How many major rivers flow from east to west in India?

The two major west flowing rivers are Narmada and Tapi(or Tapti). Other important rivers that flow from west to east are Mahi, Sabarmati, Luni, Tawa and Sharavati.


  • It is located mainly in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Narmada River is also known as the Rewa River.
  • The Narmada rises at an elevation of about 1,080 metres in the Maikala Range in eastern Madhya Pradesh
  • It is a West flowing river.
  • The River flows through Gujarat, Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
  • The important tributaries of Narmada River are Kolar River, Shakkar River, Dudhi River, Tawa River, and Hiran River.
  • Major Hydro Power projects in this river are Maheshwar Dam, Sardar Sarovar Dam, and Indira Gandhi Sagar Dam.


  • The Tapti/Tapi River is located in Madhya Pradesh.
  • It has a total length of about 700 km and drains an area of 65,300 square km.
  • The river flows through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
  • Kakrapar Dam, Ukai Dam, Girna Dam are the major projects on this river.
  • The Suki, the Goma, the Arunavati, the Vaghur, the Amravati, the Purna, the Mona, and the Sipna are the major tributaries of the Tapti River.

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