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General view of Mahableshwar, Bombay. 5,800 ft high.

General view of Mahableshwar, Bombay. 5,800 ft high.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(120)

Item number: 394120

Genre: Photograph

This print showing a view of Mahableshwar was taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. It forms part of an album entitled 'Photographs of India and Overland Route'. Mahableshwar was the summer capital of the Bombay Presidency during the British Raj from 1828 onwards, and largely developed under the patronage of General Lodwick. It is located in the Western Ghats, a range of hills in the modern-day state of Maharashtra. Its location some few thousand feet above sea-level provides a cool escape from the heat of Bombay.

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