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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the highest points in Shimla this building is in Scottish design and has great views and nice gardens. Delightful

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hattie12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the north of India is not complete, without visiting Shimla (cool climate and a breather (literally) from the likes of Delhi), whilst there a must is the previous residence of the British Viceroy of India, it is quite a beautiful structure, with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice experience although tours do tend to get booked. so go early to get in. otherwise may need to spend time going around the gardens waiting for your tour to start. Fixed numbers per tour. Very informative with knowledgeable guides provided.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SrikGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the days of the Raj to demonstrate British power and wealth. For example the ceiling in the entrance hall is made of wood imported from Burma. Lots of photos from the days of the Raj so its interesting historically.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Allan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are nice enough to wander around, some good views. The building from the outside is impressive but the very brief tour inside was poor. 3 rooms with photos on display and little else. The final area we were allowed to see was the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sophia27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have paid tours of this palace every hour for which you can buy the tickets. They show you around the place and explain the rich history of the place where many meetings during the later stages of Indian freedom struggle took place. The parking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited after travelling to Shimla on the toytrain. The house is very impressive and familiar as it is built in the Scottish baronial style . We were a little disappointed that you only see a couple of rooms as it is now an educational...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sallydancer1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can feel the British era's grandeur and taste here as everything from the furniture inside to the whole architecture speaks of that long gone phase. A must visit place if you happen to be in Shimla !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vibhay C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was on a cold rainy and snowy day that we visited the Former seat of Government for the British whilst in India. It is much bigger than it first looks and you can have trouble fitting it all in your photos. We had the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mike13kent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steeped in history, where the British ruled before partition when the summers were too hot on the plains. Still used today as a 'learning centre' . Not as glamorous as one might expect from TV drama's

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 20, 2019|
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Response from BGee1414 | Reviewed this property |
There is a ticket office at the gate.
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.