10 Major Rivers of Tripura

10 Major Rivers of Tripura Map
Tripura Map
Tripura is blessed with a number of rivers. Most of the places in Tripura are named after these rivers and their tributaries. Some of the major Tripura rivers are the Gumti (Gomti), the Khowai, the Manu, the Haorah and the Mohuri. Several myths and folktales are associated with these rivers. Among all these river, Gumti is the biggest one and considered as holy as Ganga by the people of Tripura.

Gumti: The 133 km long river originates from Longtharai and Atharamura range and flow westward to Bangladesh via Amarpur and Sonamura. It is the largest Tripura river both by volume.

Manu: The 167 km long Manu originates from Sakhan range and flows into Bangladesh via Kailasahar. Here, it joins Kushiyara river at Manumukh, Bangladesh. It is the longest Tripura river by the length.

Longai: The 98 km long river originates from Jampui Hills and flows through Karimganj district of Assam before entering Bangladesh.

Deo: The river originates from Jampui Hills. It flows northward through Kanchanpur valley before meeting Manu river.

Dhalai: The 117 km long river rises from Longtharai range. It flows northward to meet Manu river at Rajnagar, Maulvi Bazaar, Bangladesh. Some of the famous town on Dhalai river bank are Ambassa, Baralutma and Kamalpur.

Khowai: The Khowai river originates in the eastern part of the Atharamura Hills of Tripura in India. It flows northwest and leaves India at Khowai and enters Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, it joins Kushiyara river at Kishoreganj, and later Kushiyara river joins the Meghna.

Haora: The 53 km long river originates from the Boromura hills in central Tripura. It flows westward through the towns of Champaknagar, Jirania, Khumulwng, Khayerpur and the capital city Agartala before entering Bangladesh. It is locally known as Saidra river by Kokborok speaking tribal people.

Muhuri: The 64 km long Muhuri rises in the Lushai Hills of Tripura and flows west into Bangladesh. Here it merges with Feni river before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. It is also known as the Little Feni.

Juri: The Juri river rises in the Jampui Hills. It flows northward through Dharmanagar valley before meeting Kushiyara river in Bangladesh.

Feni: It originates in South Tripura district and flows through Sabroom town before entering Bangladesh. Here it is joined by the Muhuri River, which is also known as the Little Feni.

Besides these rivers, Tripura is also known for several other small rivers, streams, lakes and ponds.

Source: http://trpenvis.nic.in/surfacew.htm