15 Very Old & Rare Photos of Shimla “Queen of Hill Stations” | Part I

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Shimla or in British Indian orthography, Simla, is the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India.
Shimla acts as a hub for India's tourism sector. It is among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in India.

In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India, succeeding Murree, northeast of Rawalpindi. After independence, the city became the capital of Punjab and was later named the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

The vast majority of the area occupied by the present-day Shimla city was dense forest during the 18th century. The only civilization consisted of the Jakhoo temple and a few scattered houses.The area was called 'Shimla', named after a Hindu goddess, Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Kali.

Presenting 15 Very Old & Rare Photos of Shimla ""Queen of Hill Stations" | Part I

1# Simla in winter, a photo by Bourne, c.1860's

Simla in winter, a photo by Bourne, c.1860's
 

2# View of Simla 1890's

view of Simla 1890's
 

3# A Crowd Surrounds Mahatma Gandhi as He Arrived In a Rickshaw to Visit Victor Hopem the Marquees of Linlithgow, Viceroy of India at Simla – 1940

A Crowd Surrounds Mahatma Gandhi as He Arrived In a Rickshaw to Visit Victor Hopem the Marquees of Linlithgow, Viceroy of India at Simla - 1940


4# A Simla room maybe a sitting area in a lodging house, in a photo from 1890

A Simla room maybe a sitting area in a lodging house, in a photo from 1890


5# Bishop Cotton school_1944

Bishop Cotton school_1944
 

6# A view of the Viceregal Lodge_1880s

a view of the Viceregal Lodge_1880s
 

7# A Walk by the Town Hall

A Walk by the Town Hall


8#Another View of the Mall c.1882

Another View of the Mall_1882

 

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9#Bishop Cotton school Choir-1944

Bishop Cotton school Choir-1944
 

10# Christ church Shimla

Christ church Shimla
 

11# Church from the club Simla 1890's

Church from the club Simla 1890's
 

12# Ellersile HP Sectt, Shimla

Ellersile HP Sectt, Shimla


13# General View from Bonnie Moon Simla 1890's

General View from Bonnie Moon Simla 1890's
 

14# Scandle Point, Shimla

Scandle Point, Shimla
 

15# Simla, 1863,a photograph from the Margaret Harker collection, possibly by Samuel Bourne.

Simla, 1863,a photograph from the Margaret Harker collection, possibly by Samuel Bourne


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