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Bheem Tal.

Bheem Tal.

Photographer: Saché, John Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 1060/(8)

Item number: 10608

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Bhimtal, from the ‘Album of Indian Views’, taken by John Edward Saché during the 1860s. Bhim Tal (Bhim Lake) is situated 22 km from Nainital in the Kumaon Hills. This area of Kumaon came under British rule after the Anglo-Nepal War (1814-16) and Nainital became the summer capital of the colonial adminstration of the province. The Bhimtal lake is named after Bhima, one of the Pandava Brothers, from the Indian epic poem the Mahabharata. This is a view looking along the lake, with a temple in the foreground. This temple was built by Baz Bahadhur Chand, Raja of Kumaon, in the 17th century.

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