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Viceregal Lodge

Shimla, India
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Simply grand

Grand architecturally imposing structure built in colonial times. Great interiors and surroundings... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Beautiful place with Historical Significance

Viceregal Lodge/ Indian Institute of Advanced Study is one of the most prominent buildings of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Grand architecturally imposing structure built in colonial times. Great interiors and surroundings all well maintained. Lot of historically significant events happened in this place. Now houses a lovely library in the Institute of Advanced Studies.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Viceregal Lodge/ Indian Institute of Advanced Study is one of the most prominent buildings of historical repute in Shimla. This Scottish structure has marvelous beauty ,it was built under the viceroyalty of Lord Dufferin between 1884 and 1888. The building continued to be used as...More

Thank Azkhn
Reviewed 6 days ago

The love for architecture comes alive at the Viceregal Lodge. This place has a rich history right from the British Raj till the independence of India. Many political and cultural figures made prominent decisions here, most notably the 1st draft of India & Pakistan separation...More

Thank achaldeoda
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had visited an Exciting place Viceregal Lodge. An ancient heritage building surrounded by beautiful garden full of so many varieties of colorful flowers. Surrounding was very clean and beautiful design and amazing landscape enjoyed lot with taking more photos, the best place to visit.

Thank samacharjirock
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Ancient Architectural Art and Builting.,An awesome place to visit if you are at Shimla. This was built during British rule and maintained well since then. The interior architecture is also pretty good to see but they don't allow to take pictures. inside the building,...More

Thank Dhruv_Touristor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place if you are interested in history. Well kept neat and clean.Gardens are amazing.Entry and exit well coordinated.

Thank vikas101Mumbai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent visit to Viceregal lodge in May 2017. They send you inside in batches, so be prepared to wait a wee bit if you can't make it inside just after you reach, but the building is really nnice to see from outside and understand the...More

Thank Amol-Shivangi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick visit to see the site of British India's summer capital. It's a fun trip if you are interested in the history of India's freedom struggle. Lovely property but is neglected! Guided tours available. Garden could have been better looked after. Wish they...More

Thank Pallavi P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a historical building built in 1888. Today it is also known as the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. This is a Victorian Age building and after Independence became the summer residence of the president of India.Ticket price is 30 Indian Rupees for for...More

Thank keentraveller27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must place to visit in Shimla, if your are interested in Indian History and old Architecture. The place provide excellent panoramic view of the region. with beautiful garden. A major part of the building is used for IIT students research purpose.

Thank jum_dxb
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
The roads in the area around Shiumla, Manali are really bad because of rain and many landslides. We just travelled by bus in that area and sometimes we travelled 20km/h.,. not the greatest speed! I agree with all who said... More
Harsha V
3 October 2016|
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Response from Rohit S | Reviewed this property |
cheapest is bus...than taxi.
rajeev d
3 May 2016|
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Response from Ched1000 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I visited Shimla on a managed tour, so can't be specific about taxi fares. However, taxi drivers are pretty busy and appear fair and honest. Shimla itself straddles a mountain ridge, and you may find your hotel is on... More