Rivers are important in every country growth because the rivers play a vital role in various ways like rivers carry various minerals and sediments which are helpful for humans, trees,
animals and birds use rivers to get their food and water, rivers are also important because using the water of river you can use that for irrigation and agriculture needs, you can also transport various goods and products on boats through the rivers,
you can also migrate to different places on rivers, at the same time rivers also help carry waste of the civilization and also help generate hydro electricity with the help of building dams on them because of all these amazing benefits of rivers,
it is a no surprise that many ancient civilizations like Indus valley civilization and Egyptian civilization were developed near the river banks.
So in this blog we will take a look at the top 10 longest rivers of India as we all know India is also called as the land of rivers because it has different rivers, but before we begin with the list, let’s take a look at the types of rivers that flow in India.
There are mostly two types of rivers Himalayan rivers and Peninsular rivers, Himalayan rivers are the rivers that originated in the Himalayas region when the glaciers melt and
these rivers are perennial rivers and they have a constant stream of water every year whereas there are peninsular rivers that originated in The hills and they are seasonalseasonal rivers because they originated due to rainfall in the forests and mountains.
The majority of the rivers flow eastwards and discharge in the bay of Bengal region and a few rivers merge in the Arabian sea.
So now lets see what are the top rivers along with their length, origin, where they get discharged, the type of river and their important tributaries, etc.
So lets get started.
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Top 10 rivers of India.
Ganga is the longest river of India which has a length of 2510 km.
Ganga river originates in the Himalayan mountains at the Gangotri glacier which is located in the Uttarakhand State so it is a perennial river.
Some important tributaries of Ganga river are Yamuna, the Ramaganga, the Gomti, the Ghagra, the Son, the Gandak, the Burhi Gandak, the Kosi and the Mahananda.
This river discharges its water in the bay of Bengal at West Bengal and Bangladesh.
Godavari is the second longest river in India which has the total length of 1465 km in india
The Godavari river originated in the Trimbakeshwar which is the place in the district of Nashik in Maharashtra so it is a seasonal river.
Some important tributaries of Godavari river are Pravara, the Purna, the Manjra, the Penganga, the Wardha,the Wainganga the Pranhita, and the river discharge its water in the the bay of Bengal region in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh state.
Krishna is the third longest river of India which has a total length of 1400 km.
Krishna river originated in Mahabaleshwar which is the town in the Satara district of Maharashtra and because it originated in the Western ghats it is a seasonal river like Godavari.
Some important tributaries of this river are Ghataprabha River, Malaprabha River, Bhima River, Tungabhadra River and Musi River and it discharges its water in the bay of Bengal region at the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
Yamuna is the fourth longest river of India which has the total length of 1376 km in india
Yamuna river originates in the Himalayan mountains of the yamunotri glacier which is located in the Uttarakhand State so it is a perennial river like Ganga.
Some important tributaries of Yamuna river are, Chambal, Hindon, Betwa and Ken and it discharges its water in the Ganga river at Triveni Sangam in Allahabad and merges into bay of Bengal in West Bengal State.
Narmada is the fifth longest river of India which has the total length of 1312 km in india
Narmada river originates in Amarkantak town in Madhya Pradesh state of India so it is a seasonal river.
Some important tributaries of Narmada river are Burhner, the Halon, the Heran, the Banjar, the Dudhi, the Shakkar, the Tawa, the Barna ,the Kolar, the Ganjal, the Beda, the Goi, and the Orsang and it discharges its water in Arabian sea at Gujarat state.
Indus is the sixth longest river of India which has the total length of 1114 km in india
Indus is a Himalayan river which originated in the Tibetan plateau and from the lake Manasarovar so it is perennial river.
Some important tributaries of Indus river include Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Satluj and it discharges its water in Arabian sea in Pakistan.
Brahmaputra is the seventh longest river of India which has the total length of 916 km in India.
Brahmaputra actually originated in the Himalayas of the Tibet area and enters into Arunachal Pradesh which is a state of India hence it is a perennial river.
Important tributaries of Brahmaputra river include Lohit, the Dibang, the Subansiri, the Jiabharali, the Dhansiri, the Manas, the Torsa, the Sankosh and the Teesta and it discharges its water in bay of Bengal after getting merged in Ganges river at Bangladesh.
Mahanandi is the longest river of India which has the total length of 900 km in India
Mahanandi is another seasonal river which originated in the sihawa village dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh.
Important tributaries of Mahanadi river include Seonath, the Jonk, the Hasdeo, the Mand, the ib, the Ong and the Tel and it discharges its water in the bay of Bengal after getting merged into Ganga river.
Kaveri is the ninth longest river of India which has the total length of the 805 km in India
Kaveri is yet another seasonal river that originated in tala Kaveri at Brahma Giri hills in the Karnataka state of India.
Important tributaries of the Kaveri river include Harangi, Hemavati, Kabini, Suvarnavathi and Bhavani and it discharges its water in the bay of Bengal at Tamil Nadu state.
Tapti is the tenth longest river of India which has a total length of 724 km in India
This is the last river on this list which is also another seasonal river that originated in the Satpura range in Madhya Pradesh.
Important tributaries of the Tapi river include Purna, Girna, and Panjhra and this river discharges its water in the Arabian sea of Gujarat state.
So this is the complete list of all the top 10 rivers of India.
These are all the best and the top long rivers of India along with their length and
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