We are presenting you the Ganges river map, the longest river in the Indian subcontinent with a total measurement of 2,510 km or 1,560 miles. It has the recognition of being the most sacred and holy river in the Hindu religion. It commences from the Himalayan Ranges which are situated in Uttarakhand and ends in the Bay of Bengal. The river held significant importance in the Hindu religion and has a religious history attached to it. Many known and historic places of north India are situated on the banks of the river which are Kannauj, Patliputra (modern-day Patna), Allahabad, Kara, Baharampur, Murshidabad, and Kolkata.
Ganges River Map
Since it is highly worshipped in India, the river has also been given the title of National River of India. It is connected with many lakes and rivers throughout its journey from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, so the average depth of all these water bodies is 16 m or 52 feet, but the deepest it can get is up to 30 m or 100 feet. The states that the river passes through are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, and West Bengal.
Ganges River on Map
The distribution of the population among the water of the river is 520 persons per square km, which is a large sum on a broad scale. Most part of the water from the river is used for agriculture. It is a direct source of fresh water for many mountain areas. Because it comes from the holy mountain of the Himalayas, it is also treated as holy water. People believe that the water of this river has holy powers and contains minerals that can even cure your physical problems.
The properties of the water help farmers irrigate crops such as chilies, legumes, sesame, mustard, jute, and sugarcane which are grown on the banks of the river. Apart from logical features, it is also believed that if you bathe in this water, your all wrongdoings will be washed off. To do so, people visit Allahabad, Haridwar, and Varanasi which are said to be sacred places for Hindus. Although the river has historical beliefs and holy recognition to it, it is being heavily commercialized. Places like Rishikesh in Uttrakhand, it is also great tourist spot for adventure water sports.
Ganga River Map
Many youngsters visit here between the months of March to July. After the rainy season starts, the water level of the river rises and it is not safe to perform any activity in the river. Because of the commercialization, the health of the river is suffering. People visit these places, camp near the river banks, and left all the clutter behind. This clutter is washed off by the river and goes on with the flow which pollutes the river. The factories in Varanasi and many towns like this, drain their waste into the river. Which makes the river more polluted.
It is pure water when it comes from the glaciers of the Himalayas, but when it starts to move to the cities, it gets more polluted and it is now not safe to use it without purification. The conditions are alarming. So, in order to save this historical heritage that we have, the government and many private institutions have taken the initiative of cleaning the river and making it safe again for the population. But it is not the job of just these institutions or the government, we as citizens and active users of the water, should also take steps in order to clean the river and makes it safe for the environment, outside and inside the river.
Where is the Ganges River on a Map
On the map of the river, you can find out the route of the river and where it ends. It not only flows inside the country, but it is also a source of water for our neighboring countries. You can locate that on the map as well. With the help of the Ganges River on World Map, you will be able to understand the demography of the river.
To get these maps, visit us online, search for the Ganges River on a Map, choose the map, and click on the PDF link, from there you will be able to download the map, and if you need it, you can customize it as per your need. After this process is done, you can print the map or use it anyway.