Sharda River

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The Sharda River (also called Kali River and Mahakali River) flows along Nepal's western border with India in the Himalayas.wikipedia
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Terai

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After Brahmadev Mandi (near Tanakpur), it enters the terai plains where it is called the Sharda river. The river exits the last hills into the Terai plains, passing towns Banbasa (R) and Mahendranagar (Bhim Datta) (L).
The Terai is crossed by the large perennial Himalayan rivers Yamuna, Ganges, Sarda, Karnali, Narayani and Kosi that have each built alluvial fans covering thousands of square kilometres below their exits from the hills.

Tanakpur

After Brahmadev Mandi (near Tanakpur), it enters the terai plains where it is called the Sharda river.
Tanakpur is a calm city located on riverside of Sarda River and touched to Nepal border.

Dharchula

It passes a town Dharchula (R) and receives Gori Ganga at Jauljibi (R), exiting the high mountains that reach into the alpine zone.
. It is situated in a valley, on the banks of the Kali River.

Gunji, Uttarakhand

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It takes the name Kali River from the union of the two streams at Gunji as it flows through the hills.
It is near the borders of Tibet and Nepal and the confluence of the Kuthi Yankti and Kali River, at the east end of the Kuthi Valley.

Geography of Nepal

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The Kali exits the Hill Region at Jogbudha Valley and receives two tributaries: Ladhiya (R) at 29.2°N, 80.23333°W and Ramgun (L) at 29.15°N, 80.26667°W.
In the other direction, it is divided into three major river systems, from east to west: Koshi, Gandaki/Narayani and Karnali (including the Mahakali/Sarda along the western border), all tributaries of the Ganges river.

Sarju River

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Then the Kali receives the Sarju River (R) at 29.45°N, 80.25°W.
The Sarju is the largest tributary of the Sharda River.

Ghaghara

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Flowing southeast into Uttar Pradesh, the river joinsGhaghra, a tributary of the Ganges.
It cuts through the Himalayas in Nepal and joins the Sharda River at Brahmaghat in India.

Jauljibi

It passes a town Dharchula (R) and receives Gori Ganga at Jauljibi (R), exiting the high mountains that reach into the alpine zone.
Jauljibi is the small bazaar of Indo-Nepal border (Uttarakhand / Mahakali Zone) situated at the confluences of Kali and Gori Rivers.

Kuthi Valley

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It is formed by the joining of two streams of headwaters, the Kalapani River (or Lipu Gad) descending from the western border of the Lipulekh Pass, and the Kuthi Yankti river descending from the Limpiyadhura range.
It flows south to merge with the Kalapani River to form the Kali River (or Sharada River) near the Gunji village.

Banbasa

The river exits the last hills into the Terai plains, passing towns Banbasa (R) and Mahendranagar (Bhim Datta) (L).
Banbasa is known for the Banbasa Barrage and Dam across the Sharda river, its canal and what many consider the launching point for the trip up into the mountains on the Holy Purnagiri Pilgrimage.

Kali River goonch attacks

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The river attracted media attention in 2007, over the Kali river goonch attacks that cost three lives, probably by an exceptionally large catfish of the Bagarius yarrelli species.
The Kali River goonch attacks were a series of fatal attacks on humans believed to be perpetrated by man-eating 200lb fish in three villages on the banks of the Kali River in India and Nepal, between 1998 and 2007.

Lipulekh Pass

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It is formed by the joining of two streams of headwaters, the Kalapani River (or Lipu Gad) descending from the western border of the Lipulekh Pass, and the Kuthi Yankti river descending from the Limpiyadhura range.
The treaty delimited the boundary along the Kali River (also called the Sharda River and Mahakali River).

Sarayu

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The Pancheshwar Dam, a joint venture of India and Nepal for irrigation and hydro-electric power generation was proposed on this river, in 1995, named as Sarayu or Kali River.
The Sarayu river of India forms at the confluence of the Karnali (or Ghaghara) and Mahakali (or Sharda) in Bahraich District.

Darma River

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The Kali receives the right-bank (R) Dhauliganga—not to be confused with the Alaknanda tributary—at Tawaghat (29.95°N, 80.6°W).
At Tidang it joins the Lassar Yankti and is then called Dhauliganga until it joins the Kali River at Tawaghat, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand.

