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Top 10 Longest and Major Rivers in India


The Seven Major River streams are Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapi, Godavari, Krishna, and Mahanadi alongside their various tributaries make up the river system of India.

A large portion of the major river flows eastwards and drain into the Bay of Bengal however there are just three Rivers in India that keep running from east to the west which are the Narmada, Mahi and Tapti River.


The Ganges

river gangaThe Ganges or Ganga stream moves through the countries of India and purges into the Bay of Bengal. River Ganga is the most sacred stream to Hindus and worshipped as the goddess, The Ganges is the longest waterway of India and Ganges Delta is the world’s biggest delta.

The Ganga in Hindi and in other Indian dialects, globally it is known by its regular name, the Ganges. Click To Tweet

From days of immemorial it has been the blessed waterway of Hinduism.

For the vast majority of its course, it is a wide and drowsy stream, moving through a standout amongst the most prolific and thickly populated locales on the planet.

Regardless of its significance, its length of 1,560 miles (2,510 km) is moderately short contrasted and the other incredible waterways of Asia or of the world.



river godawariThe Godavari is the second longest river in India after the river Ganga and furthermore frames one of the biggest river basins in India.

The River is sacred to Hindus and Godavari deltas are the second biggest mangrove arrangement in the nation. Click To Tweet

The river is sacred to Hindus and has a few places on its banks that have been places of pilgrimage for a great many years.

Among the enormous quantities of individuals who have washed in her waters as a custom of purifying are said to have been the divinity Baladeva 5000 years back and the saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 500 years prior.

At regular intervals, Pushkaram fair is held on the banks of the river streams.



dirty yamuna riverThe Yamuna once in a while called Jamuna starts from the Yamunotri Glacier in the highest locale of the Lower Himalayas.

The Yamuna makes natural state outskirts between the Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, is the biggest tributary stream of the Ganges.

The Yamuna River is the longest stream in India which does not directly flow to the ocean. Click To Tweet

In 1909, the waters of the Yamuna were discernable as clear blue, when contrasted with the sediment loaded yellow of the Ganges. But, because of high-thickness populace development and fast industrialization, Yamuna has turned out to be a standout amongst the most dirtied waterways on the planet.

The Yamuna is especially contaminated downstream of New Delhi, the capital of India, which dumps about 58% of its loss into the stream.



sardar sarovarThe Narmada is the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent otherwise called Life Line of Madhya Pradesh.

The Narmada is one of the waterways in India that streams in a crack valley between the Satpura and Vindhya ranges, Dhuandhar Falls and Marble shakes in Bhedaghat are the significant attractions of Narmada bowl alongside Sardar Sarovar Dham, which is considered as one of the most prominent shrines in Hinduism.



river krishnaThe Krishna River is the fourth longest stream in India and a major source of the water system for south Indian states.

The Krishna source is at Mahabaleshwar and Delta of this stream is a standout amongst the richest locales in India.

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Krishna River begins at Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. It is trusted that Krishna Bai Temple in the Old Mahabaleshwar is the origination of river Krishna.

krishna bai templeKrishna Bai Temple is an old Shiva place of worship where a stream comes out of the mouth of a cow.

This stream further falls to turn into the Krishna River.



river brahmputraThe Brahmaputra is significant River for the water system and transportation otherwise called Life Line of Assam starts on the Angsi Glacier.

The Brahmaputra enters India in the province of Arunachal Pradesh then enters the territory of Assam and structures Majuli, the greatest waterway island on the planet. The lower reaches are sacred to Hindu. While most of the rivers in the Indian subcontinent have female names, this stream has an uncommon male name, as it signifies the son of Brahma.

The Brahmaputra waterway bed has broadened altogether since 1916 and has all the earmarks of being moving more towards the south than towards the north. Together with the contemporary moderate movement of the stream, the left bank is being eroded away faster than the right bank.



river mahanandiThe Mahanadi is the real waterway in East Central India, moves through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

Mahanadi begins from the mountain slopes surges of the Eastern Ghats in Dhamtari area of Chhattisgarh. Hirakud Dam, Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge are two noteworthy common structure of Mahahe upper piece of the delta plain is intensely populated.

The populace thickness surpasses 36 individuals for every square kilometer, albeit pushing toward the coast the populace thickness falls.

The atmosphere in the region is principally sub-tropical. Precipitation comes overwhelmingly from the late spring storm (June through September).

The normal yearly precipitation in the bowl is 1,463 mm. Precipitation is amazingly low amid the remainder of the year, once in a while surpassing 30 mm for each month Nadi stream.



river kaveriThe Kaveri or Cauvery is the holiest stream of South India, frames two islands of Srirangapatna and Shivanasamudra. Doddabetta is the highest point of the Kaveri basin and the grand Shivanasamudra Falls made by river Kaveri.

Quick Kaveri River Facts:

Header    –>        Information Countries- India

States-Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Pondicherry

Autonomous Region -Talakaveri

Branches – Harangi, Hemavati, Kabini, Bhavani, Arkavathy, Lakshmanana Tirtha, Noyyal and Amaravati

City- Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Tezpur

Elevation-1,341 m (17,093 Ft.)

Length-765 km

Basin-81,155 km2

Discharge- Bay of Bengal, 677 m3/s



river taptiThe Tapti River is one of the significant waterways of peninsular India and one of just three streams keep running from east to west.

Tapi stream begins in the Betul region and exhausts into the Gulf of Khambhat close to the city of Surat in Gujarat. Click To Tweet

The stream is apparently named after the goddess Tapati, the girl of Surya, the Sun god, and Chhaya. Tapati is the sister of Shani, Bhadra, Yamuna and Yama.



river sutlejThe Sutlej River is the longest of the five waterways course through the area of Punjab.

Sutlej stream bowl zone has a few noteworthy hydroelectric tasks, for example, Bhakra Dam, Nathpa Jhakri Dam. Indus River runs 2880 km however just 709 km in India and Brahmaputra runs 2900 km yet 916 km just in India.

Sutlej is a very fast flowing river and has been tapped for power age at numerous spots in HP. Click To Tweet

Sutlej assumed a noteworthy job in the old human advancements situated in Tibet. As indicated by a water treaty signed in 1960, water from the Sutlej was given to India and water of the Indus was allotted to Pakistan.

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