Click here to skip to content

[View of Sardar Bag with lion cages in the background, Junagadh.]

[View of Sardar Bag with lion cages in the background, Junagadh.]

Photographer: Nelson, F.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 2/6(64)

Item number: 2664

Length: 21.5

Width: 29.55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Sardar 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 creation of the Sardar Bagh is attributed to Sardarkhan, Foujdar of Sorath, in 1681. It was later enlarged by Nawab Mahabat Khan II (r.1851-1882). This view looking across the Sardar Bagh shows formal gardens and a baradari, a square pavilion, in the foreground, with a block of lion cages in the background. The nearby Gir Forest is one of the last natural habitats of the Asiatic lion. Another garden in Junagadh, the Sakar Bagh, contains a zoo established in 1863 which is renowned today for the successful breeding of Asiatic lions.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: