Routes in the Peninsula of India: Comprising the Whole of the Madras Presidency and Portions of the Adjacent Territories of Bengal and Bombay
Messrs. Pharoah and Company, Athenaeum Press, 1853 - India - 601 pages
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50 houses Arcot ascent Avenashy Bangalore bazars Bellary Bezwarrah black soil boats bowries bungalow Cantonment Chicacole Chittoor Chuttrum Corps Coun Country flat Country hilly Country jungly Country open Country undulating Cross a nullah Cross five nullahs Cross four nullahs Cross three nullahs Cross two nullahs Cumbum Darwar Ditto ends Ditto left bank dry weather flat and cultivated fordable furlongs Ground extensive Ground high Guntoor hills hilly and jungly Itchapoor KAMPTEE large place large tank large town large village Limits MADRAS miles NAMES OF PLACES Nellore Nullahs bridged Ongole Ootacamund open and cultivated Pass Pettah Rajahmundry red soil REGARDING ENCAMPING GROUND REMARKS REGARDING ENCAMPING Remarks vide River right bank Road bad Road joins rocky SECUNDERABAD Seringapatam shops small nullahs small village Soil black Soil red steep stony stream Supplies abundant Supplies plentiful Tanoor thence thick jungle tivated tope Trichinopoly Vizianagrum Water abundant Water from tanks Water plentiful yards wide
Page 26 - ... into innumerable fantastic shapes. In one place there appears a succession of waves of stone, and in another rocks are piled on rocks in perfect chaos, while some again are shapen into hollow cylinders, in which the stream boils and bubbles as in a caldron. There are in all four falls, which have been called the Great Fall, the Roarer, the Rocket, and the Dame Blanche. In the first of these the water in considerable volume leaps sheer down a height of 829 ft., measured by line, and falls into...
Page 26 - Fall is 3-">0 feet deep, also measured by line. There being nothing to break the view into the abyss, the sight is terrific. The water in the Roarer rushes in great volume over an inclined plane into a cavern or cup, which turns it into the bed below. The name given to the third is very appropriate.
Page 26 - It is a lovely fall, but from the platform above appears quite gentle in comparison with the others. The entire chasm of the Falls is tenanted by innumerable pigeons and swallows. It is worth while to descend into it— a man seen from above seems a mere...
Page 156 - This has a running stream over a stony bed. Road passes through defiles and gorges between detached masses of an irregular chain of hüls. It is a broad beaten bullock track, but presents considerable difficulty for carts in places. Jungle all the way.