Tapti River

  • Tapti River (or Tapi) is the second largest west flowing river of the Indian peninsula.
  • It originates from the Multai reserve forest in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is also known as ‘the twin’ or ‘the handmaid’ of the Narmada.
  • The River along with its tributaries flows over the plains of Vidharbha, Khandesh, and Gujarat and over large areas in the state of Maharashtra and a small area in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
  • The basin extends over the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
  • The basin is bounded by
    • The Satpura Range on the north,
    • Mahadev Hills on the east,
    • Ajanta Range and the Satmala hills on the south, and
    • The Arabian Sea on the west.

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It rises from the hills of Mewar in the Aravalli Range in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan.

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