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Important Indian Rivers and their Origins

Important Indian Rivers and their Origins

Here, in this article we have provided the List of Important Indian Rivers and their Origins in India. Get the complete list of major rivers of India along with their detailed information such as origins and basins.

1. Ganga

  • Origin: Gangotri Glacier (Bhagirathi), Uttarakhand
  • End Point: Bay of Bengal
  • Length‎: ‎2,655 km

2. Yamuna

  • Origin: Yamunotri Glacier, Uttarakhand
  • End Point: Merges with Ganga at Allahabad
  • Length: 1,376 km

3. Brahmaputra

  • Origin: Angsi Glacier in Himalayas in  Tibet, but enters India in Arunachal Pradesh
  • End Point: Merges with Ganga and ends in Bay of Bengal
  • Length: 2,900 km

4. Indus

  • Origin: Originates in Tibetan plateau, Enters India in J&K
  • End Point: Arabian sea
  • Length‎: ‎3,610 km

5. Hugli

  • Origin: Tributary of Ganga near West Bengal
  • End Point: Merges with Ganga at Bay of Bengal
  • Length‎: ‎260 kilometres

6. Gomti

  • Origin: Tributary of Ganga, starting at Gomat Taal, UP
  • End Point: Joins Ganga in Varanasi
  • Length‎: ‎900 km

7. Son

  • Origin: Tributary of Ganga, starting at Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
  • End Point: Joins Ganga just above Patna
  • Length‎: ‎784 km

8. Gandak

  • Origin: Nepal; Ganges tributary at Indo-Nepal border
  • End Point: Joins Ganga near Patna
  • Length‎: ‎630 km

9. Kosi

  • Origin: Starts from Bihar near Indo-Nepal border
  • End Point: Joins Ganga near Katihar district of Bihar
  • Length: 729 km

10. Mahanadi

  • Origin: Sihawa mountain of Chhatisgarh
  • End Point: Bay of Bengal
  • Length: 858 km

11. Jhelum

  • Origin: Tributary of Chenub river, Punjab
  • End Point: Merges with Chenab at Jhang (Pakistan)
  • Length‎: ‎725 km

12. Ravi

  • Origin: Starts from Bara Bhangal, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh
  • End Point: Joins Chenab in Pakistan
  • Length: 720 km

13. Sutlej

  • Origin: Tributary of Indus river, originates at Rakshastal, Tibet
  • End Point: Meets Beas river in Pakistan and ends at Arabian sea
  • Length‎: ‎1,500 km

14. Beas

  • Origin: Rises at Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh
  • End Point: Joins Sutlej river in Punjab
  • Length‎: ‎470 km

15. Kaveri

  • Origin: Talakaveri in Western Ghats in Karnataka
  • End Point: Ends in Bay of Bengal
  • Length‎: ‎765 km

16. Krishna

  • Origin: Originates in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra
  • End Point: Ends in Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh
  • Length‎: ‎1,300 km

17. Godavari

  • Origin: Starts in Maharashtra
  • End Point: Ends in Bay of Bengal
  • Length‎: ‎1,465 km

18. Tungabhadra

  • Origin: Tributary of Krishna river staring at Karnataka
  • End Point: Joins Krishna river along the border of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
  • Length: 531 km

19. Tapti

  • Origin: Rises in Eastern Satpura Ranges, Madhya Pradesh
  • End Point: Ends into Gulf of Khambat, Gujarat
  • Length‎: ‎724 km

20. Mahi

  • Origin: Rises in Madhya Pradesh
  • End Point: Flows into Arabian sea from Gujarat
  • Length‎: ‎580 km

21. Narmada

  • Origin: Starts from Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
  • End Point: Drains into Arabian sea via Gulf of Cambay
  • Length‎: ‎1,312 km
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