Which of the following rivers does NOT originate in India?

By Sukrati Saxena|Updated : August 24th, 2022

If you have been asked “Which of the following rivers does NOT originate in India?” and you have been given 4 options out of which you have to choose one. For example, the four options could be Beas, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej . So, which one is the correct option? Let us discuss the answer to this question. The correct answer is Sutlej. Sutlej is a river that does not originate in India. Sutlej originates in Tibet. The other three rivers originate in India. Beas originates in Himachal Pradesh, Chenab originates in Lahual valley, Himachal Pradesh, and Ravi originates in Multhan tehsil in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. Sutlej is a river that originated in Western Tibet. The Sutlej River is 1,450 km long.

Answer: The Sutlej river does not originate in India.

Sutlej is the longest river among the five tributaries of the Indus River. It is the main river in Punjab among the five rivers that mainly flow in Punjab. The Sutlej rises from southwestern Tibet. It rises at the north slope of the Himalayas in Lake Langa at about an elevation of above 15,000. The river flows northwestward and then enters west-southwestward through the Himalayas. The rivers first enter India through Himachal Pradesh and then by crossing this Indian state it flows further through Punjab. In Punjab, it resides near Nangal. The river is the main source of Bhakra Nangal Dam in India. Sutlej then enters Pakistan after India. 

Summary: 

Which of the following rivers does NOT originate in India?

The Sutlej river does not originate in India. Sutlej originates from Manasarovar-Rakas Lakes in Western Tibet. The other three rivers Beas, Chenab, and Ravi originate in India. The Beas and Chenab, Ravi originates in Himachal Pradesh, India. The Sutlej rises from southwestern Tibet at the north slope of the Himalayas in Lake Langa at about an elevation of above 15,000. 

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