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The ghats at Khandala, with mountain railway

The ghats at Khandala, with mountain railway

Artist: Houghton, William Robert (1826-1897)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: WD1456

Item number: 1456

Length: 28.8

Width: 44.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of the ghats near khandala by William Robert Houghton (1826-1897), c.1878. Inscribed on the back in pencil is: 'Kandalla.'

Khandala is a hill station set at a height of 625m on the southern slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra. It has been a popular retreat for the wealthy inhabitants of Mumbai since the 1850s. The surrounding ghats are the main attraction of the region along with the Buddhist caves of Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa.

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