Tapti river is one of the major rivers in India. The total length of the Tapti river is approximately around 724 km. It flows in the central part of India. The river originates from the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh in the Satpura range at an elevation of 752 meter above the sea level. The states through which the Tapti river flows include Maharashtra, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh. Apart from the Narmada river, Tapti is the only river which flows in the westward direction and merges into the Arabian Sea. The Tapti basin extends to the total area of 65, 145 sq km, which is approximately 2.0% of the total geographical area of India. The main tributaries of the Tapti river are Purna, The Girna, The Panjhra, The Vaghur, the Bori and the Aner.
History of Tapti River :
In the earlier times Tapti river at Surat was used as the major ports for the purpose of exports of goods and also as an important stopover destination for Muslim pilgrimage called Haj to Mecca.