Wednesday, March 3, 2010

G for Ganges: ABC Wednesday Round 6

G for Ganges, yes one of the holiest (and like many others dirtiest) rivers of the world. This is actually a tributary of that river which is know as Bhagirathi. It flows through the State of Uttrakhand beyond converging into the great river. This picture was taken in June 2007 when we (me and my friends) went to Rishikesh (a city in Uttrakhand) for Camping and White water rafting. One of the most enjoyable trips of the life. We were camping in the banks of this river and it was an awesome experience to actually feel the river. It was just like being back to the cradle of the mother.

Date of Picture: June 14, 2007
Place: 20 Kms above Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India
Camera: Kodak CX6200

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16 comments:

Mridula said...

I agree water can have a very soothing effect.

I thought I would share the new blog URL with you too.

http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome "G" picture! Glad you had a great time there. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/03/abc-wednesday-round-6.html

Sylvia K said...

Terrific G post for the day. I too, think water has a very soothing effect and I love living so close to it here in Seattle. Have a great evening!

Sylvia

Sheila said...

There is such power in a large body of water. The river that passes by our house, though very much smaller, has the same colour as your picture, after recent storms.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

I'm yet to see Ganga river... Will do, one day, some day

Nalini Hebbar said...

The Ganga at Hemkundsahib is fresh and clean...the river is crystal clear there
nice G

Roger Owen Green said...

yes, it's quite dirty, but quite important to so many.

Lily Hydrangea said...

that sounds like an amazing experience! I am sure you & your friends will never forget that.

Spiderdama said...

What a lovely place and shot! I would like to go there:-)

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Mridula..thanks..and thanks for sharing :)

@ Sherrie..Thanks dear..yes we did have a great time

@ Sylvia....Thanks..:)

@ Sheila...water (the flowing one) really do have a great effect thanks for stopping by

@ Shrinidhi..One day u surely will

@ Nalini...Thanks...yes the rot starts the moment it enters plains

@ Roger..yep in plains it is but it is important

@ Lily..yes it really was

@ Spiderdama....do come it is a wonderful experience...

Megha said...

Nice...the Ganges are always inspiring

Jom Manilat said...

Great sky shots!

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Megha...thanks

@ Jom thanks..

Reader Wil said...

I think the river is always clean at its source, as everything and every creature is clean in the beginning of its life. The Ganges is an impressive river!
Thanks for your visit!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I'm late checking blogs of commentators on my sithenah photoblog but am here now - love the photo of the mighty Ganges - never seen it but well heard of - your photo evokes its mightiness.

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Reader Wil.. yes are fantastic at source..and yes Ganges is important rever