Kali River emerges from the greater Himalaya at Kalapaani. This place is perched at an elevation of 3600 m above sea level in Pithoragarh District. There is a Kali Temple located here from where the river got its name. The river acts as a natural divider between India and Nepal; in India, it flows through Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (where the name changes to river Sharda).
After joining the river Gori Ganga at Jauljibi, it finally merges with the holy river Ganga. Tourists can enjoy white water rafting in various challenging tracks of the Kali River.