The first English author to win the Nobel Prize for literature, Rudyard Kipling moved to Vermont in 1892. Fascinated with Mughal architecture, he built a home that he considered to be a "jewel beyond
price" and named it Naulakha, after a famous, white marble personal chamber in the Sheesh Mahal courtyard, in Lahore, Pakistan. In this home, Kipling wrote some of his most famous works, including "The Jungle Book" and "Kim." Naulakha rests on 10 acres on a rocky hillside and overlooks the Connecticut River. Named a National Historic Landmark, the house still stands on Kipling Road, three miles north of Brattleboro in Dummerston.