Main Rivers of Himachal Pradesh

In this article you can find the total information and full description of Himachal Rivers. Himachal rivers is also known for its fresh water. The rivers of Himachal Pradesh is the main part of Himachal Pradesh. The main rivers of Himachal Pradesh are Yamuna, Sutlej, Chenab, Beas and Ravi.

There are many rivers are flows in Himachal Pradesh. They are also known as the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh. These rivers are the major part of Himachal Pradesh economic life.

Yamuna: The ancient name of Yamuna River is Kalindi. It is rises from Yamnotri. Yamnotri situated in the Kumayun range at the height of 8000 meters. It separate Sirmaur from Uttarakhand and enters Haryana near Tajewala headworks. It flows in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. Tons, Pabbar, Girl and Batta are famous tributaries of Yamuna River.

Sutlej: The ancient name of Sutlej is Shutudri. It rises from Mansrovar Lake, which is in Tibet. It enters Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh at Shipki. Sutlej flow through Kinnaur, Shimla, Bilaspur and then enters Punjab. The famous Bhakhra Dam has been constructed on Sutlej River which is the biggest hydel project of the India. Sutlej is the longest river of Himachal Pradesh.

Beas: The ancient name of Beas River is Bipasha. It rises from Rohtang pass which is situated in them height of 3,978.00 meters from sea level. The famous tributaries of Beas River are Parbati, Spin, Malna, Chakki, Uhl, Phung, Binwa and Mankhad. It leaves Himachal Pradesh at Murthal enter to Punjab. After Punjab it enters Pakistan and then Arbian Sea. The towns of Manali, Kullu, Mandi and Sujanpur are situated on its banks. Its length is 260 kms in Himachal Pradesh.

Ravi: The ancient name of Ravi River is Iravati. It arises due to formation of two rivulets Bhadal and Tantgiri in the Bara Bhangal area. Bara Bhangal area is in Dhauladhar mountain range. It enters Punjab near Kheri in Chamba and then enters Pakistan. Its length in Himachal is 158kms and total length of the river is 720kms. Budhil, siul, Baljeri, Chatrari, Baira are its famous tributaries. This river is said to be very dangerous.

Chenab: This River is also known as Chandra Bhaga. It rises from Tandi in lahul Spiti, by joining Chandra and Bhagha rivulets. Tandi is in Baralacha glacier which is situated in the height of 4891 meters. It enters Kashmir valley at Sansarinala. After Kashmir it enters Pakistan, then Arbian Sea. Its total length in Himachal Pradesh is 122kms. It is the biggest river of Himachal Pradesh as per volume of water. It is in Chamba valley.

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