Consider the following rivers:

  1. Bagmati
  2. Sutlej
  3. Ghaghara

Which of the above do/does not originate(s) in India?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The Bagmati River is the principle river which originates at Baghdwar (Bagh-Tiger, Dwar-Door) just below the summit of Shivapuri hill which lies in the northern part of Kathmandu valley in central Nepal. The length of the Bagmati River is around 196 KM in India. The source of the Sutlej River is near Lake Rakshastal in Tibet. Ghaghara originates in glaciers of Mapchachungo on the Tibetan Plateau near Lake Mansarovar, cuts through the Himalayas in Nepal and joins the Sarda River at Brahmaghat in India.

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