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List of Notable Rivers in Karnataka

Many of the Western Ghats mountains’ high-altitude rivers and tributaries feed the region’s many rivers, both large and tiny. With a coastline of 300 kilometers, Karnataka has a dozen of rivers that merge into the sea. Karnataka is home to several other rivers. The list excludes all small rivers.

The Kaveri River is Karnataka’s longest with 805 kilometers and largest with a basin area of 72,000 km². It begins in Karnataka at Talakaveri (elevation=1,341 m) and ends in Tamilnadu at Poompuhar into the ocean (the Bay of Bengal). It has many tributaries including Harangi, Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavathy, Lakshmana Tirtha, Kabini, Bhavani, Noyyal, Amaravati, Moyar. Coordination of the Talakaveri: 12°23′N 75°29′E

Talakaveri
Talakaveri, the origin of river Kaveri, Photo by swarat_ghosh via Flickr
River NameDistrictOriginLength (km)Mouth
KaveriCoorg (Kodagu)Talakaveri805Bay of Bengal
TungabhadraChikmagalurKudali531 merge to Krishna river
PennerChikkaballapuraNandi Hills597 Bay of Bengal
KaliUttara KannadaDiggi184Arabian Sea
PalarKolarNandi Hills348Bay of Bengal
ArkavatiChikkaballapuraNandi Hills193merge to Kaveri River
BhadraChikmagalurGangamoola147Bay of Bengal
ChakraUdupiKundapura52Arabian Sea
GangavalliDharwadGangavalli152Arabian Sea
MalaprabhaBelgaumSoraba304 merge to Krishna river
KumaradharaDakshina KannadaSulliaArabian Sea
MandoviBelgaumBhimgad77 Arabian Sea
NetravatiChikmagalurGangamoolaArabian Sea
PonnaiyarChikkaballapurNandidurg400Bay of Bengal
SharavathiShimogaAmbutheertha128 Arabian Sea
ShimshaTumkurDevarayanadurga221 merge to Kaveri River
TungaChikmagalurGangamoola147merge to Bhadra River
VaradaShimogaVardamoolamerge to Tungabadhra
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