INFORMATION ABOUT HIMALAYAN RIVERS
THE INDUS SYSTEM (INDUS AND ITS TRIBUTOARIES)
(One of the world’s largest river)
Source: Tibet, at an altitude of 5,180 m near Mansarovar Lake.
Total length:2,880km (709km in India)
River Basin: 1,165,00 sq.km (321,290 sq.km in India)
Information: Mountain tributaries; Gilgit Shyok, Skardu, Shigoo.
Plain tributaries: Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas.
(An important river of kashmir and is the main waterway)
Source: Rises in Verinag at the foothills of Pirpranjal.
Total length: 400 km
River Basin: 28,490 sq.km (in India)
Information: Its basin lies between Great Himalaya and Pir Pranjal Range.
It flows through Vale of Kashmir and Wular Lake before entering into Pakistan.
(largest of all the Indus tributaries)
Source: Rises in snow covered Kullu hills of Himachal Pradesh.
Total length: 1,800 (in India)
River Basin: 26,755 sq.km (in India)
Information: Flows through Chamba state for 160 km in the trough between the Greater
Himalaya and the Pir Panjal.
Source: Kullu hills of H.P
Total Length: 725 km
River Basin: 5,957( in India)
(Second largest tributary of Indus)
Source: Rakas Lake, at an altitude of 4,555 m in Tibet
Total Length:1050km (in India)
River Basin: 25,087 sq.km(in India)
It enters India through Shipki La and flows through Himachal Pradesh and
Punjab before entering into Pakistan.
Source: Kullu hills at an altitude of 4,000 m
Total Length:470 km( in India)
River Basin:25,900 sq.km (in India)
Information: It joins Stulej near Harike.
RIVER VALLEY PROJECTS
WEST FLOWING RIVER
KRISHNA RIVER SYSTEM
THE GODAVARI RIVER SYSTEM
THE BRAHMAPUTRA SYSTEM
THE GANGA SYSTEM