The Godavari is the second largest river in India after Ganga. It is the largest river in peninsular India and known as the ‘Dakshina Ganga’. The River rises in the Sahyadris, at an altitude of 1,067 m above mean sea level near Trimbakeshwar in the Nashik district of Maharashtra and flows across the Deccan Plateau from the Western to the Eastern Ghats. Main river forms inter-State boundary between the States of Telangana and Maharastra; and Telangana and Chattisgarh. Total length of river is 1,465 km.