Although the colonial places represented by Western writers can be usually defined as "exotic landscape," they are in fact bound up with the themes and narrative structures of the text. By paying attention to the relationship between the narrative and the place presented in the novel, the paper aims to reveal the way in which the author`s sense of place and his/her presentation of it have some profound effects on conveying the theme. It seems impossible and undesirable to examine how much India presented in A Passage to India and Kim would be authentic, considering that both Forster`s India and Kipling`s are reconstructed by the perspective of the authors. These two writer`s presentation of the colonial place, India, cannot but go through their Western eyes which embody Western ideas and values. While pointing to the limit contained in their representations of India, this paper will also try to track down the spots where Forster and Kipling transcend their perspective as a European writer. In doing so, this paper will show how the representation of the colonial place can be a barometer for measuring up the author`s sense of the other.