Vintage Jutogh

In this post we will try to uncover the truths how our jutogh came into existence . And who all have effected and how our very own existence and our town's .


The foothills of the state were inhabited by people from Indus valley civilization which flourished between the time period of 2250 and 1750 BC.

Medieval history

In about 883 AD Shankar Verma, the ruler of Kashmir exercised his influence over Himachal Pradesh. The region also witnessed the invasion of Mahmud Ghazni in 1009 AD.

The Gorkhas, a martial tribe came to power in Nepal in 1768. They consolidated their military power and began to expand their territory.

The Gurkhas marched in from Nepal and captured the area.[1] Gradually the Gorkhas annexed Sirmour and Shimla. Under the leadership of Bada Kaji (equivalent to General) Amar Singh Thapa, Gorkhas laid siege to Kangra. They managed to defeat Sansar Chand, the ruler of kangra, in 1806. However Gorkhas could not capture Kangra fort which came under Maharaja Ranjit Singh katoch in 1809.
However,Raja Ram Singh, Raja of Siba State re-capture the Siba fort after defeating the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. After the defeat, the Gorkhas also began to expand towards the south of the state.

one of their strong hold named Jagatgarh  fortress  .  

Which is our so called today's Jutogh . Till British came here 

British period

 This led to the Anglo-Gorkha war. They came into direct conflict with the British along the tarai belt after which the British expelled them from the provinces of the Satluj. Thus British gradually emerged as the paramount powers. In early 19th century the British annexed the areas of Shimla after the Gurkha War of 1815–16. Himachal became a centrally administered territory in 1948 with the integration of 31 hill provinces and received additional regions in 1966.

Jutogh was acquired by the British Government in 1843. It was first occupied by a regiment of Gurkhas, and was afterwards made over to the Governors of the Bishop Cotton School, but, being found unsuitable for this purpose, was for a time abandoned. Two batteries of British Mountain Artillery and two companies of British Infantry are stationed here during the summer months.

Maharaja of Patial helped british army to battle Bhimsen's Thapa's (gurkha's prince )  and in return got given the land surrounding the present-day Shimla as a reward.

Below is  Bhimsen's Thapa


Prince of Patiala
Bhupinder Singh 

Bhupendra Singh Patiala.jpg

Jutogh In 1843 

As its label indicates, the old black-and-white postcard shown below presents a view of Jutogh Cantonment. Located in the Shimla (formerly Simla) district of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the cantonment was established on a hill amid the forests of the western Himalayas in 1843. British mountain-artillery and infantry units were stationed at Jutogh during the summer, and the houses photographed here are likely to have been home to officers’ families.

TACA Jutogh Cantonment

And then then there was a twist in the tail cause it gave birth to Scandal which threw out the prince of patiala from shimla . SO he had to make an another town . IT was Chail he resided afterwards. 

It was said that he had an affair with Viceroy's daughter. And it created issues for him and British army thew him out.

here is the slider of images of Vintage . I will try to cover more aspects of history from our small town. Which has a huge place in history.


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