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#1 of 51 Places To Visit in Shimla
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Observatory Hil, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India
entry fee
per person for Indians
per person for foreign tourists
All days of the week except Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Monday

about viceregal lodge

The Viceregal Lodge in Shimla is an imposing British-raj Palace constructed under the supervision of Viceroy Lord Dufferin in 1888, who used to live here. Today it is known as Rashtrapati Niwas and is located on the picturesque Observatory hill of Shimla. The palace is constructed in the famous Jacobethan style, which is a popular English architectural design depicting the Renaissance revival.  

Visiting the Viceregal Lodge, which is now the Institute of Advanced Studies, is likely to transport you into the fantasy world of Harry Potter. Huge hallways paneled in teak, an imposing facade, sprawling greens and state of the art technology here all contrive to take your breath away. The Viceregal Lodge also houses photographs and texts from the times of the British colonial rule, which are of much interest to the history buffs. It is best to visit Viceregal lodge during the day as your beautiful views may be interrupted by the darkness of night. 

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Sudhakar Reddy
Sudhakar Reddy
A Nice Sightseeing Spot
Jun 22 2014
A great piece of colonial architecture, with amazing views and beautiful gardens. Good photo taking opportunities.This was the high point of our Shimla trip. This is a left over from British Raj. Wonderful location. Beautiful gardens, Massive buildin ...... read more
Madhav Reddy
Madhav Reddy
Best Sight Seeing Spot in Shimla
Jun 20 2014
Splendid Scottish architecture, Royal Building now housing the IIAS, Rashtrapati Nivas. Though tourists are only allowed in a couple of rooms. The location is awesome and cannot be better. Best spot in Shimla. I liked this place. Big big n beautiful ...... read more