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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place definitely has the wow factor. The building itself is an enormous gothic edifice, which at the time apparently wowed the Indians, as the great European cathedrals must have wowed our ancestors. The talks for Partition took place here, so it is always humbling...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has history written all over it wish I could have visited in the times of Mountbatten ! It is now an academic research centre and access inside is limited but there is a good selection of pictures and historical documentation you can read The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing as it is a piece of the British Raj built in the Scottish Baronial style. 3 rooms were available to see and charted the history. I liked the exterior as well

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monument from modern india. Built during colonial era used to b presidential resident and now used as research centre. It has huge library and well maintained interior . Its gardens too are huge and beautiful with underground water tanks for rain water harvesting. This place...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place. Amazing architecture, Wonderful construction. The garden around is so nice. Must visit place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

The Viceregal Lodge is an impressive building and stands on extensive grounds. Visitors are not permitted on the grounds or into the Viceregal Lodge without tickets. On purchase of a ticket an hourly guided tour takes visitors around the lodge. The guide we had spoke...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

I particularly liked the many photos from talks that took place around independence and the partition of India and Pakistan. Fascinating to see photos of all the key players!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Artemesia27
Reviewed 30 December 2018

The place is almost overwhelming as the height of the stately old trees reaches and exceeds the British building and is austere inside and outside, surrounded by an impalpable mist that makes the visit worth in a surreal environment similar to that of a stray...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Kalyan P
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Such a shame we couldn’t see all of the inside and how it used to look in the past. There were some lovely photos but the building is in use as a college so access is limited. However the gardens and location are stunning !!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MargaretC30
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Had tour of this historic building. Amazing that the whole of India was for a time ruled from this replica Scottish hunting lodge. Not many rooms are open, but it's well worth the experience. Sadly no photographs allowed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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11 February 2018|
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Response from 779siddhartha | Reviewed this property |
yes both are in the same campus. infact both are same
4 November 2017|
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Response from nji1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on Sundays, the same hours (9am - 5pm) but it is closed on Mondays.
13 October 2017|
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Response from MeenakshiB111 | Reviewed this property |
Starts from 2:30 and there are slots till 4:50 but you have to book the tickets in advance