December 21, 2009

Beauty of River Chenab

I have tried to capture the beauty of Chenab river through my camera  during my last trip to our home down in Doda , a district in Jammu & Kashmir. Chenab is also  known as “Chandra Bhaga”  the two streams confluence at Tandi in the higher reaches of Himalayas. It comes through a highly treacherous , zigzag  and violent journey  of mountainous regions of Paddar, Dacchan,Marwah valleys of Kishtwar paving its way to the plains of Jammu and Punjab and finally entering into Pakistan. The water is so pure, green in color and medicinal , people living on its bank take dip in the river  on any of the auspicious occasion. The first successful expedition on ferocious river led by  famous rafter Ken Warren in 1988 . In his own words “We had managed to run this turbulent river successfully. The river goddess had answered our prayers. It was a great and wonderful day for everyone who had helped to make the expedition a success. Elated, euphoric in our achievement, we made plans for our next river run. “I think India could one day become the white water rafting capital of the world” . The current Government in Jammu & Kashmir is making plans to promote Adventure Tourism in the state and primarily focusing on Chenab rafting.

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                                                              Ken’s Chenab Expedition


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