Sutlej river, earlier spelled as Satluj river is the longest of the 5 rivers of Punjab in northern India and Pakistan. It is north of the Vindhya Range, south of the Hindu Kush, and last of the central market range in Pakistan. Sutlej river is also recognized as Satadree and is addressed as Shatarudra by the Gorkhalis.
Sutlej river is the longest of the other tributaries of the Indus River. It originates from the north slope of the Himalayan region in Lake La’nga in southwestern Tibet at an altitude of approximately 4600 meters. Further, the Sutlej river enters Himachal at Shipkiat at an elevation of 6,608 meters and babbles towards the southwestern direction from Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Solan, Mandi, and Bilaspur districts. The course of Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh is about 320km and it leaves Himachal Pradesh to enter the plains of Punjab at Bhakhra, the place where the world’s highest gravity dam is situated.