Viceregal Lodge, Shimla

4.6
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Viceregal Lodge by using our Shimla sightseeing tool .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Nice Place Coool Vibes around and well maintained historical site must visit place in Queen Of Hills ..!! Architecture at its best. Happy Hours spent there with the nature, and a beautiful view of gre...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Recommended for your visit to the shimla. Its worth watching. Shocase many historical pictures and stories. Guide help you to understand good things about it.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    People who love history and architecture they would love. I visited this site with less expectation but found really interesting. That was guided tour. We can see many amazing things.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Wonderful to visit viceregal in shimla. One of the best architecture design and amazing landscape.
  • June 30, 2017
    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...
  • June 25, 2017
    It is what we all desire for..neat n clean...freshness in air ...cool breeze..lovely garden...n a place ..which relaxes ur mind .
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    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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