Summer capital

Summer capital

[ Sept.2006 ] The next place we went in India was Shimla.

This town is about 2000 metres above sea level and the climate is mild in summer, so in 1864 then British rulers decided this town to be “the summer capital”.

In other seasons, the capital was Calcutta.

The government moved all the way twice a year.

I saw the slopes were full of houses without any gaps.

This is a photo of  Viceregal Lodge.

In 1940s Gandhi and Nehru visited here, too, to discuss about independence of India and separation of Pakistan.

Currently this house is used as an institute for researchers who have PhDs.

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