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

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We have published – First Part of 15 Very Old & Rare Photos of Shimla ""Queen of Hill Stations" | Part I  Yesterday.

Today we are Presenting the 2nd Instalment of it.

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 II


1# South front of Viceregal Lodge, Palace of the Viceroy, at Simla the summer capital of India,c.1903

South front of Viceregal Lodge, Palace of the Viceroy, at Simla the summer capital of India,c.1903
 

2# The Mall,Simla year 1890s




The Mall,Simla _ 1890s
 

3# An Overview Photo from c.1900

An overview photo from c.1900
 

4# Annandale Playground at Simla 1890's

Annandale Playground at Simla 1890's
 




5# Street and Lower Bazaar at Simla 1890's

Street and Lower Bazaar at Simla 1890's
 

6# British Officer with his Dogs

British Officer with his Dogs

 




7# Simla During 1890s

simla During 1890s
 

8# Mahatma Gandhi's Arrival in Simla – 1945

Mahatma Gandhi's Arrival in Simla - 1945

 

See Also:
15 Very Old & Rare Photos of Varanasi ”Spiritual capital of India” | Part I  
50 Rare & Vintage pics of Indore | Never Seen Before Collection
20 Unseen , Old & Very Rare Photos of the Pink City Jaipur | Part II

 

9# Mall Road Shimla

Mall Road Shimla

 

10# Officers Tent in Shimla

Officers Tent in Shimla

 

11# Rippon Hospital

Rippon Hospital

 

12# Shimla bazaar 1890s

Shimla bazaar_1890s
 

13# Jakhu Temple in 1910

Jakhu Temple in 1910

 

14# Simla in the 1890s albumen photos from an album belonging to a British officer, John Mitchell Holms

Simla in the 1890s albumen photos from an album belonging to a British officer, John Mitchell Holms

 

15# The Mall, an albumen photo, c.1880's

The Mall, an albumen photo, c.1880's

See Also:
15 Very Old & Rare Photos of Shimla ""Queen of Hill Stations" | Part I
30 Old & Rare Photos of Bangalore | Part I
30 Old & Rare Photos of Bangalore | Part II
40 Vintage Photos Of Hyderabad That You Never Seen Before
 

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