Rivers of India
The Doda River or the Stod River is a river 79 kilometres (49 mi) long, which forms the Stod Valley in the Zanskar valley of the Ladakh region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.The Doda River rises from the DrangDrung Glacier near Pensi La, a mountain pass off the ZanskarKargil road. The DrangDrung Glacier is a river of ice and snow by itself and is the largest glacier other than the Siachen Glacier in Ladakh outside the Karakoram Range. It gives rise to a mountain peak named Doda Peak, 21,490 ft (6,550 metres) high, and it is the namesake for the Doda district, which lies in the rear side of the glacier; the Doda River is also known as Stod River.After rising from its source, the Doda River flows southeast down along the Kargil Zanskar road in the main Zanskar valley, through the towns of Akshu, Abran, Kushol and Phey. The river then passes a confluence with its tributary, the Tsarap River, at Padum, the capital of Zanskar. Together, these two rivers form the Zanskar River, a tributary of the Indus River.