Top 5 Longest River
- Ganga River (2525 km) – The Ganga river system is the largest in India. It rises in the Gangotri glacier near Gaumukh in the Uttarkashi district of Uttaranchal. Here, it is known as the Bhagirathi. At Devprayag, the Bhagirathi meets the Alaknanda; hereafter, it is known as the Ganga.
- Godavari River (1465 km) – The Godavari river is the largest peninsular river system in India. It is also called Dakshin Ganga. It originates from the Nashik district in Maharashtra from Tryambak hill in the Western Ghats. The main tributaries of Godavari are Pranahita, Indravati and Manjira.
- Krishna River (1400 km) – The Krishna is the second largest peninsular river system in India. It originates near Mahabaleshwar from the Sahyadri mountain range. The Koyana, the Ghatprabha, the Musi, and the Bhima are the major tributaries of the Krishna.
- Yamuna River (1376 km) – The Yamuna is the longest tributary of the River Ganges
- Narmada River (1312 km) –
The Amazon River (6400 km) is a heck of a big tributary. Besides being one of the LONGEST rivers in the world, it also happens to be the WIDEST.
The Nile (6650 km) is the longest river in the world.
Indus river (3180 km) and Brahmaputra river (2880 km)
Other important river of india
Mahanadi River It is the largest river in the Chhattisgarh and Odisha regions. Mahanadi originates from a mountain range called Sihawa located in the Dhamtari district near Raipur. The flow of Mahanadi is from south to north. The Mahanadi covers a distance of about 855 km from Sihawa till it drains into the Bay of Bengal. The main tributaries of Mahanadi are Parri, Sondhur, Shivnath, Hasdeo, Arpa, Leech, Tel etc. The major dams built on it are Rudri, Gangrel and Hirakud. This river also determines the boundaries of eastern Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.
Cauvery River Cauvery is an evergreen river flowing in Karnataka and northern Tamil Nadu. It is known as the ‘Ganges of South India’. It originates from the Brahmagiri mountain in the Western Ghats. Its length is usually 800 km. Flowing in the southeast, the Cauvery river joins the Bay of Bengal. Simsa, Hemavati and Bhavani are its tributaries. There is a dispute between both states regarding its water known as the Cauvery water dispute. The Hogenakkal Falls in Tamil Nadu and the Bharchukki and Balamuri Falls in the state of Karnataka are located on the Cauvery River.
The Luni is the largest river in the Thar Desert of northwest India. It originates in the Pushkar valley of the Aravalli Range, near Ajmer, passes through the southeastern portion of the Thar Desert, and ends in the marshy lands of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, after travelling a distance of 495 km (308 mi). The river flows southwest and enters the Thar Desert before dissipating into the Rann of Kutch, traversing a total of 495 km.
Jhelum The Jhelum River is a river in the northern Indian subcontinent. It originates at Verinag and flows through the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir, to the Pakistani-administered territory of POK, and then into the Pakistani province of Punjab. Chambal The perennial Chambal originates at Janapav, south of Mhow town, near Manpur, Indore, on the south slope of the Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh. The Chambal and its tributaries drain the Malwa region of northwestern Madhya Pradesh, while its tributary, the Banas, which rises in the Aravalli Range, drains southeastern Rajasthan. The Chambal River is a tributary of the Yamuna River in Central and Northern India, and thus forms part of the greater Gangetic drainage system. Son Son River is a perennial river located in central India. It originates near Amarkantak Hill in the Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh and finally merges with the Ganges River near Patna in Bihar. Son river is the second-largest southern tributary of the Ganges’ after the Yamuna River.