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Sutlej Valley

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.

sutlej-valleyVillages 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.

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