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Ruined caravanserai at Shahpur, Bijapur.

Ruined caravanserai at Shahpur, Bijapur.

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1867)

Item number: 10031867

Length: 230

Width: 286

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of a caravanserai at Shahpur, outside Bijapur in Karnataka was taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s and is part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). A caravanserai was a resting place providing accommodation and services for travellers. The ruins of this example comprise a single facade of two arcaded storeys.

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