The longest tributary of River Indus, Sutlej cuts through the toughest Himalayan terrain before entering into the plains and passing over to Pakistan. It makes a long journey from the Tibetan Himalayas in Lake La’nga at an elevation of 15,000 feet. So, we decided to take a closer look at the river and compiled a list of 15 amazing facts about Sutlej that will tickle your imagination.
About one-third of this distance is in Pakistan.
It enters Tibet at Lowangko, close to Lake Rakshastal.
The Kol Dam, Nathpa Jhakri and Baspa are some of the prominent projects across Sutlej.
All the three rivers finally merge into Indus.
According to historians, its valley was called Garuda valley. You can still see the ruins of the famous Kyunglung Palace here.
They used it to transport logs of deodar from one location to another. Seen below is the river passing through Rampur in Himachal Pradesh.
When the snow melts on the Mandata mountains, it flows down to the Mansarovar Lake.
The tectonic activity of 2500 BC period is believed to have changed its flow.