Being a residency of Viceroy Lord Dufferin at Masobra on at altitude of 1983 meter above sea level, The Retreat is known for its architecture. It was built in 1884-88 after the plan of Captain H H Cole in Elizabethan Style. It is shaded with pines; while ceiling was made of Burma Teak. Later the beautiful place in & around Shimla has become the summer resort for Indian President. The beautiful scenery, pine forest ranges, steep hills and a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain ranges make it an ideal destination to visit during your Shimla tours. It has also another historical significance as in the year of 1947 the place witnessed an agreement sign between British and PanditJawaharLal Nehru.