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Rivers Names A to Z in India: Rivers play a significant role in the lives of people! The river system of India provides fresh water, irrigation, electricity, transportation, potable water, and even provides livelihoods to the majority of Indian people. It is not wrong to say that the rivers are the backbone of Indian society. According to a study, around 96% of the water body consists of saline water. It simply means that we are totally dependent on river water. Life on earth is possible only because of the water that we use through the rivers. In this article, we are going to provide you with a list of rivers of India. Read this article carefully to know about the rivers name a to z in India.

Ganga river
Ganga River

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Yamuna River
Yamuna River

List of Rivers of India

Check out the list of rivers of India in the below-provided table. You will also be able to identify the origin of these rivers, their lengths, and their tributaries. In the below table you can check the rivers name a to z in India.

River Name Origin/Starting PointEnd Point/Confluence/MouthLength (km)
Ajay Deoghar, Santhal Pargana District, Jharkhand Bhagirathi River at Katwa288
AchankovilKerala, IndiaPamba river at Veeyapuram, Kerala128
AdyarChembarambakkam LakeBay of Bengal42
AharAravalli rangeAhar-Berach Sangam21
AnerSouthern Slope of the Satpura hillsTributary of Tapi River46.31
AnjarakkandySlope of Western GhatsArabian Sea48
AlaknandaSatopanth GlacierGanga, Devprayag, Uttarakhand190
AmaravatiManjampatti Valley, Kerala/Tamil NaduKaveri, Karur District, Tamil Nadu282
ArkavathyNandi HillsChikkarayappanahalli Lake near Kanivenarayanapura193
ArvariSakra Dam near Thanagazi, Alwar District, RajasthanMeets Sarsa to become the Sanwan River45 
BahudaGoniya Bosa hills in OrissaBay of Bengal73
Ban GangaAravalli RangeYamuna River240
BaleshwarKaliganga RiverBay of Bengal146 
BanasAravalli RangeChambal River512
BavanthadiKurai Plateau, Seoni District, Madhya PradeshWainganga River, Mowad, Madhya Pradesh80
BeasRises at Himalayas in central Himachal PradeshSutlej river, Punjab470
BerachHills of Udaipur districtMerges into the Ganga157 
BetwaRises at Vindhya region, Madhya PradeshYamuna, Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh590
BhadraVaraha Parvata, Western GhatsKurnool171 
BhagirathiGaumukh, UttarakhandGanga, Devprayag, Uttarakhand205
BharathapuzhaAnaimalai HillsArabian Sea at Ponnani209 
BhavaniNilgirisTributary of Kaveri River215 
BhimaBhimashankarKrishna river, Near Raichur861
BrahmaniSeasonal River in Odisha‘Confluence of Sankh and South Koel Rivers799 
BrahmaputraKailash ranges of Himalayas This river merges with Ganga and ends in the Bay of Bengal1800
ChaliyarElambaleri Hills, Western Ghats, Wayanad, KeralaLakshadweep sea, Kerala169
ChambalSingar Chouri, Janapao Hills Peak, Mhow Indore district, Madhya PradeshJoins Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh960
ChenabUpper Himalayas, Spiti district, Himachal PradeshIndus960
CheyyarJawadhu HillsBay of Bengal
CooumTiruvallurBay of Bengal64 
Daman GangaWestern GhatsArabian Sea at Daman131 
DamodarPalamau hills of Chota NagpurMerges with Hugli in West Bengal592
DhasanBegumganj tehsil of Raisen district, Madhya PradeshBetwa, Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh365 
DarakeswarMadhabpur in Purulia districtAlluvial Tract of West Mednapur, West Bengal200.5
GangaGangotri Glacier, UttrakhandBay of Bengal2525
GambhirKarauli village in Sawai Madhopur DistrictGambhir river confluence with Yamuna288 
GandakNepal; Ganges tributary at Indo-Nepal borderJoins Ganga near Patna630
