List of Indian Rivers with their lengths, Origins and Tributaries

List of Indian Rivers with their lengths, Origins and Tributaries


Complete List of Rivers |Their Lengths, Origins and Tributaries

Indian Rivers play important role in Geography of India. Hence, this topic is vital from Exam point of View. In this article we have provided you the list of Indian Rivers with their lengths, Origins and Tributaries.

Following list shows the names of rivers in India with their lengths, origins and tributaries.

S.No.
Rivers
Origin
Length (km)
End
1.
Ganga
Gangotri Glacier (Bhagirathi), Uttarakhand
2,525
Bay of Bengal
2.
Yamuna
Yamunotri Glacier, Uttarakhand
1,376
Merges with Ganga at Allahabad (Triveni Sangam - Kumbh Mela spot
3.
Brahmaputra
Himalayan Glacier in Tibet, but enters India in Arunachal Pradesh
1,800
Merges with Ganga and ends in Bay of Bengal
4.
Chambal
Tributary of Yamuna river, starting at Madhya Pradesh
960
Joins Yamuna river in UP
5.
Son
Tributary of Ganga, starting at Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
784
Joins Ganga just above Patna - also considered part of Vindhya river system
6.
Gandak
Nepal; Ganges tributary at Indo-Nepal border (Triveni Sangam)
630
Joins Ganga near Patna
7.
Kosi
Starts from Bihar near Indo-Nepal border
720
Joins Ganga near Katihar district of Bihar
8.
Betwa
Tributary of Yamuna, rises at Vindhya region, MP
590
Joins Yamuna at Hamirpur in UP
9.
Gomti
Tributary of Ganga, starting at Gomat Taal, UP
900
Joins Ganga in Varanasi district
10.
Ghaghara
Himalayan Glacier in Tibet, tributary of Ganga
1080
Joins Ganga in Bihar
11.
Hugli (Hooghly)
Tributary of Ganga near West Bengal
260
Merges with Ganga at Bay of Bengal
12.
Damodar
Tributary of Hugli near Chandwara, Jharkhand
592
Merges with Hugli in West Bengal
13.
Mahananda
Paglajhora falls, Darjeeling, West Bengal
360
Merge in Ganga
14.
Alaknanda
Satopanth & Bhagirathi-Kharak glacier
190
Merge in Ganga, Devprayag, Uttarakhand
15.
Bhagirathi
Gaumukh, Uttarakhand
205
Merge in Ganga, Devprayag, Uttarakhand
16.
Indus
Originates in Tibetan plateau, Enters India in J&K
3180
Merges into Arabian sea near Sindh
17.
Chenab
Upper Himalayas in the Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh
960
Merges with Indus
18.
Jhelum
Tributary of Chenab river, Punjab
725
Merges with Chenab at Jhang (Pakistan)
19.
Ravi
Starts from Bara Bhangal, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh
720
Joins Chenab in Pakistan
20.
Sutlej
Tributary of Indus river, originates at Rakshastal, Tibet
1500
Meets Beas river in Pakistan and ends at Arabian sea
21.
Beas
Rises at Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh
470
Joins Sutlej river in Punjab, India
22.
Parbati
Mantalai Glacier near Pin Prabati Pass
-
Mixes with Beas River at Bhuntar, near Kullu of Himachal Pradesh
23.
Suru
Panzella Glacier, Pensi La Pass, Kargil
185
Indus, Nurla, Skardu, Pakistan
24.
Dras
Machoi Glacier, Zoji La, ear Sonamarg, Jammu & Kashmir
86
Suru River at Kharul, Kargil
25.
Zanskar
Doda River (First Branch), Kargyag and Tsarap River (Second Branch)
-
Indus River near Nimmu in Ladakh
26.
Tsarap
Pankpo La, Sarchu
182
Zanskar River, Padum, Kargil
27.
Doda
Drang-Drung Glacier, Pensi La
79
Zanskar River, Padum, Kargil
28.
Kaveri
Talakaveri in Western Ghats in Karnataka
765
Ends in Bay of Bengal
29.
Krishna
Originates in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra
1400
Ends in Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh
30.
Godavari
Starts in Maharashtra and passes through 7 Indian states
1465
Empties in Bay of Bengal
31.
Tungabhadra
Tributary of Krishna river staring at Karnataka
531
Joins Krishna river along the border of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
32.
Tapti
Rises in Eastern Satpura Ranges, Madhya Pradesh
724
Empties into Gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat
33.
Mahi
Rises in Madhya Pradesh
580
Flows into Arabian sea from Gujarat
34.
Narmada
Starts from Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
1315
