Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla

About Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla

Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005

Phone: +91-177283137

Ticket Price: 65 INR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • When in Shimla, this is a must visit place. It has immense historical importance. The fire proof system here used wax as sensors. The interiors of high quality wood are amazing. The gardens outside are also very good and well maintained.

  • Beautiful place and we'll maintenance. Only 10rs entry fee with guide. Parking is available for free. Restaurant is not there.best of couple

  • Must Visit in Shimla... The Architecture, the lawns, interior everything is classy... No photography is allowed inside the Viceregal Lodge and Gallery. Try the Fire Station Cafe... It's good and not at all expensive...

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  • I ran into this place with a lot of expectations and I must say that I am utterly disappointed. Firstly, three-fourth of this place is an institute which is closed for visitors. The ball room where the dance parties of the British were held is now a modern library.Wait, the worst is yet to come, the remaining one forth navigable part comprises of a dining hall(which is no more a dining hall) having walls covered with a hundred photos of congress leaders.I came this far hoping to get a dash of the lifestyle of the viceroy and his summer house but sadly the government has ruined it. Instead of preserving the British heritage they have destroyed it.WASTE OF TIME AND ENERGY. DON'T VISIT IF YOU ARE A HISTORY ENTHUSIAST.

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  • Tremendously beautiful. Must visit in shimla. This is the place where shimla summit tool place.

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