- Narmada River is the largest of all the west-flowing rivers of Peninsular India.
- It rises from the Maikala range near the Amarkantak plateau in the Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh.
- It flows through a rift valley between the Vindhyan Range on the north and the Satpura Range on the south.
- Narmada basin extends over the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Chhattisgarh.
- The Dhuandhar (Clouds of Mist) Falls are formed by the Narmada River in Jabalpur.
- There are several islands in the estuary of the Narmada of which Aliabet is the largest.
- Its total length from its source in Amarkantak to its estuary in the Gulf of Khambhat is 1,310 km.
- The major Hydro Power projects in the basin are Indira Sagar, Sardar Sarovar, Omkareshwar, Bargi & Maheshwar.
Tributaries of Narmada River
- Right bank tributaries are the Barna, Hiran River, Tendoni River, Choral River, Kolar River, Man River, Uri River, Hatni River, Orsang River
- Left bank tributaries are the Burhner River, Banjar River, Sher River, Shakkar River, Dudhi River, Tawa River, Ganjal River, Chhota Tawa River, Kaveri River, Kundi River, Goi River, Karjan River.