Georgian Mansion of Shimla

Georgian Mansion of Shimla originally happened to be the residence of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur who was the daughter of Maharaja of Kapurthala. She was a noted freedom fighter and had a close affinity with Mahatma Gandhi. The mansion is located on the Summer Hill of Shimla.

Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur handed over this historic Georgian mansion to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) of Delhi. From then onwards they are engaged in the administrative control of the mansion. Infact they have transformed the building into a guest house.

The Shimla Georgian Mansion is divided into three storeys apart from the basement. There is a drawing room with a reception attached to it. Besides there are kitchen and luxurious suites for the guests. The decorum of the inner sanctorum is excellent with exorbitant furnitures made out of teak and walnuts. The walls display amazing hangings with the floor finely carpeted.

This grand edifice has been the witness of India's struggle for independence. The Georgian Mansion is located closely to the 'Administrative Block' of the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Mahatma Gandhi during the days of his freedom movement between 1935 to 1946 paid a visit to Shimla whereby he stayed at the Georgian Mansion. This enormous mansion bears the history of the nationalist movement of India.

This exquisite building have been handed over to the state government to open a Gandhian Study Center in the place. The building is administered presently by Shri SD Sharma. This building is frequently visited by the tourists.

Last Updated on : 29/05/2013

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