A report on Ganges and Hooghly River

Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
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Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
Sunset at River Hooghly, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
A ferry operating between Howrah and Kolkata with Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) in background
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
Panoramic view of Kolkata from Howrah with Second Hooghly Bridge
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
Ganga Arati on the banks of the Hooghly river, Howrah
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
The Hooghly River from the Harvest Fields of Bengal, c. 1905
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
Hooghly River near Diamond Harbour
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Boats on Hooghly River
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Hooghly River in Kolkata
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Boats and men on the banks of the Hooghly river, 1915
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
The Floatel in Kolkata located on the river
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
The Prinsep Ghat which is located on the bank of the Hooghly River
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."]
Char on the river at Bansberia, Hooghly district
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Boats on the river at Shimurali, Nadia district
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
The river behind Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad district
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
The city of Kolkata lies along the banks of the Hooghly
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
Boat seen from the bank of the Hoogly River at Kolkata
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.
The Ganges at Sultanganj.

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.

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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.

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West Bengal

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West Bengal (, Bengali: Poshchim Bongo,, abbr.

West Bengal (, Bengali: Poshchim Bongo,, abbr.

Coin of the King Shashanka, who created the first separate political entity in Bengal, called the Gauda Kingdom
The Pala Empire was an imperial power during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent, which originated in the region of Bengal.
Firoz Minar at Gauḍa was built during the Bengal Sultanate.
An 1880 map of Bengal
Subhas Chandra Bose, he was a leading freedom fighter of India
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
Many areas remain flooded during the heavy rains brought by a monsoon.
Districts of West Bengal
A hut in a village in the Hooghly district
The Grand Hotel in Kolkata. Tourism, especially from Bangladesh, is an important part of West Bengal's economy.
Freshly sown saplings of rice in a paddy; in the background are stacks of jute sticks.
Satyajit Ray, a pioneer in Bengali cinema along with Ravi Sankar.
Panchchura Temple in Bishnupur, one of the older examples of the terracotta arts of India.
Jamdani Sari of Bangladesh is very popular in West Bengal.
Salt Lake Stadium / Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata
Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is a hub for flights to and from Bangladesh, East Asia, Nepal, Bhutan and north-east India.
Durgapur Expressway
An SBSTC bus in Karunamoyee
Kolkata Metro, India's first metro rail system
University of Calcutta, the oldest public university of India.
The front entrance to the academic block of NUJS, Kolkata.
Prajna Bhavan, housing the School of Mathematical Sciences and School of RKMVU.

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.

One branch enters Bangladesh as the Padma, or Pôdda, while the other flows through West Bengal as the Bhagirathi River and Hooghly River.

Map of Bay of Bengal

Bay of Bengal

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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.

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.

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

A number of large rivers flow into the Bay of Bengal: the GangesHooghly, the Padma, the Brahmaputra–Yamuna, the Barak–Surma–Meghna, the Irrawaddy, the Godavari, the Mahanadi, the Brahmani, the Baitarani, the Krishna and the Kaveri.

Padma River

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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
Engine Boat at Padma river
Speedboat at Padma River

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 name Padma is given to the lower part of the course of the Ganges (Ganga) below the point of the off-take of the Bhagirathi River (India), another Ganges River distributary also known as the Hooghly River.

Murshidabad

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Historical city in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Historical city in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Painting of the garden, mosque and prince's pavilions in Motijhil (pearl lake)
Nawab Alivardi Khan with a courtier
The Nawab's boats on a river
A Jain temple in the mansion of Jagat Seth, a historically prominent banking family of Murshidabad
Murshidabad District has several terracotta Bengali Hindu temples
The grounds of the Nizamat Imambara
Khushbagh is the cemetery of the last independent rulers of Murshidabad
Panoramic view of Katra Masjid
Two horsemen, Murshidabad style of painting
Woman playing the sitar, Murshidabad style of painting
Ivory sculpture of a royal barge
Ivory sculpture of a royal barge
An elevated musicians' gallery where drums, flutes and Indian classical music would be played.

It is located on the eastern bank of the Bhagirathi River, a distributary of the Ganges.

Aerial View of Berhampore and the Ganges

Berhampore

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City and a municipality in the state of West Bengal, India.

City and a municipality in the state of West Bengal, India.

Aerial View of Berhampore and the Ganges
Fort at Berhampore, c. 1850
Baharmpur Railway Station, Murshidabad
New Cossimbazar Palace
European Residency Cemetery, late 1600 A.D.
The Dutch graveyard

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.

Howrah

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Second-largest city after Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Second-largest city after Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Howrah Station
Howrah Metro Station
Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu)
Howrah Station
Belur Math, headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission
The Great Banyan tree at Shibpur Botanic Garden
Rampuja at Ramrajatala
Second Hooghly Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu)
Howrah Head Post Office- 711101
Nabanna H.R.B.C Building
Howrah Municipal Corporation Head Office
Sailen Manna Stadium (Howrah Municipal Corporation Stadium)
Nivedita Setu as seen from Bally Bridge
Dutta Chowdhury family's Durga mandap, Andul.
Howrah Rail Museum
Howrah Rail Museum
Avani Riverside Mall, Shibpur

Howrah is located on the western bank of the Hooghly River opposite its twin city of Kolkata.

Howrah and Kolkata are separated by the Hooghly River/Ganges and connected by four bridges across the river.

Farakka Barrage

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Barrage across the Ganga river located in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal, roughly 18 km from the border with Bangladesh near Shibganj.

Barrage across the Ganga river located in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal, roughly 18 km from the border with Bangladesh near Shibganj.

Union minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, inspecting damaged gate no. 16 at Farakka Barrage in 2012

The Feeder Canal (Farakka) from the barrage to the Bhagirathi-Hooghly River is about 26 mi long.

The Ganges is one of the major rivers of the world.

Nabadwip PS Map

Nabadwip

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Heritage city in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Heritage city in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Nabadwip PS Map
Old image of Pakatol of Prasanna Chandra Tarkaratna, Nabadwip
Nabadwip Bakultala High School

Located on the western bank of the Hooghly River, it is considered to have been founded in 1063 CE, and served as the old capital of the Sena dynasty.

In the down stream of the river Ganges, the alluvial deposits carried over during its course that starts at the Himalayas, were gradually deposited, forming a new island which is present day's Nabadwip.