Distant View of Parvati Hill & Lake Pune – Old 1860 Photo
This is an old photo of Pune’s famous Parvati Hill and lake dating to 1860. It is Poona’s, now Pune’s iconic natural landmark. The highest point in the city at a height of 2100 ft and with a panoramic view. There are steps leading all the way to the historic Temple that is 270 years old. The Temple is believed to the oldest complex in Pune built during the Peshwa Dynasty.
And has a number of tunnels under the Temple complex which has been sealed. Read more in- The hill temples of the Peshwas. The Temple has been a mute spectator to the slightly tumultuous history of the city. The Parvati tank supplies fresh water to half of the city today. There is a museum on the top that houses various exhibits including old manuscripts, idols, war relics, and so on.
Today it is quite a tourist attraction and also a religious pilgrimage center.
Did you know- in 1876 The Prince of Wales on his tour to India visited the Parvati Hill riding on an elephant back.
From the collection- Old Air-India Postcard – M F Hussain’s Ragamala Painting., Old Photo – Statue of Lord Canning First Viceroy of India 1870., Old Postcard – Governor Driving Through Walkeshwar Mumbai., Antique Plan Of The British Fort In Bombay 1755., Vintage Book 1925 – John L. Stoddard’s Lectures On India
The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.