Indian River And Thier Origin
Rivers play an important role in the lives of the people of World. They provide potable water, cheap transportation, electricity and livelihood for a large number of people all over the country. Also, since the land near rivers is very fertile, it serves a number of agricultural purposes too. As a result, almost all the major cities and towns are located by the banks of rivers. In Geography, a bank generally refers to the land alongside a body of water. All competitive exams generally asked 1 to 2 questions related to Indian rivers. Since this is an important article, download it as PDF and file it in your notes.
|Ganga||Gangotri Glacier (Bhagirathi), Uttarakhand||Bay of Bengal|
|Yamuna||Yamunotri Glacier, Uttarakhand||Merges with Ganga at Allahabad|
|Brahmaputra||Angsi Glacier in Himalayas in Tibet, but enters India in Arunachal Pradesh||Merges with Ganga and ends in Bay of Bengal|
|Indus||Originates in Tibetan plateau, Enters India in J&K||Arabian sea|
|Hugli||Tributary of Ganga near West Bengal||Merges with Ganga at Bay of Bengal|
|Gomti||Tributary of Ganga, starting at Gomat Taal, UP||Joins Ganga in Varanasi|
|Son||Tributary of Ganga, starting at Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh||Joins Ganga just above Patna|
|Gandak||Nepal; Ganges tributary at Indo-Nepal border||Joins Ganga near Patna|
|Kosi||Starts from Bihar near Indo-Nepal border||Joins Ganga near Katihar district of Bihar|
|Mahanadi||Sihawa mountain of Chhatisgarh||Bay of Bengal|
|Jhelum||Tributary of Chenub river, Punjab||Merges with Chenab at Jhang (Pakistan)|
|Ravi||Starts from Bara Bhangal, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh||Joins Chenab in Pakistan|
|Sutlej||Tributary of Indus river, originates at Rakshastal, Tibet||Meets Beas river in Pakistan and ends at Arabian sea|
|Beas||Rises at Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh||Joins Sutlej river in Punjab|
|Kaveri||Talakaveri in Western Ghats in Karnataka||Ends in Bay of Bengal|
|Krishna||Originates in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra||Ends in Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh|
|Godavari||Starts in Maharashtra||Ends in Bay of Bengal|
|Tungabhadra||Tributary of Krishna river staring at Karnataka||Joins Krishna river along the border of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh|
|Tapti||Rises in Eastern Satpura Ranges, Madhya Pradesh||Ends into Gulf of Khambat, Gujarat|
|Mahi||Rises in Madhya Pradesh||Flows into Arabian sea from Gujarat|
|Narmada||Starts from Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh||Drains into Arabian sea via Gulf of Cambay|
- Godavari is the second longest river in India.
- Brahmaputra River is called Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet, Dihang in Arunanchal Pradesh, Brahmaputra in Assam and Jamuna in Bangladesh.
- Ganges is known as Padma river in Bangladesh.
- Tons River is the largest tributary of Yamuna.
- The Narmada, also called the Rewa and Tapti river that flow in rift vally.
- The Jog waterfalls are on the river Sharavathi
- Tapti rivers is in Satpura range
- Indus falls into the sea near Karachi
- The river with highest tidal bore in India is Hoogli