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Famous Rivers in Jammu & Kashmir

The main rivers that flow through Jammu & Kashmir are:


Jhelum  river in Jammu & Kashmir

Jhelum River Pic : (Varun Shiv Kapur/Flickr)

It is commonly known as ‘The Veth’. The river flows throughout the length of the valley. This river is a famous tourist attraction, especially the nine old brides that have been made over it all along in the Srinagar city. It has a length of about 203kms. Some places like Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla cities are situated on both sides of the river. Many Hydro electricity projects are constructed on this river.
Indus: It is about 3500kms long, 1500 km of it flows through Jammu and Kashmir. The Indus River originates at the confluence of the Sind River and the Gar River, which is Mansaror Lake in Tibet. It is the longest river in the subcontinent.  In Indus River you can do water rafting. This River flows in between the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.


Chenab river in Jammu & Kashmir

Chenab River Pic : (Umair/Flickr)

Chenab is popularly known as the Chandrabhaga. This river has historical importance. This river enters J&K near Paddar at Kishtwar. The river Wadwan joins it near Akhnoor. It enters the plains of Jammu and then enters into Pakistan. Rambir and Partap canal takes off from it near Akhnoor as a result of which thousands of Kanals of agricultural land in Jammu are irrigated. Salal, Dulhasiti, Sawalkot and Baghilar Hydel power projects are located on this river.


Kishanganga River In Jammu & Kashmir

Kishanganga Pic : (Ijazurrehman1970/

This River is famous for its ice-cold water and trout Fish. Kishan Ganga River is in Drass (Kargil) in inner Himalayas. After passing through the mountain tracks of Gurez, Keran and Karnah it joins the Jhelum at Doemel. Kishanganga hydro-electric Project is situated on this river.


Tawi River In Jammu & Kashmir

Tawi River Pic : (Aryan wiki/

The source of Tawi River is the Kailash Kund Spring at Soej hills in Bhaderwah. After flowing through the chenani and Udhampur, Tawi passes through Jammu and joins the Chenab in Ranbir Singh Pora and then enters Pakistan. chenani hydro electric power project was constructed on River Tawi which has a capacity of 23 MW of power to generate.


Ravi River in Jammu & Kashmir

Ravi river (Pic :

After the partition of India in 1947, the waters of River Ravi along with five other rivers of the Indus system (Beas, Sutlej, Chenab, Jhelum and Indus) keep India and Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty and form the headquarters of Indus Basin. It flows along the Indo-Pak border for about 80kms, before entering Pakistan and joining the Chenab. The major multipurpose project built on this river is Ranjit Sagar Dam at Thein village. The left bank of Ravi is in Punjab and the right bank is in J&K State.

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