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India : Uttar Pradesh

5.3 km (3.3 miles) ENE of Husainganj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Approx. altitude: 116 m (380 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 26°S 99°W

Accuracy: 47 m (154 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the West from the Confluence #3: View to the North from the Confluence #4: View to the East from the Confluence #5: GPS coordinates #6: Dinesh chats with curious local residents about the Degree Confluence Project. #7: People working in the field near the confluence. #8: Field workers in a tractor near the confluence. #9: People working in the field near the confluence.

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  26°N 81°E  

#1: The Confluence (where the shorter crop in the foreground - wheat - meets the taller crop - mustard - in the background and view to the South

(visited by Candace Whalen and Dinesh Joshi)

15-Feb-2016 -- While traveling between Kanpur and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, we detoured to find this confluence. As on most of our previous confluence hunts, we were aided by maps printed earlier from Google Earth.

Although we were able to drive all the way to the confluence, the final 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) were, not surprisingly the most challenging. During this part of the trip, the road was narrow, occasionally unpaved, and sometimes deeply rutted. We drove through green fields and tiny villages, where houses crowded so close to the road that we sometimes wondered if we were about to drive into someone's backyard.

The confluence is just to the south of this road, in a cultivated field of wheat and mustard. Rather than tramping through the crops, we took our photos and GPS reading from the road.

It was late afternoon when we arrived, and there were lots of people around — working in the fields or walking along the road. They asked if we were from the government, so Dinesh tried to explain the Degree Confluence Project. He pointed out that this spot was special, being one of only about 300 such points in all of India.


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#1: The Confluence (where the shorter crop in the foreground - wheat - meets the taller crop - mustard - in the background and view to the South
#2: View to the West from the Confluence
#3: View to the North from the Confluence
#4: View to the East from the Confluence
#5: GPS coordinates
#6: Dinesh chats with curious local residents about the Degree Confluence Project.
#7: People working in the field near the confluence.
#8: Field workers in a tractor near the confluence.
#9: People working in the field near the confluence.
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