Summer Hill is a distant suburb of Shimla, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh at a peak of 2,123 meters. It is on a hill, 5 km west to the Shimla Ridge, and is a part of the seven-hill cluster. In the past, Summer Hill has offered house to Mahatma Gandhi, who stayed right here on the Georgian mansion of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur at some stage in his Shimla visits. Also referred to as the Potter's Hill, those pine and deodar weighted down slopes have many old fashioned houses, like one belonging to the family of stated painter Amrita Shergil.
Besides being a famous traveller destination, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, housed within the former Viceregal Lodge, which became built in 1884-88, is at the close by Observatory Hill. Today, it hosts the Himachal Pradesh University, which especially offers post graduate programmes in Humanities, Commerce, Science, Management, Law and Languages, and was started in 1975. Most college students stroll to the Hill Station of Shimla from the campus, although Summer Hill lies on the Kalka-Shimla Railway line.