Dhauliganga River


Dhauliganga River
The Dhauliganga river tumbling in to meet the Alaknanda River at Vishnuprayag in the Garhwal Himalayas.

The Dhauliganga is one of the six source streams of the Ganges river. It meets the Alaknanda River at Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand.

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The 82 km (51 mi)-long Dhauliganga rises at an altitude of 5,070 m (16,630 ft) in the Niti Pass in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, and subsequently flows through Darma valley. At Raini, 25 km (16 mi) from Joshimath, it is joined by the Rishi Ganga river. The Dhauliganga ends at Vishnuprayag, when it runs into the Alaknanda River. Tapovan, known for its hot sulfur springgs, is situated on the banks of the river.[1]

References

  1. ^ [1] Himalayan rivers, lakes, and glaciers By Sharad Singh Negi

Coordinates: 29°58′N 80°37′E / 29.967°N 80.617°E / 29.967; 80.617



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