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Remarks on Route, Stations, kc.

Close to Kuntadar the road to Kej re-
crosses the Khor, which is then left
some distance to the left, and not seen
again until close to Kej. For the first
six miles the direction is north-easterly
to a range of hills, which are crossed by
an easy path; after which the direction
is more easterly over barren stony
ground. A few miles west of Kalatok
the Khor (now Kej Khor) is crossed,
and a fertile tract entered abounding
with vegetation and groves of trees, and
intersected by artificial water-courses.
Hence the road skirts the date groves
to Kalatok, which is situated north of
the Khor.

Close to Kalatok the road to Killa-i-Now,
&c, crosses the Khor and skirts the
date groves,—south of it road good.
Three miles east of Kalatok passed a
place called Sengi Kalat. Opposite
Killa-i-Now north of the Khor stands
the Miri. From top of Miri took the
following rough bearing :—
Kalatok W. by S. 7 miles.
Killa-i-Now S. 2 miles.
Gushtung S. 4 E. 2\ miles.
Turbut E. S. E. 3 miles.
Abser E. by S. 4 miles.
From Killa-i-Now to Turbut is a good
road 1 a mile south of Khor. S. E. of
Killa-i-Now pass Gushtung Fort and
Village. Turbut is J a mile south of
the Khor. Numerous Karezes here and
many wells ; S. E. at 2 miles is a conical
hill named Koh-i-Murad (Mount Desire)
the Zikri shrine.

Still follow up the Khor which is crossed
at Abser, the Eastern village of Kej, on
a sort of island. Road level and stony,
the valley becomes sterile until at 16
miles to Shahrak Fort and village,
where is grove of date trees and some
fields; four miles further on is Sami
on the north of the Khor.

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None fixed

None.

Ditto.

From Khor

Remarks on Route, Stations, &c.

As above.

Very little
from a
fountain,
good.

Good, from
spring,
plenty.

River.

Ditto.

None, forage scarce.

Ditto

None, forage obtainable.

Ditto.

East of Sami the road, which leads both to Kolwa and Punjgoor, lies along the course of the Khor, which is frequently passed and repassed. At places the road runs up the stony bed of the Khor, and is disagreeable to travel, but every where level. Hetok is a name given to one part of the valley, where are several fields under cultivation. From that to Kohvah there is no cultivation in the valley but sufficient vegetation in most parts to supply food to flocks of goats and sheep which arc kept by wandering Belooch tribes. Their Halks or Tomuns are but few and small.

The Kolwah road which continues east along the valley was here left, the road to Punjgoor branching off and passing through the northern range of hills. The pass is winding for a mile but not difficult. Springs of water exist amongst the hills. By one of these north of the hills, is the usual halting place. It is a bad one, forage being scarcely obtainable.

Across a level and arid plain, in general saltish, but in a few places fertile. North of Balgetter is again hilly country. A pond supplied by a spring is the only inducement to halt here.

A level easy road across Balgetter plain to the hills; previously crossed some groves of trees and plenty of vegetation along the banks of the Khor (here the Kil-Khor), and a running stream of clear wator. During rains it becomes a torrent, and this Pass through the hills would be impracticable for baggage animals. Tho road is for some way down the bank of the river, and difficult at places.

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