Jandev Castle was built by Rana Ran Bahadur Singh of Balso State in early 1930s as a guest house for the British officers and Royal guests of the state. This was also to satiate the builder and the Architect in him, that such a mansion in wood and stone with elaborate wood work was taken up and accomplished. The Jandev Castle is within the premises of the Balson Darbar, located in village Ghorna, Tehshil Theog of District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The present condition of the building is good and is being taken care by the owner Kr. Anirudh Singh Jandev.

Castle Construction :

The construction of the building is in wood and stone with elaborate wood work in the then European design. It consists of two floors with identical floor pattern. Each floor consists of a large central hall and eight other spacious rooms .It has a glazed verandah on the top floor and an open one for the ground floor. The top floor also has two glazed sitting rooms overhanging from the main building apart from the servant quarters at the rear of the building. On both the eastern and the western sides, the building has open areas suitable for the likes of large garden and parking.

Climate and Weather

The site is located at an altitude of just under 6000 ft. and is surrounded by lush green cedar forests and apple orchards making the climate very conducive for stay throughout year except a few weeks during monsoon and winter season.

S.No.
Month
Temperature - Centigrade ( Min. and Max. )

1.

January

-4 - 10

2.

February

-4 - 13

3.

March

-2 - 15

4.

April

4 - 20

5

May

10 - 26

6

June

10 - 28

7

July

8 - 23

8

August

8 - 24

9

September

6 - 20

10

October

5 - 19

11

November

4 - 17

12

December

0 - 14

 

 

 
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