GhaggarShivalik HillsOttu Lake320 
GhagharaHimalayan Glacier in TibetJoins Ganga in Bihar1080
GhataprabhaWestern GhatsKrishna River283 
GirnaWestern GhatsTapi River260
GodavariOriginated in Maharashtra and passes through 7 other Indian statesBay of Bengal1465
GomtiGomat Taal, Uttar PradeshJoins Ganga in Varanasi 900
HugliTributary of Ganga near West BengalMerges with Ganga at Bay of Bengal260
IndusTibetan plateau, Enters India in J&KMerges into Arabian sea near Sindh3180
IndravatiDandakaranya range, Kalahandi district, OdishaGodavari River, Somnoor Sangam, Sironcha, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra535
JhelumPir Panjal RangeMerges with Chenab at Jhang, Pakistan725
KabiniFrom Wayanad District of Kerala state by the confluence of the Panamaram River and the Mananthavady RiverBay of Bengal near Kaveripoompattinam240
Kali Kushavali, KarnatakaArabian sea184
KamengTawang district, Gori Chen MountainTezpur, East of the Kolia Bhomora Setu264 
KanhanSatpura RangeAmbora, Nagpur District275 
KamlaShivalik HillsBagmati River328
KarnaphuliSaithah Village, Mamit District, MizoramBay of Bengal270
KaveriTalakaveri, Western Ghats, KarnatakaBay of Bengal765
KodoorHills between Kottayam and Pathanamthitta DistrictsMeenachil River
KollidamKaveri RiverBay of Bengal150 
KosiStarts from Bihar near Indo-Nepal borderJoins Ganga near Katihar district of Bihar720
KoynaMahabaleshwar, MaharashtraKrishna river, Near Karad, Satara130
KrishnaWestern Ghats, Mahabaleshwar, MaharashtraBay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh1400
KundaliOriginating in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats, MaharashtraThe Kundali river confluence with Indrayani River150 
Lakshmana TirthaRises in Kodagu districtKaveri River210
LuniAravalli RangeRann of Kutch495
MahanadiDhamtari, Dandakaranya, ChhattisgarhBay of Bengal, near False Point, Odisha858
MahanandaPaglajhora falls, Darjeeling, West BengalMerge in Ganga360
MahakaliKalapani in the Himalayasit enters the Terai plains, where it is known as Sharda River350 
MahiRises in Madhya PradeshFlows into Arabian sea from Gujarat580
MandoviBhimgad, KarnatakaArabian sea77
MeenachilWestern Ghats near PoonjarVembanad Lake, the shore of the Indian Ocean78 
MithiVihar lake and Powai lakeArabian sea, Mahim creek, Mumbai15
MulaMulshi DamBay of Bengal22
MusiAnantagiri HillsVadapally, near Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district240
MuthaWestern Ghats, West of PuneMerges with the Mula River, Pune10
MalaprabhaWestern GhatsJoins Krishna River at Kudalasangama, Bagalkot district304
NarmadaStarts from Amarkantak, Madhya PradeshArabian sea via Gulf of Cambay1315
Netravati RiverBangrabalige valley, Yelaneeru Ghat, Kudremukh, Chikkamagaluru district, KarnatakaArabian Sea103
Nag Lava hills near WadiConfluences with the Kanhan River17 
PalarNandi hills, Kolar District KarnatakaBay of Bengal, near Vayalur, Tamil Nadu348
PahujKali Sindh in Jalaun districtNear Jhansi Hills or Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh195 
PambaPulachimalai Hills, Western GhatsVembanad Lake176
PanjnadPanjnad River is formed by the successive confluence of the five rivers of Punjab, namely Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and SutlejIndus River71
PanzaraNear Pimpalaner, Dhule, MaharashtraTapti river
ParbatiMantalai Glacier near Pin Prabati PassMixes with Beas River at Bhuntar, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
PenchChhindwara district, Madhya PradeshKanhan River197
PengangaAjantha ranges, Aurangabad district, MaharashtraBay of Bengal, East of Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh676 
