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KS3 Geography - Incredible India: Ganges

A guide to information resources on India for your year 9 Geography topic, compiled by your Librarians.

Ganges

scarlet sunrise

Meandering of the Ganges' - Space Photo

Exploring the Sacred, Modern along the Ganges


On Thin Ice

Journey along the ganges river

Ganges and tributaries

Gangotri glacier

Gangotri glacier - Source of the Ganges

click on image to for NASA website article on Earth's glaciers

The Ganges rises in the southern Himalayas. Of its five headstreams—the Bhagirathi, Alaknanda, Mandakini, Dhauliganga, and Pindar, the two main headstreams are the Alaknanda, and the Bhagirathi, which originates about 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) above sea level in a subglacial meltwater cave at the base of the Himalayan glacier known as Gangotri

BBC Documentary on Ganges

Detailed BBC video feature on Ganges river

Physical Features of the Ganges

Watch a video of rafting on the Ganges

Kolkata Aerial view

Books in the Senior Library

Confluence at Devprayag

At Devprayag is the confluence of the river Bhagirathi originating at Gangotri and river Alakananda originating at Badri and from here is known as the GANGA!

News Article on Haridwar, India

A Hydroelectric Project on the Ganges

Sunderbans

Sunderbans

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