Gira Waterfall

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Overview:

Around 19 people, including 10 women, were recently injured after being stung by honeybees near Gira Waterfall.

About Gira Waterfall:

  • It is a seasonal waterfall in the Western Ghats of India.
  • Location: It is located near the Waghai village in the Dang district of Gujarat. 
  • It is a 75 ft fall that emerges from the Kapri Tributary and drops into the Ambika River.

Key facts about Ambika River:

  • It is a major westward flowing river that has a huge catchment area in two states, namely Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • Origin: The river has its origins in the Saputara Hills, near Kotambi Village in the Nasik district of Maharashtra.
  • After flowing for a length of 136 km it drains in to the Arabian Sea.
  • It has a drainage area of 2715 Sq.km. The Valsad, Dangs and Surat Districts of Gujarat and a small portion of the Nasik district of Maharashtra falls in the basin.
  • Rainfall: It receives most of the rainfall from the South West monsoon from June to September.
  • Tributaries: Khapri,Valam, Kaveri and Kharear are main tributaries of Ambika river.

 


Q1) Which are the major tributaries of Ambika river?

Ambika River is a major westward flowing river that has a huge catchment area in two states, namely Gujarat and Maharashtra. Khapri,Valam, Kaveri and Kharear are main tributaries of Ambika river.

Source: 19 injured in honeybee attack in Dangs, Gujarat