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Viceregal Lodge

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Address: Shimla, India
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An enlightening lesson in Indian history

This is probably the best maintained building of India's colonial past. The tour is very informative, the photographs are a wonderful insight on the Shimla agreement and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably the best maintained building of India's colonial past. The tour is very informative, the photographs are a wonderful insight on the Shimla agreement and the gardens are a delight. All in all it offers a very peaceful and knowledgeable trip down memory lane.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed. There are two rooms that are full of interesting pictures of the history that has occurred in that historic building; then there is the very fine entrance hall with galleries, maybe 60 feet tall, and that's all we could see. The rest of the building is devoted to a great institute of learning that is off limits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place specially for the people who have taste for historical places. It is a well maintained place but a bit on the other side of the main city.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great historic place. Lot of historical monuments I side. Guided tour available. Sourounding is very beautiful.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will need more 1 trip to this place, if you like history. This place is seeped into it and the prominence of this building is just simply outstanding.

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Jinja, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for visit to admire colonial grandeur. Slowly falling into disrepair. The building requires extensive renovation. Presently houses the Indian Institute of advanced Research. Limited portion is available for public viewing. Rude security staff.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treat to watch the wooden work in the lodge ..it was amazing....the old English style electricity switch panel is an outstanding piece of engineering ..also the rain water harvesting at that level at that point of time was commendable job done by architects .. great place to go ..n must visit when going shimla..

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Thank Rohit S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place of important historical significance. Lots of greenery around. Used as institute.Worth visiting.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This iconic building was used as an office of The Viceroy of India as Shimla was the summer capital. This building is beautiful and stands out as a legacy of the colonial rule. It has very beautiful garden and the engineering is marvel with facilities like automatic fire protection system and electricity since constructed in 1888!! There is a guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Read on TripAdvisor about this and went there. Great artwork used for building this unique institute. Gives too much information about british rule. Do take a guided tour.

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