Major Rivers of Rajasthan - Longest Biggest Dead Rivers

Rajasthan is India's largest state by area (342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4% of India's total area). The state shares its North-western and western boundary with the Indo-Pakistan international border that extends about 1070 km and touches the major districts Barmer, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Jaisalmer. Rajasthan is bordered by Pakistan in the West and North west. The states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in the north and north east.

Mahi : The place of origin of this river is a place known as Amaroru in Vindhyachal Mountains in Madhya Pradesh. This river after flowing in Banswara and Pratapgarh districts of Rajasthan discharges its water into the bay of Khambat. Som and Jakham are two main tributaries. Mahi Bajaj Sagar dam has been made on the banks of this river in Banswara.


Ban Ganga : This river originates from the hills of Bairath of the Aravali range in Jaipur.
The water of this river creates wetlands at Ghana National Bird Century in Bharatpur.

Banas : This river arises from the hills of Khamnor. After flowing through Rajsamand. Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, and Tonk districts, Banas merges into the Chambal river near Rameshwar in Sawai Madhopur district. It has the largest catchment area in Rajasthan and is also the longest river among the rivers flowing in Rajasthan. Its length is 480 kilometers.

Between Bigod and Mandalgarh in Bhilwara district there is a confluence of Banas, Bedach and Menal rivers which is known as Triveni. Its tributaries are Bedach, Kothari, Chandrabhaga, Khari and Morel rivers. Tonk and Sawai Madhopur cities are situated on the banks of the river Banas.

Luni : This river originates near Govindgarh in Ajmer by the confluence of two rivulets Saraswati land Sagarmati. After flowing in Ajmer, Nagaur, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer and Jalore districts this river Idischarges its water into the Runn (bay) of Kutch. Up to Balotara in Barmer the water of this river is fresh but afterwards it becomes saline. Its tributaries are Jojhadi, Bandi, Jawai, Meethadi, Saagi, Khari, Sukdi and Guhia, etc.

Ghagghar : This river originates in Himachal Pradesh from the Himalayas. In north Rajasthan this river enters Hanumangarh district and disappears in Sri Ganganagar district. This river is supposed to be the remains of ancient river the Saraswati. Kantli, Sabi, Ruparel, Mendha and Rupangarh, etc. are also the rivers of inland drainage like this.

Chambal : This is the longest river of Rajasthan and the only river flowing around the year in Rajasthan. This river originates from Janapau hills of the Vindhyachal ranges in Madhya Pradesh. This river enters Rajasthan at Bhensroadgarh and after flowing through Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Karauli and Dholpur districts discharges its water into the river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. ‘Its main tributaries are Banas, Bedach, Kothari, Kalisindh, Parvati, etc. Kota city is situated on the banks of Chambal.


Riversom : It originates in the hills near the village Som in Kherwara Tehsil of Udaipur district. It flows South-east through a hilly region and joins river Mahi near the village Bareshwar. The entire catchment lies in Udaipur and Durgarpur Districts.
Tributaries : Tidi, Gomti and Jakham catchment area : 6,443 km2

River Jakham : River Jakham originates southwest of the hills near Chotti Sadari in Chittorrgarh District. It flows through the hilly region of Udaipur District in a south-western direction and joins river Som near Ranglei. The Sub-Basin is situated in Chittorgarh and Udaipur Districts.
Tributaries : Karmai and Sukli
Catchment Area : 2,318 km2

River Moran : River Moran originates in the southern hills of Durgarpur town. It flows through Durgarpur district and joins Mahi river near Galiakot village. The total catchment of the river lies in Durgarpur district.
Tributaries : Karmai and Suklim
Catchment area : 735 km2

River Anas : It originates in the northern slopes of the Vindhyan ranges, near Amber village in MP. It flows in a northwestern direction, enters Rajasthan near Meledikhera village and joins Mahi river about 15 km downstream of Galiakot village. The Sub-Basin in Rajasthan is situated in Banswara district.
Tributaries : HIRAN
Catchment area : 1,441 km2

River Khari : It originates in the hills near Deogarh in Rajsamand District. It flows northeast about 192 km through Rajsamand, Bhilwara and Ajmer Districts before joining the Banas river near Chosala village in Ajmer District.
Catchment Area : 6,286 km2
Tributaries : Nekhadi and Bara rivers on the left and Mansi river on the right.

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