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Along the Kosi River on Bike : 2 – Nirmali to Saharsa

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintToday was the second day of Kosi River tour. If you haven’t read the first part here it is – Along the Kosi River Day 1. Woke up early and left Nirmali around 6 AM. It was foggy outside but not much to disturb the ride. Not going back from the road where I entered Nirmali, this time I rode through the town and came on the ring road.   Later I came to know that Nirmali has been a victim of Kosi for a long time. To protect it from the deadly water of Kosi, Nirmali was encircled with ring bandh i.e. embanked from all the sides. This bandh would restrict the flood water from entering the town of Nirmali. I had a long discussion with him on Kosi floods. He said Why are you talking about Kosi floods only? Bhutahi Balan river which flows from the western edge of Nirmali is more dangerous. Nobody comes out of the Bhutahi Balan flood due to the amount of silt she brings. We are trapped …

Along the Kosi River on Bike : 1 – Introduction and Planning

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrint This is the first post of my Kosi river trip. I toured the entire length of Kosi river in India under my Anaadi River Project. Let me introduce you one of the oldest rivers of the Indian subcontinent. Kosi River – An Introduction Kosi river is quite ancient you can say older than the Himalayas. She takes birth on the higher altitude of the Himalayas in Nepal and then rolls through the lower hills of Nepal before entering India in Bhimnagar. From Bhimnagar she flows through Supaul and Saharsa district eventually meeting Ganga near Kursela in Bhagalpur district. She is called Sapta Kosi in Nepal due to seven tributaries she has in Nepal. Kosi is titled as sorrow of Bihar, dayan (witch) and sometimes mother by the people of Bihar. People living along the bank of Kosi river do not stop cursing her as soon as heavy monsoon begins making her swell her banks. Whatever people name her, but for me, Kosi is very very special. Not because I am from Bihar and …