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Shimla, India
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Viceregal lodge has great historic importance and this is the place where decision to carve out Pakistan and East Pakistan(Bangladesh) from India was taken. The building is an architectural marvel with a sophisticated firefighting mechanism. Photography is not allowed inside. Only 3 rooms are open...More

10  Thank Mpsbal
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Reviewed February 19, 2015

Interesting for its role in the control of India and Independence. Tour rather bland but electric system of interest!

3  Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent.. must go.. huge architectural masterpiece.. equivalent in stature to Rashtrapati Bhavan in British times, excellent gardens on front and rear, and amazing opulent interiors. Just note that it may take two hours of waiting for the internal tour, can spend that time in gardens...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Viceregal Lodge as part of an organised trip recently. It is gloomy, tired, musty and all interesting artefacts have been removed. Only 3 rooms are available for viewing and all you see are some old photographs. There is no mention of Mountbatten...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a Scottish building build by British 130 yrs back. you will get goosebumps once you enter the property. the guide will share the best history in very interactive manner.

Thank CynosureS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seemed odd to be visiting a building in the style of a Scottish Baronial Lodge in India, and the early photographs displayed in the entrance hall showed how it was used when it was the seat of Government. The guided tour was not so...More

1  Thank Roselilyoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is of historical importance..Well maintained and outside garden is beautiful and the main hall is worth watching.

Thank deepa v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful place. Very clean and well maintained place looks very unique. You should must visit this place.

Thank GautamS591
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exterior gardens and architecture alone are worthwhile, if one does not want to pay the modest 100 rupees per person ( about $4.25 for foreigners) to join a guided tour of the interior. Inside, one only walks through three rooms, of which two showcase...More

Thank LK E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The historic mansion where the British ruled and lost the empire. The place where the separation of India and Pakistan was planned and 13 Viceroys ruled, and finally Mountbatten helped to plan independence, it’s just a house but one with immense historic importance.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just a dime a dozen British house. What a waste of time and not worth the effort. Monkeys everywhere.

1  Thank Julie A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even though it was raining we managed to walk round the gardens and our inside tour guide gave us all the information we wanted about the historical importance of the Lodge.

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February 10, 2018|
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Response from Siddharth A | Reviewed this property |
yes both are in the same campus. infact both are same
November 3, 2017|
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Response from nji1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on Sundays, the same hours (9am - 5pm) but it is closed on Mondays.
October 12, 2017|
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Response from MeenakshiB111 | Reviewed this property |
Starts from 2:30 and there are slots till 4:50 but you have to book the tickets in advance