[Interior of the Sakar Bag, Junagadh, looking towards the Bungalow.]
Photographer: Nelson, F.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the interior of the Sakar Bagh at Junagadh in Gujarat, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson in the 1890s from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Photographs of Junagadh'. The Sakar Bagh is situated three and a half kilometres (two miles) north of Junagadh and is one of several public gardens in the environs of the city. Its design and creation is attributed to Nawab Mahabat Khan II (r.1851-1882). In addition to formal gardens the Sakar Bagh contained a zoo, established in 1863 and renowned today for the successful breeding of Asiatic lions found in the nearby Gir Forest, and several private houses. This view looks through a topiary arch towards a house known as the Bungalow built in an Anglo-Indian style.