Kali Gad River

  • Kali Gad River or Kali Ganga River rises in high glaciers of the snow-covered region of trans-Himalayas.
  • It is also known as the Mahakali, Kutiyangdi, and Sarda.
  • It flows through Uttarakhand.
  • It joins the Ghaghra River, which is a tributary of the Ganga River.
  • It forms the boundary between Nepal and Kumaon.
  • It is known as the Sarda or Chauka after it reaches the plains near Tanakpur.

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Yamuna River

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It originates from the Yamunotri glacier on the Bandarpunch Peak in Garhwal in Uttarakhand.

It enters the plains near Tajewala.

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Alaknanda joins it at Devaprayag.

Pindar River joins it at Karan Prayag and Mandakini or Kali Ganga at Rudra Prayag.

The combined waters of the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda flow in the name of the Ganga, below Devprayag.

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Godavari River is the largest peninsular river system in India.

It is held in reverence as ‘Vridha Ganga’ or ‘Dakshina Ganga’.

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