Rivers of Chhattisgarh


The rivers of Chhattisgarh mould the prosperity of this newly formed Indian state. Traversed by meandering rivers, the state is cocooned amidst the verdant greens, hills and plateaus.

Chhattisgarh is blessed with fertile plains because of its natural drainage system. There is abundant water required for farming in Chhattisgarh. The Chhattisgarh rivers are considered as God because of its profuse provision. In Chattisgarh important religious places have developed by various rives. These rivers also form some of the most gorgeous rapids and waterfalls of India that attract tourists from far and wide.

The main rivers flowing through the sate of Chhattisgarh are Mahanadi, Indravati, Godavari, Narmada and many others. These rivers, with many other tributaries, local rivers, and streams drain the state. The northern part of Chhattisgarh shares a part of the Indo-Gangetic plain. The Satpura Range and the Chota Nagpur Plateau divide the Mahanadi River basin from the Indo-Gangetic plain. This Mahanadi river basin, basically, forms the central part of the state. The southern zone of Chhattisgarh includes a part of the Deccan plateau and is served by the Godavari river and its tributaries.

Many of the important cities and towns of Chhattisgarh are situated on the banks of rivers. The river Kole flows by the capital city of Raipur. Bilaspur is situated in the river bank of Arpa, Taalagaon on the bank of Maniyari river and Jagdalpur is situated on the banks of Indravati river. Rajim, an important pilgrimage lies by the confluence of three rivers, namely, Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondhul. The renowned Danteshwari temple at Dantewada is situated on the confluence of Shankini and Dankini rivers. Thus, the rivers of Chhattisgarh are important from the social, economic, religious, and even political point of view to the state.

Last Updated on: 29th March 2013