Key Facts about Tons River

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Overview:

Two people recently drowned in the Tons River while bathing in UP’s Ballia.

About Tons River

  • It is the largest and most important tributary of the Yamuna.
  • It is one of the most perennial rivers emerging from the Himalayas
  • Course:
    • Tons River originates at a height of 6,315 metres from the Bandarpunch Mountain in Uttarakhand.
    • It flows through the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and touches Himachal Pradesh.
    • Surging from that great height, the glacier-fed river’s course ends when it meets the Yamuna River.
    • It joins Yamuna near Kalsi in the Dehradun district, Uttarakhand. 
    • It has a length of about 200 km.
    • Along the way, the river cuts through deep gorges, tranquil valleys, and dense forests.
  • Tons, even being a tributary, contribute more water than Yamuna itself possesses at the point of meeting. 
  • Tributaries: The Pabbar and Asan rivers are the main tributaries of the Tons River.
  • The Tons Valley is also culturally significant, inhabited by indigenous communities like the Jaunsari and Bhotiya tribes, who have their own unique traditions, dialects, and lifestyles.

Q1: Which are the major tributaries of the Yamuna River?

The important tributaries of the Yamuna River are Tons, Chambal, Hindon, Betwa and Ken. Other small tributaries of the Yamuna River include the Giri, Sind, Uttangan, Sengar and the Rind.

Source: Two people drown in Tons River while bathing in UP’s Ballia