A report on GangesBerhampore and West Bengal

Aerial View of Berhampore and the Ganges
Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Fort at Berhampore, c. 1850
Coin of the King Shashanka, who created the first separate political entity in Bengal, called the Gauda Kingdom
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
Baharmpur Railway Station, Murshidabad
The Pala Empire was an imperial power during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent, which originated in the region of Bengal.
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
New Cossimbazar Palace
Firoz Minar at Gauḍa was built during the Bengal Sultanate.
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
European Residency Cemetery, late 1600 A.D.
An 1880 map of Bengal
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
The Dutch graveyard
Subhas Chandra Bose, he was a leading freedom fighter of India
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
Many areas remain flooded during the heavy rains brought by a monsoon.
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Districts of West Bengal
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
A hut in a village in the Hooghly district
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
The Grand Hotel in Kolkata. Tourism, especially from Bangladesh, is an important part of West Bengal's economy.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Freshly sown saplings of rice in a paddy; in the background are stacks of jute sticks.
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
Satyajit Ray, a pioneer in Bengali cinema along with Ravi Sankar.
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."]
Panchchura Temple in Bishnupur, one of the older examples of the terracotta arts of India.
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Jamdani Sari of Bangladesh is very popular in West Bengal.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
Salt Lake Stadium / Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is a hub for flights to and from Bangladesh, East Asia, Nepal, Bhutan and north-east India.
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).
Durgapur Expressway
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
An SBSTC bus in Karunamoyee
Ganges from Space
Kolkata Metro, India's first metro rail system
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
University of Calcutta, the oldest public university of India.
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
The front entrance to the academic block of NUJS, Kolkata.
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
Prajna Bhavan, housing the School of Mathematical Sciences and School of RKMVU.
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.
The Ganges at Sultanganj.

Berhampore is a city and a municipality in the state of West Bengal, India.

- Berhampore

In West Bengal state, India, a feeder canal taking off from its right bank diverts 50% of its flow southwards, artificially connecting it to the Hooghly river.

- Ganges

It has been important historically, with many former provincial or imperial capitals such as Pataliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Munger, Kashi, Patna, Hajipur, Delhi, Bhagalpur, Murshidabad, Baharampur, Kampilya, and Kolkata located on its banks or the banks of tributaries and connected waterways.

- Ganges

The city is located approximately 200 km north of Kolkata by road at 24.06667°N, 88.15°W and is situated on the eastern side of the Bhagirathi River, a major distributary of the Ganges which is known as the Hooghly River in its lower reaches.

- Berhampore

One of the earliest foreign references to Bengal is a mention by the Ancient Greeks around 100BCE of a land named Gangaridai located at the mouths of the Ganges.

- West Bengal

Other larger cities and towns in West Bengal are: Durgapur, Howrah, Bardhaman, Baharampur, Jalpaiguri, Kharagpur and Chandannagar.

- West Bengal

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Sunset at River Hooghly, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
A ferry operating between Howrah and Kolkata with Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) in background
Panoramic view of Kolkata from Howrah with Second Hooghly Bridge
Ganga Arati on the banks of the Hooghly river, Howrah
The Hooghly River from the Harvest Fields of Bengal, c. 1905
Hooghly River near Diamond Harbour
Boats on Hooghly River
Hooghly River in Kolkata
Boats and men on the banks of the Hooghly river, 1915
The Floatel in Kolkata located on the river
The Prinsep Ghat which is located on the bank of the Hooghly River
Char on the river at Bansberia, Hooghly district
Boats on the river at Shimurali, Nadia district
The river behind Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad district
The city of Kolkata lies along the banks of the Hooghly
Boat seen from the bank of the Hoogly River at Kolkata

The Hooghly River (Anglicized alternatively spelled Hoogli or Hugli) or the Bhāgirathi-Hooghly, called the 'Ganga' or the 'Kati-Ganga' in mythological texts, is the eastern distributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal, India, rising close to Giria in Murshidabad.

The Bhagirathi then flows south past Jiaganj Azimganj, Murshidabad, and Baharampur.