Sindh River


The Sindh River is the biggest river flowing in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state. It originates on the Malwa Plateau in Vidisha district and flows north-northeast through the districts of Guna,Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Datia, Gwalior and Bhind in MAdhya Pradesh to join Yamuna river in Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh, just after the confluence of the Chambal river with the Yamuna river. It plays a major role in the irrigation system of the state.  


The total length of the river is 470 km. out of which 461 km are in Madhya Pradesh and about 9 km are in Uttar Pradesh. The major tributaries of Sindh River are Kunwari, Pahuj, Parbati and Mahuar.



Originating from the northern slopes of Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh, it branches out from Sindh River further flowing in Baran district of Rajasthan state. It flows through Jhalawar district and the Kota district of the state. The Parbati River catchment is approximately 3180 square miles. The river from these districts of Rajasthan finally merges at the right bank of Chambal River.



Pahuj River is the waterway flowing through the historical city of Jhansi situated in Uttar Pradesh. It is the tributary of Sindh River that further joins the Yamuna River in Etawah of Uttar Pradesh state. The river has also been given another name “Pushpavati” in several religious texts. The river originates from the hills of Jhansi and Tikamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.



Flowing from the state of Madhya Pradesh, Mahuar River is the tributary of Sindh River. Summers can be really scorching here, all rock and heat. The only respite is this small watercourse called Mahuar. It is not a small river, but during summers the water levels dips. However, the river still runs deep enough to give a cool dip during scorching months.



Kunwari River often spelled as “Kwari river” flows in Bhind, Morena districts of Madhya Pradesh. The river has been branched out of Sindh River and merges with Yamuna River in the Etawah district. Districts like Kailaras, Sheopur, Morena and Bijeypur are situated on the banks of this river.


Manikheda dam has been constructed on this river in Shivpuri district.

(Source: wikipedia accessed on 25.07.2016)