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OTHER PLACES OF NOTE

Dalhousie (Gurdaspur), 33-3 N.-75-6 E. A well-known hill station at height of 7687 feet, 51 miles N.W. of Pathankot, from which it is reached by tonga. The Commissioner of Lahore and the Deputy Commissioner of Gurdaspur spend part of the hot weather at Dalhousie. It is a very pretty and healthy place, with the fine Kalatop Forest in Chamba close by, and is deservedly popular as a summer resort.

Gujranwala, 32-9 N.-74-i E. Headquarters of district. Population 29,472. An active trade centre. Ranjit Singh was born, and the tomb of his father, Mahan Singh is, at Gujranwala.

Kasur (Lahore), 31-8 ^".-74-3 E. Headquarters of tahsil in Lahore. Population 24,783. Between Raiwind and Ferozepore on N.W. Railway, and has direct railway communication with Amritsar. A very ancient place and now an active local trade centre.

Nankana-Sahib (Gujranwala), 31-6 N.-73-8 E. In south of Gujranwala district on Chichoki — Shorkot Railway. ' Venerated by Sikhs as the early home of Baba Nanak.

Sialkot, 32-3 N.-74-3 E. Headquarters of district. Population 64,869, of which 16,274 m Cantonment. A very old place connected with the legendary history of Raja Salivahan and his two sons Piiran and Raja Rasalu. (See also page 165.) The Cantonment is about a mile and a half from the town. Sialkot is an active trade centre. Its hand-made paper was once well known, but the demand has declined. Tents, tin boxes, cricket and tennis bats, and hockey sticks, are manufactured.

Tarn Taran (Amritsar), 31-3 N.-74-6 E. Headquarters of tahsil. Population 4260. On Amritsar — Kasur Railway. The tank is said to have been dug by Guru Arjan and it and the temple beside it are held in great reverence by the Sikhs. The water is supposed to cure leprosy. The leper asylum at Tarn Taran in charge of the Rev. E. Guilford of the Church Missionary Society is an admirable institution. Clay figures of this popular missionary can be bought in the bazar.

(d) Rawalpindi Division.

Attock (Atak), 32-5 N.-72-I E. The fort was built by Akbar to protect the passage of the Indus. In the river gorge, below is a whirlpool between two jutting slate rocks, called Kamalia and Jamalia after two heretics who were flung into the river in