Governor Driving Through Walkeshwar Mumbai – Old Postcard

This is an old postcard of the Governor of Bombay, now Mumbai Driving through Walkeshwar. Shown sitting in his official state horse carriage grandly escorted by bodyguards on horsebacks. Either on his way to his official residence, the Government House at Malabar Point, or to the Bombay Fort.  The postcard is from 1900, and the image is from an 1864 painting.

The Bombay Presidency was under the British East Company, likewise the Madras and Bengal Presidencies. And had their own British Governors for these Presidencies. All other regions in India were mainly princely states but under British control. One of the notable landmarks is its famous Walkeshwar Temple built in the 11th century that was dedicated to Shiva.

Close by is again a very notable landmark Banganga tank of the temple where Lord Ram had quenched his thirst from here. Malabar takes its name from the pirates who were from the Malabar coast (Kerala). Malabar hill was their hideout.

Did you know- today Walkeshwar is an upmarket area of Mumbai with luxury flats and close by is where the Raj Bhavan is located once the British Government House.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph 1894.,  Vintage Postcard View of Canal In Travancore.,  Antique Photo Ooty Town & Lake 1890.,  Flora Fountain Mumbai Bombay – Old Print 1891., Vintage Book 1938 – Cochin Calling

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