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Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

Rivers play an important role in the development of the country. India is a land of rivers and the Indian River system is classified into two part-Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers. Most of the Indian rivers flow eastwards and drain into the Bay of Bengal but there are only three rivers in India that run from east to west Narmada, Mahi and Tapti River.

Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

10.  Tapi River

Length (Km): 724

Origin (Source): Satpura Range

Tributaries: Purna River, Girna River, Gomai, Panzara, Pedhi, Arna

Discharge its water: Gulf of Khambhat (Arabian Sea)

9.  Cauvery River

Length (Km): 800

Origin (Source): Originates at Talakaveri in Coorg District of Karnataka in Brahmagiri Range of hills in the Western ghats

Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Harangi Reservoir, Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavathy; (Right tributaries- Lakshmana Tirtha, Kabini, Bhavani River, Noyyal, Amaravati River, Moyar River).

Discharge its water: Grand Anicut (South)

8.  Mahanadi River

Length (Km): 851

Origin (Source):  Originates from Raipur district of Chhattisgarh

Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Seonath, Mand, Ib, Hasdeo); (Right tributaries- Ong, parry river, Jonk, Telen)

Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

7. Narmada River

Length (Km):  1312

Origin (Source): Originates near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh

Tributaries: (Left tributarties- Burhner River, Banjar River, Sher River, Shakkar River, Dudhi River, Tawa River, Ganjal River, Chhota Tawa River, Kaveri River, Kundi River, Goi River, Karjan River); (Right tributaries- Hiran River, Tendoni River, Choral River, Kolar River, Man River, Uri River, Hatni River, Orsang River).

Discharge its water: Arabian Sea

6.  Yamuna River

Length (Km): 1376

Origin (Source): Originates from the Yamunotri glacier at the Banderpoonch peak in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand

Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Hindon, Sharda, Giri, Rishiganga, Hanuman Ganga, Sasur Khaderi); (Right tributaries- Chambal, Betwa, Ken, Sindh, Tons).

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5. Krishna River

Length (Km): 1400

Origin (Source): Originates in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1337 m. just north of Mahabaleswar, about 64 km from the Arabian Sea.

Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Bhima, Dindi, Peddavagu, Musi, Paleru, Munneru; (Right tributaries- Venna, Koyna, Panchganga, Dudhaganga, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Tungabhadra).

Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

4. Godavari River

Length (Km): 1465

Origin (Source): Originates near Nasik in Maharashtra

Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Banganga, Kadva, Shivana, Purna, Kadam, Pranahita, Indravati, Taliperu, Sabari); (Right tributaries– Nasardi, Darna, Pravara, Sindphana, Manjira, Manair, Kinnerasani).

Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

3. Ganga River

Length (Km): 2525

Origin (Source): Gangotri

Tributaries: (Left tributaries-Ramganga, Garra, Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandak, Burhi Gandak Koshi, Mahananda); (Right tributaries- Yamuna, Tamsa, Son, Punpun, Kiul, Karamnasa, Chandan).

Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

2. Brahmaputra River

Length (Km): 2900

Origin (Source): Originates from Kailash ranges of Himalaya

Tributaries: (Left tributaries- Dibang River, Lohit River, Dhansiri River, Kolong River); (Right tributaries- Kameng River, Manas River, Beki River, Raidak River, Jaldhaka River, Teesta River, Subansiri River)

Discharge its water: Bay of Bengal

1. Indus River

Length (Km): 2900

Origin (Source): Originates in the northern slopes of the Kailash range in Tibet near Lake Manasarovar.

Tributaries: (Left tributaries-Zanskar River, Suru River, Soan River, Jhelum River, Chenab River, Ravi River, Beas River, Sutlej River, Panjnad River, Ghaggar-Hakra River, Luni River); (Right tributaries-Shyok River, Hunza River, Gilgit River, Swat River, Kunar River, Kabul River, Kurram River, Gomal River, Zhob River).

Discharge its water: Arabian Sea

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Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

Name of RiversLength (Km)
1. Indus River2900
2. Brahmaputra River2900
3. Ganga River2525
4. Godavari River1465
5. Krishna River1400
6. Yamuna River1376
7. Narmada River1312
8.  Mahanadi River851
9.  Cauvery River800
10.  Tapi River724

Hence, we can say that a river are not only important for human beings but also serves a great purpose to the animals and trees as well.

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