A report on GangesUttarakhand and Alaknanda River

Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Rope bridge across Alaknanda River at Srinagar, 1784-94 – the capital of the Garhwal Kingdom
River Alaknanda near Badrikashram
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
Fort of Champawat, 1815 – the first capital of the Chand kings of Kumaon Kingdom
Rudraprayag - confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
Uttarakhand as a part of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces
Alaknanda river near the town of Srinagar in Uttarakhand
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
Uttarakhand as a part of Uttar Pradesh, 1950–2000
Alaknanda joins Bhagirathi at Devprayag to form the Ganges
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
With the elevation of 7816 m above sea level, Nanda Devi is the highest mountain in Uttarakhand and the second-highest mountain in India, following Kangchenjunga in Sikkim.
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
With the elevation of 190 m above sea level, Sharda Sagar Reservoir is the lowest land point in Uttarakhand.
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
Topography of Uttarakhand.
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Kumaon and Garhwal in Uttarakhand
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Sumitranandan Pant Museum, Kausani
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Bal Mithai, a popular sweet from Kumaon
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Women performing Chanchari – a popular folk dance from Danpur region in Kumaon.
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
Pilgrims gather for the third Shahi Snan ("royal bath") at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on 14 April 2010 during Haridwar Kumbh Mela.
Preparations for cremations on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi], 1903. The dead are being bathed, wrapped in cloth, and covered with wood. The photograph has a caption, "Who dies in the waters of the Ganges obtains heaven."]
A woman winnowing rice, an important food crop in Uttarakhand.
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
Schematic tourist map of Uttarakhand.
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Garhwal Himalaya mountain range in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand.
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.
The Ganges Canal highlighted in red stretching between its headworks off the Ganges River in Haridwar and its confluences with the Jumna (Yamuna) River in Etawah and with the Ganges in Cawnpore (now Kanpur).
Mahasu Devta Temple at Hanol is notable for its traditional wooden architecture.
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Architectural details of a Dharamshala, established 1822, Haridwar.
Ganges from Space
Abhisarika Nayika, a painting by Mola Ram.
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
The releasing of the Uttaranchal crafts map
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
Alpine Musk Deer (Moschus chrysogaster)
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora)
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.
West Himalayan Common Peacock (Papilio bianor polyctor)
Brahma Kamal (Saussurea obvallata)
Burans (Rhododendron arboreum)
Kaphal (Myrica esculenta)
Kandali (Urtica dioica)
The Ganges at Sultanganj.
Valley of Flowers National Park
View of a Bugyal (meadow) in Uttarakhand
Har Ki Doon, a high-altitude hanging valley
Rishikesh view and 13 stories Shiva temple across Lakshman Jhula bridge over the Ganges
Kedarnath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas

The Alaknanda is a Himalayan river in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and one of the two headstreams of the Ganges, the major river of Northern India and the holy river of Hinduism.

- Alaknanda River

The 2525 km river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

- Ganges

The main stem of the Ganges begins at the town of Devprayag, at the confluence of the Alaknanda, which is the source stream in hydrology on account of its greater length, and the Bhagirathi, which is considered the source stream in Hindu mythology.

- Ganges

Two of the most important rivers in Hinduism originate in the glaciers of Uttarakhand, the Ganges at Gangotri and the Yamuna at Yamunotri.

- Uttarakhand

On 7 February 2021, floods emerged from the Nanda Devi mountain glaciers, devastating locations along the Rishi Ganga, Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers, resulting in many people reported missing or killed, yet to be numbered.

- Uttarakhand

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The Dhauliganga river tumbling in to meet the Alaknanda River at Vishnuprayag in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Dhauliganga River

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The Dhauliganga river tumbling in to meet the Alaknanda River at Vishnuprayag in the Garhwal Himalayas.
A map of the headwaters of the Ganges river, showing the Dhauliganga at the top right.
The Dhauliganga river valley shown in a high-resolution map based on detailed surveys
The confluence with the Alaknanda

The Dhauliganga is a turbulent Himalayan river which rises in the border regions of India and China and flows south into the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.

It joins the Alaknanda, the major source stream of the Ganges river.