Pictures of India from a 100 years ago

  • Old photo of Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid

    With all the modern innovations and technology and the fast paced life we live, we often tend to forget that India is in fact a very old country. We’ve been around since the prehistoric times, and that is a lot of time. So we dived into the pages of history to bring to you some old photos of India. Some of these photos are a 100 years old, some older still. It gives a glimpse into the rapid progress we have made, in just a few 100 years.

    1. The old city of Benaras as it was called before

    Old photo of Beneras

    Today it is called as Varanasi

    Modern day Varanasi

    2. Charminar, Hyderabad - Then

    Old photo of Charminar, Hyderabad

    Charminar, Hyderabad - Now

    Chaminar, Hyderabad

    3. You can see the old settlements around the Howrah bridge, Kolkata

    The old Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

    A much more modernized Howarh bridge now

    Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

    4. Qutub Minar Delhi, Then

    Old photo of Qutub Minar, Delhi

    Qutub Minar in Delhi, Now

    Qutub Minar, Delhi

    5. Barren lands around Delhi's Jama Masjid

    Old photo of Jama Masjid, Delhi

    The Jama Masjid as it stands today

    Jama Masjid, Delhi

    It's really something isn't it? Next time you book your flight tickets and visit these places, you might want to recollect how these places used to look in the past.

    Author : Musafir.com