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 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.||Name||Length (km)||Originates From||Ends in||Places Benefitted Countries: China, India, Bangladesh Places: Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bangladesh|
|1||Ganges||2,525||Gangothri||Bay of Bengal||Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal|
|2||Godavari||1,465||Nasik Hills||Bay of Bengal||South-easterly part of Andhra Pradesh|
|3||Krishna||1,400||Near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra||Bay of Bengal||Maharastra & Andhrapradesh|
|4||Narmada||1,313||Amarkantak hill in Madhya Pradesh||Arabian sea||Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra|
|5||Yamuna||1,211||Garhwall in Yamunotri||Bay of Bengal||Delhi, Haryana and UP|
|6||Indus||1,114||In Tibet Kalish Range 5080 mts.||Arabian sea||India and Pakistan|
|7||Brahmaputra||916||Lake Manasarovar||Bay of Bengal||North Eastern state|
|8||Mahanadi||851||Amarkantak Plateau||Bay of Bengal||Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa|
|9||Kaveri||800||Hills of Coorg, Karnataka||Bay of Bengal||Karnataka and Tamilnadu|
|10||Tapi||724||Bettul||Arabian sea||Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra|
Last Updated on: May 20, 2020