Hiran River is a river in Gujarat in western India, whose source is near the Sasa hills in Gir forest. Its drainage basin has a maximum length of 40 km (25 mi). The total catchment area of the basin is 518 km (322 mi). Its major tributaries are the Saraswati River and Ambakhoi stream, and many other unknown branches make this river almost complete near Talala town. Hiran is a major river system which supports a variety of wildlife ecological systems and human settlements. Kamleshwar Dam,[1] often known as Hiran-1 and Umrethi Dam, are some of the major projects on the river. As the river flows from the western part of Gir forest, it is a major source of water for the forest's ecology and biodiversity for the whole year.[2]

River Hiran near Sasan Gir, Gujarat, India.jpg
River Hiran passing through the forest of Sasan Gir
Physical characteristics
 • locationIndia
 • location
Arabian Sea, India
 • coordinates
21°11′54″N 70°39′44″E / 21.19833°N 70.66222°E / 21.19833; 70.66222Coordinates: 21°11′54″N 70°39′44″E / 21.19833°N 70.66222°E / 21.19833; 70.66222
Length40 km (25 mi)
 • locationArabian Sea


  1. ^ Mitra, S. (2005). "10: Crocodiles and Other Reptiles". Gir Forest and the saga of the Asiatic lion. New Delhi: Indus. pp. 148–152. ISBN 978-8173871832.
  2. ^ "Hiran River". guj-nwrws.gujarat.gov.in, Government of Gujarat. Retrieved 13 March 2012.

3. The Hiran is one of seven rivers that flow through the "Gir National Park"