List of rivers of India

This is a list of rivers of India, starting in the west and moving along the Indian coast southward, then northward. Tributary rivers are listed hierarchically in upstream order: the lower in the list, the more upstream.

The major rivers of India are:

The remaining rivers are as follows.

Rivers flowing into the Bay of Bengal

Meghna River Basin

The Meghna-Surma-Barak River System is located in India and Bangladesh.

Ganges River Basin

West Bengal Coastal

Odisha Coastal

Six major rivers of Odisha (AKA Gift Of Six Rivers):

Godavari River Basin

Godavari River in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh states

Krishna River Basin

Main tributary rivers in Maharashtra:

Pennar River Basin

Kaveri River Basin

Tamil Nadu Coastal Rivers

Rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea

Inr Basin

Narmada River Basin

The following rivers are part of the Narmada River's basin:[1][2]

TributaryBankSource elevation above MSL (m)Catchment area (km²)Length (km)
KharmerLeft-55764
SilgiRight-53165
BurhnerLeft9004228177
BanjarLeft6003282183
BalaiRight-53146
TemurLeft55089254
GaurRight690110779.5
SonerLeft-58151
HiranRight5004795188
SherLeft6502903129
BiranjoRight-117262
ShakkarLeft9002294161
DudhiLeft9001542129
SukhriLeft-60939
TendoniRight5001633177
Barna RiverRight4501789105
TawaLeft6006338172
HatherLeft-64537.5
KolarRight6001348101
GanjalLeft700193189
SipRight-87945
JamnerRight47067130
ChankesherRight600124930
AnjalLeft-120362.5
MachakLeft550111287.5
Chhota TawaLeft4005055169
KhariRight-75441
KenarRight-158162.5
KaveriLeft-95432.5
ChoralRight-60155
KharkiaLeft-109924
KundiLeft9003973120
KaranRight-85845
BoardLeft-86662.5
ManRight550152989
DebLeft35096982.5
UriRight-200474
GoiLeft8001892129
HatniRight350194430
OrsangRight3003946101
KarjanLeft200149093

Mahi River Basin

The origin of the river Mahi is Mindha, Madhya Pradesh.

Sabarmati River Basin

Tapi River Basin

Maharashtra Coastal Rivers

Coastal rivers of Goa

Mandovi River, known as Mhadai in Western Ghats of Goa and Karnataka, has three sources: the Degao, the Nanevadichi Nhõi (nhõi means river in Konkani) and Gavali; the last two sources go dry in summer season. The main origin of the river, in the form of a spring, even during Summer season, is at Bavtyacho Dongor hills near Degao village in Khanapur Taluka of Belgaum Dist in Karnataka State.

The three streams confluence at the Kabnali village whereafter it is known as Mhadai, which has an easterly flow initially, then flows north and finally turns to the west on entering Goa. Mhadai River enters Goa between Krisnapur (Karnataka) and Kadval (Goa) villages. The tributaries of the Mhadai are the Nersa Nala, the Chapoli and Kapoli nala, the Bail Nala, the Volo Panshiro ( Karnataka), the Suko Panshiro, the Harparo, the Nanodyachi Nhõi, the Vellsachi Nhõi, the Valpoichi Nhõi, the Ghadghadyachi Nhõi, the Valvanti/ Volvot, the Divcholchi Nhõi, the Asnoddchi Nhõi, the Khandeaparchi Nhõi, the Mhapxechi Nhõi, Xinkerchi Nhõi etc. It is the longest river of Goa with a reported length of 105 km.

Karnataka Coastal Rivers

The rivers flowing through three coastal districts of Karnataka join the Arabian Sea.

Kerala Coastal Rivers

The rivers flowing through three coastal districts of Kerala to join the Arabian Sea.

Rivers flowing into the inner part of India

Alphabetical list

A - D

E - H

I - L

  • Kayadhu River (starts near Agarwadi in Risod Taluka in Washim district and meets Penganga near Sangam Chincholi)
  • Kham River, Aurangabad Maharashtra

M - P

Q - T

U - W

X - Z

See also

References

  1. Integrated Water Year Book - Narmada Basin (June 2015-May 2016), p. 9-10. Published by Central Water Commission, Narmada Basin Organization in April 2017.
  2. K. Sankaran Unni (1996). Ecology of River Narmada. APH. pp. 16–17. ISBN 978-81-7024-765-4.

Further reading

  • Bhalerao, S.M., Bharatiya Sarita Kosh (in Marathi), (Encyclopedia of Indian Rivers)
    • Vol. 1: Scientific Information, pages 1–788 (ISBN 978-81-89959-50-0)
    • Vol. 2: Scientific Information, pages 789-1660 (ISBN 978-81-89959-51-7)
    • Vol. 3: Scientific, Cultural, Historical Information, pages 1661-2468 (ISBN 978-81-89959-52-4)
  • Book of 60 Maps, 2007, Diamond Publications, Pune, India (ISBN 978-81-89959-57-9)
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