Routes and stages in Scinde, to and from Guzerat, Cutch, Jeysulmeer and Joudpoor, surveyed and collected by the dept. of the quarter master general of the Bombay army

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1846
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Page 120 - Scinde, with extensive bazaars and abundant supplies. A large fort on the east side of the town. The buildings are in general lofty; the country around an extensive level, bushy plain, with much cultivation. Water plentiful from wells. Road good, over a level but very bushy or jungly country. A large village, and also much cultivation. The road winds a good deal over a level but...
Page 120 - Jaghan has a small but good bazar, with considerable supplies, and forage plentiful. A large town or city, the capital of Upper Scinde, with extensive bazars and abundant supplies. A large fort on the east side [of the town, the buildings are in general lofty, the country around an extensive level, bushy plain, with much cultivation; water [plentiful from wells. Road good, over a [level, but very bushy or jungly country. A large village, and also much cultivation. 'The road winds a good deal over...
Page 26 - Three -quarters of a mile from the bank of the river, which is shelving and soft ; the jungle round the village is thick, with no grass ; encamping-ground sufficient between the river and village ; tolerably open. Kotree is situated in a large clump of trees, on the bank of the river ; ground in the neighbourhood open and level. Boats can come close to the bank at Kotree. The river is 844 yards wide here, but there is a bank of sand opposite the town, which extends some distance below it. The road...
Page 120 - ... band of Beloochees. There is considerable cultivation around, and some of the population scattered in huts in the fields. There are four good pukka wells, one of which is inside the fort. Khangaum, a large and populous place, is about four miles to the northward ; at present an outpost from Shikarpoor. Road good, except at the ninth mile, where it is deep in sand. Forage plentiful, and some supplies.
Page 12 - The road pretty good. A small village of about twenty choppered huts, and a few banian supplies. Water from two wells, and a pool of rain-water in the bed of the river, all of which were exhausted, and found insufficient for the detachment, and part of the camels were not watered. Forage more plentiful, but some distance on the plain to the front, and rear of the stage by the road. The road pretty good. The Irak river is crossed at nine miles and a quarter, and water is found in its bed at all seasons,...
Page 117 - Cross seventeen nullahs in this march ; road good, but through thin jungle ; at seven miles on the left of it the river Indus is met ; and on the right bank of which Sukkur is situated ; is the head-quarters of the brigade in Upper Sinde.
Page 120 - ... wells, outside ; at this time scarce and insufficient for a small force. The road good, over a level desert plain, crossing a large canal at six miles, twenty yards broad and fifteen feet deep, with steep banks ; cultivation commences at one mile from Oodauna. Forage abundant, supplies few. A large walled town, water in canals but indifferent, much cultivation and several other villages around, at a distance of from one to three miles. Road over a level country, but more bushy, passing one village...
Page 12 - ... the road, called Mahomedkhan and Janser ; but neither have any supplies. There are two roads here, one running on each side of a low range of hills ; that to the left is the usual route, and the halting-place at Meerkhan Tana, a village with two or three shops, and is also on the bank of the Murraie river, with water from pits in its sandy bed. The guides brought the detachment by the other road, as having more water, and on account of its being nearer the large village of Ahmedkhan. The road...
Page 12 - ... procurable by grass-cutters about the river and the hills on the right. The ranges of hills on each side approach much closer, and at four miles the road enters the defile of the Joorung river, and continues along its bed and banks for about three miles very rough and stony, and some rocky nullahs afterwards are crossed before reaching camp. Extensive pieces of deep water, and a small stream running. There is no village seen since leaving Roree, though some of the shepherds of the country brought...
Page 93 - ... above. A ditch is crossed to it, which runs along its right, and is very uneven. Road good. A small, poor village ; crossing over the fields to the main road from Batchaw, to avoid some uneven ground which appears in front. This is an encampment for people going over the pass to Sehwan. Road good. A little beyond this, at the turn, the hill stands nearly perpendicular over the road, which is confined by the little hill on its right. It narrows to the river-bank for upwards of two hundred yards,...

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