Mythical Origin of the Ton River
It is said that the Ton river has its origin linked with a legend with a tiny village known as Mori. The Mori village is situated in the banks of Ton river in the district of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. The localities of Mori are followers of the Kauravas. A belief is held that when the Kauravas had been defeated by the Pandavas, the people of valley wept non stop. Hence, the Ton river is a creation of unstoppable tears of the people.
Tributaries of the Ton River
The Pabbar river happens to be a tributary of the Ton river which has its connection from the western regions. The Pabbar River is a westernmost river which drains east towards the Ganga. The next comes the Sutlej river which is an easternmost river that drains west towards the Indus. The Asan River is another tributary of the Ton river that is named after the great Ton river itself. It happens to be a confluence of the two small systems of the river, one comprises the streams flowing towards southwards from the range of the Himalayas running from Vikas nagara to the Tehri and the other comprises of the streams flowing north-westwards from the hills of lower Shiwalik.
Course of Ton River
The minisomer Tons stands because of the river originating directly from the Missouri hills and flowing downwards through the cave of Robber, Tapkeshwar Mahadev and Bijapur Canal before it emerges into a broad valley behind the IMA. The river gets a substantial amount of water from various streams flowing towards south from the slopes of Himalaya. Later to that, it turns towards west beyond the locality of the Premnagar to finally unite with the streams from the lower Shiwaliks and towards the Yamuna that joins near the Poanta Sahib.
Towns situated near Tons River
Few towns are existing nearby the Tons river. They are:
Activities in Tons River
The tempestuous river also offers adventurous sports like Kayaking, white river rafting, body surfing and so on. Along with the almighty Ganges, the Tons river has developed as a major destination for such adventurous water-based activities enthusiasts. The White water rafting in the Uttrakhand is a well known one. There is an also available option for staying at the Janusar Bawar region which is on the banks of the river and there are opportunities for grade four rafting. The suitable season for the sport is till July.