Mahakali Zone

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In Nepal, it lies entirely in the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal and in the Mahakali Zone which has four administrative districts – Baitadi District with Baitadi as its headquarters, Dadeldhura District with Dadeldhura as its headquarters, Darchula District with Darchula as its headquarters and Kanchanpur District with Mahendranagar as its headquarters.
It stretches along Nepal's far western border with India, marked by the Kali River or Mahakali River, which originates from Limpiyadhura, a tripoint between China India and Nepal which is at present occupied by Indian army since 1962 Sino India war.

Pithoragarh district

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In India it lies along the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state, Pithoragarh district, Champawat district and part of Udham Singh Nagar district fall under the Sharda basin.
The Kali River originates from Kalapaani and flows south, forming the eastern border with Nepal.

Catfish

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The river attracted media attention in 2007, over the Kali river goonch attacks that cost three lives, probably by an exceptionally large catfish of the Bagarius yarrelli species.
Also in Asia, Jeremy Wade caught a 75.5 kg Goonch following three fatal attacks on humans in the Kali River on the India-Nepal border.

Uttarakhand

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In India it lies along the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state, Pithoragarh district, Champawat district and part of Udham Singh Nagar district fall under the Sharda basin. It is called Mahakali River in Nepali: महाकाली नदी, शारदा नदी, in Hindi, and Kali Gad (Hindi: काली गाड़, kālī gād) or Kali Ganga in Uttarakhand.

Kanchanpur District

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In Nepal, it lies entirely in the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal and in the Mahakali Zone which has four administrative districts – Baitadi District with Baitadi as its headquarters, Dadeldhura District with Dadeldhura as its headquarters, Darchula District with Darchula as its headquarters and Kanchanpur District with Mahendranagar as its headquarters.
Main rivers of the region are Mahakali, Jobuda, Chaudhar, Mohana, Syali, Banhara, Sanbora and Doda

Lakhimpur Kheri district

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In Uttar Pradesh, part of Lakhimpur Kheri district is also under the Sharda basin.
Some of these are Sharda, Ghagra, Koriyala, Ull, Sarayan, Chauka, Gomti, Kathana, Sarayu and Mohana.

Kumaon division

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In India it lies along the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state, Pithoragarh district, Champawat district and part of Udham Singh Nagar district fall under the Sharda basin. The Kali River serves as the boundary between Uttarakhand (Kumaon region) and Nepal from "a little below the Kalapani encamping ground" (30.227°N, 80.92°W).
The rivers like Gori, Dhauli, and Kali rise chiefly in the southern slope of the Tibetan watershed north of the loftiest peaks, amongst which they make their way down valleys of rapid declivity and extraordinary depth.

Khalanga, Darchula

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In Nepal, it lies entirely in the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal and in the Mahakali Zone which has four administrative districts – Baitadi District with Baitadi as its headquarters, Dadeldhura District with Dadeldhura as its headquarters, Darchula District with Darchula as its headquarters and Kanchanpur District with Mahendranagar as its headquarters.
The town is located near the Mahakali River which is on the border with Uttarakhand state, India.

AH2

Asian Highway 22A2 highway (Thailand)
At 29°N, 80.11667°W the Iran-Indonesia AH2 Asian highway route crosses as Nepal's east-west Mahendra Highway connects with India's National Highway 125.
* Mahendra Highway: Kakarbhitta — Pathlaiya — Hetauda — Narayangarh — Butwal — Kohalpur — Mahendranagar — Mahakali River

Bagarius yarrelli

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The river attracted media attention in 2007, over the Kali river goonch attacks that cost three lives, probably by an exceptionally large catfish of the Bagarius yarrelli species.
The Kali River goonch attacks were a series of fatal attacks on humans claimed to be perpetrated by man-eating goonch catfish in three villages on the banks of the Kali River in Nepal and India, between 1998 and 2007.

Mahendra Highway

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At 29°N, 80.11667°W the Iran-Indonesia AH2 Asian highway route crosses as Nepal's east-west Mahendra Highway connects with India's National Highway 125.
Crossing the Karnali River at Chisapani, the highway continues west to the Indian border at Bhim Datta on the Mahakali River, crossing on a barrage.