A report on Uttarakhand and Ganges

Rope bridge across Alaknanda River at Srinagar, 1784-94 – the capital of the Garhwal Kingdom
Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Fort of Champawat, 1815 – the first capital of the Chand kings of Kumaon Kingdom
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
Uttarakhand as a part of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
Uttarakhand as a part of Uttar Pradesh, 1950–2000
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
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.
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
With the elevation of 190 m above sea level, Sharda Sagar Reservoir is the lowest land point in Uttarakhand.
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
Topography of Uttarakhand.
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
Kumaon and Garhwal in Uttarakhand
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Sumitranandan Pant Museum, Kausani
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Bal Mithai, a popular sweet from Kumaon
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Women performing Chanchari – a popular folk dance from Danpur region in Kumaon.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Pilgrims gather for the third Shahi Snan ("royal bath") at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on 14 April 2010 during Haridwar Kumbh Mela.
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
A woman winnowing rice, an important food crop in Uttarakhand.
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."]
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Schematic tourist map of Uttarakhand.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
Garhwal Himalaya mountain range in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand.
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
Mahasu Devta Temple at Hanol is notable for its traditional wooden architecture.
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).
Architectural details of a Dharamshala, established 1822, Haridwar.
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Abhisarika Nayika, a painting by Mola Ram.
Ganges from Space
The releasing of the Uttaranchal crafts map
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
Alpine Musk Deer (Moschus chrysogaster)
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora)
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
West Himalayan Common Peacock (Papilio bianor polyctor)
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.
Brahma Kamal (Saussurea obvallata)
Burans (Rhododendron arboreum)
Kaphal (Myrica esculenta)
Kandali (Urtica dioica)
Valley of Flowers National Park
The Ganges at Sultanganj.
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 2525 km river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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

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Uttarakhand High Court

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The Uttarakhand High Court is the High Court of the state of Uttarakhand in India.

In March 2017, Uttarakhand High Court mandated that the rivers Ganges and Yamuna as well as all water bodies are "living entities" i.e. "legal person" and appointed 3 persons as trustees to protect the rights of rivers against the pollution caused by the humans.