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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

British Capturing Katarmal, Kumaon

History British Campaign for Capturing Kumaon -31

Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -244
            History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -772          
                                                           
                                         By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)

               However, it was not possible to go back from that place for capturing Almora. The road towards Almora from Syahidevi/Siyahi Devi hill was very obstructive. Therefore, W.L Gardner decided to follow same road through that Gurkha/Nepalese went from Kumpur towards Almora. There was no resistance on that road –Kumpur towards Almora. The road guides informed that road was simple from Riuni to Katarmal. However, in practice the road was obstructive. Elephants carrying guns could not walk on that difficult road. Gardner selected Hill people for pulling guns. Gardner started his march on 22nd March from Kumpur for Riuni. Gardner army reached on 26th March to Riuni Gardner order for 800 soldiers for staying in Siyahi Devi camp and ordered for others to march for Katarmal. The front army company reached Katarmal by walking 16 miles. However, main army reached to Katarmal on 29th March 1815. Katarmal is 7 miles away from Almora on hill steep of Havalbaugh hill. There is Sun Temple in Katarmal. Gurkha soldiers ran away from Katarmal without resisting British army arrival. Gurkha/Nepalese soldiers reached at Sitoli Hill top two miles away from Almora.
                              

 (From writings of B D Pande, Atkinson, Preamble, Sanwal, Saxsena,  Fraser etc) 
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 12/4/2016
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -773
*** History of Gorkha/Gurkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun,
Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) to be continued in next chapter
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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