5 Magnificent Rivers in Himachal Pradesh You Must Visit
The beauty of Himachal Pradesh is not just limited to majestic mountains and lush greenery. Numerous rivers and streams crisscross the state, enriching its mythical landscape and adding to its picturesqueness. Especially the five major perennial rivers in Himachal Pradesh such as Beas, Ravi, Satluj, Chenab, and Yamuna should be on everyone’s Himachal Tour Bucket list. Here they are-
Also known by its Sanskrit name Vipasha, Beas is one of the most famous rivers in Himachal Pradesh that flows for some 470 Km through a diverse landscape across different districts in the state. One of the lesser-known facts about this Himachal river is its tiny population of the Indus Dolphine.
One of the Indus River's tributaries, Ravi, originates at Bara Banghal in the Kangra district. Ancient Indians called it Iravati, while the Greeks named it Hydraotes. The river is also mentioned in the ancient texts of Rigveda.
A crucial part of the Indus River basin, the river is the lifeline of the Kangra district. The Chamba town is located on the bank of Ravi and is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh all around the year.
Travel Tip: Make base at Club Mahindra Dharamshala. Complete the sightseeing at Dharamshala and explore the river Beas leisurely, spanning two or three days. Afterwards, set off to Chamba town and valley to be bewitched by the beauty of Ravi.
Originating from the northwestern tip of Lake Rakshastal in Tibet, Satluj, or Sutlet, is the longest river in Himachal Pradesh, with a catchment area of 20,000 square kilometres. Apart from the breathtaking landscape dotted with Oak trees, the river has different stretches for white water rafting suited for amateurs and professional rafters alike.
Chenab is the largest of all the Himachal rivers in terms of water volume. The magnificent river originates in Lahaul and Spiti from the confluence of two streams- Chandra and Bhaga, covering around 7,500 square kilometres in the state before entering the neighbouring Kashmir valley.
The waves and twists of the river make it an ideal choice for river rafting among water-sports enthusiasts.
The most famous tributary of the Ganga, Yamuna, enters Himachal Pradesh at Khadar Majri in the Sirmaur district and leaves the state near Tajewala to enter Haryana. The river has a surprisingly calm and serene vibe while it crosses the south-eastern border of Himachal Pradesh.
The lush vegetation alongside the pristine river can provide a perfect setting for poetic inspiration. A leisurely walk alongside the river can offer you a perfect backdrop for some incredible snapshots for your social media accounts.
Lucky tourists can also spot some rare and exotic birds while exploring the greenery.
There are many fine Club Mahindra affiliated resorts in Himachal Pradesh at Dharamshala, Shimla, Kandaghat, Naldehra, Mashobra, and Manali. Plan your holiday carefully so that you can unwind and relax at these resorts during your Himalayan river diaries. So, grab your camera, put on your backpack, and set off on a rejuvenating journey across the pristine waters of the rivers of Himachal Pradesh.