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Very beautiful and majestic. The lawns are peaceful and sprawling. Guided tours are conducted. You'll have to walk quite a lot from the main entrance to reach the building. Notice the beautiful wooden ceiling inside. It provides a glimpse of the lavish life of British...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarmad Hussain P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is where Mountbatten negotiated independence and Partition…so probably the most historical significant site in India. It's a grant country house deigned by a Scottish architect.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MacKilt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours looking around the grounds which has beautiful views of the Himalayas. The parts of the building we could go into were quite disappointing as there was very little furnishings, but lots of photographs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful building and in such a superb location. No wonder the British Raj came here from Calcutta in summer. The building is so classy and typical of it age. The grounds are well kept and nice to walk around and take in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Viceregal Lodge is definitely worth a visit on a trip to Shimla. Entry is only 100 rupees for foreigners and for that you get access to the gardens as well as a guided tour of the inside of some of the building itself. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lodge was the residence of many of the Viceroys of India. It has a great sense of history. There are areas out-of-bounds to the general public as part of this building is now used as a research establishment. Gardens are good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The viceregal Lodge is historical place which was build by britishers. The architecture of the place is very old. The old time feel you found here.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The estate around the lodge is impressive with the walk through the gardens and view of the mountains. The inside of the lodge is stunning especially with the history attached to it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Latoof B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to go on one of the guided tours indoors. Today housed by the Indian Institute of Advance Technology.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The garden is a lively place spread over a vast area and well maintained. Various colorful butterflies can be seen hovering around in search of nectar in the beautiful flowers in the garden. The viceregal lodge's structure is of the British era mostly constructed in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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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