The Ravi River
is a river in India and Pakistan. It is one of the five rivers which
give Punjab its name. The Ravi was known as Parushni or Iravati to
Indians in Vedic times and Hydraotes to the Ancient Greeks. It
originates in the Himalayas in the
Chamba district of
Himachal Pradesh following a
north-westerly course. It turns to the south-west, near Dalhousie, and
then cuts a gorge in the
Dhaula Dhar range entering the Punjab
plain near Madhopur. It then flows along the Indo-Pakistan border for
some distance before entering Pakistan and joining the Chenab river.
The total length of the river is about 720 km. The waters of the Ravi
river are allocated to
India under the Indus Waters Treaty
India and Pakistan.