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Sindh River

Sindh River flows through the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and starts from the Malwa plateau in Vidisha district. The Sindh River is a tributary of Yamuna River and flows all through various districts like Gwalior, Datia, Bhind, Ashoknagar in Madhya Pradesh and Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh which later joins Yamuna River here. The river rises at a height of 543 meters above sea level and generally flows in north east direction up to approximately 415 kilometers before joining Yamuna. The river has a total length of 470 kilometers. In Shivpuri district a dam named as Manikheda is built on the banks of Sindh River.


Sindh River finds its mention in the Vishnu Purana. The River is believed to be alike Kali Sindh River, which is mentioned in Mahabharata as Daksinasindh.


The main tributaries of Sindh River are Parbati, Pahuj, Mahuar, and Kwari.

Pahuj River

The River flows through the state of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh and has originated near the hills of Jhansi. The small and dry river passes by the Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute in Jhansi. The Pahuj River also passes by the famous Sun temple spot – Unnao Balaji, which is 20 kilometers from Jhansi. A dam has been constructed on the Pahuj River, which attracts tourists and has become a popular picnic point.

Kwari River

The Kwari River flows through Bhind and Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, which was originated in Devpura village. The river is also named as Kunwari or Kuwari River. The river is a main tributary of Chambal River and has a very unhurried flow.

Parbati River

The River lies between Gambhir basin in the west and Chambal basin in the east, bordering the northern side with Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh. The River started off in Chhawar Village in Sawai Madhopur district and generally flows in north east direction.

Religious Significance

There is no religious significance found for Sindh River. A multi-purpose dam, Manikheda, was built on the Sindh River to benefit the district. The dam construction started in the year 1978 and was completed in the year 2008. The length of the dam is 1070 meters and has a catchment area of 5540 km2. The dam has 10 gates and a height of 62 meters. There are 13 villages near the river which are benefitted from the dam. And districts like Datia, Shivpuri, Bhind and Gwalior gain from the dam.

How to Reach

The Sindh River lies to the western side of the Ashoknagar district. Ashoknagar has a well connected transport system to all major cities.

By Road

Ashoknagar is situated on State Highway and is well connected with nearby districts of Guna, Shivpuri, and Vidisha through roadways.

By Air

The fastest way to reach Ashoknagar is through Airways. The nearest airport is Gwalior and Bhopal.

By Rail

Ashoknagar is located on the Kota-Bina railway section of Western central railways broad gauge line. The connectivity is available from Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jabalpur, Delhi, Gwalior, Darbhanga, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Bina. Etc. The total rail length is about 141 kilometers.

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