Ganges

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.

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

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Murshidabad

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.

Confluence of Alaknanda River and the Bhagirathi and the beginning of the main stem of the Ganges river, or Ganga

Devprayag

Confluence of Alaknanda River and the Bhagirathi and the beginning of the main stem of the Ganges river, or Ganga
Confluence of the Alaknanda (left) and Bhagirathi (right) Rivers to form the Ganga at Devprayag
Devprayag after the monsoons in October 2019
The Bhagirathi (left) joins the Alaknanda (right) at Devprayag
The sediment-laden Alaknanda river flowing into Devprayag.
Devprayag the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. The river gets the name "Ganges" (or Ganga) beyond Devprayag
Alaknanda and Bhagirathi sangam at Devprayag. Now the river is known as Ganga

Devprayag (Deva prayāga) is a town and a nagar panchayat (municipality) in Tehri Garhwal District in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is the final one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda meets the Bhagirathi river and both rivers thereafter flow on as the Ganges river or Ganga.

Funeral ghats in Varanasi

Pollution of the Ganges

Funeral ghats in Varanasi
Ganges canal dried for cleaning
A satellite view of the Manasarovar (right) and Rakshastal lakes with Mount Kailash in the background
A map of the Ganges (orange), Brahmaputra (violet), and Meghna (green) drainage basins
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Pollution in Ganga

Pollution of the Ganges, the largest river in India, poses significant threats to human health and the larger environment.

Vindhya range seen from Mandav, Madhya Pradesh

Kaimur Range

Eastern portion of the Vindhya Range, about 483 km long, extending from around Katangi in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh to around Sasaram in Rohtas district of Bihar.

Eastern portion of the Vindhya Range, about 483 km long, extending from around Katangi in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh to around Sasaram in Rohtas district of Bihar.

Vindhya range seen from Mandav, Madhya Pradesh

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

Confluence of the Dhauliganga (right) with the Alaknanda (left) at Vishnuprayag

Panch Prayag

Expression in Hindu religious ethos, specifically used to connote the five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Expression in Hindu religious ethos, specifically used to connote the five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Confluence of the Dhauliganga (right) with the Alaknanda (left) at Vishnuprayag
The Nandakini River (foreground) meets the Alaknanda River (background) in Nandprayag, in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India.
Karna Prayag confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar Rivers
Rudraprayag, the confluence of the Alaknanda (foreground) and the Mandakini rivers.
Dev Prayag - Confluence of Alakananda (right) and Bhagirathi (left) Rivers

It starts with the Vishnu Prayag on the Alaknanda River, which is one of the two source streams of the river Ganga in the Garhwal Himalayas; the other streams are the Dhauliganga, Nandakini, Pindar, Mandakini and the Bhagirathi - the head stream of the Ganges.

Rajasthan

State in northern India.

State in northern India.

Ghateshwara Mahadeva temple at the Baroli Temple Complex. The temples were built between the 10th and 11th centuries CE by the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty.
Akbar shoots the Rajput commander Jaimal using a matchlock, during the Siege of Chittor (1567–1568).
Mount Abu.
The great Indian bustard has been classed as critically endangered species since 2011.
Reclining tiger, Ranthambore National Park
Lake Palace and Jag Mandir from a distance, Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
Modern Jodhpur skyline
Timeline of the Bhadla Solar Park (India) development, the World's largest photovoltaic power plants cluster in 2020
Wind turbines near Bada Bagh, Rajasthan.
Rajasthani food
Dal Bati Choorma, a traditional Rajasthani Dish
NIIT University in Neemrana, Rajasthan
Man in Rajasthan, India.
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The emperor Hemu, who rose from obscurity and briefly established himself as ruler in northern India, from Punjab to Bengal, in defiance of the warring Sur and Mughal Empires.
Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur, which became the new capital of the Mewar kingdom after Chittor Fort was conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar.
Maharana Pratap Singh, sixteenth-century Rajput ruler of Mewar, known for his defence of his realm against Mughal invasion.
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Mount Abu is a popular hill station in Rajasthan.
The Thar Desert near Jaisalmer.
Aerial view Udaipur and Aravali hills.
Jaipur International Airport
Maharajah's Express dining saloon
The Jaipur Metro is an important urban transportation link
NH 8 between Udaipur and Ahmedabad
Camel rides in Thar desert
Pushkar Lake and Ghat
Folk dance popular in Rajasthan
Demoiselle cranes in Khichan near Bikaner
Hawa Mahal
Amber Fort has seen from the bank of Maotha Lake, Jaigarh Fort on the hills in the background
Nakki Lake, Mount Abu
Mehrangarh Fort
Dilwara Temples
Lake Palace
Kirti Stambha of Fort of Chittaur
Tiger at Ranthambore National Park
Jal Mahal, Jaipur

