A report on Ganges and Kaimur Range

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.
The Ganges at Sultanganj.

A Neolithic settlement was also discovered in the thick of the alluvium, over the bank of the Ganges at Chirand.

- Kaimur Range

Now flowing east, the river meets the 400 km long Tamsa River (also called Tons), which flows north from the Kaimur Range and contributes an average flow of about 187 m3/s.

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Son River

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Perennial river located in central India.

Perennial river located in central India.

Sonemuda, origin of Sone River
Babur crossing the Son River.
Boatmen on the Son River, Umaria district, MP
Son River, from Son Nagar railway station, Aurangabad district, Bihar
Son River, from Son Nagar railway station, Aurangabad district, Bihar

Sone river is the second-largest southern tributary of the Ganges' after Yamuna River.

The Sone originates near Amarkantak in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh, just east of the headwater of the Narmada River, and flows north-northwest through Shahdol district in Madhya Pradesh state before turning sharply eastward where it encounters the southwest-northeast-Kaimur Range.

Vindhya range seen from Mandav, Madhya Pradesh

Vindhya Range

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Complex, discontinuous chain of mountain ridges, hill ranges, highlands and plateau escarpments in west-central India.

Complex, discontinuous chain of mountain ridges, hill ranges, highlands and plateau escarpments in west-central India.

Vindhya range seen from Mandav, Madhya Pradesh
Map of prominent mountain ranges in India, showing Vindhyas in central India
The Vindhyas are seen as the southern boundary of Aryavarta in this map. Note that historically, the term "Vindhyas" covered the Satpura range that lies to the south of Narmada.
A map of the "Vindhyan Series" from Geological Survey of India (1871)

According to the various definitions mentioned in the older texts, the Vindhyas extend up to Godavari in the south and Ganges in the north.

A northern chain of the Vindhyas continues eastwards as Bhander Plateau and Kaimur Range, which runs north of the Son River.


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State in eastern India.

State in eastern India.

(Sitting L to R): Rajendra Prasad and Anugrah Narayan Sinha during Mahatma Gandhi's 1917 Champaran Satyagraha
Kathak classical dance form, from Bhojpur region
Patna river port on national inland waterways-1 at Gai Ghat
Front view of administrative building of IIT Patna
NIT Patna main building

The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges, which flows from west to east.

Bihar has some small hills, such as the Rajgir hills in center, Kaimur Range in south-west and Shivalik Range in North.

Tamsa River

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The Tamsa River (also called as Tons river) is a tributary of the Ganges flowing through the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

The Tamsa rises in a tank at Tamakund in the Kaimur Range at an elevation of 610 m. It flows through the fertile districts of Satna and Rewa.