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Reviewed 3 days ago

this place according to me is the best place to visit in shimla,gives you a glimpse of british india,museum here tells you much about colonial and post colonial india..one must visit here.

Thank shubhanshushukla
Reviewed 1 week ago

well the building used to be called the viceregal lodge when it housed the viceroy of India...it has since been converted into the rashtrapati niwas and finally into the indian istitute of advanced studies in 1964...well maintained with beautiful garden surrounding it...

Thank Gaurav C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Institute of Advanced Studies, once used as summer house for the Viceroys of India, then the President of India, until it was donated for Advanced Studies. Mesmerising architecture and lawns!

Thank CANamrataD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked all the way from our hotel, it was a pleasant walk but a little busy towards the end. The grounds and gardens were very nice and made the trip worth it, it was too busy to go into the lodge unfortunately but we...More

Thank tuchichi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In one word its a bit overrated. Please do a bit of research before being here. There are a lot of hospitality websites, you shall find a suitable one for your cause and budget.

Thank SouravB380
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Viceregal lodge also known as advance study was actually built in 1884 as a home for viceroy of India. It was designed by Henry Irwin an architect in PWD at that time. It was built on observatory hill, one of the the seven hills that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Regal building which used to be summer residence of Viceroy of British India . Well manicured and spacious lawns give a beautiful place to relax in sunshine . Inside carvings on wood are of fine and intricate designs . The place is an Institute...More

Thank AmolakRattanK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to home of vice Roy during the British summer capital. Rich in class and architecture, great wooden work not possible now. Stone work too awesome. Awesome gardens and trees spread in acres. Peaceful serene atomsphere great place to meditate.

Thank gagandeepduggal1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now university research facility with large library. Beautiful gardens to walk round. Organised tours inside with historical photos of events that took place. The wooden paneling and carvings inside are in superb condition.cannot go upstairs as residential for students but main public rooms from the...More

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

liked the place and liked the lawn. it says how noncommunal India was. and how good nation India were during the startup, speaks about the richness and diversity of India. there is a guided trip, which shows only a few rooms here but rich with...More

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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