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Viceregal Lodge

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Address: Shimla, India
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A paradise for people who have passion for architectural brilliance...simply surprised to see the interiors...presently it's been used as research work...thanks to the English era... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A paradise for people who have passion for architectural brilliance...simply surprised to see the interiors...presently it's been used as research work...thanks to the English era for its creation...it has large open ground along with small restaurant...one of the songs of 1942 a love story was shot here.

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Varanasi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

viceregal lodge which is now known as indian institute of advanced studies is one of the most important attraction of shimla.the building takes us back to the Raj.it can easily be included in one of the most beautiful buildings of british Raj.

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Upstate New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in the end of Oct. 2016 on a picture perfect day. Architect was Scottish and the contrast from what you've been experiencing in most of India is remarkable. Gardens are lovely and well tended, tour was interesting and just about the right length (30 min?). These days the Lodge is a place for advanced study for about 50... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is very beautiful and there is entry fee for the building. It is great for people who loves to visit historical places. You can go in four rooms or so.

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous outing for history enthusiasts. Photography is not permitted inside the lodge which is a pity. Tour goes through 4 rooms which includes the Viceroys chamber where the fate of India post independence was decided.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes 30-45 mins to view the property. However visitors are allowed to only 3-4 rooms of the entire lodge.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside building is chargeable and also the park has an entry fee. The car can go to the the main entry point

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building built during the pre-independence days used to serve as the residence of Viceroy of India. The agreement for India’s partition was drafted at this building. Now it is used by the students learning beyond PhD for self studies. A guided tour of the building is provided which covers the main areas of the building. The building has a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good place which has a short tour of 30 minutes. Very historic place where 1st draft of india pakistan partition was drafted before being finalised in delhi.

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Jodhpur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest buildings in shimla. Architecture is very good. Heritage lovers shouldn't miss this place.

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