I like how the Kal Bangala (Stone Bungalow) in Ooty still stands out quite starkly among all the tiny houses even today. It was the first and biggest house in all of Ooty which sits pretty on an acre of land bought from the Todas (the local tribal community) for 1 rupee, and built by the then Governor of Madras John Sullivan, back during the British Raj (Circa 1820s).
Even today, the house is one of the remnants of the more glamorous side of the British Raj in India. This house, and the beautiful weather of this quaint little hill station made it one of the favorite destinations of the European elite. Now long after they have left, its is one of the favorite road trip destinations for the rest of us.
If it was good enough for the Monarchy, its good enough for me 😉
Peace & Love