About: Band Stand in Shimla

About: Band Stand in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Now a restaurant, this conical slate-roofed structure on wooden posts, was presented to the people of Shimla as a Band Stand by Kanwar Jiwan Das of Jabalpur in 1907. The gift was welcomed, for as the towns’s largest open space the Ridge that faces this, was also the place where every major event under colonial rule – especially the King’s Birthday – was celebrated with parades and bands.

(source: display board)