Drains into Arabian sea via Gulf of Cambay
35.
Indravati
Dandakaranya range, Kalahandi district, Odisha
535
Godavari near border of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telangana
36.
Pranhita
Confluence of Wardha and Wainganga, near Sirpur Kaghaznagar
113
Godavari, near Kaleshwaram, Telangana
37.
Wardha
Satpura range, Multai, Betul district of Madhya Pradesh
528
Pranhita River
38.
Kolab (Sabari)
Sinkaran hills, Koraput, Odisha
200
Godavari
39.
Manjira
Balaghat hills
724
Godavari, near Kandakurthi, Karnataka
40.
Wainganga
Satpura range, Mundara, Seoni district, Madhya Pradesh
579
Pranhita River
41.
Painganga
Ajanta range, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
676
Wardha river, Chandrapur district, Maharashtra
42.
Vedavathi
Confluence of Veda and Avathi
-
Tungabhadra river, near Siruguppa
43.
Bhima
Bhimashankar
861
Krishna river, near raichur
44.
Indrayani
Lonavala, Maharashtra
Bhima river
45.
Pavana
Sahyadri range, Lonavala Maharashtra
58
Mula river
46.
Ghataprabha
Western ghats, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra
283
Krishna river, Almatti
47.
Venna
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
130
Krishna river, Satara, Maharashtra
48.
Koyna
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
130
Krishna river, near Karad, Satara
49.
Amravati
Anamalai hills, Pambar, Chinnar rivers
282
Kaveri river at Karur, Tamil Nadu
50.
Bhavani
Silent valley National Park, Kerala
135
Kaveri river at Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu
51.
Hemavati
Western Ghats, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
245
Kaveri river near Krishna Raja Sagara, Karnataka
52.
Mahanadi
Dhamtari, Dandakaranya, Chhattisgarh
858
Bay of Bengal, near False Point, Kendrapara, Odisha
53.
Subarnarekha
Chota Nagpur plateau, near Ranchi, Jharkhand
395
Kirtania Port, near Talsari, Bay of Bengal
54.
Kangsabati
Chota Nagpur plateau, Purulia district, West Bengal
465
Bay of Bengal near Haldia
55.
Penner (Penna)
Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur district, Karnataka
597
Bay of Bengal, near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
56.
Palar
Nandi hills, Kolar district Karnataka
348
Bay of Bengal, near Vayalur, Tamil Nadu
57.
Vaigai
Varusanadu Hills, Tamil Nadu
258
Palk Strait, Tamil Nadu
58.
Vellar
Shevaroy Hills
150
Bay of Bengal, near Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu
59.
Ponnaiyar
Nandidurg, Chikkaballapur
400
Bay of Bengal
60.
Noyyal
Velliangiri Hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu
180
Kaveri river
61.
Gomai
Satpura Range
-
Tapti river, near Prakasha, Nandurbar, Maharashtra
62.
Panzara
Near Pimpalaner, Dhule, Maharashtra
-
Tapti river
63.
Purna
Satpura Range, Betul, Madhya Pradesh
-
Tapti river, near Changdev, Maharashtra
64.
Kolar
Vindhya Range, near Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh
101
Narmada, near Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh
65.
Tawa
Satpura Range, Betul, Madhya Pradesh
172
Narmada near Hoshangabad district
66.
Sabarmati
Dhebar lake, Aravalli range, near Udaipur, Rajasthan
371
Gulf of Khambhat
67.
Zuari
Hemad-Barshem in western ghats
34
Arabian sea
68.
Ulhas
Near Rajmachi hills, Sahyadri range
122
Vasai creek, Mumbai
69.
Mithi
Vihar lake and Powai lake
15
Arabian sea, Mahim creek, Mumbai
70.
Mandovi
Bhimgad, Karnataka
77
Arabian sea
71.
Kali
Kushavali, Karnataka
184
Arabian sea
72.
Netravati
Kudremukh, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
-
Arabian sea, near Mangalore, Karnataka
73.
Sharavati
Western Ghats, Tirthahalli, Karnataka
128
Arabian sea, near Honnavar, Uttar Kannada district, Karnataka
74.
Periyar
Sivagiri hills, Sundaramala, Tamil Nadu
244
Lakshadweep sea, Kerala
75.
Bharathappuzha
Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu
209
Lakshadweep sea, Ponnani, Kerala
76.
Pamba
Pulachimalai Hills, Western Ghats
176
Vembanad Lake
77.
Chaliyar
Elambaleri Hills, Western Ghats, Wayanad, Kerala
169
Lakshadweep sea, Kerala

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