(Last Updated on : 23/03/2009)
Banas is a river that flows in Rajasthan and a major confluent of the Chambal River, which flows into the Yamuna, which is again a tributary of the Ganges. It rises near the Khamnor hills of Aravalli range, which is at a distance of 5 kilometers from Kumbhalgarh in the Rajsamand district and flows through Rajasthan. It flows in the northeast direction through the Mewar region of Rajasthan and meets the Chambal near the village of Rameshwarin Khandar Block in Sawai Madhopur district.
With a length of 512 kilometers, Nathdwara, Jahanpur, and Tonk are the major cities situated on the bank of the river. The major tributaries of the Banas River are Berach and Menali on the right, and Kothari, Khari, Dai, Dheel, Sohadara, Morel and Kalisil on the left. The drainage area of the river is 45,833 square kilometers, which is entirely in Rajasthan. It drains the eastern slope of the central portion of Aravalli Range and covers parts of the districts of Ajmer, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dausa, Jaipur, Pali, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, and Udaipur.
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