The Travellers' Companion; Containing a Brief Description of Places of Pilgrimage and Important Towns in India

The Travellers' Companion; Containing a Brief Description of Places of Pilgrimage and Important Towns in India

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...same name. Bullock carts obtainable by previous arrangement. The Karli caves are amongst the finest and best preserved Buddhist caves in India. They were excavated at a time when the style was in its greatest purity. In them all the architectural defects of the previous examples were removed. The screen is ornamented and the style had reached a perfection never afterwards surpassed. Behind the station and within a few minutes' walk is situated the Ravi Varma Fine Art Lithographic Press, which has been' established by the renowned artist of Travancore (whose name it bears) with a view to awaken a taste for Fine Art amongst his countrymen. This institution turns out works of art of very superior quality and finish, comprising pictures from ' Hindu Mythology, ' etc. A mile to the south of the ' Ravi Varma Press" are the Bhoja caves containing some most ancient carvings. Two ancient Mahratta forts, the ' Lohogad' and "Vizapur," rise majestically over the caves and are well worth a visit. Karla, on the Bombay-Poona-Raichur Branch of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, is 85 miles from Bombay; third class fare by mail Rs. 2-11-0 and by other trains Rs. 1-5-0. KARNAL. An ancient town on the Delhi-Umballa-Kalka Railway, 979 miles from Calcutta, 76 miles from Delhi, and 47 miles fromUmballa Cantonment. Is the Civil head-quarters of the Karnal District, and is said to have been founded by Raja Karna, the champion of the Kauravas in their great war with the Pandavas on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, which forms the stirring theme of the Mahabharata. It was at Karnal that the Persian Nadir Shah defeated the Moghul Emperor Mohammad Shah in 1759, and subsequently the district was occupied successively by the Raja of Jhind and the Mahrattas, who...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534611
  • 9781236534613