Q. Three important rivers of the Indian sub-continent have their source near the Mansarovar Lake in the Great Himalayas. Which among the following are the rivers?

[A] Indus Ganga and Sutlej

[B] Sutlej Yamuna and Brahmaputra

[C] Brahmaputra Indus and Sutlej

[D] Sutlej Jhelum and Yamuna

Answer: C

Lake Manasa sarovar is relatively round in shape with the circumference of 88 km (54.7 mi).  

  • Its depth reaches a maximum depth of 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 km2 (123.6 sq mi).  
  • It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel.  
  • Lake Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej, which the easternmost large tributary of the Indus, is nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Ghaghara, an important tributary of the Ganges. 

Source: ICSE – X Total Geography