[Original caption] Entrance of Elephanta Caves. The caves are to be found on the Island of Elephanta which is situated about 6 miles from Bombay and are entered by a good flight of stone steps, constructed in 1854 at a cost of Rs.
A superbly composed Bremner image, from the trees and boat in the foreground, the reflective lake stretching back towards a Hindu temple on the banks.
[Original caption] Madras, Seven pagodas. This is the largest of the Seven pagodas of Mahabalipuram (once a city and now a village), 35 miles south of Madras.
Avantiswami Temple was built by King Avantiverman in the latter half of the 9th century and dedicated to Vishnu; it is in ruins now though parts of it still survive and it is in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India.
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Downstream from the island of Bukkur, and separated from it by a short stretch of river, is the pretty little island of Sat or Sadh Belo.
[Original caption] Madras, Seven Pagodas. These extraordinary buildings are to be seen at Mahabilipuram, 35 miles south of the city of Madras.
[Original caption] Cavalry of the Gods. Srirangam, near Trichinopoly. The great temple of Sri Rangam is the largest in India. The outer enclosure 2475 feet by 2880 feet contains a bazaar.
[original caption] The Tuckt of Sunaman is an ancient Hindu Temple and a prominent landmark, situated on an eminence overlooking the town of Srinagar, one of the chief cities of Kashmir.
Among the earliest postcards of Varanasi, this court-sized card was made from an albumen photograph (its title is still inscribed in the negative) and framed by a floral design.