As the name suggests, Mahanadi means ‘large river’ in Hindi and it is one of the largest rivers of the country. The river flows with a length of 900 kilometers on a totality and the catchment basin is of 132, 100 square kilometers approximately. The river flows amidst the states of Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The Mahanadi River’s exact origin is yet to be identified; however through the recent surveys it has been found out that the source of the river is somewhere in Chhattisgarh. The eastern parts of the capital of Chhattisgarh that is Raipur hosts the initial 80 kilometers.
The water from Mahanadi River is used for hydroelectric power generation and to provide drinking water to few parts of the Raipur district. There are several projects being carried out at Chhattisgarh region near the river. I had a splendid time around the coasts of the river as it provided a natural ambience. I clicked a number of pictures of the serene water body. There were number of other people taking pictures of the projects and the river.