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The Colonel Hill

© K. L. Kamat
Monument for a fallen soldier
On the Colonel Hill
Watercolor painting by K. L. Kamat

In 1854, the British, who had invested financially in Honavar, seized Gerusoppa, an independent province ruled by the Queen of Gerusoppa. In the battle that followed, their chief commander (Colonel Hill ?) was killed. The British  erected a colossal column in the Colonel's honor on  a hillock. Today (1999), the Column and the surrounding park (built by the local Rotary Club in the early 1980s) serve as the red-light district of the town.

© K. L. Kamat
On the Colonel Hill
On the Colonel Hill
Monument erected for Colonel Hinn (?) who died on January 20, 1854

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Pictures
Sailing in SharavatiThe Ruins of BasavarajaDurga Near Honavar PortThe island of Mavinkurve as seen from Honavar beachOn the Colonel Hill
View of the Kasarkod Tile FactoryView of old Honavar Bundar (port)A Merchant Ship (machwa) from old HonavarHandmade transportation boats parked at Honavar Harbor
You are hereCoir Products being transported in a boatSt. Thomas Highschool Campus, Honavar

 

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