THE ROCK OF TRITCHINOPOLY, TAKEN ON THE RIVER CAUVERY.
The rock of Tritchinopoly is celebrated in the military annals of Hindoostan. This view is taken on the north side from the river Cauvery in the dry season. The building to the right on the western extremity of the rock is an ancient Hindoo temple, held in great veneration by the votaries of that religion; and the lesser one on the summit, a Choultry, commanding a very rich and extensive prospect. Many small Choultries and places of worship also embellish the banks of the river. This with the following views of Tritchinopoly were taken in June, 1792.
Tritchinopoly is in lat. 10° 49′ north, long. 78° 40′ east. Distant from Madras two hundred and sixty-eight miles.