Uttarakhand Stories

Rare Pictures of Kumaon and Garhwal Himalayas in the 1890s

by Pragati Chauhan
May 30, 2016

Ever wondered how Garhwal and Kumaon were back in the 1890s? If you are a curious soul like me then let’s go on a time travel journey to explore how these two Himalayan beauties looked like in the black and white era. Check out these surreal photographs of Kumaon and Garhwal that were taken by Dr. Kurt on an arduous trail to Milam-Malari trek which includes places like Milam, Joshimath, Badrinath and Jageshwar. Dr. Kurt Boeck made a number of journeys into the Himalayas in the 1890s and produced a detailed report of his travel experience titled “Indian glacier trips” in 1900. During his journey, he explored some of the lesser known places of Garhwal, Kumaon Himalayas, Darjeeling, Sikkim and Nepal.

Src: Amar Dev Singh

Pragati Chauhan

A writer by profession, thinker by choice and a nature lover since birth. I have always loved expressing myself through words, I believe words have a certain kind of melody which can be understood by anybody.

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7 Responses

navin juyal Says

Congratulation saw it toady, myself along with my colleges are trying to understand te causes of galcier recession in the Utrakhand Himalaya. Would be grateful, if you can send me the link of the book by Dr. Kurt Boeck titled “Indian glacier trips” in 1900.

Pragati Chauhan Says

True :)

Savitri K bhatt Says

Beautiful ….feeling great …..hamare dada dada nana naani ke poorvaj aise hee honge….

ashish Says

wow awesome

Himanshu Kaparwan Says

For me….Sometime its like a deja vu …. Its crazy!!! :D

Pragati Chauhan Says

Yes indeed :)

Pankaj Gosain Says

Really a “rare collection”.