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Boathouses, Naini Tal, 1899

Boathouses, Naini Tal, 1899

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1899

Shelfmark: Photo 752/4(18)

Item number: 752418

Genre: Photograph

View looking across the lake towards the boathouses at Nanital from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in 1899. Nainital takes its name from the sacred lake at its centre. The area of the Kumaon Hills had come under British rule after the Anglo-Nepal War (1814-16) but it wasn't until 1841 that P. Barron built the first European house there. The town became the summer headquarters of the colonial administration of the province. It was a popular retreat for the residents of the plains. Being popular with the British, the town developed a British character with several European schools, barracks and a sanatorium. This view shows boat houses by the lakeside.

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