|Sunset as captured from the middle of Brahmaputra River.|
|River bed during the dry season|
|View from Umananda Island|
It was said that the Great Wall of China is visible from space. But to the contrary NASA astronaut “Mike Fincke” claimed that mighty river Brahmaputra and the Pyramids of Egypt can be seen from space and not the Great Wall of China. The average width in Assam is 10 kms. minimum being 1 km. and maximum 18 kms. which is on the widest in the world.
|View from Umananda Island.|
Brahmaputra is supposed to be one of the most powerful
river in the world. Based upon the flow rate, Brahmaputra is the fifth strongest river in the world.
The Brahmaputra is one of those very few major rivers in the world which exhibit 'tidal bore' i.e. incoming tides form waves that travel up the river against the direction of the current. This is one of the reason behind Brahmaputra's enormous strength. 'Majuli', the largest island created by a river also resides in the Brahmaputra. This river island is around 100 km in length and consists of 6 villages.
|Ferry boat going across the river.|
*The Brahmaputra along with Ganges create the largest delta in the world, Sundarban in Bangladesh.
*Where Brahmaputra enters India is till date on the most remote and adventurous part of the world. The river flows rapidly down to the plains from a height of 4000 meters inthis region. This unknown region had trapped imagination of British for many decades in 19th century until it was discovered.
|A short evening cruise.|
|White sandy beach on the north side.|
Mighty and grand, it is a lifeline to the people residing along its sides.
I love this river and enjoy taking walks on the beach when the water level is low . Picnics on a deserted island is always fun. And the best part is that I get Solace and Inspiration from this majestic and grand river whenever I feel the need and go to seek!!
***Oh! Brahamaputra, your majestic and divine form inspires me and many a people. Let your flow continue to bless all that touches you with their hearts!***