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The Galta, near Jaypur

The Galta, near Jaypur

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 970/(29)

Item number: 97029

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Galta, near Jaipur from James Burgess' 'Photographs of Architecture and Scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana' taken by Colin Murray in c.1872.''Galta is a sacred place, three miles east of Jaypur, bearing somewhat the same relation to Jaypur as Eklinga does to Udaypur...'' The picturesque gorge of Galta has 18th century temples and shrines, sacred tanks fed by natural spring water and the Surya Temple on a high ridge which provides a spectacular view of Jaipur. This is a view looking upstream along the gorge towards buildings.

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