Rashtrapati NiwasCurrently Closed
- 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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Rashtrapati Niwas
95% of people who visit Shimla include Rashtrapati Niwas in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
47.19% of people start their Rashtrapati Niwas visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Rashtrapati Niwas
73.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rashtrapati Niwas
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Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla Reviews
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.
The place is a must go for botanists and people who love heritage. Place was built during the British rule and it's very majestic and royal. One can spend half a day and not get bored! Must visit place especially if there has been a little snowfall.
Nice cool and calm place. Built by British people. We can't get inside unless we have special pass available at reception. Take too much time in que. We can spent 4 to 5 hrs with family. Great natural beauty. Must visit once.
This Architectural beauty dates back to 1888 and served as the Viceroy's residence during the british era, a presidential home after Independence. The picture gallery and antique furniture give us an insight of the history witnessed by the structure. Its fascinating beauty and gallant stance is sure to captivate any observer.
Viceregal lodge is the old name of this monument, now it is known as indian institute of advance studies. Architecture of this building is awesome and photography inside is allowed so only outside area's pic is available. Tickets for outside is rs 30 and for both outside and inside visits rs 40 will be charged. History of this heritage building is awesome soo its good to go inside also.