Veshaw River

The Veshaw River or Nallah Veshaw is a major tributary to the River Jhelum located in Kulgam District in the Kashmir Valley in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. It originates in the Pir Panjal Range and forms a waterfall at Aharbal.[1]

In year 2014 flash floods, Veshaw Nallah washed away various residential houses in villages Laisoo,Ardigatno, Gund Kelam Kulgam etc. Also hundreds of square kannals(area) of horticultural as well as agricultural land washed away in Village Laisoo Kulgam.The Veshaw Nallah is considered one of the dangerous tributary of Jehlum River because fast flow and frequent flash floods.

Veshaw River
Waterfall of Aharbal
StateJammu and Kashmir
RegionKashmir Valley
Physical characteristics
Source33°30′44″N 74°46′08″E / 33.512287°N 74.768780°ECoordinates: 33°30′44″N 74°46′08″E / 33.512287°N 74.768780°E
 ⁃ locationKausar Nag
 ⁃ elevation3,500 m (11,500 ft)
Mouth33°49′05″N 75°03′58″E / 33.818°N 75.066°E
 ⁃ location
Rambi Ara near Sangam
 ⁃ elevation
1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Basin features
 ⁃ leftRambi Ara
 ⁃ rightJhelum River


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Kausar Nag

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Kausar Nag or Kausarnag (sometimes alternatively spelled as Konsarnag), is a high-altitude oligotrophic lake located in the Pir Panjal Range in the Kulgam District's Noorabad of Kashmir.The lake is roughly 2 miles long and half a mile at the widest point. The trek to Kausarnag is via the famous waterfall of Aharbal. The lake is located in a valley that is surrounded by peaks on all sides with elevation in excess of 4000 metres above sea level.Kausar nag has an elevation of 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level.

Kulgam district

Kulgam District is a district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir of India. The name is from Sanskrit, kul for 'clan' and gram for 'village'. The district contains the block, tehsil and town of Kulgam.

Rambi Ara

Rambi Ara is a river and tributary to the River Jhelum located in Shopian District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It joins the Veshaw River near Sangam in Anantnag District before the confluence finally meets the Jhelum. The Rambi Ara originates in the Pir Panjal Range and has two major tributaries. The Rambi Ara is known for fluctuating water levels and is often affected by flash floods.


Reshnagri is a village located in Shopian district of Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Reshnagri is the combination of two Sanskrit words "Resh" (priest) and "nagri" (land) which means the land of priests. Its headquarters are located in Shopian which is 10 km away from the village. Reshnagri is situated on the banks of Veshaw River which comes under south-western part of Kashmir Valley.

Rivers of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has many lakes, rivers, and glaciers. Significant rivers that flow through Jammu & Kashmir from the Himalayas are Jhelum, Chenab, Sutlej, Ravi and Indus. These river basins are located at a higher elevation facilitating huge hydro power potential. Major lakes include Manasbal Lake, Dal Lake,Wular Lake, Nageen Lake, Pangong, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar, Spanggur Tso. There are around 1230 water bodies in Jammu & Kashmir.


Yaripora or "Yari Pora" is the second largest town by area and fourth least populous area of Kulgam district located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Its headquarters are located in Kulgam which is 12.8 KM away from the main town of Yaripora. Most of its area is situated on the banks of Veshaw River which comes under the Pir Panjal Range. Yaripora town has two electoral wards, where 2205 householders are residing, of which 6,043 are males and 6,080 are females, reported by the 2011 Census of India.

Hill stations
Mughal gardens
See also
Dams, Barrages
Hydrography of surrounding areas


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