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“Portals of history”
Review of Viceregal Lodge

Viceregal Lodge
Ranked #1 of 84 things to do in Shimla
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New Delhi, India
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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Portals of history”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The Viceregal Lodge richly captures the colonial era of the British administrators. Built in the 1880s in a semi baroque style of architecture, the imposing structure gazes over the expanse of Summer Hill. A home to successive Viceroys who moved here from Calcutta and, later, Delhi, every summer with their entourage, the estate spreads over 100 acres or so with cottages dotting the slopes edged by pine and rhododendron forests. The Lodge has 5 levels with the entrance at a vast wood paneled lobby displaying an ancient chandelier. Burma teak of the best quality is used in the reception area and the balustrades to the staircases. A walnut carved ceiling dresses the interior where the Shimla pact was signed. The small museum has engaging photos of national leaders who negotiated the freedom of India. Every stone speaks of history and one can imagine that benign ghosts lurk in the dark hallways opening off.

Visited June 2014
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Jaipur, India
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“A Historical Building...”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Building Quality is good and look attractive specially due to history of this building. A table Chair is there that make picture about "Shimla Samjotha"

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Must see in Shimla”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Great history, great views, great place. It is well worth it, I recommend taking a cab there, at least, as it can be hard to get one from there going back and it's on the far side of town (depending on where you hotel is). Really special place.

Visited August 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A touch of Indian History”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Home to Viceroys in summer - looks regal and is well maintained. A guide talks you through the history as you walk around the ground floor. Must visit for history buffs.

Visited August 2014
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“Grand! A vital piece of Indian history”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The grandeur of the building and it's surroundings, the high level of care by the staff. The setting and the weather during our visit all of these turned these into a grand experience

Visited July 2014
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