[Original caption] Udaipur City. View of the Palace. Udaipur is the marvelous picturesque capital of the state of Mewar founded in the 16th century. The city is surrounded by a bastioned wall, protected on the W. by a beautiful lake. N. and E.
The Shree Jagannath Temple was built about 900 years ago; this court-sized postcard from around 1900 is likely to be among the very earliest from the Indian state of Odisha. The temple is also the source of the English word "juggernaut."
The Rudra Mahalaya Temple at Siddhpur was conceived and constructed as a tribute to Mahadev, by the first Solanki king of Gujarat, Mulraj (942-996 ACE). Twenty years after ascending the throne, Mulraj was in a position to turn to more unworldly
Parvati Temple is located on the Parvati hillock of Pune. The 17th century Parvati Temple was the private religious shrine of the former Peshwa dynasty.
Postmarked 1912, an example how a creative sender could use stamps to add their own historical touch to a a postcard.
[Original] The Taj Mahal - A dream of Oriental spendour, fashioned as the last resting place for the "Exalted One of the Palace," the wife of Shah Jehan. "If there is heaven on earth it is this, it is this." [end]
From the very first Tuck's Agra
According to the Gazetteer of Simla District (1904), these offices were built in 1900-01 and first used by the Punjab Government in 1902. They would have been the height of modernity around the time the postcard was published.
[Original caption] Commenced in 1637 and completed in 1648 A.D. by the Emperor Shahjehan. Wonderful Building in the world [end]
A standard view of the Taj, but one which manages to capture the uplifting whiteness of the marble better than most.