"Top Ten Rivers in India"


Map of top ten rivers in India, Top 10 Rivers in India by Length

River Map of India
*The Map showing the Top 10 Rivers in India by length in KM. Disclaimer


Rivers are natural flowing water bodies, generally of fresh water, that flow towards either an ocean, a lake, a sea or another river. They are a part of the hydrological cycle and the water in the rivers comes from different sources. They begin as small streams and gradually expand in size as more water gets added to them. Rivers are the source of water for many purposes such as drinking, irrigation, transportation, drainage, hydro-electricity, food and other activities.

The subcontinent of India has many rivers. The rivers in India that flow into the sea along the coast that begins from the Bay of Bengal in the east move along the Indian coast and then northward along the Arabian Sea. There are many rivers in the country that flow into the Bay of Bengal or the Arabian Sea. There are rivers in the country that flow to the neighbouring countries. The lengths of the rivers vary depending upon the area they cover. The Indus River is the longest river in India and flows through Pakistan. The Ganges is also one of the longest rivers in the country and considered the most sacred river in India due to the mythological beliefs associated with it. The Yamuna River is a tributary of Ganges and has sacred values. The Brahmaputra River is another major river of the continent of Asia as well as India.

The above map will give you an insight into the top 10 rivers in India. In the above physical map of the Indian subcontinent, the rivers are marked in blue colour highlighting the places where they flow, including other countries as well. To know more about the state from where they pass, you can check the state borders marked with black dotted lines. The international boundaries are marked in purple dotted lines.

The below mentioned table shows the top 10 rivers in India on the basis of their lengths and other details:


Top 10 Rivers in India by Length



Sl. No.NameLength (km)Originates FromEnds inPlaces Benefitted Countries: China, India, Bangladesh Places: Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bangladesh
1Indus2900In Tibet Kalish Range 5080 mts.Arabian seaIndia and Pakistan
2Brahmaputra2900Lake ManasarovarBay of BengalNorth Eastern state
3Ganga2510GangothriBay of BengalUttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal
4Godavari1450Nasik HillsBay of BengalSouth-easterly part of Andhra Pradesh
5Narmada1290Amarkantak hill in Madhya PradeshArabian seaMadhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
6Krishna1290Near Mahabaleshwar in MaharashtraBay of BengalMaharastra & Andhrapradesh
7Yamuna1211Garhwall in YamunotriBay of BengalDelhi, Haryana and UP
8Mahanadi890Amarkantak PlateauBay of BengalJharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa
9Kaveri760Hills of Coorg, KarnatakaBay of BengalKarnataka and Tamilnadu
10Tapi724BettulArabian seaMadhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

Source: National Portal of India (NIC India) & India-WRIS:

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Last Updated on: January 4, 2020






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