Rivers in India


  • The Ganges flows through India and Bangladesh.
  • The river Ganges rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
  • The Ganges begins at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers at Devprayag.
  • The Bhagirathi rises at the foot of Gangotri Glacier.
  • The Alakanandha rises from Badhrinath.
  • Ganges empties into the Bay of Bengal.
  • The river Ganges is 2,525 km long.
  • The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus.
  • The Ganges joins the Yamuna at the Triveni Sangam at Prayag in Allahabad.
  • After entering Bangladesh, the main branch of the Ganges is known as the Padma.
  • Mahathama Gandhi Sethu : Longest Bridge in India across Ganga at Patna, Bihar
  • Tributaries : Chambel, Son, Ken, Bathva


Indus River

  • The Indus River is one of the longest rivers in Asia.
  •  It flows through PakistanIndia and western Tibet.
  • Originating in the Tibetan Plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar.
  • After entering into Pakisthan the Indus empties into the Arabian sea near the port city of Karachi.
  • Indus is Pakistan's longest river.
  • Major tributaries -  Jhelum,  Chenab,  Ravi,  Beas, Sutlej.
  • Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River.
  • It flows through 5 states in India- Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Hariyana and Rajasthan.

Brahmaputra River


Godavari River



Krishna River


  • The Kaveri, also written Cauvery in English, is a large Indian river.
  • The origin of the river is traditionally placed at Talakaveri (Brahmagiri), Kodagu in the Western Ghats in Karnataka.
  • Flows generally south and east through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and emptying into the Bay of Bengal.
  • After the river leaves the Kodagu hills and flows onto the Deccan plateau, it forms two islands, Srirangapatna and Shivanasamudra.
  • Major tributaries of the river include HemavatiShimsha, Arkavathy, KabiniBhavaniNoyyal,Amaravati.
  • Famous place Tanjavur lies on the banks of river Kaveri.
  • Krishnaraj Sagar  is a dam bilut across the Kaveri river.
  • Grand Dam : India’s first dam, built across kaveri

Narmada River

  • The Narmada also called the Rewa.
  • The source of the Narmada is  located at Amarkantak in Chhattisgarh.
  • Is the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent.
  • It is also known as "Life Line of Madhya Pradesh".
  • It flows westwards draining through the Gulf of Khambhat into the Arabian Sea.
  • It is one of the rivers in India that flows in a rift valley.
  • The other rivers which flow through rift valley include Damodar River in Chota Nagpur Plateau and Tapti.
  • The Mahi River also flow through rift valleys.
  • Major tributaries of the river include Burhner River, Banjar River,Sher River, Shakkar River,Dudhi River, Tawa River,Ganjal River,Chhota Tawa River,Kundi River, Goi River,Karjan River, Hiran River, Tendoni River,Barna RiverKolar River,Man River, Uri River,Hatni River, Orsang River.