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Among the most beautiful and happening places in the city of Kolkata is the Hooghly riverfront. People throng to the waterfront from very early in the morning - to take a holy dip, to worship, to catch a ferry, to get a full body massage under the sun or simply to catch some fresh air. I was there today with a different purpose - to bring back and share some memories of the beautiful waterfront with my TE friends. Here a fisherman readies his net as he prepares to go fishing. This one was captured from the jetty.
The Hooghly River is a distributary of the Ganges River. It splits from the Ganges near the city of Baharampur, and runs south through West Bengal, past the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, to empty into the Bay of Bengal. The river is an essential lifeline for the people of Kolkata. The fish from the river are important to the local economy. The river's presence is one of the reasons chosen by the British to settle there. Several bridges run over the Hooghly at Kolkata; the Howrah Bridge, the Vidyasagar Setu and the Vivekananda Setu bridges.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3144 W: 281 N: 5208] (19771)
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