|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
The 82 km long Dhauliganga rises at an altitude of 5,070 m in the Niti Pass in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. At Raini, 25 km from Joshimath, it is joined by the Rishi Ganga river. The Dhauliganga ends at Vishnuprayag, when it runs into the Alaknanda River. Tapovan, known for its hot sulfur springs, is situated on the banks of the river.