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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Viceregal Lodge is an impressive building and stands on extensive grounds. Visitors are not permitted on the grounds or into the Viceregal Lodge without tickets. On purchase of a ticket an hourly guided tour takes visitors around the lodge. The guide we had spoke...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PushpaPalat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I particularly liked the many photos from talks that took place around independence and the partition of India and Pakistan. Fascinating to see photos of all the key players!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Artemesia27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is almost overwhelming as the height of the stately old trees reaches and exceeds the British building and is austere inside and outside, surrounded by an impalpable mist that makes the visit worth in a surreal environment similar to that of a stray...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Kalyan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a shame we couldn’t see all of the inside and how it used to look in the past. There were some lovely photos but the building is in use as a college so access is limited. However the gardens and location are stunning !!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MargaretC30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had tour of this historic building. Amazing that the whole of India was for a time ruled from this replica Scottish hunting lodge. Not many rooms are open, but it's well worth the experience. Sadly no photographs allowed.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank durham05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Again built by the Britishers which used to house the Viceroy of India during his summer sojourn to Shimla it’s not converted to Institute of advance studies . Must visit place

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sightsee737349
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were part of a local tourist group visiting this historic building. The guide spoke to the locals, and then took the time to discuss the history of the buildings in English with us. Thanks.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SamPell2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to see from the outside with pleasant grounds and views. However as the building is now a seat of learning you only get to view about 4 rooms which are rather a disappointment. I got the impression visitors are a sufferance. One...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ingsie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must must place to visit when you're in Shimla....it's a perfect place where we go through the history of India in just half hour... you'll definitely see the beautiful art inside the house cum museum...also the beautiful scenery outside is worth a visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sirrohitmudgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the centre of the Summer seat of government at the time of the British Raj, the Viceregal Lodge was, in its final days, a key location for the planning and execution of the plans for the Partition of India in 1947. Specifically, it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 10, 2018|
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Response from 779siddhartha | 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