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“Back to the Raj” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
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Himalayan Historical Guided Day Tour in Shimla
Ranked #8 of 83 things to do in Shimla
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London
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107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Back to the Raj”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

A fine old theatre that's been beautifully restored over a number of years. The local guide gave a passionate speech about the place's history that was very interesting.

Visited February 2014
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Chennai
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42 reviews
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“To be UNESCO certified Heritage Site - Indeed worth!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

We visited this Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex on 13th Feb. It was indeed worth and we thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour. The complex was restored to its original glory. It was an interesting history. Deserves to be appreciated for promoting the culture. Plays were being shown even now. There are many clubs and plays being performed regularly. Absolute maser-piece built and preserved for an ancient theater.

Visited February 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Passionate Guide, wonderful theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Once inside this beautiful little theatre it is hard to believe you are in India. The refurbishment has been undertaken sympathetically and exceptionally well. The Manager told us the history of the theatre and he was so proud and enthusiastic that you couldn't help but smile. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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Bordeaux, France
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

It's well worth taking the time to visit this small theatre. The guides are brilliant at telling you lots of interesting details -but you may be there for some time!

Visited February 2014
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Mid Sussex
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163 reviews
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“Worth an hour of your time in Shimla”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

A slice of the British raj, carefully restored to give a real feel of what it must have been like in British times. The passionate guide will take you behind the scenes to see how it was heated in winter and why it is soon to be declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The photos are great, including the one of Kipling who wrote and performed in the first play to be staged here.

Visited February 2014
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