Lidder River

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Lidder River
لدر ندی
Liddar River
Lidder River 1.jpg
Lidder River near Lidderwat
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
Region Kashmir Valley
District Anantnag
Source 34°09′29″N 75°18′34″E / 34.158136°N 75.309373°E / 34.158136; 75.309373Coordinates: 34°09′29″N 75°18′34″E / 34.158136°N 75.309373°E / 34.158136; 75.309373
 - location Kolhoi Glacier
 - elevation 4,653 m (15,266 ft)
Mouth 33°45′10″N 75°07′54″E / 33.752841°N 75.131652°E / 33.752841; 75.131652
 - location Jehlum river at Gurnar Khanabal
 - elevation 1,615 m (5,299 ft)
Length 73 km (45 mi)
 - average 206 m3/s (7,275 cu ft/s)

Lidder or Liddar is a 73 kilometres (45 mi) long river in the Kashmir region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It originates from the Kolhoi Glacier and joins the Jehlum River at Gurnar Khanabal at an altitude of 1,615 metres (5,299 ft).[1][2]


Lidder river originates from Kolhoi Glacier near Sonamarg and gives rise to Lidder Valley. It runs southwards through the alpine meadows of Lidderwat in region of Aru, from which it got its name. It covers 30 kilometres (19 mi) before reaching Pahalgam where it the major tributary of East Lidder from Sheshnag Lake. It then runs westwards until it meets the Jehlum River at Gurnar Khanabal near Anantnag. It has crystal blueish water and Pahalgam is situated in the center of Lidder Valley.[3]


The waters of the river are mainly used for irrigation purpose through different canals and drinking through water treatment plants. There are many different varieties of fishes present in the river and a fisheries plant has been built on the banks of the river. Major types of fishes found in Lidder River are Brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) and Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss').[4]


  1. ^ "The geography of Jammu and Kashmir state". Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Khanabal village of Kashmir". Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pahalgam The Lidder Valley". Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gippsland Aquaculture Industry Network-Gain". Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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