The high gradient rivers of Himalaya are the most vital source of water supply in one hand and cause of flooding on the other hand in the Himalayan provinces of India, with recent examples being Kashmir and Assam floods. Therefore, in order to understand the dynamics of the Mawar basin, the whole basin has been sub-divided into 22 sub-watersheds and consequently 28 morphometric parameters have been calculated under the four main categories: drainage network, basin geometry, drainage texture and relief characteristics. The numerous morphometric characteristics have been correlated with one another in order to better understand their underlying link and control over the hydrogeomorphology of the basin. The findings show that the area is well drained by first and second order streams, with the highest drainage area, resulting in a difficult topography with deep incised valleys. High run-offs are generated by the high and steep relief rivers, moderate to high permeability of the surface is generally in circular sub watersheds with a high circularity ratio. Sub watersheds with these parameters infer these are vulnerable to flooding, soil erosion, and debris flow. Due to increased erosion and slope characteristics, fourth and fifth order streams flowing along local fault zones may cause landslides. Furthermore, as the incision of streams along the week Karewa and fractured fault zones increases, the silt load of the streams increases, potentially triggering flash floods. Tectono-morphic landforms created along the Mawar River are influenced by abrupt topographic discontinuities along the river's 6th order stream profile at various locations. The importance of examining the morphometric features of the Mawar basin is that it will assist future watershed and hazard management studies. The region is subject to regular flash floods and landslides due to the steep topography. Hence, such type of studies will provide knowledge and database for decision making for strategic planning and delineation of prioritized hazard management zones.