Readers have been travelling with us along the remarkable Hooghly river on our southward march to the mouth of the river. She has been circumventing her course around numerous small and big cities, towns across the state of West Bengal, in the south eastern part of India.
She is born at the Farrakka barrage, and has traveled almost 260 odd kilometers irrigating thousands of acres of human inhabited land. River Ganges sheds some of her pristine waters to Hooghly when she is young by way of a canal before she becomes river Padma in Bangladesh. After touching the lives of millions, she gets matured and in the process, has been quenching the ever increasing thirst of countless living beings and helped them to survive and thrive for thousands of years.
After crossing Kolkata, she has turned calm, and remains flattened out; loaded with tons of natural debris, human wastes and reaches Diamond Harbor.
Her roar is replaced by the gentle movements of her deep and murky waves.