Eastern and southeastern Rajasthan is drained by the Banas and Chambal rivers, tributaries of the Ganges.

Carved statue in the medieval city of Sirpur

Chhattisgarh

Landlocked state in Central India.

Landlocked state in Central India.

Carved statue in the medieval city of Sirpur
6th 7th century Bhima Kichak Temple, Malhar Chhattisgarh India - 7
Mantralaya in Naya (New) Raipur
The Mahanadi River, in Chhattisgarh
Achankmar Tiger
Sal- The State Tree of Chhattisgarh
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Bilaspur Junction Railway Station
Raipur Railway Station Entrance
Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur
Districts of Chhattisgarh state in 2020
GEVRA DUMPERS
NTPC Korba Power Plant - panoramio
Amritdhara chirimiri
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School children in Chhattisgarh
Tendu Patta (Leaf) collection in Chhattisgarh, India.
Social Mission Against Blind Faith
Danteshwari Temple is one of the Shakti peethas
A carving in the 10th- or 11th-century Hindu temple of Malhar village. This area, 40 km from Bilaspur, was supposedly a major Buddhist centre in ancient times.
Pandwani
Raut Nacha
Suwa Nacha at Khudmudi Village, Chhattisgarh
Natya Samaroh by IPTA
Red Velvet Mite is used as medicine in traditional healing in Chhattisgarh
Chloroxylon is used for pest management in organic rice cultivation in Chhattisgarh
Medicinal rice of Chhattisgarh used as an immune booster
Aloe vera farming in Chhattisgarh
Herbal farming in Chhattisgarh: Gulbakawali
Herbal farming in Chhattisgarh: Safed Musli with Arhar
Kodo Millet is used as a life saving medicine in Chhattisgarh
Bastar beer prepared from Sulfi
Mineral deposits in the Maikal Hills
Mineral Wealth from Chandidongri

The Rihand River, a tributary of the Ganges, drains this area.

Hajipur

Headquarters and largest city of Vaishali district of the state of Bihar in India.

Headquarters and largest city of Vaishali district of the state of Bihar in India.

Gandak River
Lord Vishnu with Gaja and Graah
Jami Masjid
Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Hajipur Junction
Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Hajipur lies on the north bank of the Ganga while Patna lies on the south, the Gandhi Setu bridge connects both cities.

South Asian river dolphin

The South Asian river dolphins are two species of toothed whales in the genus Platanista, both of which live in fresh water habitats in northern South Asia.

The South Asian river dolphins are two species of toothed whales in the genus Platanista, both of which live in fresh water habitats in northern South Asia.

Skull cast
Indus river dolphin, 1927 illustration

They are found in the Indus River and connected channels, in the Beas River, in the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Kanpur from the river in 1858

Kanpur

Industrial city in the central-western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Industrial city in the central-western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Kanpur from the river in 1858
Kanpur skyline
Kanpur Municipal Corporation HQ
Kanpur Central Railway Station
Faculty Building, IIT Kanpur
Aerial view of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

Nestled on the banks of Ganges River, Kanpur stands as the major financial and industrial centre of North India and also the ninth-largest urban economy in India.