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#9 of 51 Places To Visit in Shimla
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Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India
contact
+91-177-2830006 +91-177-2832930
entry fee
50
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timings
All days of the week
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

about observatory hill (institute of advanced studies)

The  Observatory Hill (Institute of Advanced Studies) is located in the west end of Shimla. It is home to the most famous monument in the city that houses the Institute of Advance Studies. It is one of the most influential research center in the country. It was set up by the Ministry of education in the year 1964.  The building in which the institute is set up is a historic palace that was built by Lord Dufferin, who was the Viceroy of India from 1884–1888. Estwhile called the Viceregal Lodge, is today the Rashtrapati Bhawan as well as the Institute of Advanced Studies. Most parts of the institute is closed for public viewing, however the rest of the area which is open attracts a big number of tourists to the place.

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Siddhant Gulati
Siddhant Gulati
Not open on all days!
Jun 22 2015
It is closed for all visitors and tourists (don't know about research students) on MONDAY. I went to the place after reading this article and had to come back empty handed because it was a monday
Anuj Agarwal
Anuj Agarwal
a gem for the researcher in the field of social sciences
Jun 24 2014
The building it occupies is a major part of Viceroy Lodge/ Rashtrapati Niwas. For normal visitors, this part is not permitted and only few rooms of Viceroy lodge can be visited in groups with the help of guide provided.
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