In Vedic times, the Ravi River was known as Iravati and as Hydraotes to the Ancient Greeks. It is a transboudry river of India and Pakistan and finally drain into India Ocean. It arises in the Bara Bhangal, District Kangra in Himachal Pardesh. It flows through the base of Chamba hills which cuts a gorge in the Dhauladhar Range before entering the Punjab near Madhopur and Pathankot, It then flows along the Indo-Pak border for 80 kms before entering Pakistan. It also joins other river of Chamba Chenab, which cuts the mighty mountains of the Pangi Valley.
Kartarpur in Pakistan, Guru Nanak practiced what he preached naam japo, kirrt karo, wand chhako (worship, work and share) on the bank of Ravi River.