Hooghly River

The Hugli ( Bengali: হুগলী, Hugli; anglicised also Hooghly ) is an approximately 260 km long tributary of the Ganges in the Indian state of West Bengal.

It begins at the confluence of the Bhagirathi, Jalangi and Matabhanga, everything also underway branch in the delta of the Ganges. The Hugli flows into the Bay of Bengal. In him are the deep-sea ports Haldia and Diamond Harbour. It is navigable by seagoing vessels to Kolkata, which also is in common with the Howrah Hugli. Upstream he is a major artery for the adjacent industrial areas. The Portuguese established a trading post in 1537 at Hugli, which for them was to the 17th century is important. The Rabindra Setu, a landmark of Kolkata, is the most famous bridge over the river.