Hotel Cecil was one of the most famous European-owned hotels in Delhi and stood on an 11 acre park in Rajniwas Marg in Delhi's Civil Lines area. There were more than hundred rooms, a swimming pool and lush green lawns.
Better known as Aitchison College, the name it was given shortly after the foundation stone of this building was lain in 1886, "Chief's College" still continued to be used long afterwards given that it was originally founded in Ambala as a school for
The Mount Lavinia Hotel was originally built in 1806, and after falling into disrepair, Mount Lavinia House was rebuilt in 1830 by the British Governor Edward Barnes at a cost of 30,000 pounds.
Tipu Sultan, perhaps the last formidable ruler the British had to defeat before taking over South India was killed on May 4th, 1799 at the end of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.
[Original caption] General Post Office, Lahore. Lahore is the capital of the Punjab Province of India. Its origin is legendary and uncertain, but it is referred to by a Chinese pilgrim in the 7th century.
The GPO in Bombay was already the largest post office in India when this card was produced in 1899, with tens of millions of postcards passing through in a city of less than a million.
Sandeman Memorial Hall in the background was built expressly to bring together Balochistan's various tribal leaders to negotiate and settle disputes between themselves and the British Indian government.
Nedous Hotel was established on the Mall in 1880 by Michael Adams Nedou, apparently from Dubrovnik, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A grand hotel, it would have held many secrets of old Lahore.