About Uhl River

Uhl river originates from the Thamsar glacier which is situated in the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas and flows through the Uhl valley passing Bada Gran and Barot village. Uhl river is the water basin of the Beas river. Uhl river is also known as Tiun Nala and the Uhl valley is also famous as Chohar valley. After crossing the Chohar valley, Uhl river meets the Beas river 5 km downstream from Pandoh.

Historical Aspect

The hydroelectric projects oh Uhl river have been divided in three stages.

  • The Shanan Power House or UHL stage-I which is one of the oldest hydel power projects.
  • Bassi is situated at the bottom of Chapprot hill and Bassi Power House (66 MW) or UHL stage-II comes into existence and is the cheapest producer of hydro-elctricity.
  • Uhl Stage III (100 MW), was launched at village Chulla near Tullah with two reservoir, first near the Machhyal Lake and second at Raktal village near Chulla which is currently under progress.

River Course

Uhl originates from the Thamsar Glacier in higher Dhauladhar range. Uhl reaches Palachak, where a tributary joins it from the right bank. 18 km downstream at Barot, Uhl is joined by Lumba Dugh from the left bank. Lumba Dugh also flows along the Luhrdi before merging Uhl.

At a Glance

  • 31°30′N 78°11′E
  • China, India
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Kinnaur
  • 175 Km
  • Sutlej River