A small boat dwarfed by a ferry on the river Ganges (Hooghly) with the Howrah bridge in the background, in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India. The 2,510 km Ganges river originates in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is considered holy by Hindus and worshiped as the goddess Ganga. The average depth of the river is 52 feet (16 m) and the maximum depth is 100 feet (30 m). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared river Ganges as India’s national river on November 4, 2008.
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