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

  Related Links  


Which States Share Boundary with China?India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...

EU GDPR Update:
MapsofIndia has updated its Terms and Privacy Policy to give Users more transparency into the data this Website collects, how it is processed and the controls Users have on their personal data. Users are requested to review the revised Privacy Policy before using the website services, as any further use of the website will be considered as User's consent to MapsofIndia Privacy Policy and Terms.
We follow for border and boundary demarcations