Formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India, The Viceregal Lodge, also known as Rashtrapati Niwas is located on the Observatory Hills of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Its construction started in 1880 and was completed in 1888. This place which has now been converted into the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies served as a summer retreat for India’s Viceroys during the Raj.
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It’s located at a walking distance of about 3 kms from Shimla’s Mall Road. Apart from the majestic building, it has well-maintained lawns and a small cafeteria. Guided tours are also organised every hour at an economical fee where you are given details of the architecture, the furniture and the history.
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