truss bridge over ganga river floodplain

Road bridge over the Ganga river floodplain.­

The sandy floodplain is used for agriculture during the dry season.­ Small plantations (I don't know of what) are protected by fences made of some sort of dry grass or weed manually planted in the sand, that prevent flying sand from burying the small planted areas.­

If you know the name of this type of agriculture or know what is being grown there, please post a comment!

During the rainy season (monsoon), the entire floodplain is flooded by the Ganges river.­

Photo taken from the window of a train between Delhi and Lucknow.­

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Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­