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It is preceded by much more imposing porches (_mantapas_) and hypostyle halls or _choultries_, the latter being sometimes of extraordinary extent, though seldom lofty.
In aid of casual distress, the country was full of choultries, which were inns and hospitals, where the traveller and the poor were relieved.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 02 (of 12) Edmund Burke 1763
In the hot climate of Hindostan, choultries or inns are founded along some of the public roads, as buildings for pious uses are elsewhere.
An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : including cursory observations made, and information obtained in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary ; together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion of His Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan, in the East India company's service, to the Yellow Sea and Gulf of Pekin, as well as of their return to Europe ; taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney, Sir Erasmus Gower, and of other gentlemen in the several departments of the embassy Gower, Erasmus, Sir, 1742-1814 1797