11 Rare and Unseen Pictures of Uttarakhand: Then and Now
‘The Abode of Gods’ Uttarakhand has been tempting the wanderers, mystics and globe-trotters from years because of its unparallel beauty that outshines at par. But have you ever imagined how much beautiful our heavenly state would have been in the black and white era? If not then check out these dusty pictures of Uttarakhand which will surely take your breath away by its virgin beauty.
Srinagar Garhwal in 1780’s
A Painting of a Rope bridge across Alaknanda River, Srinagar, in the times of Garhwal Kingdom, 1784-94. Photo Src: British Library
Photo by Jeetendra Karki
Mussoorie in 1865
Mussoorie, distant view, 1865. Photo Src: British Library
Photo by Bhaji Mahar
Nainital in 1885
Nainital in 1885. Photo Src: Wikimedia Commons.
Photo by Bhupendra Mehra
Kedarnath Temple in 1882
Photo by Priyank Dobhal
Badrinath Temple near Alaknanda River in 1906
Photo by Prakrti Negi
Har – ki – Pauri, Haridwar in 1930’s
Har ki Pauri Haridwar in 1930’s. Photo Src: Wikipedia.org
Photo by Pradyut
Around Almora in 1880’s
Somewhere around Almora in the 1880’s. Photo src: eBay
Almora has grown rapidly in terms of population in the past few years [Source]
Hills of Ranikhet in 1946
Women going through a Hill Path. Src: eBay
Entrance to Ranikhet Bazaar. Photo src: eBay
Main Market – Ranikhet.
Haridwar Railway station in 1938
Jhanda Saheb Gurudwara in 1857
Guru Nanak’s Temple (Jhanda Saheb) – Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Photo Src: National Gallery of Canada
Gaumukh and Gangotri Glacier in 1860’s
Pic Source: British Library
Research by: Manoj Bhandari
Pragati ChauhanA 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.
I too loves nature
Best of all things in world….
Some best places i visited is rishikesh…haridwar…haldwani area….here in uknd….
These are some really interesting photographs you have put together of Uttarakhand.
The comparison is not at all shown here. This is not acceptable. By the way the Uttarakhand has lost its natural beauty in all the hillstation.
Only wished the new pics should have tried to angle their shot from approx the same direction to get a sense of ” now and then”
Thanks for such rare and authentic pictures. Appreciate the hard work and passion.
P.S.- We don’t have the authority to publish copyright images. Those which were available we had already posted that but the one’s which weren’t available, we have posted the picture of its nearby location so that one can easily figure out how the place/destination looks today.
You could have at least added the pictures of the same hill/landscape to show the comparison.
simply beautiful and mesmerizing….