Godavari River Source :
Godavari river rises from Trimbakeshwar in the Nasik District of Maharashtra at an elevation of 1,067m.
Godavari River Mouth :
Godavari ends at Bay Of Bengal in East Godavari District,Andhra Pradesh.
Godavari River Basin :
# Total Length of Godavari river is 1,465 km.
# It drains over Six States namely Maharashtra,Andhra Pradesh,Madhya Pradesh,Chhattisgarh,Odisha and Karnataka.
# Godavari is the second largest river in India after Ganga and Largest river in Peninsular India.
# Godavari River is named as Dakshina Ganga ie Ganges of the south.
# Total drianage area of Godavari river is 312,813 Sq.km.
Maharastra : 152,199 Sq.km
Andhra Pradesh : 73,201 Sq.km
Madhya Pradesh : 31,821 Sq.km
Chhattishgarh : 33,434 Sq.km
Odisha : 17,752 Sq.km
Karnataka : 4,406 Sq.km
Topography Of river Godavari :
# Godavari basin is bounded on the North by Satmala Hills.
# Ajantha Range and Mahadeo Hills bound the Godavari River on South.
# Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats bound the Godavari River on the West and East Respectively.
# Upper reached of Godavari River composed of Deccan Traps ,Middle Godavari River composed of Granite and Quartzites rocks.
# Lower part of the Godavari River Cuddapha,Vindhyan and Gondwana rocks.
# During January and February months Godavari River become dry due to less Rainfall, and Maximum rainfall occurs between June and September.
Source : Water resources information system of India
Tributaries of Godavari River :
Right Bank Tributaries :
Left Bank Tributaries :
Godavari River Flow Explanation :
# Dharna river joins the Godavari River at its upper reach on the right bank
# Below Dharna river, a small stream Kadan joins Godavari River on the left bank.
# Combined river of Pravara and Mula joins the Godavari River at Pachegaon.
# From the right , stream named Sindphana joins Godavari River at Parbhani District.
# A little below the Sindphana River,a combined river of Purna and Dudhana joins Godavari River at Parbhani District.
# A Long river Manjra joins the Godavari River at Kandhakurthi in Telengana State.
# Down to Manjra,a small stream Peddavagu joins Gadavari at Telengana State.
# From the Left bank,river Pranhita ,conveying the combined rivers of Penganga ,Wainganga and Wardha drains the areas of Nagpur and joins the Godavari River at Kaleshwaram in Telengana State.
# A small stream called maner joins Godavari River just below Pranhita river .
# At the lower reaches of Godavari River ,Indravathi and Sabari forms left bank tributaries.
# Pranhita is the largest tributary of Godavari River,its drainage area is about 34.87 %.
Tributaries Explanations :
Right Bank Tributaries :
1.Dharna River :
# Rises from Kulang hill (North of Kalsubai Range ) in Nasik District,Maharashtra.
# It forms a Lake called Lake Beale.
2.Pravara River :
# Rises in Western Ghats ,joins with Godavari River near Ahmednagar,Nasik District.
# Wilson Dam or Bhandardara Dam is built on Pravara river.
# Mula is the important tributary of Pravara river.
3.Sindphana River :
#Originates from Chincholi hill,Beed District (Marathwada Region),Maharashtra.
# It joins Godavari River at Prabhani district.
#Sindphana Dam and Majalgaon Dam are built on Sindphana river.
4.Manjra River :
# Manjra river originates in the Balaghat range near Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra .
#It joins with Godavari River at Basara in Telengana State.
# Manjra river flows through Latur District of Maharashtra.
#Nizam Sagar Dam is built on Manjra river in Telengana State.
# Singur Reservoir built on Manjra river in Medak District provides major drinking water to Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
# Manjra Wild Life Sanctuary is located on the banks of Manjra river in Medak District,
5.Maner River :
# It Flows in Telengana State and Provide drinking water to Karimnagar,Telengana.
Left Bank Tributaries :
1.Purna River :
# It originates from Ajantha Range near Gautala Wildlife Sanctuary in Aurangabad,Maharashtra.
# It joins Godavari River at Prabhani District.
# Yeldari Dam is built on Purna river.
2.Pranhita River :
# It is combined river system consists of Penganga river,Wardha river and Wainganga river.
#It spread over Madhya Pradesh,Maharashtra and AndraPradesh.
# It flows through Satpura region and drains its water to Vidarbha region.
# It joins Godavari River at Kaleshwaram in Telengana.
3.Indravati River :
# It rises from Dandakaranya Range near Kalahandi in Odisha State.
# It joins Godavari River at Gadchiroli District ,Maharashtra.
# It spread over Odisha,Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
# Indiravati Dam at Kalahandi (Odisha) is bulit on Indiravati river.
# Chitrakote waterfalls is located on the Indiravati river at Jagdalpur in Bastar District,Chhattisgarh.
4.Sabari River :
# Originates in Sinkaram hill ranges at the western slope of Eastern Ghats in Odisha.
# It joins with Godavari River in Kunavaram,Andhra Pradesh.
# It spread over Odisha and Chattishgarh.