Tapti near Duskhede, Jalgaon District
|Drain over||Gulf of Khambhat → Arabian Sea|
|source||near the city of Multai in the Satpura Mountains
|muzzle||at Surat in the Gulf of Khambhat
|Height difference||approx. 730 m|
|Bottom slope||approx. 1 ‰|
|Catchment area||61,575 km²|
|Left tributaries||Purna , Girna|
|Reservoirs flowed through||Ukai Dam ( Vallabh Sagar Sarovar Project ), Chandora Dam|
|Big cities||Burhanpur , Bhusawal , Surat|
Course of the Tapti
The Tapti or Tapi ( Hindi : ताप्ती, tāptī ; Marathi : तापी, tāpī ) is an approx. 724 km long river in Central and West India that was once navigable to Burhanpur . It is one of only three major rivers in India that flow into the Arabian Sea .
The Tapti rises in the east of the Satpura Mountains near the city of Multai in the Betul district in the state of Madhya Pradesh ; then it flows westwards, partly parallel to the Narmada . They drained mainly to Maharashtra belonging Khandesh region and ends after about 724 km at Surat in the state of Gujarat in the Gulf of Khambhat , d. H. in the Arabian Sea .
Catchment area and flow rate
The catchment area of the Tapti covers approx. 61575 km² (according to other information 65145 km²). At the Kathore gauge , the river has an average annual flow rate of 489 m³ / s, whereby the monthly values can fluctuate between only 2 m³ / s (April, May) and a maximum of 9830 m³ / s (August).
In Indian mythology, Tapati , the river goddess of Tapti, is a daughter of the sun god Vivasvat and his concubine Chhaya . She is the wife of King Samvarana . The source site Multai is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India.
- Tapti-River - various information (English)