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Viceregal Lodge, Shimla

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
A trip to Viceregal Lodge allows you to examine some of the most evocative articles and photographs from the British rule in India. Completed in 1888, this historically significant building was built in the Jacobethan style by the British architect Henry Irwin. Visit the staterooms that show how the entire building has been transformed into a university complex, or walk through the immaculately maintained gardens that surround the former Indian viceroy's summer residence. A short walk west of the estate you'll find the summit of Observatory Hill, which provides panoramic views over the region. Plan to visit Viceregal Lodge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Shimla attractions using our Shimla itinerary planner.
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  • Its a great place to visit. You get too see the old British Architecture. The grounds are just huge. Need to walk around to see the whole place.  more »
  • This was an interesting visit. The talks inside were very informative and there was some interesting photos to look at. You can't access a lot of the building as it is in use so the tour inside is rat...  more »
  • I found it an amazing place. People also call it as advanced institute for social sciences....so don't get confused as both are one and the same thing. Do visit it  more »
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  • Wonderful to visit viceregal in shimla. One of the best architecture design and amazing landscape.
  • Best place to visit in SHIMLA Very beautiful artwork of British era which is priceless If you visit shimla & U forget to see this then I must say u missed a lot because I don't think there's any much better plAce then this This represents British and INDIAN history & a place where many important decisions were taken during partition...
  • It is what we all desire for..neat n clean...freshness in air ...cool breeze..lovely garden...n a place ..which relaxes ur mind .
  • The milestone of British Indian Subcontinent. The whole building is made up of stones from Kalka and Sanjauli in 1884 and end up in 1888 .From 1888 it is the head of British Indian Subcontinent and House of Viceroy. A true history lover will definately visit here and will be astonished by the facts here.
  • These three stars only for the exterior beauty of this lodge.. otherwise there is no mean to waste your time for interior visit which will start after 2:45 afternoon..

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A tourist destination since the days of the Raj, Shimla has plenty of accommodations to choose from, whatever your style and budget. Take a look along The Mall and The Ridge in the town center for the bulk of what's on offer, with everything from hostels to hotels available. Some particularly grand hotels take pride of place on the outskirts to the northeast and west, offering luxurious, large rooms, and extra facilities, such as pools, restaurants, and spas. These high-end options also provide extensive views of the Himalayan landscape.
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