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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 !
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