- to the world's largest mangrove forest ...
the world's oldest living culture along the
the lost charm of the Nawabs and the Raj ...
City of Joy welcomes you to discover its then
and now ...
"The Ganges, above all is the river of India, which has held India’s heart captive and drawn uncounted millions her banks since the dawn of history. The story of the Ganges, from her source to the sea, from old times to new, is the story of India’s civilization and culture, of the rise and fall of
empires, of great and proud cities, of adventures of men…”
- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
in his Discovery of India
In her journey of
2510 km, flow the history and Heritage of many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as
Pataliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Allahabad,
Varanasi, Murshidabad, and Calcutta). Raising from Gangotri in the Himalayas she drains into the Sunderbans delta in the Bay of Bengal.
Human life and nature bustle along her river banks, in a kaleidoscope of colour and energy. From man-hunting tigers to giant lizards, here the wildlife is as diverse as the people. Traversing from the peaks of the Himalayas through frenetic cities to the teeming delta where the river meets the sea, this is a vibrant and colourful look at
how the Ganges shaped the wildlife, culture and beliefs of India.