Rothney Castle, Himachal Pradesh

Rothney Castle

Location: One of the most prestigious historic buildings, Rothney Castle is located on the highest peak, Jakhu, in Shimla.

Description: Former residence of an early theosophist, Allan Octavian Hume, Rothney Castle is an extraordinary and iconic structure of Shimla. One should explore this museum which is believed to have cost nearly a quarter of million when constructed in the year 1880. Visitors can discover the gigantic reception rooms used for large dinner parties and balls during British colonial rule. A fabulous collection of Indian horns on the walls of glorious conservatory and spacious halls attracts not only locals, but foreigners from all over the globe. Being a horticulturist, Allan turned the conservatory into an uninterrupted horticultural exhibition for visitors. Now popular as a heritage hotel, Rothney Castle is being maintained under the control of the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Birdwatchers are most welcome in the museum, showcasing a vast collection of multicolored birds. The castle is amazingly situated on Jakhu Hill, so grab the chance to explore the region with the mesmerizing beauty of this majestic complex.

Activities: Jakhu Temple is another attraction situated on the hilltop of Jakhu. You can worship Lord Hanuman in the ancient shrine and get ready to be fascinated by the attractive Rothney Castle.

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