The first turn of the Procession. The Red Fort at the distance.
The Champs de Mars, crowded in the Main Procession morning
The Procession from the back, at the first corner of the Jumma Masjid
The last 4 elephants of the Main Procession: Janjira, Manipur,
Keng Tung and Möng Nai (the Shan states)
One of the spectators point of view, in Khas Road
The head of the Retinues Procession, in front of the Jumma Masjid. The Baby Elephant from Rewa is going in front.
More Retainers by the Jumma Masjid
The Retainers at the first turn. The elephant of the executioner of Rewa is the closest to the camera.
After the route around the Jumma, the elephants went towards Delhi's main street, the famous Chadni Chawk.
Chadni Chawk street
The Main Procession passing in front of the Town Hall:
Orchha, Kotah, Datia and Karauli
The Darbar itself was held on January 1, 1903, in a large amphitheater on the plain beyond the Ridge at Delhi; the site of the Imperial Assemblage of 1877. The 1903 Durbar was one of the finest spectacles India had ever seen during the Colonial rule - the parade of the Native Retainers at the Coronation Durbar. Dunlop Smith turned what many Englishmen expected to be shambles into a magnificent spectacle. The Native Princes were delighted that he had shown their pageantry to such good effect.
The Retainers Procession in front of the Town Hall
The Main Procession in Chadni Chawk