Important Rivers In Jammu Kashmir And Ladakh for JKSSB JKPSC & Other Competitive Exams

Important Rivers In Jammu Kashmir And Ladakh for JKSSB JKPSC & Other Competitive Exams


The main rivers that flow through the Jammu & Kashmir region are Jhelum, Chenab and Indus. These rivers are of Himalayan origin. The river Induso riginates at the Mansarovar lake in Tibet. Some of the lakes in the Jammu & Kashmir region are Manasbal , Dal lake and the Wular lake. Rising from a deep spring at Verinag, the Jhelum meanders north-west from the northern slope of the Pir Panjal range through the Valley of Kashmir to the Wular lake This was all information about Important Rivers and Lakes in J&K and Ladakh.

The Details of main rivers that flow through the Jammu & Kashmir region are:

Jhelum :

The Jhelum is the main waterway of the Valley of Kashmir. It rises from a spring called Verinag from where a number of tributaries joins the Jhelum and make itnnavigable from Khannabal to Wular lake. The total length of wular lake in the valley is about 177 km.


At Basoli The Ravi river leaves the Himalayas and passes close to Kathua and enters into the plain of the Punjab.


The Tawi river, flows around the city of Jammu after collecting drainage to the northeast of Jammu in the interior mountains.


The Chenab river rises in the Himalayan contour of Lahul and Spiti. Twobstreams, more or less parallel, the Chandra and the Bhaga form the Chandrabhaga, or the Chenab. It drains the eastern section of the southern slope of Pir Panjal.


The Indus is another important river,bwhich originates in Tibet near Kashmirborder. A considerable portion of this river flows through our neighbouring nations.


The Zanskar river, a north flowing tributary of the Indus river, has two main branches in its upper reaches. First of these,the Doda originates near Pensi-La (4,400m) mountain pass and flows through the main Zanskar valley. The second branch is formed by two main tributaries, the (Kargyag river) source near the Shingo La (5,091 m) and (Tsarap river) with its source near the BaralachaLa


The Shyok river, a tributary of the Indus river, traverses through the Ladakh of India and the Northern areas of Pakistan for a distance of about 550 km. It originates from the (Rimo Glacier) it is a tongue of Siachen Glacier. The river widens when it merges with the Nubra river.


The Kishanganga or the Neelum river flows through the Kashmir region and enters Pakistan in the Gurais sector of the Line of Control. It meets the Jhelum river in the north od of Muzzafarabad. The controversial Kishanganga Power Project is being constructed on it.

Doda River :

The Doda river originates from the Drang Drung glacier of the Pensi-La and flows through the state of Ladakh. The river flows into the Padum valley, and joins with the Tsarap river to form the larger river zanskar.


The Dras river, a tributary of the Suru river, originates in the Machoi Glacier near the Zozi-La pass Nubra: The Nubra river is a tributary of the shyok river and flows in Ladakh region. It originates from the Siachen Glacier.


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