Flora on the banks of River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar Photo journal

Anisha Sharma
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Neel dhara Ganga in March 2010

Neel dhara ganga, haridwar

Pintail ducks are enjoying the solitary area at the base of Chandi Devi hill. They are sunning on rocks in the river, floating downstream in search of food and flying upstream to replay the downstream float…

Boulders and pebbles in all earthy shades are a great camouflage for them. Fish gather in shallow pools formed by boulders.

A few snapshots of the wild and familiar flora on the banks of Neel dhara here, capture a feel of the place…

Bhaang

Bhaang, Himalayan flora, Haridwar

Bhaang is easily found in many parts of India. Its seeds are used for making chutney in Kumaon hills. The bhaang leaves are a long known intoxicant. Sometimes, they are added to Thandai and laddoos for the festival of Holi.

Name?

Himalayan flora, Haridwar

Cactus

Cactus, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Wild beauty

Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Common but name unknown

Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

A variety of grass with tiny pink flowers

Flowering Grass, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Wild beauty

Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Common but name unknown

Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

White flowers

Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Mustard blooming in March

Mustard blooming wild, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Mustard, wheat, gram, soya and marigold plants are also growing here on their own.

Wheat

Wild wheat, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Gram

Wild gram, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Soya / Dil plant

Wild soya, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Marigold

Marigold, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Grass: Sparrows, munias and other small birds love its seeds

Grass, Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

Himalayan flora, River Ganga, Neel dhara, Haridwar

This plant I have seen before on the banks of River Kosi at Ramnagar in Jim Corbett National Park’s buffer zone. It has pink and white flowers that look like .

More about Haridwar:

Trek to Chandi Devi

How to spend a day in Haridwar without spending money

Niranjani Akhara Peshwai, Maha Kumbh Mela 2010, Haridwar Photo Journal

Joona Akhara, Maha Kumbh mela 2010, Haridwar Photo Journal

Photo credits: Anisha Sharma



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