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Banas River

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Source  Aravalli Range
Country  India
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- location  Kumbhalgarh, Rajsamand district, Rajasthan, India
- location  near the village of Rameshwar, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan truck gets stuck at banas river s flash floods

The Banas is a river of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a tributary of the Chambal River, which in turn flows into the Yamuna, a tributary of the Ganges. The Banas is approximately 512 kilometres in length. It is also known as 'Van Ki Asha' (Hope of forest).


Map of Banas River, Rajasthan

The Banas originates in the Khamnor Hills of the Aravalli Range, about 5 km from Kumbhalgarh in Rajsamand district. It flows northeast through the Mewar region of Rajasthan, and meets the Chambal near the village of Rameshwar in Sawai Madhopur District. The cities of Nathdwara, Jahazpur, and Tonk lie on the river. Major tributaries include the right bank tributaries of Berach and Menali and the left bank tributaries of Kothari, Khari, Dai, Dheel River, Sohadara, Morel and Kalisil.

The Banas drains a basin of 45,833 km², and lies entirely within Rajasthan. It is a seasonal river that dries up during the summer, but it is nonetheless used for irrigation. The Bisalpur-Jaipur project completed by the Government of Rajasthan in 2009 provides drinking water from the Banas to Jaipur city. Banas drains the east slope of the central portion of the Aravalli Range, and the basin includes all or part of Ajmer, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dausa, Jaipur, Pali, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, and Udaipur districts. The Thala ki Mata temple near Deoli in Tonk district is located on its bank.

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Banas River Wikipedia