The Tonga Road [Simla].
Medium: Photographic print
View taken near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', in the 1890s. The hill-station of Shimla, now the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, became a popular resort with British residents of India in the 1820s. It also became the Presidency's summer capital when the Governor-General began to take his administration with him to the hills to escape the intense heat of Calcutta.