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Timeline of Life in Honavar

First Online: May 20, 2000
Page Last Updated: November 20, 2017


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247 A.D. Known as Limurike in Tamil Country
943 A.D. Poet Pampa in his Jain Ramayana describes Honavar as Hanuruha Island
1300 A.D. Arab traveler Abdul Fida visits Honavar
1342 A.D. African traveler Ibn Batuta describes as Hinaur.
1350 A.D. Jamal-ud-din Muhammad Ibn Hasan rules Honavar; he is a subject of the Vijayanagar empire
1444 A.D. The Moors of Honavar, on behalf of the Vijayanagar kings, fight a fierce battle against Bahamani empire. They hold Goa, but lose Honavar and move to Goa.
1514 A.D. Portuguese traveler Barbosa visits Honavar, which he calls Honor
1568 A.D. Portuguese Viceroy Dom Luiz Athaide, destroys Honavar in a fight with the queen of Honavar. The Portuguese build a fort, and two churches in Honavar.
1631 A.D. Venkatappa Naik, a local strikes a deal with Portuguese to export pepper and  promotes Hindu temples.
1720 A.D. Honavar prospers as a port. The British invest in factories near Honavar to process pepper.
1769 A.D. Honavar becomes a battlefield for a fierce encounter between Haider Ali and the British troops.
1784 A.D. Tipu Sultan, under a fit of rage completely destroys Honavar. For next fifty years, Honavar remains in ruins.
1854 A.D. British attack Gerusoppa. They lose a commander, and erect a huge monument for him. The British annex Honavar  to the Bombay presidency.

See Also:

Town of Honavar
Kamats' Home Town


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
A Column for a ColonelCoir Products being transported in a boatSt. Thomas Highschool Campus, Honavar


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