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Viceregal Lodge, Shimla

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Must see · Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
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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  • Its amazing place to visit. One must must visit this place while visiting Shimla. The architect and the history behind this place was mesmerizing. You can collect some good souvenir form here. Very...  more »
  • The place is simply brilliant and a must visit in Shimla. We make it a point to visit it everytime we go to Shimla. Beautiful lawns, glowing flowers and bright sunshine - we love it all. Also there...  more »
  • beautiful views from the gardens of this building . You only can only visit a few of the rooms as it is a working place of study. Peaceful stunning location . Small café in the old fire station is worth a visit - some great old photos on its walls.
  • When the temperatures skyrocket in New Delhi and other cities in North India, tourists and locals alike make their way to cooler climates in the hill stations, the most popular of which is Shimla. The cloudy weather and forested hillsides make for a satisfying escape from the heat, as well as a placid place to spend a weekend or more. The atmosphere in the hilly central part of town, where traffic is banned, is just as pleasant as the scenic outskirts. While you're in the area, make a reservation on the Kalka-Shimla Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 96.6-kilometer-long railroad, which has been running for over a century, is renowned for its stunning views and authentic vintage experience

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