Indus River

Indus River also known as Lion River, originates in the Tibet which comes under the China. Because of its origin, it is also known as Sengge Tsangpo River. This River flows from the desert region of the Leh valley in Ladakh. The Indus River, gives a different attraction destination for the people who came to Ladakh. This river has made a canyon on those ways from where it goes, esp. on Ladakh and Zanskar range. Indus River flows from the places where you can see many monasteries, gompas, years old statues and frescoes. This River is suitable for the River rafting.

Shyok River

Shyok River is tributary of Indus River, starts from the Rimo glacier in the Siachen glacier. This River meets with the Nubra River and become broad. After meeting with the Nubra River, it flows towards the Pangong area in the South East direction. From the Panging area, it flows ahead towards the North West direction and again flows parallel to its first path. After returning to its path it merges with the Indus at Keris in the east of Skardu.


The Suru River is a 185 kilometres (115 mi) long river, that originates from the Panzella glacier which lies at Pensi La pass near the Drang Drung Glacier. The Drang Drung Glacier also gives rise to the Stod River which flows down in the opposite direction from the Suru. The source of the Suru River lies 142 kilometres (88 mi) south of Kargil town, and 79 kilometres (49 mi) north from Zanskar. The river flows entirely within the jurisdiction of Kargil district. It flows through the towns of Tongul, Suru, Grantung, Goma and Kharul.


The Jhelum (Vyeth in Kashmiri, Vetesta in Sanskrit and Hydaspes in Greek) is the main waterway of the valley of Kashmir. It rises from a beautiful spring called Verinag. This spring is situated at the foot of a spur of the Pir Panjal mountain. Its total length is 725km. The Jhelum flows to a distance of 25.6 Kms to Khanabal like a nullah. From that place a number of tributaries join the Jhelum and make it navigable from Khannabal to Wular Lake. Its total length in the valley is 177 km.


The Vishav is fed by the Kausarnag lake which is about 3 km long. It joins the Jhelum below Bijbehara. Kousarnag is at an elevation of about 4000 meters above sea level in the Pir Panjal Mountains to the south of Kashmir. Ice is present in the lake even in summer.

Rambi Ara

The Rambi Ara is a river and major tributary to the River Jhelum located in Shopian district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It joins the Veshaw River near Sangam in Anantnag district before the confluence finally meets the Jhelum. The Rambi Ara originates in the Pir Panjal Range and has two major tributaries. The Rambi Ara is known for fluctuating water levels and is often affected by flash floods.

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