The Hooghly River is also called 'Ganga', is an around 260-kilometer-long distributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal, India. The Ganges parts into the Padma and the Hooghly close Giria, Murshidabad. The Padma streams eastbound into Bangladesh, though the Hooghly streams south through West Bengal.
The stream courses through the Rarh locale, the lower deltaic areas of West Bengal, and inevitably into the Bay of Bengal. The upper riparian zone of the stream is called Bhagirathi while the lower riparian zone is called Hooghly. Calcutta and Hugli-Chinsura, the headquarter of Hooghly, is situated on the banks of this waterway.