Bandikui

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Bandikui
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Place Name: Bandikui
State/Province: Rajasthan
Country: India
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Bandikui is situated 187km north west of Delhi. It was located in Alwar State, now Rajasthan.

It was essentially a British township built by the early British railway men. The Delhi Bandikui line was opened in 1874, part of the Rajputan - Delhi Railway. It later became part of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway[1]

There was a “beautiful railway colony with well kept bungalows, gardens & well trimmed hedges”, and a Railway Institute.[2] Bandikui was one of those railway colonies on the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway whose Railway Institute dances were so well regarded that people would travel for up to six hours by train to attend.[3]

In 1901, one of the companies of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Regiment was located at Bandikui.

Spelling variants

Bandikui, Bandiqui

Churches

St Francis Roman Catholic Church, located near the railway station.[4]. There was also a Protestant Church.

External links

Historical books online

  • Alwar State Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 5, page 254.

References

  1. The Romance Of Railway - Bandikui
  2. "Days of the Raj" by Owen Patrick Rose, 23 January 2013
  3. "The Anglo-Indian legacy saga" by R V Smith Nov 26 2015 The Statesman
  4. Bandikui