Kulri Bazaar Mussoorie, 1910 Postcard

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This is an old 1910 photo postcard of the Kulri Bazaar in Mussoorie.  Mussoorie is based in Uttarakhand and is one of the most famous hill stations from British colonial times. Located around 35 km from another famous hill station, Dehra Dun, which is also the state capital of Uttarakhand. Like the Mall Road, The Kulri Bazaar is also the most famous and popular market in Mussoorie.

Britishers would regularly frequent the Bazaar in colonial times. The hill station is situated on the Himalayan Garhwal range at a height of 2000m. The British discovered Mussoorie in 1820 and established it as a hill station. This was to escape from the oppressive Indian summer heat in the plains. Today it is well known as the queen of the hills. And is a must-visit place for tourists when visiting New Delhi or Northern India. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- in 1959, at the time of the Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama’s initial residency was at Mussoorie. They then shifted the Dalai Lama to Dharamshala in 1960, where he has been staying ever since. 

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph c1894., Mumbai Railway Suburban Services – Old Print 1955., Marine Drive In The Evening Bombay – Old Postcard 1950., King George V At The 1911 Delhi Durbar – Old Photo 1920