Routes in the Peninsula of India: Comprising the Whole of the Madras Presidency and Portions of the Adjacent Territories of Bengal and Bombay

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Messrs. Pharoah and Company, Athenaeum Press, 1853 - India - 601 pages

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Page 24 - ... 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 24 - 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 24 - 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 154 - 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.
Page 24 - Seen from the Canara side it looks like watery powder ; it continually shoots itself out from the rocks which break its fall, into hundreds of water rockets which burst and pass away just like the fire work of that name.

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