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Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

Jan 4, 2019 17:27 IST
    Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

    Rivers play an important role in the development of the country. India is a land of rivers and the Indian River system is classified into two part-Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers. Most of the Indian rivers flow eastwards and drain into the Bay of Bengal but there are only three rivers in India that run from east to west Narmada, Mahi and Tapti River.

    Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

    10.  Tapi River

    Length (Km): 724

    Origin (Source): Satpura Range

    Tributaries: Purna River, Girna River, Gomai, Panzara, Pedhi, Arna

    Discharge its water: Gulf of Khambhat (Arabian Sea)

    9.  Cauvery River

    Length (Km): 800

    Origin (Source): Originates at Talakaveri in Coorg District of Karnataka in Brahmagiri Range of hills in the Western ghats

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Harangi Reservoir, Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavathy; (Right tributaries- Lakshmana Tirtha, Kabini, Bhavani River, Noyyal, Amaravati River, Moyar River).

    Discharge its water: Grand Anicut (South)

    8.  Mahanadi River

    Length (Km): 851

    Origin (Source):  Originates from Raipur district of Chhattisgarh

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Seonath, Mand, Ib, Hasdeo); (Right tributaries- Ong, parry river, Jonk, Telen)

    Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

    7. Narmada River

    Length (Km):  1312

    Origin (Source): Originates near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh

    Tributaries: (Left tributarties- Burhner River, Banjar River, Sher River, Shakkar River, Dudhi River, Tawa River, Ganjal River, Chhota Tawa River, Kaveri River, Kundi River, Goi River, Karjan River); (Right tributaries- Hiran River, Tendoni River, Choral River, Kolar River, Man River, Uri River, Hatni River, Orsang River).

    Discharge its water: Arabian Sea

    6.  Yamuna River

    Length (Km): 1376

    Origin (Source): Originates from the Yamunotri glacier at the Banderpoonch peak in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Hindon, Sharda, Giri, Rishiganga, Hanuman Ganga, Sasur Khaderi); (Right tributaries- Chambal, Betwa, Ken, Sindh, Tons).

    List of Towns situated on the Banks of River

    5. Krishna River

    Length (Km): 1400

    Origin (Source): Originates in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1337 m. just north of Mahabaleswar, about 64 km from the Arabian Sea.

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Bhima, Dindi, Peddavagu, Musi, Paleru, Munneru; (Right tributaries- Venna, Koyna, Panchganga, Dudhaganga, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Tungabhadra).

    Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

    4. Godavari River

    Length (Km): 1465

    Origin (Source): Originates near Nasik in Maharashtra

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Banganga, Kadva, Shivana, Purna, Kadam, Pranahita, Indravati, Taliperu, Sabari); (Right tributaries- Nasardi, Darna, Pravara, Sindphana, Manjira, Manair, Kinnerasani).

    Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

    3. Ganga River

    Length (Km): 2525

    Origin (Source): Gangotri

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries-Ramganga, Garra, Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandak, Burhi Gandak Koshi, Mahananda); (Right tributaries- Yamuna, Tamsa, Son, Punpun, Kiul, Karamnasa, Chandan).

    Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

    2. Brahmaputra River

    Length (Km): 2900

    Origin (Source): Originates from Kailash ranges of Himalaya

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Dibang River, Lohit River, Dhansiri River, Kolong River); (Right tributaries- Kameng River, Manas River, Beki River, Raidak River, Jaldhaka River, Teesta River, Subansiri River)

    Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

    1. Indus River

    Length (Km): 2900

    Origin (Source): Originates in the northern slopes of the Kailash range in Tibet near Lake Manasarovar.

    Tributaries: (Left tributaries-Zanskar River, Suru River, Soan River, Jhelum River, Chenab River, Ravi River, Beas River, Sutlej River, Panjnad River, Ghaggar-Hakra River, Luni River); (Right tributaries-Shyok River, Hunza River, Gilgit River, Swat River, Kunar River, Kabul River, Kurram River, Gomal River, Zhob River).

    Discharge its water: Arabian Sea

    List of Major River Systems in the World

    Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

    Name of Rivers

    Length (Km)

    1. Indus River


    2. Brahmaputra River


    3. Ganga River


    4. Godavari River


    5. Krishna River


    6. Yamuna River


    7. Narmada River


    8.  Mahanadi River


    9.  Cauvery River


    10.  Tapi River


    Hence, we can say that a river are not only important for human beings but also serves a great purpose to the animals and trees as well.

    Top 10 longest Rivers of the World 

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