Punjab is a house to five beautiful rivers and so it is known as ‘the land of five rivers’. River Ravi is one of these five rivers and flows along the eastern side of Pakistan. The river links two countries; India and Pakistan together and originates from Chamba district of India. The historical names of Ravi River are Iravati and Purushni and the total length of river Ravi is 720 kilometers. Historical stories related to this river lead one to the ‘battle of ten kings’ as it is said that this great battle was fought on this river and at that time the river was known as Purushni River.
Ravi River holds a great position among all the rivers located in Kashmir region. The natural beauty around this river is worth seeing and gives a great view at summer time. The heavenly beauty of this attractive river is considerable for those who love nature. River Ravi is also known as ‘the river of Lahore’ because the whole city is built adjacent to this river. Moreover, the river is a great attraction for tourists and gives a notable place to local visitors. Shahdra bagh is on the west side of River Ravi where tomb of Noor Jehan and Jahangir are situated.
Ravi valley along the side of this river grows mulberry, ilex, walnut, Daphne, alder, quercus, cypress, pine, olive, kakkar, sisso and chinar. These fruits and dry fruits are quite popular in the country and they are sent to nearby towns, exported to other countries and are sold locally as well. River Ravi offers its tourists various fun activities like fishing, water skiing, riverside camping and water rafting. Tarbela dam is the dam, which was built on this river in the year 1977. Construction projects have also been developed on this river. The river flows with a great speed and supplies water to India and Pakistan both under the Indus Basin Treaty. It is the smallest of the five rivers of Punjab. The number of tourists of Ravi River is high at both; summer time as well as in winters.