(Last Updated on : 13/06/2017)
Tributaries of Indus River are the sub divisions of Indus River
. Indus River is located in three different countries namely, Pakistan, India and China. Indus is a misnomer for Sindh Nadi, also known as the Sindhu in Sanskrit
. The Indus River system is probably the first river
system in India giving birth to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization
. Therefore, Indus River is embedded in the history of India
and has given the country its name. Tributaries of Indus River are several, out of which five tributaries namely, Jhelum River, Chenab River, Ravi River, Beas River and Sutlej River are known as rivers of Punjab. The name Punjab is based on these five rivers. Some of the tributaries of Indus River are described below.
is one of the five rivers traversing the Indian state
. This tributary flows for a length of about 450 miles (725 kilometers). The river starts its journey from Verinag Spring
at the foot of the Pir Panjal Range
in the south eastern part of the valley of Kashmir
. Chenab River
forms the mouth of Jhelum.
Chenab River is the result of the merging of the Chandra River and the Bhaga River. In the upper plains of Himachal Pradesh
, it is also known as Chandrabhaga. The river has a length of approximately 960 km (597 mi). Its source is the Bara Lacha Pass
. Chenab River joins Sutlej River to form Panjnad River.
flows in India and Pakistan. The river has a length of about 720 km (450 mi). The source of the river is Chamba district
of Himachal Pradesh and its mouth is Chenab River.
has a length of about 470 km (292 mi). Its source is Beas Kund in Himachal Pradesh and its mouth is Sutlej River.
was known as Shatadru in the Vedic period
. It is the longest of the four rivers namely, Jhelum River, Chenab River, Ravi River and Beas River. It flows through Punjab in northern India
as well as Pakistan. The river has an approximate length of 1,500 km (932 mi). Its source is Lake Rakshastal. The river meets Chenab River to form the Panjnad River.
Gilgit River, Hunza River, Astor River, Gomal River, Kabul River, Shigar River, Kunar River and Ghizar River flow in countries outside India like Pakistan.
Other Tributaries of Indus River
Some of the other tributaries of Indus River are Shyak River, Balram River and Panjnad River.