BIRDWATCHING AND BOAT TOUR ON YAMUNA RIVER
Every Sunday; all through October/ November/ December
Yamuna Bazaar, Next to Nigambodh Ghat, Kashmere Gate.
Total length = 1376 km, originates from the Yamunotri Glacier (6387m).
Largest tributary river of the Ganga, joins Ganga at Allahabad.
Almost 60 million people depend on Yamuna waters.
River accounts for 70% of Delhi’s water supplies.
After entering Delhi, the river zigzags nearly 22 km through its urban parts, before flowing into Uttar Pradesh. Before Delhi, the water is of ‘reasonable good quality’.
On this stretch waste water and sewage is dumped in it from 18 big drains.
It makes the Yamuna one of the most polluted rivers of India.
$500 million dollars have been spent on cleaning up the river over the years (Yamuna Action Plan) without any result.
To Hindus the Yamuna is a goddess.
About Nigambodh Ghat:
Largest and busiest cremation ground in Delhi.
Depending on the caste and status of the dead person; a variety of wood is used (sandalwood for those who can afford)
Head always points south, the direction of death.
According to legend the ghat belongs to the period of Mahabharata. It was on this ghat that Lord Brahma is said to have bathed and recovered his lost memory. Thus the name: Nigambodh Ghat = realization of knowledge.
FEE & INCLUSIONS
Rs.700.00 per person
- Boat ride
- Chai & cookies
- Mineral water bottle
- Breakfast @ Parathewali Gali @ Chandni Chowk