Shakar Bag Bungalow and Garden with Fountain from the west [Junagadh]
Photographer: Solankee Studio
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph from the Curzon Collection: 'Presented with feelings of friendship and sincere admiration to Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, by H.H. Rasulkhanji, Navab Junagadha. 1900', of the Sakarbagh at Junagadh, Gujarat, taken by the Solankee Studio, Rajkot, in c.1900. There are several public gardens in the environs of Junagadh. The design and creation of the Sakarbagh 3.5km north of the city is attributed to Nawab Mahabat Khan II (ruled 1851-1882). Under his reign Junagadh was developed and improved with a series of new palaces, public buildings and parks. This is a view of the formal gardens which are laid out in parterres punctuated by cypresses and a fountain. There is a bungalow in the distance and the garden also contained a zoo, renowned today for the successful breeding of Asiatic lions.