Major Rivers of India

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The rivers of India play an important role in the lives of every Indian, directly or indirectly. They provide potable water, cheap transportation, electricity, and the livelihood for a large number of people all over the country. This is self-understood why nearly all the major cities of India are located by the banks of rivers. The rivers also have an important role in Hindu Religion and are considered holy by all Hindus in our country. The major rivers of India are as mentioned below.

Major Rivers of India



Originates From

Major Places & Cities Benefitted

Drains Or Ends Into


2900 Km

(916 Km In India)

Angsi Glacier of Tibet

Dibrugarh (Assam), Guwahati

Bay of Bengal


2525 Km

Gangotri in Uttrakhand

Kashi, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Badrinath, Haridwar, Kanpur, Patna, Farrukhabad, Patliputra

Bay of Bengal



1465 Km

Tryambakeshwar in Maharashtra

Rajahmundry, Nizamabad, Nashik, Nanded

Bay of Bengal


3180 Km

(1114 Km In India)

Tibetan Plateau

Leh, Ladakh & Pakistan

Arabian Sea



765 Km

Brahmagiri Hills in Kogadu, Karnataka

Kushalnagar, Mysuru Srirangapatna, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Poompuhar

Bay of Bengal



1400 Km

Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra

Sangali, Konya, Vijaywada

Bay of Bengal



858 Km

Sihava Mountains of Chhattisgarh

Cuttak, Sambalpur

Bay of Bengal


1312 Km

Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur, Bharuch

Arabian Sea




724 Km

Betul District of Madhya Pradesh in The Satpura Range

Multai, Nepanagar, Betul, Burhanpur, Bhusawal, Surat & Songadh

Arabian Sea


1376 Km

Yamunotri in Uttarakhand

Etawah, Auraiya, Mathura, New Delhi

Merges Into Ganga In Allahabad & Then Flows Into Bay of Bengal

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