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Meandering of the Ganges' - Space Photo
Exploring the Sacred, Modern along the Ganges
On Thin Ice
on Thin Ice
David Brancaccio(above picture) and environmentalist Conrad Anker—one of the world's leading high altitude climbers—trek to the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayan Mountains. Two men on a remarkable journey high in the Himalayas investigate threats to global water and food supply.. Information with a video of their journey.
Journey along the ganges river
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
Physical Features of Ganges
Read from the Britannica.com website about the physical features of the Ganges and the various famous locations along its course
Watch a video of rafting on the Ganges
Books in the Senior Library
The Ganges by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 915.4 (Junior School)
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 915.404
Find information about The Ganges including an annotated map on pages 162-163.
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
Taking a sacred plunge
Description of a festival called Kumbh Mela (fair) held on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar
A website with information on cities along the Ganges
A Hydroelectric Project on the Ganges
The site lies south-east of Calcutta in the District of West Bengal and forms part of the Gangetic Delta, which borders on the Bay of Bengal. The Sundarbans, covering some 10,000 km2 of mangrove forest and water, is part of the world's largest delta formed from sediments deposited by three great rivers
Find out more about Varanasi here
The holiest of India's sacred cities, Varanasi's mythical status within Hinduism has attracted religious seekers and pilgrims since antiquity.