Jakko from Sinjauli [Sanjauli, Simla].
Medium: Photographic print
View of Mount Jakko, Shimla, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', taken in the 1890s. Mount Jakko, 2,450 m, is the highest peak in Shimla. The hill-station of Shimla, now the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, became a popular resort with British residents of India in the 1820s. It also became the Presidency's summer capital when the Governor-General began to take his administration with him to the hills to escape the intense heat of Calcutta. Shimla was known as the 'English Convalescent Station' as its climate was so conducive to good general health and the Military Sanatoria of Kasauli, Sanawar and Sabathu were also nearby. This view was taken from Sanjaulia village which is in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains near Shimla.