Among the monuments in Himachal, the prime attractions include Viceregal Lodge in Shimla , which is also known as "Rashtrapati Niwas". It also houses the Institute of Advanced Studies within its premises. Make sure to visit the Norbulinka Institute of Tibetan Culture with beautiful landscaped gardens, just 4-km away from the city of Dharamsala. The institute includes a traditional temple and museum buildings housing 'thangka' paintings, ornately carved woodwork, carpet weaving and other crafts. Pay a visit also to Lord Elgin's Memorial in Dharamsala, situated inside the wilderness of St. John's Church. The Maharaja Palace of Chail has now been converted into a hotel, offering its visitors attractive and comfortable stay. Other monumental heritage hotels in the state include Rang Mahal and Padam Palace. Do not forget to visit the historical Gurkha Castles and Forts located in Solan, Sirmour, Bilaspur and Shimla districts.