Teesta River

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Teesta River
River Tista.jpg
Countries India, Bangladesh
States Sikkim, West Bengal, Rangpur
City Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri
Source Pauhunri glacier
 - location Sikkim, India
 - elevation 7,068 m (23,189 ft)
Mouth Brahmaputra river
 - location Fulchori, Rangpur, Bangladesh
Length 309 km (192 mi)
Basin 12,540 km² (4,842 sq mi)
Map of river system in North Bengal
Map of river system in North Bengal

The Teesta River (or Tista) is a river in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is 309 kilometres (192 miles) long.

Course[change | change source]

The Teesta river starts at Pahunri glacier, and flows south through rapids in the Sikkim Himalaya. The river goes by the town of Rangpo. It changes course southwards flowing into West Bengal, before joining the Brahmaputra River.