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“Nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Viceregal Lodge

Ranked #1 of 84 things to do in Shimla
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New Delhi, India
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16 reviews
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“Nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Situated at a beautiful location, away from town. The museum gives you an insight to british era. Some of the facts about the lodge will really make you wonder and take you to that era.
People who love history and art will enjoy the place.
After the guided tour, one can enjoy hot cup of tea or coffee with yummy kadhi / rajma rice at their cafe. Over all very nice!

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

Worth a visit given all the history. The only thing to be aware of is that you can only gain access to a limited part of the building. The rest is occupied by the Institute.

Visited August 2014
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Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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“Great example of British Raj Colonialism at its most extravagant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This is surely the highlight of any Shimla trip with the incredible architecture normally only seen in Europe. As it is being used as the Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies the tour is limited to certain parts of the ground floor (rightly so as you have highly qualified academics living and studying on the higher floors). Tours leave regularly and the guides provide bilingual commentary in Hindi &English Go eat at the fire station canteen near the entrance 40rp for a huge plate of rachma chawal(yum).

Visited August 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Portals of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Viceregal Lodge richly captures the colonial era of the British administrators. Built in the 1880s in a semi baroque style of architecture, the imposing structure gazes over the expanse of Summer Hill. A home to successive Viceroys who moved here from Calcutta and, later, Delhi, every summer with their entourage, the estate spreads over 100 acres or so with cottages dotting the slopes edged by pine and rhododendron forests. The Lodge has 5 levels with the entrance at a vast wood paneled lobby displaying an ancient chandelier. Burma teak of the best quality is used in the reception area and the balustrades to the staircases. A walnut carved ceiling dresses the interior where the Shimla pact was signed. The small museum has engaging photos of national leaders who negotiated the freedom of India. Every stone speaks of history and one can imagine that benign ghosts lurk in the dark hallways opening off.

Visited June 2014
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Jaipur, India
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“A Historical Building...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

Building Quality is good and look attractive specially due to history of this building. A table Chair is there that make picture about "Shimla Samjotha"

Visited August 2014
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