Jubbal Palace in Shimla

Visit this place for its beautiful architecture and rich history

Visit this place for its beautiful architecture and rich history | Photo credit: Wikimediacommons/Snjsharma

Jubbal Palace Overview

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Lovers of history and architecture will love to visit the beautiful Jubbal Palace. It nestles approximately 7000 feet above the sea level, amidst rolling hills that are covered with dense forests of pine and cedar.

Located favourably on Raj Bhawan Road, this heritage site is just 5.8 km away from the heart of the city and is easily accessible. The presence of terraced gardens and deliberately trimmed Virginia vines within the complex greatly accentuates the exquisiteness of the palace.

Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chandra demolished the original Victorian structure in 1938. Later, on the same site a summer palace was built in a unique blend of Indian and Chinese architecture styles. The exteriors flaunt exquisite features like an elaborate citadel and walls with convoluted artistry. In the interiors, visitors will find intricately carved structures of timber, suspended attics and signed photographs and paintings of eminent people.

The royal family of Jubbal lived here until 1977 when Raj Kumar Uday Singh – Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chandra's grandson, converted a part of this palace into a heritage hotel. The hotel, named as Woodville Palace Hotel, is known to offer royal suites with luxury amenities.

  • Photo Opp

    Picturesque surroundings and splendour of the royal Jubbal Palace encourage visitors to capture pictures. Its unique Indo-Chinese architecture and properly manicured gardens are worth clicking.
  • Movie Connect

    The grandeur of the Jubbal Palace has not only attracted tourists from near and far, but it has also caught the attention of Bollywood filmmakers. The palace has been a favourite site for film shooting since decades. Some scenes of Chori Chori (2003), starring Rani Mukherjee and Ajay Devgan, were shot here. The Woodville Palace Hotel has been shown as Shekhar's (Ajay Devgan) house in this film. In Black (2005), a blockbuster starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee, the hotel has been shot as Michelle's (Rani Mukherjee) house. The climax scene of Raaz 2 (2009) has been shot in the hotel. Nandita (Kangana Ranaut) and Prithvi (Emraan Hashmi) check in the hotel in the climax scene.

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Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla, 171002, Himachal Pradesh