- 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.