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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

Name

Length

Originates From

Major Places & Cities Benefitted

Drains Or Ends Into

Brahmaputra

2900 Km

(916 Km In India)

Angsi Glacier of Tibet

Dibrugarh (Assam), Guwahati

Bay of Bengal

Ganga

2525 Km

Gangotri in Uttrakhand

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

Bay of Bengal

 

Godavari

1465 Km

Tryambakeshwar in Maharashtra

Rajahmundry, Nizamabad, Nashik, Nanded

Bay of Bengal

Indus

3180 Km

(1114 Km In India)

Tibetan Plateau

Leh, Ladakh & Pakistan

Arabian Sea

 

Kaveri

765 Km

Brahmagiri Hills in Kogadu, Karnataka

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

Bay of Bengal

 

Krishna

1400 Km

Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra

Sangali, Konya, Vijaywada

Bay of Bengal

 

Mahanadi

858 Km

Sihava Mountains of Chhattisgarh

Cuttak, Sambalpur

Bay of Bengal

Narmada

1312 Km

Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur, Bharuch

Arabian Sea

 

Tapti

 

724 Km

Betul District of Madhya Pradesh in The Satpura Range

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

Arabian Sea

Yamuna

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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