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“viceregal lodge”(80 reviews)
“guided tour”(71 reviews)
“british era”(51 reviews)
H P University Road, Shimla 171005, India
(0177) 2831376
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good photographic history of Shimla and the gardens are a delight.Shame that there are not more rooms that can be visited

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Llwyngwril
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building with great lawns and awesome views. Guided tours are available that take you inside the building. Do not miss it. Try some refreshments at the cafe in the campus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarmad Hussain P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restored building. you can only visit a few rooms as it used by students. But they are excellently preserved with an excellent commentary. You have a timed ticket. Grounds a well worth a walk round whilst waiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main part of the Vice Regal's Lodge and is out of bounds to tourists - it's only for research students. Nonetheless the outside and the grounds are lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is approx more than 100 years old. The Old architecture was build by british. There is a entrance ticket to enter in the premises.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CNJ97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A splendid building that would be totally at ease in the Scottish countryside is somewhat out of place in Shimla. I have the feeling it was built out of pride and arrogance as much as for practical purposes. It however worth a visit for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeterJoyner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heritage building is 128 years old and it was the summer capital of British ruling that time. This place used to be the house of Lord dufferin (viceroy of India). There are four to five galleries inside for tourists to see. Entry fee for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RonishBaxter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely spot. You can drive up and be dropped off. If you want to see inside the library you are given a time slot. The grounds are very pretty but the slot to go inside may be an hours wait.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this fantastic old Scottish style castle and administrative centre for the old British empire when ruling India.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scottish Baronial castle in India, sadly looks bit tired, needs some money spent on it, only 3 rooms available for viewing nothing interesting old photos on the wall . Garden looks bit tired they need good gardener

Date of experience: November 2018
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Hiren D
6 November 2018|
Response from TBSuz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't recall. The tourism office in Shimla should know.
27 December 2017|
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Response from Guruprasad R | Reviewed this property |
Shimla was the summer capital of India during the British rule and this building was the residence of the Viceroy. This is the building where the discussions related to Independence and partition of India were finalized... More