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Tawi is a river that flows through the city of Jammu. Tawi river is considered sacred and holy, as is the case with most rivers in India. Tawi river originates from the lap of Kailash Kund glacier and adjoining area southwest of Bhadarwah in Doda district.

The flow of water in the river has been decreasing in recent years as the source glacier (Kailash Kund glacier) has been retreating. It is a belief of the Hindus of Jammu city that the river was brought to Jammu by ‘Raja Pehar Devta’ to cure his father and was given the throne of Jammu City and was declared as ‘Raja’, i.

The length of Tawi river is about 141 km (88 mi). The river in general flows through steep hills on either side excepting the lower reach for about 35 km (22 mi).

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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand

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After traversing Jammu city, the river crosses into Pakistan’s Punjab and joins Chenab river. Tawi is a major left bank tributary of river Chenab. Tawi river transverses through and divides Jammu city in two parts. The old Jammu town is located on the hill overlooking river Tawi.

Four bridges have been built over Tawi river in Jammu city: Two join Gumat with Vikram Chowk and the other connects Gujjar Nagar with Bahu fort area, the third joins Bhagwati Nagar with Ratnuchak.

Photos Courtesy of Ricardo Canton.