List of Major and Longest Rivers in India

India is a country with all types of climate, In India, The rivers originate from the Himalayas and Karakoram ranges located in the North of the country, the Western Ghats in the South, Vindhya, and Satpura range in Central India. There are thousands of Rivers that take birth in India and merges to the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The Ganges is the Major River in India that originates in the Himalayan Range and merges into the Bay of Bengal. Western Ghats Ranges is the hilly terrain and receives heavy rainfall where hundreds of rivers taking the start. Himalayan Range is an Icy place that contains a huge amount of ice when it melts it will become a source of water for rivers.

Hindu holly river in Varanasi, Image by Yolanda Coervers from Pixabay
River Name
Birth Place
Location of Merge
Ganges RiverWestern HimalayasBangladesh2,525 kmBay of Bengal
KaveriTalakaveri, KarnatakaTamilnadu765 kmBay of Bengal
GodavariTrimbak, MaharashtraAntarvedi, Andhra Pradesh1,465 kmBay of Bengal
KrishnaMahabaleswarHamasaladeevi1,300 kmBay of Bengal
Beas RiverHimachal PradeshArabian Sea470 kmArabian Sea
Brahmaputra RiverHimalayasBangladesh2,900 kmBay of Bengal
Chenab RiverJammu and KashmirUch Sharif, Pakistan960 kmIndus River
Jhelum RiverPanjabPakistan813 kmChenab River
Ravi RiverChamba district of Himachal PradeshArabian Sea720kmIndo-Pak border into the Chenab River
Sutlej RiverPunjab RegionArabian Sea529 kmArabian Sea
MahanadiChhattisgarhOrissa858 kmBay of Bengal

Note: The above list of Major Rivers of India ranked by total volume and length of the rivers.

Longest River in India:

The Ganges is officially the longest river in India, the river originates and merges at the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. The Ganges is 2,525 km long from Himalayan mountain Gumukh to the Bay of Bengal. The Godavari is the second-longest in India with a 1465 km journey from Trimnak in Maharashtra to Antarvedi (a village in Andhra Pradesh) where it merges into the Bay of Bengal.

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