Location of Sutlej Valley :
Sutlej river also known as the Satluj, rises on the southern slopes of the
holiest Kailash mountains, near the Mansarovar lake. It is the longest of
five rivers of Punjab. Meandering through the Himalayas, Sutlej flows across
the Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in India and then across the Punjab province
of Pakistan in the south west direction. It joins the River Chenab in
Pakistan to form Panjnad, the main link between the five rivers and the
Indus. Shipki La in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh is the entry point
of the Sutlej in India.
around Sutlej Valley :
In the course of time number of villages and towns have been established on
the bank of Sutlej. Beholpur, Machhiwara, and Koom Kalan are some of them.
Sutlej is the prime witness of all the changes in the environment. The
valley has experienced the west ward drift during the recent years. The
Sutlej water is extensively used for the purpose of irrigation. When the
snow melts in the summer season, its water swells and swills with the
abundance of icy water that is ideal for irrigating the fields. The sutlej
enters the Gobing Sagar Lake along with the Beas river where its water is
used by the Bhakra Nangal Hydel project.
Wildlife and Buddhist Monasteries in Sutlej Valley :
The valley is surrounded with the rocky hills and snowy peaks. The scenic
beauty of the Valley provides the excellent opportunity to indulge in the
eco travel. On the Sutlej India tour, tourists can visit the Buddhist
Monastery of Tashigang Gompa, located at the confluence of the Sutlej and
Spiti rivers. The monastery presents the lovely interiors and provides the
finest example of the Buddhists art and culture. If you are an wildlife
enthusiast you can check out India's largest Bird Sanctuary- Harike Bird
Sanctuary at the conflux of the river Sutlej and Beas near the town of
Hauike. The Sanctuary provides shelter to number of migratory birds. The
bird commonly found in the sanctuary are Yellow Eyed Pigeon, Tufted Duck,
Yellow clowned Woodpecker, Watercock, White rumped vulture and many more.
Apart from that you may also spot here Smooth Indian Otter, Jungle Cat,
Jackal, Indian Wild Boar and the Common Mongoose.
Sutlej Valley Nature Tourism :
Sutlej is the life time experience for the travellers coming from all
around the world. Tourists can indulge in the nature walk, Every step you
will take here will be richly rewarded. Climb upto the highest Thanedar Hill
and enjoy the panoramic view of the river sutlej 6,000 feet below. The
region is incredibly peaceful. Venture around in the apple orchards and
mustard fields. You may stop at any of the tea shops and enchant with the
local tribes of the area. The Valley provides the spectacular view of the
Srikhand Mahadev range on the eastern bank. The range is studded with
numerous small peaks and glaciers beautified with the alpine flowers. The
Rupi-Bhabha Wildlife Sanctuary is located here.
Sutlej Valley Adventure Activities :
Sutlej is the great
rivers for the rafters and kayakers, which makes it the perfect holiday
destination for the adventure enthusiast. The area also provides the
adventurous trekking routes through the pristine villages, mountain peaks,
and forests. There are many Government rest houses and private farm houses
which provides the excellent accommodation for the tourists.