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Reviewed 4 days 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
Thank Phoenix_SG_99
Reviewed 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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
Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Viceregal in Shimla is a wonderful example of architecture by a Scottish architect called Henry Irvine. It has beautiful views all around and well worth a visit. The interior tour is great with lots of photographs from the time of India's independence, and life...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to visit the Viceroys Lodge on our trip to Shimla in December last year, need to visit as this is a piece of history where by the Viceroy Lord Mountbatten used to stay in the summer months, the gardens are fantasic with awesome...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard1053
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this building was very interesting. Plenty of old photos to look at. Only 4 rooms to visit as the rest of the house is now a research centre. Very drafty but we went on a very cold day. Grounds are lovely to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DianeDuffin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a touring holiday. As the building is used as a research establishment and library with student accommodation, you only actually see 3 rooms which are full of photographs. It was very cold inside and bore no signs of the lavish British...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank janetR57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning architecture and wonderful grounds. Helped when visiting Lodge that we had a local guide. Interesting pictures on wall and downstairs wooden walls are sight to behold. No pictures allowed inside the building.

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 20, 2019|
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Response from Wrappo | Reviewed this property |
don't think it is necessary but contact them via website
February 10, 2018|
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Response from 779siddhartha | Reviewed this property |
yes both are in the same campus. infact both are same
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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.