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Sarayu, Ghaghara and Ganges Rivers, Northern India

26.3N 86.0E

April 26th, 2010 Category: Mosaics, Rivers

India - March 5th, 2010

India - March 5th, 2010

Both the Ganges and Sarayu Rivers can be seen flowing across the Gangetic Plain, south of the Himalayas, in this image of northern India. The Sarayu, identifiable by its almost 90ยบ turn to the east after flowing down from the Himalayas, crosses the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The Sarayu is often considered to be synonymous with the modern Ghaghara River or as a tributary of it. The Ghaghara, in turn is a left-bank tributary of the Ganges. The two rivers can be seen at their confluence halfway between the center and the right edge of the image.

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