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The Parvati River is a major tributary of the well-known river Beas. When the two meet, the Parvati River is double the stream size of the Beas. The diverse forests across Parvati River makes Parvati valley picturesque. The river Parvati shapes Malana and Manikaran regions. The river covers 150 km and collect waters from Malana and several other glacial streams.
The river is fed by the melting glaciers and by the South West monsoons too. The river is very well known for it carries silver ore in the river sand. This is the reason why the valley gets the name Rupi valley. There are also several cascades in the area.
The river has a hydro power plant constructed on its waters for it has vast potential. The geothermal springs on the river banks exist at Kirganga and Manikaran.
The banks of the river are a perfect camping spot for families. Many people come to enjoy the sun during the day. Parvati River is ideal for angling. The river is full of trout fish. At Kasol, one can even take part in white water rafting. For adventure lovers, this place is no less then heaven.
The river rises from the glacier through Man Talai near the pass of Pin Parbat. Thereafter, it flows south-east to a direction in the north-west till it reaches Manikaran. Here, it changes its course and takes a turn towards the south-west. The river further flow downwards and meets the Beas River close to Bhuntar.
Many tributaries of the river join with the mainstream. The streams of Tos, Dibibokori and Tichi feed this river along with many other tributaries. Near Gwachha, the river makes way through a gorge with a depth of 30 meters. Just before this gorge, it is joined by the Tosnala on the right bank. The Tos tributary supplies debris to the river when they meet. This is the reason why the Parvati River’s right bank has more deposits. After exiting the deep gorge, the river is further joined by Garthi, Gechu and Jigrai streams.