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British India, 1860
Creative Commons AttributionBritish India, 1860

Most of the action in The Far Pavilions takes place in 19th century India.  The majority of places mentioned in the story are real geographical locations, with a few exceptions such as the State of Gulkote where Ash spends part of his childhood and the State of Bhithor which he visits later in the book.












Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAravalli Hills, Rajasthan - Credit: Nataraja

Ash escorts two Indian princesses and their entourage to their wedding in Rajputana, the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan.  Located south of the Punjab, Rajasthan is the largest state in India.