Kolkata has the Hooghly river running through it . The river is in fact a distributary of the Ganges as it creates a delta before flowing into the Indian Ocean. One facet of our trip to the city, which was predominately to participate in the second of two weddings this year of my step-son Matt and his wife Tushna who married in England in the summer, was a trip on the river with friends and relatives of the family. It gave us a completely different perspective on the city and was full of interest along the riverside and on the river itself which is possibly three quarters of a mile wide.
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