Kshetras

Yes it is equivalent to the Ganges and that holy place is very much suited to perform Tapas.

12 Forests.

They are:

1) Atalvan 2) Kevaarivan 3) Biharvan 4) Gochaaranvan

5) Kaaliyadamanvan 6) Gopalvan 7) Nikunjavan 8) Nidhuvan

9) Radhavan 10) Jhulanavan 11) Gahvaravan 12) Pappadvan