Bombay Coastline With Taj Mahal Hotel – 4 Postcard 1906

Four old photo postcards of the Bombay (Mumbai) coastline and the Taj Mahal Hotel. The postcards date from around 1905 to 1910. All show the Bombay coastline with the Taj Mahal Hotel but not the Gateway of India, simply because it was not constructed at the time. It was constructed only in 1924 (work began in 1911).

The images show the Royal Bombay Yacht Club with its annexe on its adjacent side. The towers of the Rajabai Clock Tower, Bombay High Court, and Secretariat vaguely visible in the far distance. Also seen is the once European-owned Greens Hotel. The residential Art Deco Apartments are on the left where the rich Parsis live.

It must be remembered that the Portuguese were in control of Bombay for 127 years. It remained stagnant under their reign and many years later, in 1661, it was handed over to King Charles II of England. As part of the dowry which he received on his marriage to Catherine of Braganza, who was the King of Portugal’s sister. Click on the photo for better view. 

Did you know – the Greens Hotel was acquired and demolished in 1973 to make way for the Taj Tower.

From the collection – Raja Ravi Varma’s Balamani – Old Postcard 1902., Queen Victoria Empress Of India, 2 Old Photos 1860s.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.