Monuments in Shimla

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  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

    Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

    Located in the heart of Shimla, on Mall Road, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a significant tourist hot spot. Opened on the 30th of May in 1887, this historic cultural centre was designed by Henry Irwin. The building's exquisite Gothic style of architecture is a true manifestation of Victorian artistry.

    Monument Cultural
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study

    Indian Institute of Advanced Study

    A residential centre for higher education, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), is located on Observatory hill – one of the seven hills of Shimla. Formed in 1964, this institute was formally inaugurated by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan – the former President of India on 20th October 1965.

    The ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Kuthar Fort

    Kuthar Fort

    Kuthar Fort, which once served as the residence of the royal family of Kuthar, is a major place of interest at present. It is a spectacular heritage site, and a part of which has been converted into a royal resort. The fort, approximately an hour’s drive from Shimla Airport, is ...

    Monument Cultural
  • Manorville Mansion

    Manorville Mansion

    Manorville Mansion is located in vicinity of the picturesque Summer Hill in Shimla. This mansion is a significant historical property as it once served as residence of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, daughter of Raja Harnam Singh.

    Later this mansion witnessed an important meeting between Lord Wavell and eminent Indian leaders ...

  • Gurkha Gate

    Gurkha Gate

    Gurkha Gate, situated on Chaura Maidan Road, is among the oldest gateways in Shimla. It was built to honour the courage of Gurkha (Nepali) soldiers who gave unconditional support to British government in safeguarding the Himalayan region.

    The gate was built as per the orders of Lady Curzon, Vicereine ...

  • St. Andrew's Church

    St. Andrew's Church

    St. Andrew's Church is situated on the convergence of Kali Bari Road and Mall Road. It lies close to the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, and is easily accessible from any corner of the hill station.

    Made of red bricks, this prominent landmark is quite visible from distant places. ...

    Monument Religious
  • Diwan-i-Khas or Audience Hall

    Diwan-i-Khas or Audience Hall

    Ram Shara Singh, one of the notable Arki rulers, constructed Diwan-i-Khas or the Audience Hall. The hall is graced with wall friezes that depict beautiful Arki, Kangra, Kullu, Rajasthani and European styles of miniature paintings.

    In the archways and ceilings, there are intricate paintings of subjects pertaining to contemporary ...