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The Tapti River (or Tapi)[2] is a river in central India between the Godavari and Narmada rivers. It flows westwards over a length of 724 km (449.9 mi) before draining through the Gulf of Khambhat into the Arabian Sea.[3] It flows through Surat, and is crossed by the Magdalla ONGC Bridge.[4]

Tapti (Tapi)
Surya Putri
Tapti river (5).jpg
Country  India
States Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat
Cities Multai, Betul, Burhanpur, Bhusawal, Surat
 - location Betul District
Mouth Gulf of Khambhat (Arabian Sea)
 - location Dumas, Surat, Gujarat
Length 724 km (450 mi) approx.
Discharge for Dumas Beach
 - average 489 m3/s (17,269 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 9,830 m3/s (347,143 cu ft/s)
 - min 2 m3/s (71 cu ft/s)
Prakasha Barage on Tapti River, at Prakasha


The river is supposedly named after the goddess Tapti, the daughter of Surya, the Sun god, who according to legend founded the Kuru Dynasty when she married King Samvarna.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tapti Basin Station: Kathore". UNH/GRDC. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  2. ^ Herne, P. (1855). "XXIII: Domus. Surat. The nature of the jungles beyond. A boa constrictor. A tiger. A lion. Terrible conflict. A Banyan tree.". Perils and Pleasures of a Hunter's Life; or the Romance of Hunting by Peregrine Herne (PDF). Cornell University Library. p. 194–204. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Tapi River / Tapti River". Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Truck falls into Tapi River from Magdalla Bridge, driver missing". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Mittal, J.P. (2006). History of ancient India : a new version. New Delhi: Atlantic. p. 412. ISBN 9788126906161. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 21°06′N 72°41′E / 21.100°N 72.683°E / 21.100; 72.683