Important Rivers of India

Scholarship Examination in India

In this blog post, we explain the major rivers of India. You do not have to be a geography expert to clear Competitive Examination. So, What you need is an informed opinion about these geographic issues to crack these examinations.

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List of Important Rivers of India:

Name of RiversRunning StatesLengthOriginEnd
GANGAUttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal 2,525 K.M.Gangotri Glacier (Bhagirathi), UttarakhandBay of Bengal
YAMUNAUttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana1,376 K.M.Yamunotri Glacier, UttarakhandMerges with Ganga at Allahabad
BRAHMAPUTRAAssam, Arunachal, Tibet2,900 K.M.Angsi Glacier in the Himalayas in  Tibet, but enters India in Arunachal PradeshMerges with Ganga and ends in the Bay of Bengal
MAHANADIChhattisgarh, Odisha858 K.M.Sihawa mountain of ChhatisgarhBay of Bengal
GODAVARIMaharashtra, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry1,465 K.M.Starts in MaharashtraEnds in Bay of Bengal
KRISHNAMaharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh1,400 K.M.Originates in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar in MaharashtraEnds in Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh
NARMADAMadhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat1,315 K.M.Starts from Amarkantak, Madhya PradeshDrains into Arabian sea via Gulf of Cambay
TAPTIMadhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat724 K.M.Rises in Eastern Satpura Ranges, Madhya PradeshEnds into Gulf of Khambat, Gujarat
GOMTILucknow900 K.M.Tributary of Ganga, starting at Gomat Taal, UPJoins Ganga in Varanasi
GANDAKBihar320 K.M.Nepal; Ganges tributary at Indo-Nepal borderJoins Ganga near Patna
KOSIBihar720 K.M.Starts from Bihar near Indo-Nepal borderJoins Ganga near Katihar district of Bihar
SONMadhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar784 K.M.Tributary of Ganga, starting at Amarkantak, Madhya PradeshJoins Ganga just above Patna
BETWAMadhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh590 K.M.  
CHAMBALMadhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan960 K.M.  
SUTLEJPanjab1,500 K.M.Tributary of Indus river, originates at Rakshastal, TibetMeets Beas river in Pakistan and ends at Arabian sea
RAVIHimachal, Panjab720 K.M.Starts from Bara Bhangal, Kangra district, Himachal PradeshJoins Chenab in Pakistan
BEASHimachal, Panjab470 K.M.Rises at Himalayas in central Himachal PradeshJoins Sutlej river in Punjab
CHENABHimachal, Panjab960 K.M.  
JEHLAMPanjab725 K.M.Tributary of Chenub river, PunjabMerges with Chenab at Jhang (Pakistan)
KAVERITamil Nadu765 K.M.Talakaveri in Western Ghats in KarnatakaEnds in Bay of Bengal
MAHANADIOdisha858 K.M.Sihawa mountain of ChhatisgarhBay of Bengal



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