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Beas River

Beas River, an important river of the Indus River System, emerges from a cavern at the Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh. On the right of the Rohtang pass lies the source of the river Beas which is also known as Beas Rishi and to the south lies another source known as Beas Kund. These mountain streams meet at Palachan village, 10 km north of Manali and joins with the river Beas. Before the Beas River falls into the Arabian Sea it flows through Punjab and Pakistan. The river before entering Pakistan merges with the Sutlej River at Hari Ka Patan in Ferozpore district of Punjab. The total length of this river is 460 km and the river covers 256 km through Himachal Pradesh.

The Beas River was formerly known as Arjiki in vedic and the Sanskrit name is Vipasa. Its main tributaries are the Parbati, the Spin and Malana nala in the east; and the Solang, the Manalsu, the Sujoin, the Phojal, and the Sarvati streams in the west. The tourist resort of Manali is situated on the right banks of the river Beas.

Updated on 3rd August, 2015


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