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The lush greenery of rural Bengal unfolded before us as we approached the confluence of Rivers Hooghly (Ganges) and Rupnarayan. We took a ferry boat to take us to Nurpur and these boat rides to and from the village were the most prized moments of our trip.

The evening sun had added a glint to the lethargic flow of the river waters. Country boats fitted with engines, locally known as bhatbhatis, were plying up and down, while fishermen had parked their vessels near the banks their day long being over. Tourists out on pleasure trips on boats also returned to the shores. Our trip back from Nurpur was the last trip the ferryboat would make that day. As the sun settled down below the horizon, the boat rested by the pier waiting for a new dawn…

Nurpur was serene, almost lonely. The lighthouse here stands witness to a past when the pirates fought the advancing British. Nurpur appeared a part of rural Bengal that hadn't yet lost its innocence.

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7739 W: 324 N: 15534] (54763)
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