Monday 8 April 2024



Well, G is for Ghat ...what else?'s one on the Hooghly river right here in Kolkata. Named after James Princep, the first editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society. He is famous for deciphering the Brahmi script. Btw, the Hooghly is a tributary of the Ganges or Ganga and therfore is also considered sacred. 

Princep Ghat on the Hooghly. . 

View of Dakshineswar temple and its adjoining ghat.

And is for the Gateway of India in Mumbai, built more than a hundred years ago to commemorate the visit of George V, the first British monarch to come to India. 

Gateway of India - it's an arch monument, built in 1911.

G is also for Gulls which fly alongside as the ferry makes its way over the waters to Elephanta  Island, locally known as Gharapuri. Rock cut caves on the island go back to the 4th/5th century, super deep history wherever one happens to be in India. 

The view from the ferry as it starts out - next to the Gateway is
the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, another heritage landmark. 

They keep flying alongside for about half an hour and then turn back.

It's a pleasant experience to watch them as the ferry proceeds and the city noises gradually fall away. 

Trimurti, or tri-statue/deity inside the caves. The most important
sculpture, carved in relief on the south wall. A representation
of the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. 

That's my G n H posted. It's all a bit haphazard. But haphazard is good too. Pantzing is healthy sometimes. Hope you've enjoyed the photos. Happy A-Zing! - if you're participating. And happy cusp season to you, if you're not! 

Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2024


  1. Hari Om
    And G is for great post! YAM xx

  2. Hi Nila - this is a fun post ... well done - I like the idea of the city noise GRADUALLY fading away ... quiet coming into being ... cheers Hilary

  3. I don't know about the gulls in India, but some of the ones I have met here are quite aggressive, snatching people's food and such. Takes some of the fun out of the beach.

  4. Another great post - and your photos made me happy.

  5. Happy greatness. Good! Huzzah!

  6. Hi Nila - and Googly ... I'm obviously in cricket mode - cheers Hilary