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Tapti River/ Tapi River is a river of Central India. Tapati, Tapti, Tapee, Taapi are the various names used to denote Tapti River. Also known as the daughter of Sun God .Tapti River originates at Multani of Betul District. The Basin of Tapti River lies in three Indian States, namely, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.Tapti River plays a major role in all the religious festivals and ceremonies. The waters of Tapti river are considered to be holy.
Along with the Narmada and Mahi Rivers, runs the Tapti River covering an area of 724 kms. Rising from the Satpura Range Of Southern Madhya Pradesh it flows towards the Maharashtra's Kandesh and East Vidharbha regions of Deccan Plateau. In the Western side is the Gulf of Cambay and the Arabian Sea, thats is Gujarat. The last destination of Tapti River is the Gulf of Khambhat (Surat - Gujarat).
The main Tributaries of the Tapti River are Purna, Gima, Panzara, Waghur, Bori, and Aner River. Apart from these there are about 40 other small river which make of the most of Tributaries to the Tapi River.
The major towns which the river covers along its path are Betul, Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh), Bhusawal (Maharashtra), and Surat (Gujarat). A number of dams have been constructed on the water of Tapti River. These include - Hatnur Dam of Jalgaon, Maharashtra and Ukai Dam of Songadh in Gujarat. Several Tiger Reserve have been opened seeing the nearness of the River Tapti. These Reserves are Melghat Tiger Reserve, Amravati, Madhya Pradesh. This Project extends to the boundary of Maharashtra.