List of Notable Rivers in Karnataka

There are hundreds of Huge and tiny rivers with several tributaries, Most of the rivers take birth in Western Ghats ranges and Hill Stations with high altitude. Karnataka filled with natural diversities except north part of the State, and covers about 300 km of coastline that place for many rivers merge. Kaveri is the longest and largest river at length of 765 km originates in Talakaveri of Karnataka which merges in Tamil Nadu. The following List of Rivers which are taking birth in Karnataka State and tiny Rivers are ignored from the list.

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River Name District Origin Length (km) Mouth
Kaveri Coorg (Kodagu) Talakaveri 765 Bay of Bengal
Tungabhadra Chikmagalur Kudali 531  merge to Krishna river
Penner Chikkaballapura Nandi Hills 597  Bay of Bengal
Kali Uttara Kannada Diggi 184 Arabian Sea
Palar Kolar Nandi Hills 348 Bay of Bengal
Arkavati Chikkaballapura Nandi Hills 193 merge to Kaveri River
Bhadra Chikmagalur Gangamoola 147 Bay of Bengal
Chakra Udupi Kundapura - Arabian Sea
Gangavalli Dharwad Gangavalli 152 Arabian Sea
Malaprabha Belgaum Soraba 304  merge to Krishna river
Kumaradhara Dakshina Kannada Sullia Arabian Sea
Mandovi Belgaum Bhimgad 77  Arabian Sea
Netravati Chikmagalur Gangamoola Arabian Sea
Ponnaiyar Chikkaballapur Nandidurg 400 Bay of Bengal
Sharavathi Shimoga Ambutheertha 128  Arabian Sea
Shimsha Tumkur Devarayanadurga 221  merge to Kaveri River
Tunga Chikmagalur Gangamoola 147 merge to Bhadra River
Varada Shimoga Vardamoola merge to Tungabadhra

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