Viceregal Lodge

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  • Address: Observatory Hill, Near Summer Hill Railway Station, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-1772831376
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Heritage Building, Adults

Viceregal Lodge - Review

The Viceregal Lodge also known as Rashtrapati Niwas is one of the most architecturally impressive and historically significant buildings in the area. The Lodge was the residence of the Indian Viceroy during summers who governed the entire Indian subcontinent between 1888 and 1946. For visitors, the Viceregal Lodge is an extensive Mock-Tudor stately home which is surrounded by absolutely beautiful, and immaculately maintained gardens. Today, only a few of the rooms of the Lodge can be toured as the structure has been made a University complex. By visiting the Viceregal Lodge, you would be able to admire the architectural brilliance of the structure and get an insight as to how the Viceroy lived back in those times.

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Viceregal Lodge is located in Shimla in India.

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  • Viceregal Lodge Address: Observatory Hill, Near Summer Hill Railway Station, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India
  • Viceregal Lodge Contact Number: +91-1772831376
  • Viceregal Lodge Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Viceregal Lodge Price: Free
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  • 0.06% of people who visit Shimla include Viceregal Lodge in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Viceregal Lodge visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Viceregal Lodge


People normally also visit Indian Institute Of Advanced Study while planning their trip to Viceregal Lodge.

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Viceregal Lodge, 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.

  • 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.

  • Awesome place to visit in Shimla. A must go place which will give you feel like you are in Scotland. Great creativity and art will be shown. Please purchase the ticket which includes the guide as well

  • This place is an architectural masterpiece. The viceregal Lodge was built in 1888 and it still stands like a king. Historians will have a great time here and people not so interested in history can enjoy the picturesque view.

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