The Beas river originates in the northern part of India just below Rohtang Pass from Beas Kund. The river was also known as Arjikuja of the Vedas, or Vipasa to the bygone Indians, and the Hyphasis to the former Greeks.The present name “Beas” is has a notion to be a double trading of the older and original name “Vipasha” in Sanskrit. Vipasha, meaning the “one who removed the bondage”.
The river springs up in the Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh and trickles for about 470 km to South. It is one of the five rivers, from which Punjab, meaning ‘five rivers’, got its name. The total length of the river is 470 km (290 miles). The drainage basin of the river is 20,303 sq km large.
Beas Kund Trek
Beas Kund Trek takes you to the source of Beas River. This trek to the source of Beas River is quite famous among the trekkers who come to Manali and looking for a short and beautiful trekking around Manali over a long weekend.
River Rafting in Beas River
River Rafting in Beas river is quite popular adventure activity in Manali. The rapids in Beas River are of Grade 1 and Grade 2 which makes it a safe rafting options. River Rafting in Beas River starts from Patlikuhl near Manali and stretch goes till Bhuntar. River Rafting allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of Kullu Valley while having fun.
Beas River Camping
One can enjoy the comfortable stay in numerous luxury camps along the Beas River which gives easy access to natural beauty, fun and thrill of camping alongside the River Beas. Riverside Camping in Manali should be undertaken under the expert because of the perils of river camping are that water level can suddenly increase.
The river adds to the natural beauty of the Himalayas. History says that the river was named after sage Vasistha. Vasistha tried to end his life due to the death of his 100 sons, by leaping into this river all tied. But as soon as the sage fell into the river, all the knots got untied, and he did not die.
It is said that Beas is a misnomer for Vayasa and is named after Veda Vyasa, the official upholder of the river.