This was my first visit to himachal pradesh, a very spectacular one, and my friend has given me a trip to local shimla in its beauty and a few untouched places, one of which was this place.😍 #indianinstituteofadvancedstudies
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 history of this learning centre is more than 100 years old. IIAS was originally built as home for Lord Duffein, who was the Viceroy of India during the years 1884 and 1888.
It was known as the Visceregal Lodge at that time. Many historic decisions, including the Shimla Conference of 1945 and the Separation of Pakistan and East Pakistan in 1947, have been taken in this building.
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#historicalplace #triptorember #shimla