Geographical names are important. Because they simplify identification. Because they describe personality of the geographical feature being named. Many rivers in the Himalayas, for example, are named after local and popular deities and mythological events because the rivers are revered and pivots of survival. The Tons is one of such name. According to legends, the river is named after tears that local people shed after the defeat of their deity Duryudhana in war with Pandavas. However, the contemporary Uttarakhandi and other white water river runners have changed the rules. The runners named the rapids along the Tons after challenges the rapids pose, literary characters, and / or famous runners. And some names are clearly carnal.
Some of the rapid names are self-explanatory, whereas others demand some thinking and explanation.
White Water Rapids along Tons River
Dynamic Classes of River Rapids
Remember, the rapid classes are dynamic. That means, the class of rapid may go up or down because of season that controls the water volumes and other natural causes.
Familiarizing with these names and the challenges they indicate will guide your preparations for rafting in the Tons River. You will therefore understand roar of the fast flowing Tons faster when you come face-to-face with this Class IV River known for small-medium volume.