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Tapti River

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Tapti
Tapti River/ Tapi River is a river of Central India. Tapati, Tapti, Tapee, Taapi are the various names used to denote Tapti River. Also known as the daughter of Sun God, its basin extends over an area of 65, 145 km sq. - a whooping area which totals to 2% of the total area of India. In India, Tapti River originates at Multani of Betul District. The Basin of Tapti River lies in three Indian States, namely, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Tapti River plays a major role in all the religious festivals and ceremonies. The waters of Tapti river are considered to be holy.

Fast Facts
  • Place of Origin : Betul District (Multani) - Satpura Forest Range.
  • Compliance : One of the major rivers which run from East to West.
  • Place of Pilgrimage : Burhanpur, South West of Madhya Pradesh



Tapti River

Tapti River



Tapti River

Tapti River

Along with the Narmada and Mahi Rivers, runs the Tapti River covering an area of 724 kms. Rising from the Satpura Range Of Southern Madhya Pradesh it flows towards the Maharashtra's Kandesh and East Vidharbha regions of Deccan Plateau. In the Western side is the Gulf of Cambay and the Arabian Sea, thats is Gujarat. The last destination of Tapti River is the Gulf of Khambhat (Surat – Gujarat).

The main Tributaries of the Tapti River are Purna, Gima, Panzara, Waghur, Bori, and Aner River. Apart from these there are about 40 other small river which make of the most of Tributaries to the Tapi River.

The major towns which the river covers along its path are Betul, Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh), Bhusawal (Maharashtra), and Surat (Gujarat). A number of dams have been constructed on the water of Tapti River. These include – Hatnur Dam of Jalgaon, Maharashtra and Ukai Dam of Songadh in Gujarat. Several Tiger Reserve have been opened seeing the nearness of the River Tapti. These Reserves are Melghat Tiger Reserve, Amravati, Madhya Pradesh. This Project extends to the boundary of Maharashtra.


Places to See

  • Melghat Tiger Reserve : If you are adventure freak, then this Tiger Reserve, part of Tiger Project, is the one to go for. Tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, jackal, sambar, gaur, barking deer, nilgai, chital, chausingha, ratel, flying squirrel, wild boar, langur, Rhesus monkey, porcupine, pangolin, mouse deer, python, otter, caracal, blacknaped hare are the wild animals which have made a niche of their own in this Tiger Reserve - one of the Indias famous Wildlife Sancturies for Tigers.
  • Asigarh : This Fortess, situated in Satpura Jungle is about 20 kms north of Bhuranpur District of Madhya Pradesh. The fortress houses a tenth century Lord Shiva Temple which is worth a watch.


Suggestions
  • The locations and places near Tapti River have a high temperature in the Summers ( April – June end). These months should be avoided for traveling in all the three States Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
  • Gujarat is a Vegetarian State, there are very less restaurants which serve non – vegetarian food is served. Even the best ones avoid serving non – vegetarian food.
  • The banks of River are considered to be holy places. Avoid wearing skinny and bright clothes at these places. Fully covered clothes with light colors are more welcome at such places.
  • Avoid eating non – vegetarian food at the banks of Rivers. It is considered unholy.
  • Early morning hours are considered to be the hours of prayers. If you want to see the method of prayers, then you should reach the banks before the sun rises or at the time of sun rising.
  • Book your hotel room months back, as in the peak season the booking is overflowed. Even if you get a place in the Hotel, you will paying more than the actual price.
  • Do not pass out any information about your Passport and Travelers Cheque with anyone.Keep your belongings with you and do not share your important details with anyone.
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