Rashtrapati Niwas

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  • Address: Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-177283137
  • Ticket Price: 65 INR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

This stupendous structure ringed by pine woods standing tall on the observatory hill at the western end of Shimla ridge was built in the 19th century as the residence of Viceroy Lord Dufferin.

Now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas or the President’s residence, it has a brilliant style of construction with a typical British flavour to it. A grand fireplace faces the main entrance. Verandas and terraces surround the entire building at different levels which allures tourists and make the lodge totally immaculate. This magnificent building was also featured as Rani Mukerji’s college in the National Award winning movie Black in 2005.

  • For Foreign tourists: Rs. 65
  • For Indian Nationals: Rs. 30
  • Visit to Grounds: Rs. 10

  • Tours start after every 45 minutes.

  • You can get there by a Bus or a taxi.

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  • Rashtrapati Niwas Address: Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India
  • Rashtrapati Niwas Contact Number: +91-177283137
  • Rashtrapati Niwas Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Rashtrapati Niwas Price: 65 INR
  • Best time to visit Rashtrapati Niwas(preferred time): 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rashtrapati Niwas: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Shimla include Rashtrapati Niwas in their plan

  • 72.65% of people start their Rashtrapati Niwas visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Rashtrapati Niwas

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

76.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rashtrapati Niwas

People normally club together Indian Institute Of Advanced Study and Himalayan Bird Park while planning their visit to Rashtrapati Niwas.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Such a beautiful place. U will feel magical here. Makes you feel like u went to some western country. Very well maintained and beautifully preserved. Entry cost was also not too much. One should definitely take the inside tour conducted by guides. The interior is breathtaking. I loved this place.

  • The first president had decided correctly to dedicate this place for research. The 3 Halls are open for visitors with guided tour. If you like history you will enjoy it. You can visit the place without going inside the hall and that is free. Books are available for sale. The garden is scenic with a view for snow capped mountains.

  • 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 has special mechanism for fire extinguishing made at the time of its establishment and it is still in working condition as it is well maintained n tested on regular basis.

  • Very little time allowed inside the building. One can not even look at all the pictures displayed on the wall. Only a few (three) rooms are open for visitors. What is the point of visiting inside when the same things (photographs) can be displayed outside. What I mean is that visitors need more time to explore this place of historical importance.

  • One must visit to go through the final phases of freedom fight through the photographs available there. Amazing wood work. Can't believe they did concealed wiring about 130 years back. Most admired thing was the rain water harvesting system used for multiple purposes. A must visit place

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