We know that Punjab is the state which is known as the land of five rivers and Sutlej is one of the five rivers which flow through Punjab. It is also a transboundary river that flows through China, India and Pakistan. Sutlej River is also described in the epic Mahabharata where it is named Satadree which means red river. Sutlej River rises from the Himalayas and in the areas of Himachal Pradesh for 470 km and flows to the west of Indian Punjab.
On the reverse side of the Punjab state of India, a small portion of Panchkula district in Haryana is also a part of Sutlej river basin area. Sutlej is also a tributary of the River Indus which is one of the oldest rivers flowing through India, China and Pakistan.
Ten Lines on Sutlej River in English
10 Lines on Sutlej River – Set 1
1) Sutlej or Satluj River is one of the tributaries of Indus River.
2) Sutlej River is the longest of the five rivers which flows in the Punjab region.
3) The total length of Sutlej River is 1500 km covering China, India and Pakistan.
4) Sutlej is the transboundary river that flows into India as well as Pakistan.
5) The source of Sutlej River is located west of Lake Rakshastal in Tibet.
6) Sutlej River flows generally to west and passes through the Himalayas and enters Punjab.
7) The route through which Sutlej River flows in India are Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
8) Sutlej River flows from “Langqen Zangbo” to “Shipki La” Pass and enters in India.
9) It moves slightly to south-west to meet Beas River in Firozpur district of Punjab.
10) Continuing the flow, the river enters Pakistan at about 15 km east of Kasur district.
10 Lines on Sutlej River – Set 2
1) The Sutlej River is one of the rivers of the Indus River System.
2) The river is longest among all those.
3) It originates from the catchment area of Rakshastal in Tibet.
4) It flows from the Tibetian region with the name of Langqên Zangbo and enters India from Himachal Pradesh.
5) It has been mentioned in the Adi Parva of Mahabharta.
6) It is believed that this river was an important tributary of Sarasvati River.
7) The Upper Sutlej Valley was known as the Garuda by ancient civilization of Western Tibet.
8) Maharaja Ranjit Singh formed his Sikh Empire on the Western Banks of the river.
9) Earlier this river was known to be Shutudri or Zaradros river.
10) It remains dry most of the time because of the channels it is connected to.
10 Lines on Sutlej River – Set 3
1) The river covers 50% of Himachal Pradesh hydroelectric power capacity.
2) It is also called Red River.
3) India and Pakistan shares Indus Water according to the Indus Water Treaty.
4) Tattapani is one of the famous spots of tourist attractions.
5) One of India’s highest dams Bhakra Nangal is built over this River.
6) The river offers hot water springs on the right banks of it.
7) Those who have complaints of Arthritis, skin infections and tiredness are advised to take bath here.
8) The river was discovered by Russian and German groups.
9) A valley project was offered by Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abassi in 1921.
10) The river merges with Chenab River near Alipur City, Pakistan.
10 Lines on Sutlej River – Set 4
1) Sutlej River is the longest among the five rivers which flows from the region of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and go to Pakistan.
2) The other names by which Sutlej River is known as are “Shatdrum” or “Satadree” in Sanskrit and “Shatarudra” as called by the Gorkhalis.
3) Sutlej River is located in the north of the “Vindhya” range, south of the “Hindukush” mountain range and east of central “Suleiman” range in Pakistan.
4) Sutlej River is also known as the Red River and it is the easternmost and largest tributary of the Indus River which it joins from the left side.
5) The upper course of Sutlej River flows through a broad valley that separates the great Himalayas from the mount Kailash and Ladakh range.
6) After the upper course, the current of Sutlej becomes strong and flows in a narrow zone and divides the great Himalayas and its southern part.
7) After entering Rupar district, Sutlej flows into the plain of Punjab where rivers Beas and Chenab flows from the right side.
8) The river basin area of Sutlej River is extended to the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Haryana.
9) There are many hydroelectric projects installed on Sutlej, be it 1000 MW of Bhakra Dam, 1000 MW of Karcham Wangtoo Dam or 1530 MW of Nathpa Jhakhri Dam.
10) Sutlej River is one of the three rivers out of six which is allocated to India under the “Indus Water Treaty” between India and Pakistan.
There are many irrigation canals constructed on Sutlej River, they are on Dipalpur, Pakpattan, Panjnad, Sirhind and Bikaner canals. At the time of floods these canals carry 100 to 300 cubic metre of water per second. The region of south and east of Sutlej River is dry. The major cities on the banks of Sutlej River are Nangal and Phillaur in India and Bahawalpur in Pakistan. The important tributaries of Sutlej River are Spiti, Bapsa, Soan and Nogli Khad rivers.