The British hill station in Simla, India, circa 1880. Photo: Getty Images
The British hill station in Simla, India, circa 1880. Photo: Getty Images
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Paradise lost: the rise and fall of India’s British colonial era hill stations

  • India’s fabled 19th century hill stations were once a picture of serenity, built by British colonialists seeking an escape from the heat, disease and the natives
  • Today, many have fallen into disrepair and are buckling under the pressures of unbridled development and rampant tourism

The British hill station in Simla, India, circa 1880. Photo: Getty Images
The British hill station in Simla, India, circa 1880. Photo: Getty Images
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