Sight Seen : Tour to Himachal with Chandigarh - Bantony

Shimla - Bantony

A wonderfully whimsical turreted red-brick mansion from 1880, Bantony was once home to the Maharajah of Sirmaur (whose coat of arms adorns the dilapidated railings). Together with its equally quaint red-brick cottage next door (which housed Shimla's employment exchange in recent decades), Bantony is now sadly the epitome of Shimla picturesque decay as legal battles over its future wrangle on.