Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla

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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
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About Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla

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.

Rashtrapati Niwas Ticket Prices

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

Rashtrapati Niwas Opening and Closing Hours

  • Tours start after every 45 minutes.

How To reach Rashtrapati Niwas by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Rashtrapati Niwas

  • Jagat Sweets
  • Mintoo Di Hatti

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Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla Reviews

  • The place is beautiful in every department. Architecture - awesome. Interior - awesome. Background Sight- awesome. Best treasures place shimla.

  • The Institute of Advanced Study has limited access to tourist to this historical place where partition was discussed. Should convert the entire place into a museum. Should have more maps of the premises, and some films would helps kids understand it's significance.

  • Superb and Grand Historical building, built by English for English Governor. Location and Building is very beautiful, if you are in Shimla thn must visit. In past this building is used for summer residence of Governor and Shimla was the Summer Capital.

  • Shimla is a amazing hill station in India 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 Which is a part of HIMACHAL PRADESH... A best place for feel snow falls... In winter it's temperature is less than 0©... In night the views are much more beautiful... Shimla is a special tourist place in India... Best Mountain View 🗻 Nice forest views 🌲 A typical road for drive 🚲 🚗

  • It is a very historic palace situated in summer hills shimla There is a museum inside where u can know about historical events that happened on this palace There is very beautiful gardens also for photography

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