Jonk River is a tributary of Mahanadi River that flows for approximately 210 kilometers through the Nuapada District and Bargarh District in the state of Odisha; and the Mahasamund District and Raipur District in the state of Chhattisgarh in India.[1] The river starts from the Sunabeda plateau and enters Maraguda valley where it is joined by a stream called Gaidhas-nala near Patora village. The river forms Beniadhas fall (80 feet) and Kharaldhas Fall (150 feet) before entering the valley.[2] It joins Mahanadi at Shivrinarayan.


  1. ^ Padhan, Tosabanta (25 November 2014). "Stone Age Archaeology of Jonk River Basin in Western Odisha and Eastern Chhattisgarh". Postdoctoral thesis. Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ Cultural profile of south Kōśala by Jitāmitra Prasāda Sim̄hadeba, J. Prasad Singh Deo

Coordinates: 21°42′N 82°33′E / 21.700°N 82.550°E / 21.700; 82.550