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Viceregal Lodge

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Very very old and historical building

Cinderella Lodge is a VIP lounge and is a very old monument in Shimla. It is very nice place to walk and enjoy.

Reviewed 2 days ago
sandeep k
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cinderella Lodge is a VIP lounge and is a very old monument in Shimla. It is very nice place to walk and enjoy.

Thank sandeep k
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Vice Regal Lodge was built by the British as a palace for the Viceroy. Later it was used as a summer palace for the President of India. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan decided to use this palace as an Institute of Advance Studies for post doctorates. Tourists are given a guided tour of only four rooms as the rest of the... More 

Thank Suman G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Shimla frequently and enjoy visiting the Vice Regal Lodge with its beautiful Gardens, at the back of the building, on a clear day, one has amazing views over the snow capped Himalayas!!

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Palampur, India
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing structure with a great deal of History and treasure inside. Victorian Gothic structure with beautiful botanical gardens around.

Thank Pia2205
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Viceregal Lodge in Shimla is a must visit place. The architecture is beautiful. The exterior of the building looks like Hogwarts( Harry POtter movie) ;) ..

Thank Aparna1208
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes some your breath away even before you enter it. An ostentatious reminder of the Raj legacy. The museum inside and the gardens outside are equally enchanting.

Thank Rohin M
Amritsar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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Thank Mikegauba
Noida, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gone there and waited for more than a hour to enter. 40rs per adult was the fees. We clicked lot of photos from outside while waiting for guided tour and it was beautiful. Guided tour started and was very bad all areas are closed now except few rooms with photo galleries. I felt it was not worth of waiting more... More 

Thank imkumarsaurabh
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Viceregal Lodge (also knows as Institute of Advanced Studies) is a quaint Victorian monument slightly away from Shimla center. The lawns are beautiful. The guided tour is excellent especially the central hall which is just breathtaking. Don't miss the Viceroy's chair from where the Indian Subcontinent was ruled for half the year. Also historic is the round table where... More 

Thank mannichamp
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this when you visit Shimla. The building is located on top of a hill and well maintained. Visitors can visit only few rooms but worth the visit

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