Indian Institute of Advance Study Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Indian Institute of Advanced Study is located in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was inaugurated in 1965 and its historicity is famous all over the world.
According to information, this institute was built in 1984 for the then Viceroy Lord Dufferin. Due to which it was also called Viceroy Regal.
After the country got independence, it was named as the President’s Residence. President used to come here to spend his time during the summer. Later President Shri Radhakrishnan decided to make it a higher education institute, since then it came to be known as the Indian Institute of Higher Education.
If you are going to visit Shimla or are in Shimla itself, then you must take out time to see it. You will be surprised to see the design of this building. It is built in European style, surrounded by a beautiful loan, below which a large rain harvesting tank is located. Different types of flowers bloom here in the garden.
Pir Panjal Ranges, Dauldhar Range and Great Himalayan National Ranges are also visible from this institute.
Electricity arrived in this institute in 1888 and the wiring for electricity had already been left, which was great engineering. Preservative water has been kept in the wax in the wall of this building, if ever there is a fire, then that wax will melt and pour water and the fire will be extinguished. Today researchers from all over the country and even outside countries come to this institute. There are millions  of books in the library here. In which there are many rare collections of humanities, history, philosophy, religion, art, culture and political science. There is a collection of Tibetan language texts, ancient Sanskrit texts and Guru Granth Sahib. There are only 3 copies of Sant Basant Singh’s handwritten collection in the whole of India, out of which 1 is present here.

There is a metal wall clock inside here, which shows day and night, full moon and new moon signals.

The rain harvesting tank built under the front loan of this building is irrigating its garden even today.

Best time to visit – It can be visited anytime throughout the year

Timing- 9 am to 4pm ( Monday closed)

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