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Jun 29, 2014

Gomukh, Origin of Bhagirathi River and Terminus of Gangotri Glacier In Himalayas - 1860's

Gomukh, Origin of Bhagirathi River and Terminus of Gangotri Glacier In Himalayas - 1860's

Gomukh, the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier, from where Bhagirathi River originates, is one of the primary sources of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft. It is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers.
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Source: British Library
Photographer: Samuel Bourne