Viceregal Lodge -A visit to British Time.

we have heard a lot of stories about the British time that how they came to India and how they take over India. we have read  it in the history book that how our great people fought for the independence. from all these things isn’t it fascinating that how they used to live and rule over the largest civilization. While ruling Whole India from the capital Delhi the Britisher choose Shimla as their summer capital. In 1863, the Viceroy of India John Lawrence declared Shimla to be the summer capital of the British Raj. They Build The Ridge and The Mall for the Administrative Buildings.

Viceregal Lodge During Snowfall 

The official summer residence of the British viceroys was completed in 1888 and the Indian subcontinent was ruled from here for half of every year from then till WWII. Henry Irwin’s grey-sandstone creation resembles a cross between Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and a Scottish baronial castle.

Today it houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Study: you can take a half-hour tour of a few rooms with interesting photo exhibits, but the old ballroom and dining hall are now a library and closed to visitors.The handsome gardens still make an enjoyable stroll. You can Enjoy the hot coffee and Sancks in the canteen or take some taste  of Himachali HPMC fruit juice from the HPMC Juice Corner.


Tour Indian/foreigner ₹30/65, grounds only ₹10.


10am-1pm & 2-5pm Tue-Sun, tours about every 45min.
How to Reach Viceregal Lodge :
The Lodge is 3.5km west of Scandal Point: fork left 100 mtr. after the Oberoi Cecil hotel, go 700 m to the lodge gate, then 400m more to the lodge itself.

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