Bay of Bengal

Map of Bay of Bengal
Ross Island, in the Andamans, was one of the main naval bases of India during World War II
The Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the shore of the Bay of Bengal.
Image of United States ships participating in the Malabar 2007 naval exercise. Aegis cruisers from the navies of Japan and Australia, and logistical support ships from Singapore and India in the Bay of Bengal took part.
Samudra arati or worship of the sea by disciples of the Govardhan Matha at Puri
The Sunderbans bordering the Bay of Bengal is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.
Cox's Bazar, the longest stretch of beach in the world.
Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The city of Visakhapatnam in India is a major port of the Bay of Bengal.
Bay of Bengal near Tenneti Park, Visakhapatnam.
A spinner dolphin in Bay of Bengal
Tachypleus gigas in Odisha
Some small fishing boats are catching fish & sell them in local coastal markets.
Cyclone Sidr at its peak near Bangladesh

Northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, bounded on the west and northwest by India, on the north by Bangladesh, and on the east by Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India.

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Sundarbans

Map of the Sundarbans
Ecoregion IM406, also known as the Sundarbans Mangroves ecoregion
During monsoon the paddy fields in the Sunderbans are entirely flooded.
Police Boat Patrolling in Sundarban National Park, West Bengal
A map of the protected areas of the Indian Sunderbans, showing the boundaries of the tiger reserve, the national park and the three wildlife sanctuaries, conservation and lodging centres, subsistence towns, and access points. The entire forested (dark green) area constitutes the Biosphere Reserve, with the remaining forests outside the national park and wildlife sanctuaries being given the status of a reserve forest.

Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

Upper New York Bay and the Hudson River in the foreground; the East River is on the left, just above center.

Bay

Recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or even another bay.

Recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or even another bay.

Upper New York Bay and the Hudson River in the foreground; the East River is on the left, just above center.
The bay at San Sebastián, Spain
The Bay of Bengal in South Asia
The bay of Baracoa, Cuba
The bay of Haifa, Israel.
The Vyborg Bay on the Gulf of Finland

Some large bays, such as the Bay of Bengal and Hudson Bay, have varied marine geology.

Padma River

Major river in Bangladesh.

Major river in Bangladesh.

A map showing the major rivers that flow into the Bay of Bengal, including Padma.
Padma River and boats (1860)
Hardinge Bridge in Bangladesh
Sunset from Padma River
A view of Padma river in summer near Rajshahi
Sunset from the river Padma during monsoon, Rajpara, Rajshahi
Sky over river padma

It is the main distributary of the Ganges, flowing generally southeast for 120 km to its confluence with the Meghna River near the Bay of Bengal.

The Mahanadi River Delta at False Point.

Mahanadi

Major river in East Central India.

Major river in East Central India.

The Mahanadi River Delta at False Point.
Jobra bridge view
Mahanadi River near Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Odisha
Plum-headed parakeet at Tikrapara on the bank of river Mahanadi.

The river flows through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha and finally merged with Bay of Bengal.

Ganges

Trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh.

Trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh.

Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
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."]
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
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).
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Ganges from Space
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.

It is then joined by the Jamuna, the lower stream of the Brahmaputra, and eventually the Meghna, forming the major estuary of the Ganges Delta, and emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

Godavari River

India's second longest river after the Ganga and third largest in India, drains about 10% of India's total geographical area.

India's second longest river after the Ganga and third largest in India, drains about 10% of India's total geographical area.

Godavari river basin.
Godavari River delta extending into the Bay of Bengal (upper river in image).
Bhadrachalam Temple during 2005 floods
Road Bridge over Godavari River at Bhadrachalam
Gautami personified with Gautama.
Godavari Statue at Gangadwar, worshiped as origin of Godavari, Triambak
Goddess Godavari
Sculpture depicting govu vatsa and gowthama legend about birth of Godavari River
Trimbakeshwar
Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple
Antarvedi temple
Sunset view of Godavari River and bridge from Rajahmundry
Scenic View of Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh
Havelock Bridge on the left and Godavari Arch Bridge on the right
Upper Indiravati power house
Generalized Geological Map of Godavari Drainage Basin
Dried up Godavari exposing flood basalt river bed as seen from the back of Changdev temple in Puntamba

The river ultimately empties into the Bay of Bengal through an extensive network of tributaries.

Kaveri

One of the major Indian rivers flowing through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

One of the major Indian rivers flowing through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Stanley Reservoir formed by Mettur Dam, the largest dam in Tamil Nadu
The crater (red circle) surrounded by hills within the Deccan peninsula

The Kaveri river rises at Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri range in the Western Ghats, Kodagu district of the state of Karnataka, at an elevation of 1,341 m above mean sea level and flows for about 800 km before its outfall into the Bay of Bengal.

Krishna River

River in the Deccan plateau, and the third-longest river of India, after the Ganges and Godavari, and the fourth-largest in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India, after the Ganges, Indus and Godavari.

River in the Deccan plateau, and the third-longest river of India, after the Ganges and Godavari, and the fourth-largest in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India, after the Ganges, Indus and Godavari.

Down stream view of Prakasam Barrage.
Krishna river near Vijayawada
Panoramic view of Ujjani or Bhima Dam
Tungabhadra Dam near Hosapete
Kudalasangama, North Karnataka
Pre Historic sites of Middle Krishna-Tungabhadra Valley in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Gokak Falls on Ghataprabha river
Panorama of Prakasam Barrage and Railway bridges on Krishna near Vijayawada
NSRS Srisailam Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Gates view
Almatti Dam with its right bank power house
Krishna close to its origin at Menawali, near Wai, Satara district, Maharashtra.18th century, Maratha statesman, Nana Fadnavis built the Ghat and a palace here.This location has been used in many Hindi movies.
The Deccan Traps near Pune

The river's source is at Mahabaleshwar near Jor village in the extreme north of Wai Taluka, Satara District, Maharashtra in the west, and it empties into the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi (near Koduru) in Andhra Pradesh on the east coast.

Brahmaputra River

Trans-boundary river which flows through Tibet, China, India, and Bangladesh.

Trans-boundary river which flows through Tibet, China, India, and Bangladesh.

Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet
Yarlung Tsangpo
Brahmaputra basin in India
A view of sunset in the Brahmaputra from Dibrugarh
Rivers of Bangladesh, including the Brahmaputra
The Brahmaputra River from Space
Rowing competition of Sualkuchi at Brahmaputra River
Flooded villages along the Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra River seen from a SPOT satellite
The Brahmaputra and its tributaries in northeastern India and Bangladesh
James Rennell's 1776 map shows the Brahmaputra's flow before an earthquake on 2 April 1762 and the Teesta River flowing in three channels to the Ganga before a flood in 1787.
Silhouette of a fisherman on boat during sunset at Brahmaputra River
An Aerial view of the Dhola–Sadiya Bridge
Ranaghat Bridge or Churni River Bridge on Brahmaputra River near Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh

In the vast Ganges Delta, it merges with the Ganges, popularly known as the Padma in Bangladesh, and becomes the Meghna and ultimately empties into the Bay of Bengal.

Andaman Club in Port Blair

Port Blair

Andaman Club in Port Blair
The Ross Island Prison Headquarters, 1872
Sri Vettimalai Mutugan temple in Port Blair
Statue of Rajiv Gandhi
Sunset in the bay
Gandhi statue, Gandhi park
Seaside Road
Cellular Jail
Port Blair Science Centre
Jaljeevshala Aquarium
Aberdeen clock tower
Memorial for the 1859 Battle of Aberdeen
Port Blair Jain temple

Port Blair is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India in the Bay of Bengal.