Matheran British Era Hill Station, 2 Old Photos 1900.

Two lovely old 1900s photos of Matheran a British-era hill station. It shows the picturesque views of the famous Garbett and Louisa Points. This is the closest hill station to Bombay, now Mumbai. Matheran (which means “Mother Forest”) lies at a height of 803 m (2635 ft), it is situated in the forested Sahyadri Hills.

In 1855, Lord Elphinstone, the governor of Bombay, visited Matheran. The picturesque town soon became popular. The stately Elphinstone Lodge that he built became his weekend retreat. The British would head to this hill station when the weather got hot in Bombay. Likewise was the case with Simla (or Shimla), Darjeeling, Ooty, Mussoorie, and so on.

In fact, Simla was the summer capital of India in the colonial era for six months of the year. The British set in place an efficient hill railway system to climb the steep hills of Simla, Darjeeling, and Ooty. A railway line was laid in 1907 to reach Matheran. Its toy train winds its way slowly through the mountains and forests from Neral. There are many British-era churches and quaint buildings in the vicinity. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- there are around 33 lookout points including Garbett Point, Louisa Point, Porcupine, Hart etc.

From the collection- M F Hussain Painting – Air India Advertising Postcard 1960., British Flag Atop The Rashtrapati Bhavan, Old Photo 1936., The Terror of Madras, German ship Emden WWI 1914., Images Of Hyderabad Vol II- Book Album.

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



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