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Sinjauli [Sanjauli] Bazar [Simla].

Sinjauli [Sanjauli] Bazar [Simla].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 15/1(67)

Item number: 67

Length: 19.1

Width: 28.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View looking along the ridge towards the bazaar at Sanjauli, near Shimla, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', taken in the 1890s. Sanjauli in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, was on the Hindustan-Tibet caravan route, a tributary of the silk road. Mule trains would depart from Sanjauli and cross to Dhalli over the mountains, then pass through the small villages of Fagu and Theog to Narkanda. Goods such as dry fruit, precious stones, wool, livestock and spice were carried on this spectacular but difficult road.

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