Kalbadevi & Mohammadi Mahal Bombay – 2 Postcards 1910

mohammadi mahal

jer mahal

Two old 1910 postcards of Kalbadevi and Mohammadi Mahal in Bombay (Mumbai). In the postcards, Kalbadevi appears quite aesthetically pleasing to the eye during the British era. It lies in the vicinity of the Azad Maidan, CSMT Station, Marine Drive, and so on. The first postcard notably displays the Mohammadi Mahal, now known as Jer Mahal. It is a huge mansion built in the 18th century. And is one of the oldest apartment buildings in the region.

As of today, it houses boarding rooms, hotels, clubs, etc. This once majestic mansion seems to be in a totally dilapidated state now. Just as was the case with the famous Watson’s Hotel. In the same image notice two of Bombay city’s trams at the time. One of the trams is on the front of Jer Mahal and the other is to the right side. The 2nd postcard shows a partially visible Mohammadi Mahal. On its side is the Kalbadevi Road which continues up to Bhuleshwar Street.

Did you know – the Tamba Katta lane in the area is popular for selling copper and steel vessels. Earlier, people would sell their old vessels in exchange for new ones.

Past posts – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#1)., Qutub Minar Showing The Basement, 1880 Photo., Prince of Wales George V Tour of India, Old Print 1906., 1914 Old Book – Strangers Within The Gates.

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