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Ganges River Delta, Bangladesh, India
A satellite image of the Brahmaputra at the delta.

The Brahmaputra, also called Tsangpo in Tibet, is one of the main rivers in Asia. It has its origin in the Himalayas of Tibet. It flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh. It is 2,900 km (1,800 mi) long. Massive flooding occurs when the ice melts in the Spring.

The Brahmaputra’s source is the Chemayungdung Glacier, which covers the slopes of the Himalayas.

It joins with the Ganges river and empties into the Bay of Bengal and also forms the Gangetic Delta, which is the largest delta in India.

Homeward bound
Sunset captured from near Sukleswar ghat in Guwahati. The hills on both sides of the Saraighat Bridge across the river Brahmaputra.

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