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

Rashtrapati Niwas - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Rashtrapati Niwas

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Rashtrapati Niwas

  • 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

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Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla Reviews

  • 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

  • The garden is a lively place spread over a vast area and well maintained. Various colorful butterflies can be seen hovering around in search of nectar in the beautiful flowers in the garden. The viceregal lodge's structure is of the British era mostly constructed in wood. The lodge is well maintained. As you enter the lodge, the view inside takes you back in time to the British era. It's a beautiful feeling to be inside this lodge. Everything from carpet to ceiling has been beautifully retained to its original form including furnitures made from pure teak wood of that time. There is a guide inside to explain the various places inside the lodge. Photography is prohibited inside. Washrooms are available near the entrance to the site. It is well maintained and clean. There's also a restaurant for the hungry for a quick bite. I recommend this place to all who loves nature and history of India.

  • Has a very rich, colonial feel to it. It's an architectural wonder, with automatic fire system, water harvesting and more, made over 100 years ago. The building is now taken over by Indian institute of Advanced Studies, so they show you just 2 rooms inside the building. Should've shown more. Nevertheless, seeing a part of it is also great.

  • An elegant historical site with a nice scenic view. This was the place where the infamous Shimla conference was held which led to the partition of the country. The architecture of the building is breathtaking with many intricate details. It will be a guided tour which is covered in the entry ticket. Overall a must place to visit for architecture and history lovers. The fresh apple juice there is a must try.

  • Shimla delight. Located at a bit far from mall road. But worth visiting. U get a guided tour with the entry ticket. It's a big n huge palace which was used as summer house for vice Roy's who were ruling India in British era. Well, only 4 rooms are being shown during the visit. However the lawn and garden in front is super cool. There is a super good cafeteria within from where u get the ticket, u may try the snacks n drinks from there. Price n taste is unbeatable.better to go there with transport, otherwise u got to walk some distance. The historical pic preserved there will show the spirit of real n old India which was bonded on non communal spirit. Sad present days politicians has drifted away so much from there.

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