The meaning of Garhwal is ‘country of forts’. It was a Princely State ruled by a Gharwali Rajput dynasty in the northwestern Uttarakhand of India. This state was ruled by three dynasties, Katyuri dynasty, Chand dynasty and Shah Dynasty. During British Raj, it came under the authority of ‘Punjab Hill States Agency’. Garhwal is situated currently in the Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi district. It was merged with the Union of India in August 1949.
This silver Timasha issued by Pradip Shah in the name of Shah Alam II was issued from the Srinagar (Garhwal) mint. The weight of the coin is around 2.1g. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with the name and title of Shah Alam II. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the mint name.