PennerNandi Hills, Chikkaballapur district, KarnatakaBay of Bengal, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh597
PeriyarSivagiri hills, Sundaramala, Tamil NaduLakshadweep sea, Kerala244
PonnaiyarNandidurg, ChikkaballapurBay of Bengal400
PranhitaConfluence of Wainganga and WardhaGodavari, Kaleshwaram, Telangana113
PurnaSatpura Range, Betul, Madhya PradeshTapti river, near Changdev, Maharashtra
RamgangaDudhatoli range, Pauri Garhwal, UttarakhandTributary of Ganges596 
RangeetHimalayan mountains, West Sikkim districtTeesta River80 
RaviBara Bhangal, Kangra district, Himachal PradeshJoins Chenab in Pakistan720
RukmavatiKutch District, GujaratArabian Sea50 
RupnarayanDhaleshwari (Dhalkisor), Chota Nagpur plateau Hooghly River80 
SabarmatiDhebar lake, Aravalli range, near Udaipur, RajasthanGulf of Khambhat371
SankhLupungpat village, Gumla district, JharkhandSankh river confluence with Koel River and form Brahmani River240 
SharavathiAmbutheertha, Thirthahalli Taluk, Shimoga, KarnatakaArabian Sea, Honnavar, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka128 
ShimshaDevarayanadurga hills, Tumkur, KarnatakaKaveri River, Chamarajanagar221 
ShipraVindhya Range, Dhar District, Madhya PradeshChambal River, Madhya Pradesh195 
SonAmarkantak, Madhya PradeshJoins Ganga just above Patna. It is also considered part of the Vindhya river system784
South KoelLawapani Waterfalls, near Lohardaga, Chota Nagpur PlateauBrahmani River, near Panposh, Rourkela285
SubarnarekhaChota Nagpur plateau, near Ranchi, JharkhandKirtania Port, near Talsari, Bay of Bengal395
SutlejRakshastal, TibetMeets the Beas river in Pakistan and empties into the Arabian sea1500
TaptiRises in Eastern Satpura Ranges, Madhya PradeshEmpties into Gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat724
TawaSatpura Range, Betul, Madhya PradeshNarmada near Hoshangabad district172
TeestaPauhunri glacier, SikkimBrahmaputra river414 
TungaGangamoola, Chikmagalur district, Karnataka,Tungabhadra River, Koodli, Bhadravati, Karnataka147
TungabhadraTributary of Krishna river staring at KarnatakaThis river joins the Krishna river along the border of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and 531
ThamirabaraniAgastyarkoodam peak of Pothigai hills, Western GhatsGulf of Mannar128
UlhasNear Rajmachi hills, Sahyadri rangeVasai Creek, Mumbai122
VaigaiVarusanadu Hills, Tamil NaduPalk Strait, Tamil Nadu258
VedavathiConfluence of Veda and AvathiTungabhadra river, near Siruguppa391 
VrishabhavathiTributary of the Arkavathy riverArkavati River52 
VishwamitriPavagadh Hills, Panchmahal District, GujaratGulf of Khambhat
WaingangaSatpura range, Mundara, Seoni district, Madhya PradeshPranhita River579
WaghOriginated in the ghat which is 64 km from the Goan coastThe river merges in the Arabian Sea at the port of Daman
WardhaSatpura range, Multai, Madhya PradeshPranhita River528
YamunaYamunotri Glacier, UttarakhandMerges with Ganga at Allahabad 1376
ZuariHemad-Barshem in western ghatsArabian sea34

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List of Rivers of India – FAQs

What is the total length of the most popular Ganga river?

The total length of the Ganga river is 2525 km.

What is the origin of the Narmada river?

The Narmada river originates from Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh.

What is the other name of the Indus river?

The Indus river is also known as the Sindhu river.

What is the ending point of the Yamuna River?

The Yamuna river Merges with Ganga at Allahabad (Triveni Sangam – Kumbh Mela spot)

What is the total length of the Vaigai river?

The length of the Vaigai river is 258 km.

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