Journey Into the Archive

Royal Commonwealth Soceity Collection at the University Library

Mussoorie Water History

The most basic necessity of a township

  Water is the most basic necessity of us humans. Many Civilizations have risen and vanished due to the changes in the water geography. ┬áThe present┬áLandour and Mussoorie, the twin towns which later merged, saw their inception in circa 1825. Primarily a British town where most of the Houses...

Nainital Landslips

Catastrophic Landslides at Nainital

In 1880, the built-up northern ridge around lake Naini collapsed after heavy rain, killing more than 150 people.

Pani, Pahar


This website is based on our work on the changing patterns of land-use and development in the lower Himalayas of India and Nepal, and on how environmental and social changes are impacting the ways in which small towns throughout this region source and distribute water.


Rapid urban growth across the Himalayas