[Original caption] Amritsar is an important commercial city, capital of the province of the same name in the Punjab.
One of the most famous ghats in Varanasi.
This card, originally published by the Austrian firm of Josef Heim in Vienna in 1898 was re-published in this version by Thacker & Co. in Bombay, one of the leading Raj department stores.
The city of Amritsar includes the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple.
From the early 1600s to the mid 1700s, the 6th through 10th Sikh Gurus defended the temple against Muslim armies, who destroyed it repeatedly.
This beautiful building is also known as the "Mole on the cheek" of Lahore's landscape. Its minarets offer spectacular views of the walled city. One was climbed by Rudyard Kipling who wrote an original version of his short story The City of Dreadful