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Lohit River

Lohit River enters India near the easternmost inhabited tip, at a place called Kibithu. Lohit is a medium volume, continuous river in its upper alpine reaches and becomes pool drop towards the confluence with the Brahmaputra . Arunachal Pradesh is bisected by the Lohit River and a number of smaller streams.

Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh derives its name from Lohit, one of its principal rivers. The Brahmaputra is the confluence of Siang and Lohit Rivers of Arunachal Pradesh. The river finds its mention in ancient Indian literature. Lohit River is associated with the legend of Parasuram. It is home to two main sport fish locally known as the katli and jhungha and in some places, brown trout and mahseer can also be found. Various river trips like rafting, canoeing and kayaking are carried out in this river.

Updated on 14th July, 2005


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