The Doni River is one of the tributaries of the Krishna River that originates from Maharashtra and it flows eastern side of the Sangli District. Most of its flows are in North Karnataka where it flows in the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, and Gulbarga.
Doni River Information
- River Source: Datta patana, Maharashtra
- Districts Covered: Belgaum, Bijapur, and Gulbarga
- Waterfalls: Chaya Bhagavathi Falls (122 m height)
- Total Length: 176 Km
History of Doni River
Sangli is the town in Maharashtra which has been ruled by the Marathas and from 1853, it has been ruled by the British. Doni river originates and starts to flow to nearby areas around Sangli District however the major part of the river flow is in and around the districts of North Karnataka which include Bijapur, Belgaum, and Gulbarga.
The Doni River is a small river that flows eastwards from Sangli District in Maharashtra and it flows the districts of Karnataka namely Bijapur, Belgaum, and Gulbarga. It does not help in irrigation however, the river is known for creating havoc with its erratic flow that will create flood and has caused the loss of lives.
The river has bought misery to the people of North Karnataka for its floods and people compare it to the Yellow River in China and have renamed it is Yellow River of Bijapur. The river is not fit for drinking or even for washing as it is black and dirty. Hence, it is not fit for even agriculture purposes.
Doni River has a short flow of just 150kms where it starts from Sangli District and flows eastwards and takes the route of Indi, Sindgi, Basavan Bagewadi, and Muddebihal Taluks in Karnataka. It merges with the Krishna River in the southwest town of Talikote. It is known as a mad river in Karnataka due to its erratic flow and it sometimes will be dry and suddenly it starts overflowing with a huge amount of water which is a strange thing.
[ Also Checkout: List of Rivers in Karnataka ]