place has great historical significance, as it was used by them to rule / control the state of affairs then. From Outside the building architecture is very attractive. But its maintenance and upkeep is very poor. some of the wood work inside is worth seeing. However it is advisable... More 

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