Kosi River

About Kosi River

Kosi is a perennial river that originates from Dharpani Dhar, perched at 2,500 metres in Baramandal region of Almora district. This pristine river graciously flows through the verdant valleys and towns of Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, thereafter entering the Tarai regions of Uttar Pradesh, where it joins Ramganga River.

This Himalayan River is famous by the name of ‘Kosila’ among the local populace. Having a length of 168 metres, Kosi River replenishes the farmlands of Kumaon and is a source of water for the wildlife thriving in the Corbett National Park.

Almora District and Corbett region of Ramnagar DistrictKumaon Hills

Kosi River in Corbett National Park

About Kosi river

The eastern periphery of Corbett National Park is entirely fed by the Kosi River that flows from Mohan till Ramnagar via Dhikuli. While the river does not enter the park, the wild animals use the river water for quenching their thirst, especially during pinch periods. The Kosi river bed is filled with boulders and its flow is erratic and often changes course. The river is unpredictable and notorious by nature. It often brings torrents and causes destruction during monsoon season. Some of the nearby places to Kosi River are Bujan, Betal Ghat, Corbett National Park, Garjiya Devi temple, Amdana, Ramnagar etc.

Angling in Kosi River

The Kosi River harbours Mahseer (a variety of fish found in the Ramganga river) that attracts many migratory birds who come here to prey. The river water is pristine; you can sit here with your feet dipped in water or enjoy angling. One can also bask near the riverside, hear the gurgling music of its flow and unleash the writer within to pen down some lines, while you surrender yourself to the breathtaking scenery around you.

White water river rafting at Kosi

Kosi River offers ample opportunities to the adventure buffs for experiencing white water river rafting at Kosi, which is only possible during Monsoon season. The adrenaline pumping 30-minute rafting session will make you want to conquer class II or III rapids.

Location of Kosi River

Kosi river emerges from Almora district of Uttarakhand and covers a large area of Cobett National Park and Ramnagar district of Nainital before it exists from Uttarakhand.

What is Kosi River famous for?

Kosi River is popular place for following activities/ interests - Angling, Rivers.

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