Pictures of India from a 100 years ago

September 27, 2016
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.

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