"Naini Tal is a favourite sanatorium of the United Provinces, the summer residence of the Governor, and the hdqrs. [headquarters] of the General Officer commanding the Eastern Command.
Most big Madras studios and retailers had branches in Ooti, among them Wiele & Klein, publisher of this very early court-sized view, possibly the earliest of the hillstation.
[Original caption] Narsingarh - The Lake. Narsingarh is the capital of the state of that name in central India. It was founded in 1687 and is most picturesquely located on the shore of an artificial lake with a fort and palace on the height above.
Lord Curzon (1859-1925) served as the Viceroy of India for six years (1899-1905). His wife Mary Curzon, also shown in the juhla, wrote in her diaries about one incident that stayed with her from the Hyderabad tour in 1902: “Captain Wigram fired as it
Hanna Pass is about 6 miles from the city of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, next to Hanna Lake.
[Original caption] Srinagar (the Venice of the East) in the beautiful and famous vale of Kashmir, is one of the chief cities of that native State.
[Original caption] Wellawatta Canal. The length of the island of Colombo is 270 miles, its width 140 miles, an area about four-fifths the size of Ireland.
Just a beautiful postcard, where photography, color, and embossed frame gang up to offer visual delight.
Tamuku Taluk is in West Godavari District, Andhra Prades, near the northern part of the Bay of Bengal.
Pykara is not far from Ooty, and was a popular South Indian postcard subject. Sacred to the Todas, the Pykara River is also where one of India's first hydroelectric power plants was commissioned in the 1930s.