[Original caption] General View, Agra Fort. Most of the magnificent buildings which render Agra so interesting are located within the fort which has a circuit of over a mile.
[Original caption] The Saman Burj or Princess Boudoir in Delhi is richly inlaid with mosaic work. Delhi. [end]
The exquisite hand-tinting of this postcard is worthy of the original design.
Chota Imambara, a Lucknow landmark, is also called the Husseinabad Imambara, and was built as the mausoleum for Muhammad Ali Shah, the Nawab of Awadh. It was completed in 1838 and is part of the Kaiser Bagh complex.
[Original caption] Exterior of Zenana, Agra. Here white marble pavilions look out on delicate inlaid pillars and finely perforated screen's thence across the Jumna.
[Original caption continues] Marks the Victory Over the Musalmans. [end]
The original Chittorgarh tower, or Vijay Stambh was constructed in the 16th century to commemorate a victory by the Rajput Maharana Kumbha over the Malwa ruler, Mohamed Khilji
[Original caption] Madras, Senate House. This handsome building, designed by Mr. Chisholm, was begun in 1874 and completed in 1879, at a cost of nearly three hundred thousand rupees.
[Original caption] The Taj, Agra. The beautiful gardens in which this exquisite mausoleum stands are laid out in formal style.
Benjamin J. Cohen, in his recent book In the Club Associational Life in Colonial South Asia (2015, p. 69) quotes Kipling writing of his life around 1879 at the Punjab Club: "'This was the setting in which my world revolved.
[Original caption] Entrance to the Taj, Agra. - This superb gateway of red sandstone was built in 1648 A.D. and it is a worthy pendant to the Taj itself.