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The Lohit River
Lohit River
or Zayü River is a river in India
India
and China. It is a tributary to the Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra
River. The river rises in eastern Tibet, in the Kangri Garpo
Kangri Garpo
range, where it is known as the Zayü River (Chinese: 察隅河; pinyin: Cháyú Hé). It descends through this mountainous region and surges through Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
in India
India
for 200 kilometres (120 mi) before entering the plains of Assam
Assam
where it is known as the Lohit River. Tempestuous and turbulent, and known as the river of blood partly attributable to the lateritic soil, it flows through the Mishmi Hills, to meet the Siang (Brahmaputra) at the head of the Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra
valley. Thickly forested for the most part, alpine vegetation gives way to subtropical forests, and then to some of the densest tropical jungles in all of India. Rhododendrons bloom in many hues in the upper reaches, orchids reveal themselves in the lower groves. This is indeed a treasure house of medicinal plant and herbs, and the home of Mishmi teeta, the coptis plant, prized the world over for its medicinal properties. The Mishmis hold sway in the hills. In the plains are the Khamptis and the Singphos, fervent Buddhists and migrants from across he Patkai hills from Burma. As the Lohit journeys through, Tibetan theology gives way to animist belief, in turn replaced by Theravada Buddhism and then by Hindu temples. This region experiences a mix of many cultures near the tripoint between Tibet, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The Lohit river comes into India
India
from China
China
and flows near India's eastern most inhabited tip, at a place called Kibithu. The Indian Army uses this river for various expeditions and training.

Contents

1 River rafting 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

River rafting[edit] There have been very few raft expeditions on the Lohit River. It is a medium volume continuous Class 4+/5 river in its upper alpine reaches and becomes pool drop towards the latter end of the trip. Rafting was first started in February 1994 by the Indian Army
Indian Army
and the first successful kayak descent of the river in December 2003. Parshuram Kund, a Hindu pilgrimage is situated on the lower reaches of Lohit. Over 70,000 devotees and sadhus take holy dip its water each year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in the month of January.[1][2] See also[edit]

Bhupen Hazarika Bridge

References[edit]

^ "70,000 devotees take holy dip in Parshuram Kund". Indian Express. Jan 18, 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-29.  ^ " Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
planning to promote tourism at Parsuram Kund". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 

External links[edit]

Report Assam
Assam
Floods 16 Jun 2006 - Lohit

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Coordinates: 27°48′N 95°28′E / 27.800°N 95.467°E / 27.800; 95.467

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