Indian Rivers – Part 2March 14, 2017
Indian Tourism -Part 1March 17, 2017
You would read “Introduction to Indian River system” has been given in Part-1 .
The river with second longest course within India, Godavari is often referred to as the Dakshin Ganga. The river is about 1,465 km (900 miles) long.
It rises at Trimbakeshwar, near Nasik and Mumbai around 380 km distance from the Arabian Sea, but flows southeast across south-central India through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, and empties into the Bay of Bengal. Some of its tributaries include Indravati River, Manjira, Bindusara and Sabari.
The Narmada’ or Nerbudda is a river situated in central India. It creates the conventional frontier between South India and North India. The overall length of the river is 1,289 km .
The Narmada, the Mahi, and the Tapti are the important rivers of peninsular India that flow from east to west. The source of Narmada is Amarkantak from where the Narmada river originates. It rises from the Maikal ranges at the height of 1057 meter above the sea level.
Amarkantak is located in the Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh in India. Narmada river mainly flows in the central India. The river flows from the eastward direction to the westward into the Arabian sea. It merges into the ocean at the point called ‘Bharonch’. It is the largest west flowing river in India.
The Tapi is a river situated in central India. It is one of the important rivers of the Indian peninsula and is approximately 724 km long.
It climbs in the eastern Satpura range of Southern Madhya Pradesh, prior to pouring into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea in Gujarat.
The states through which the Tapi river flows include Maharashtra, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh.
Apart from the Narmada river, Tapi is the only river which flows in the westward direction and merges into the Arabian Sea.
The Tapi basin extends to the total area of 65, 145 sq km, which is approximately 2.0% of the total geographical area of India. The main tributaries of the Tapi river are Purna, The Girna, The Panjhra, The Vaghur, the Bori and the Aner.
The Kaveri (also known as Kavery or Cauvery) is one of the major rivers in India and is regarded as holy by the Hindus. It is a sacred river in the South Indian.
The origin of the Kaveri River is known as Dakshin Kashi. There are two temples: Caveri temple at Talakaveri and God Shiva Temple known as Bhagandeshwar at Bhagamandala.
The sources of the river are located in the Western Ghats mountain range of Karnataka, and from Karnataka across Tamil Nadu. The Kaveri pours into the Bay of Bengal.