These Old Photographs Of India’s Monuments Will Take You To A Time Not Your Own

4:00 am 27 Feb, 2014

India’s beauty cannot be best described in words; only pictures have the power to convey the story of the rich Indian history. Pictures of our monuments, from whatever time they are, evoke a sense of other-worldliness and tell us a tale so enchanting, we find ourselves looking at them in rapt attention. Here are a few old photographs of some Indian monuments; be ready to experience a different time.

1. A street in Delhi from 1908

A street in Delhi from 1908

2. First post-Independence Indian National Flag

First post-Independence Indian National Flag

3. The Imambara of Lucknow in 1857, the year of revolt

The Imambara of Lucknow in 1857, the year of revolt

4. The Indian Parliament before Independence

The Indian Parliament before Independence

5. An aerial view of the Indian Parliament with North and South Blocks

An aerial view of the Indian Parliament with North and South Blocks

6. Jama Masjid before Independence

Jama Masjid before Independence

7. Jama Masjid in 1857

Jama Masjid in 1857

8. A destroyed Jantar Mantar in 1857

A destroyed Jantar Mantar in 1857

9. The famous Jhansi fort in 1857, the year of first Independence war

The famous Jhansi fort in 1857, the year of first Independence war

10. Ruined Kashmere Gate in 1857

Ruined Kashmere Gate in 1857

11. Residence of Lord Viceroy in 1927, now the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Residence of Lord Viceroy in 1927, now the Rashtrapati Bhavan

12. Ruined Sikandar Bagh of Lucknow after the revolt of 1857

Ruined Sikandar Bagh of Lucknow after the revolt of 1857


Credit:  Bhavesh Chhatbar of chaukhat.com

 

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