Photographer: Lawrie and Company, G.W.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Bhimtal, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken by Lawrie & Company in 1895. 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 administration 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.