Photographer's Note

Sunshine in the Ganges : This shot was taken from Prinsep Ghat on the eastern bank of the River Hooghly.The lone boat was moving in the middle of the river and the sun rays was reflected from the waters of the river.Excellent view of the Howrah town could be had from across the river.

Some tidbits about the Hooghly river.

The Hooghly River is near about 260 kilometres long distributary of the Ganga or Ganges River in West Bengal, India. It splits from the Ganges as a canal in Murshidabad District at the Farakka Barrage.
The river provides perennial supply of water to the plain of West Bengal for irrigation and human & industry consumption. The river is navigable and the major transport system in the region with a huge traffic flow. The river is also polluted. For a long time, the Calcutta Port was the biggest port of India. Though in the past its significance had gone down, but recently it had again came up to the 3rd position in the list of Indian Ports. The fish from the river are important to the local economy.

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