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Jhelum River



The River Jhelum was called by the name Vitista in the ancient times and is mentioned in RigVeda. In that period only the river Jhelum was considered as one of the major river. This river was regarded as the god of ancient Greeks.
The River Jhelum originates from a spring at Verinag, located at the foot of the Pir Panjal which is in the south eastern part of valley of Kashmir. This river goes to Srinagar after its origination and then after it proceeds towards Pakistan.

River Jhelum is a tributary of River Indus and is the largest of the five rivers of Punjab. River Jhelum is having a total length of about 480 Miles (774 Kilometers).

It is said that Alexander the Great and his army crossed the Jhelum in 326 BC at the Battle of the Hydaspes River where he defeated the Indian king, Porus.

The Jhelum River at Srinagar is a popular tourist spots.
 
 
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