Gujarat Top 10 Biggest Rivers by Length

1.Narmada River : 

The river is renowned for being the longest in Gujarat, with 1,312 km in length overall and its headwaters in Amarkantak, MP. The river, which was once called Rewa, is regarded as Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh’s lifeblood. It is also the longest west-flowing river, along with the Tapti and Mahi rivers. The river’s source is known as Narmada Kund, from where it drops and forms the Kapildhara waterfalls before flowing over a cliff and down a hill. Along with the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Sindhu, and Kaveri, the Hindus of India regard the river as one of the country’s seven sacred rivers. Numerous religious Gahts are adorning the Ghats along the river system.

2.Tapi River : 

Tapti River, also spelled Tapi, river in central India that rises in the Gawilgarh Hills of the central Deccan plateau in south-central Madhya Pradesh state. It flows westward between two spurs of the Satpura Range, across the Jalgaon plateau region of Maharashtra state, and through the Surat plain of Gujarat state to the Gulf of Khambhat (an inlet of the Arabian Sea). It is approximately 435 miles (700 kilometres) long and drains an area of 25,200 square miles (65,300 square km). It is tidal for the last 32 miles (51 kilometres), but small vessels can navigate it. Swally Hole, a well-known port at the river’s mouth in Anglo-Portuguese colonial history, is now deserted after becoming silted up.

3.Mahi River : 

The river begins in Madhya Pradesh and flows through Rajasthan’s Vagad district before entering Gujarat and emptying into the Arabian Sea. It is also one of several rivers that flow west. The river flows eastward before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The river is 583 kilometres long and flows north through the Madhya Pradesh districts of Dhar and Jhabua. The Mahi river is mentioned in several Hindu mythological works, including the Vayu Purana, where it is referred to as Mahati. According to one legend, the river Mahi is the daughter of the earth and the sweat of Ujjain’s monarch, Indradyumna. The overall drainage area of the river is 34,482 square kilometres, with tributaries Som, Anas, and Panam.

4.Sabarmati River :

Sabarmati is one of India’s main west-flowing rivers, beginning at the Aravalli hills in the district of Udaipur and ending at the Gulf of Khambhat in the Arabian Sea after a journey of 371 km. The religious significance of this performance comes from the fact that Lord Shiva transported Goddess Ganga to Gujarat, giving birth to the Sabarmati River, at the river’s source. The Sabarmati ashram was built on its banks, giving the river historical significance in relation to India’s quest for independence. Along with giving exciting recreational opportunities for tourists and visitors, it plays a crucial function in supplying water to the cities that surround it.

5.Banas River : 

A river in western India is called the West Banas. It comes from the Sirohi District in the state of Rajasthan’s southern Aravalli Range. It travels past the West Banas Dam, Swarupganj, and the city of Abu Road before draining the valley between Mount Abu on the west and the eastern range of the Aravallis on the east. It travels further south across Gujarat’s plains, passing through the Banaskantha and Patan districts before emptying into the Little Rann of Kutch seasonal wetland. About 1,876 square kilometres make up the West Banas River’s watershed. The river runs for 266 kilometres, of which 50 kilometres are in Rajasthan and the rest in Gujarat.

6.Shetrunji River : 

Near Dhari in the Amreli district, it rises northeast of the Gir Hills.The longest part of Shetrunji’s basin is 227 kilometres long (141 mi). 5,636 square kilometres make up the basin’s whole catchment area (2,176 sq mi). [5] The Shetrunji River is one of the district’s major rivers, ranking second in Saurashtra behind the Ghelo, Kalubhar, and Vagad Rivers[6]. Within 1.2 miles of Krankach, the brackish stream Gagadio merges into the Shetrunji. [7] A waterfall called Khodiyar Mata is around 50 feet (15 metres) away from Dhari. Hills and plains coexist in the topography.

7.Bhadar River : 

The Bhadar River is located in Gujarat, a state in Western India, in the Saurashtra peninsula. After passing through Jasdan on its way to the Arabian Sea in Porbandar, it turns south-west and continues to flow generally west. The basin’s overall catchment area is 7,094 square kilometres.Two reservoirs contain it: Bhadar-I reservoir, which has a capacity of 238,000,000 cubic metres (193,000 acre-feet), and Bhadar-II reservoir, which is located downstream and has a capacity of 49,000,000 cubic metres (40,000 acre-feet).

8.Sukhbhadar River : 

A tributary of the Sabarmati River, the Sukbhadar River is a significant river that flows through the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state in western India. At Vautha, this river merges with the Sabarmati River. This river has a length of 194 kilometres and a drainage area of 2118 km2.Lothal, a well-known port in archaeology, was located along the Sukbhadar river.The king’s fort is near to the city of Ranpur, which is located on the banks of the river Sukbhadar.

9.Keri River : 

A river with its source in the Hongolgarh highlands, the Keri River flows across western India. It can be as long as 183 kilometres. The river region’s whole catchment area is 560 sq km.On the Keri river, the Bhimdad Dam is being built.

10.Purna River : 

The river Purna flows in the west. On Purna, close to Hatnur village, is the Hatnur dam. The largest dam in northern Maharashtra is this one. It has a sizable water reserve. The Purna serves as the region’s primary water source in Muktainagar and Malkapur. It originates in the southern Madhya Pradesh state’s eastern Satpura Range and travels west, draining the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra before joining the Tapi river. The watershed spans roughly 18,929 square kilometres in size and is primarily located in Maharashtra’s eastern Vidarbha area. It comes from Pokharni Village, which is located two kilometres from Bhainsdehi. A tehsil in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district called Bhainsdehi borders Maharashtra’s Amravati district. The districts of Akola, Buldhana, and Jalgaon are traversed by the river. The river spans 334 kilometres in total length.

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