Rivers In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a state which is known for its hundreds of small and big rivers, the holy places, sacred temples, situated on the banks of the rivers. Some of these rivers have religious significance in India because of their relevance in Hindu mythology. The sources of these rivers are glaciers of the western Himalayas situated in India, Nepal and Tibet borders.

These rivers play a vital role in the economical, cultural, social and environmental issues of India. The hydroelectric projects on these rivers are illuminating thousands of homes, but they are also facing the flak from environmentalists for disturbing the ecological balance. These rivers are the backbone of Indian economy because of their usage for farming, drinking water, electricity, fishing, trading, etc.

Famous Rivers of Uttarakhand

In some parts of Uttarakhand, rivers like Ganga, Tons, Yamuna, and Kali are famous for offering a wide variety of water sports. Most of these rivers are clean and less polluted till they enter in the Tarai region.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Bhupendra Kunwar
Alaknanda River
Alaknanda River

The Alaknanda River flowing in Uttarakhand is one of the two head-streams of holy river Ganga. The source of Alaknanda River is the confluence of Sato

Bhagirathi River
Bhagirathi River

The Bhagirathi River is a Himalayan River which flows in Uttarakhand state. It is one of the two headstreams of the pious Ganga River. This river has

Bhilangna River
Bhilangna River

Bhilangna River in Uttarakhand India is a major tributary of Bhagirathi River, which is the source-stream of Ganga River. The length of this river is

Dhauliganga River – Garhwal
Dhauliganga River – Garhwal

Dhauliganga also known as Dhauli River is one of the six source streams, of the holy Ganga River. The Dhauliganga in the Garhwal division of Uttarakha

Dhauliganga River – Kumaon
Dhauliganga River – Kumaon

In the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand, the Dhauliganga River originates from Govan Khana Himani and exists at Tawadhar. Dhauliganga of Kumaon is

Ganga River
Ganga River

The Ganga River also referred to as the Ganges emerges from Devprayag and exists at Haridwar, in Uttarakhand. The source of Ganga River is Gangot

Gaula River
Gaula River

The Gaula River is a Himalayan river which flows in India. The source of this river is Paharpani and the end point is Kichchha. The length of this riv

Gori Ganga River
Gori Ganga River

Gori Ganga also referred to as Ghori Ganga and Gori Gad is a river in the Munsiyari tehsil of Pithoragarh district, in Uttarakhand. The source of Gori

Kali River
Kali River

The Kali River also known as “Sharda River”, “Kutiyangdi” or “Mahakali River” is a Himalayan river, which flows through Uttarakhand. The t

Kosi River
Kosi River

Kosi is a Himalayan river which originates from Dharpani Dhar (2,500 m) in Baramandal region of Almora district in Kumaon, Uttarakhand.  Aft

Mandakini River
Mandakini River

Mandakini River emerges from Chorabari Glacier near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, India. This river is a tributary of Alaknanda River and is fed by Vasuki

Nandakini River
Nandakini River

Nandakini is one of the five tributaries of the holy Ganga River. The mighty river originates from Nanda Ghunghati and exists at Nandprayag. 

Nayar River – Eastern
Nayar River – Eastern

Nayar River (eastern) is a tributary of holy Ganga River. It emerges from Dudhatoli ranges of Garhwal in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. The length of

Nayar River – Western
Nayar River – Western

Like eastern Nayar, western Nayar River also originates from Dudhatoli ranges of Garhwal in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Western Nayar is also known

Pindar River
Pindar River

Pindar River also known as Pindari River is a Himalayan river, which emerges from Pindari Glacier in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. The river has

Ramganga River- Eastern
Ramganga River- Eastern

Namik Glacier situated in the south-east of Nandakot peak is the source of eastern Ramganga River. Like Gaumukh for Ganga in Gangotri glacie

Ramganga – Western
Ramganga – Western

Ramganga West River emerges from Dudhatoli ranges in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The length of Ramganga River is 155 km and the catchment a

Saryu River
Saryu River

Saryu (Sarju) is a Himalayan river which flow in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The source of this river is Sarmool and the end point is Pancheshwa

Tons River
Tons River

Tons River is a major perennial Himalayan river which flows through Garhwal division of Uttarakhand and touches Himachal Pradesh. It is the largest tr

Yamuna River
Yamuna River

The Yamuna is a sacred river of India according, to Hindu mythology. Yamuna River also known as Jamuna originates from Yamunotri Glacier, perched at a

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