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DETAILS OF INDIAN CITIES
River Ganges : The most sacred river of the Hindus, the Ganges flows 2,510 km (1,560 mi) from its source in the southern ranges of the Himalaya in northern India, to its mouth into the Bay of Bengal at Bangladeshs Meghna estuary. Hindu pilgrims travel to the Ganges and bathe in its waters to purify themselves of sin. Water from the river is also given to the dying as a final act of symbolic purification. This map illustrates the route of the river through the Indian subcontinent in southern Asia and shows the rivers many tributaries.