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Parvati river

1st July, 2024 Geography

Parvati river

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Context: Tourists washed away in Parvati river near Himachal’s Manikaran.

Parvati River

It is a river in the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, northern India that flows into the Beas River at Bhuntar, some 10 km south of Kullu.

The river valley has been a route to various places: Lahul across the Sara Umga La pass, Spitiacross the famous Pin Parbati Pass, and the recently discovered (1995) Debsa Pass.

Origin: Man Talai Glacier below the Pin Parbati Pass

Mouth: Beas River

Bridges: Parvati River Bridge

Length: 80 km

Important Town: Manikaran




Q)  Consider the following statements regarding the Parvati River in Himachal Pradesh:

  1. The Parvati River originates from the Man Talai Glacier located below the Pin Parbati Pass.
  2. It flows into the Beas River near the town of Bhuntar, approximately 10 km south of Kullu.
  3. The Parvati Valley has historically served as a route to Lahul via the Sara Umga La pass and to Spiti via the Pin Parbati Pass.
  4. The Parvati River is spanned by the Parvati River Bridge, a vital infrastructure linking Manikaran to Kullu.


A) Statements 1, 2, and 3 are correct.

B) Statements 2, 3, and 4 are correct.

C) Statements 3 and 4 are correct.

D) All statements 1, 2, 3, and 4 are correct.

Answer: B) Statements 2, 3, and 4 are correct.