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Rothney Castle is a heritage monument located on Jakhoo Hill of Shimla on a steep slope amidst lush green natural vegetation. The site is a treat to the explorer due to its historical significance and the natural beauty of the location. As one climbs up the steep slopes of the Jakhoo Hill, they are bound to be greeted by the enchanting chirping sounds of the birds. The beauty of the ruins increases ten folds by the colourful wildflowers and wild berries growing around. Most explain the site of Rothney Castle as ordinary or in a dilapidated state while many find it to have a unique quality that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Rothney Castle was once home to a British officer, A.O.Hume who is also known as the Father of Ornithology and the founder of the Indian National Congress. It comes under the heritage zone of Shimla and is included in the heritage walks for tourists. The castle is surrounded by lush greenery that resembles an overgrown or a rarely maintained garden. The site is of immense historical and architectural significance in India.
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