Photographer's Note

Jayanti is a nondescript place on the eastern fringes of Dooars and very close to the Bhutan border and the famous Manas wildlife sanctuary of Assam. However, I found the place to be exotic and must visit for every nature lover.

This is a photograph of the Jayanti river which flows by the village.
There are iron ore rich deposits on the shores of the river, and the iron content mixes with water as it flows. When the water recedes as mud during the dry days, the iron-mixed mud catches rust. When the river starts flowing again after some rains, the rusted mud gets mixed with the water, giving this 'stream of blood' effect. Dont be foxed by the thin water flow - during the rainy season, the same river soars to 12 feet deep water and drowns everything around making the place not reachable for 3 months (June to Sept). This photo has been taken slightly upstream, on the way to the Stalagmite and Stalagtite deposits at Mahakaal.

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  • Copyright: Bijit Bose (bijitbose) (18)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-12-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-10 8:02
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