Rangeet River

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Rangeet River
Rangit and Rathong chu Rivers meet upstream of Dam.jpg
Location
CountryIndia
StateSikkim
Physical characteristics
SourceHimalayas
 - locationHimalayas, Sikkim, India
MouthTeesta River
 - location
East Sikkim district, Sikkim, India
Rangeet river near Tashiding, South Sikkim

The Rangeet or Rangit (Devanagari रंगीत) is a tributary of the Teesta river, which is the largest river in the Indian state of Sikkim.[1] The Rangeet river originates in the Himalayan mountains in West Sikkim district. The river also forms the boundary between Sikkim and Darjeeling district. A perennial river, it is fed by the melting snow of the Himalayas in early summer and the monsoon rains in June–September. It is popular among rafting enthusiasts owing to its turbulent waters. The river flows past the towns of Jorethang, Pelling and Legship. During its final few kilometres, it joins the Teesta River at a confluence[2] known as Tribeni,[3] which is a popular picnic spot. The Rangeet river has an NHPC hydropower plant with a capacity of 60 megawatts (80,000 hp) capacity in Sikkim.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rivers". sikkim.nic.in.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Official Web Portal of Sikkim Tourism :: Sikkim at a Glance - Natures Bounty - Rivers". sikkimtourism.gov.in.
  3. ^ win7. "Triveni - River Teesta and Rangeet Confluence". darjeeling-tourism.com.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2011-01-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link), Rangit Hydel Project.

Coordinates: 27°10′25″N 88°18′15″E / 27.1736°N 88.3043°E / 27.1736; 88.3043