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A pleasant walk near Tukvar, Darjeeling.

A pleasant walk near Tukvar, Darjeeling.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(121)

Item number: 11121

Genre: Photograph

View of a man on a forest walk in Darjeeling, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Darjeeling in the Eastern Himalayas is built on a long spur projecting northwards like a letter Y from the Senchal-Singalia mountain range and descends the hillsides in a series of landings. From 1835 when the British gained possession of it, Darjeeling was the summer resort of Bengal. Tea-growing was introduced here and it is surrounded by terraces of tea gardens.

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