Godavari River Overview
With a length of 1465 Kilometers, Godavari is India’s second largest river that runs within the country and also the longest river in South India. It originates near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra state and flows east across the Deccan Plateau into the Bay of Bengal near Narasapuram in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The river is also known as Dakshin Ganga and Gautami. The Manjra and Indravati rivers are its major tributaries. The Godavari is sacred river and there are several places of pilgrimage on its banks. Trimbakeshwar and Nasik are major pilgrimage sites where one of the four Sinhastha Kumbh Mela takes place. Every twelve years, Pushkaram, a major bathing festival, is held on the banks of the Godavari.