17 Jan: This day started a little late due to last day's tiredness, But as i don't have much idea about what to see now except the natural beauty. I called my friend who spent her whole childhood in Shimla. She told me to go to this place called Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. My First expression was "What, a college? No Sorry tell me some other places please." Her Words were “Dude First Go there and then react”. I said lets go and see. I took My DSLR and went to IIAS. It was 4-5 Kms from Mall Road.
This Place looks like a Scottish castle made in English Era. It was built as a home for Lord Dufferin who was the viceroy of India and was called as viceroy lodge.
The Famous Shimla Conference was held here and you can find various pictures related to same inside the 3 halls (visitors are not allowed to go beyond these 3 halls). Many other Scottish architecture can be seen here (A WALL CLOCK, LIBRARY and FIRE CONTROL CEILINGS). I was so amazed to see such beautiful architecture made in 18th century. This place is now called as THE PRESIDENT HOUSE.
While coming back, there was a small shop where you can have momos and soup. Ultimate soup, you can’t find same in Delhi or other metro cities. This shop is just outside the main gate of IIAS.
Pro tip: Please visit this place if you are going to Shimla. A guided tour happens every hour in which you will get to know the history of this castle.
The time came to leave this beautiful valley. As we Say “Never Say Goodbye, because saying good bye means going away and going away means forgetting.”