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Chenab River

Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh
Chandra River Valley, Bhaga River Valley And Chandrabhaga River Valley
Sindhu
Three Major Parts Of the Lahaul Region

Chandra River is one of the two rivers; the other one is Bhaga, which merges to form the Chenab in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh. The chenab river rises in the Himalayan Ranges of Kashmir and flows through the plains of the Punjab, forming the boundary between the Rechna and the Jech Doabs.  Its joins the Jhelum river at uch sharif to form Panjnad, a cributary of the Indus.  The total length of the chenab is approximately 960 kilometeres.

The River was known to Indians in vedic period as Asikni and the Greeks as the Acesines.  In 325, Alexender the Great founded the town of Alexender (Present day Uch) at the confluence of the chenab and Sutlej Rivers.  It rises in the snows lying at the base of the main Himalayan range in the Lahaul and Spiti district. The picturesque lake of Chandra Tal forms at this rivers source site. Both Chandra and Bhaga rivers meet at Tandi forming Chandrabhaga or Chenab, which flows northeast. It passes at Raoli, the last village of Lahaul, into Chamba district. Also known as Pattan Valley, the area beyond Thirot is called Chamba-Lahaul because of the of the Chamba supremacy in the past.

Energy Source of the Himalayan Region

The valley area of Chndrabhaga in Lahau region is about 777-sq-kms. The soil and the people of this area are considered to be the richest in the region. Main villages over here include Tholand, Shasha, Lote, Jahlman, Thirot and Udaipur.

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