(Last Updated on : 04/05/2013)
Godwar is a region in Rajasthan
, which lies in the southwest Rajasthan and borders with the state of Gujarat
. It is situated on the western side of the Aravalli Range
and cuts across Rajasthan from the southwest corner to the northeast. The highest peak of the Aravallis, Mount Abu is in this region. It covers the region of Jalore, Sirohi
and the southern portion of Pali districts of Rajasthan. The Sukri river and its tributaries flows through this region and flows in the west direction to join the Luni River
before it evacuates into the Runn of Kutch. The West Banas River
drains the southeastern part of the region.
The Aravalli Mountains helps in trapping the monsoon winds because of which the region receives a decent rainfall except for the Sirohi district. The region has an arid semi- desert climate and falls under the category of the Northwestern thorn scrub forests ecoregion. The western part of the Jalore district has a desert landscape as it falls in the Thar Desert. Abu Road and Sirohi are the prominent towns of the region.