Complete River Map Of India PDF

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The rivers of India play an important role in the lives of the Indian people. The river systems provide irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, electricity, as well as provide livelihoods for a large number of people all over the country.

This easily explains why nearly all the major cities of India are located by the banks of rivers.

The rivers also have an important role in Hindu mythology and are considered holy by all Hindus in the country.

Seven major rivers (Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapi, Godavari, Krishna, and Mahanadi )along with their numerous tributaries make up the river system of India.

Most of the rivers pour their waters into the Bay of Bengal. Some of the rivers whose courses take them through the western part of the country and towards the east of the state of Himachal Pradesh empty into the Arabian Sea.

Parts of Ladakh, northern parts of the Aravalli range, and the arid parts of the Thar Desert have inland drainage.

All major rivers of India originate from one of the three main watersheds.

  • The Himalaya and the Karakoram ranges 
  • Vindhya and Satpura ranges and Chotanagpur plateau in central India
  • Sahyadri or Western Ghats in western India

Code And Rives Basin In PDF

CodeBasin Name
1 Indus (Up to border)
2a Ganga 
2b Brahmaputra
2b Barak and others
3 Godavari
4 Krishna
5 Cauvery
6 Subernarekha
7 Brahmani and Baitarni
8 Mahanadi
9 Pennar
10 Mahi
11 Sabarmati
12 Narmada
13 Tapi
14 West flowing rivers South of Tapi
15 East flowing rivers between Mahanadi and Godavari
16 East flowing rivers between Godavari and Krishna
17 East flowing rivers between Krishna and Pennar
18 East flowing rivers between Pennar and Cauvery
19 East flowing rivers South of Cauvery
20 West flowing rivers of Kutch and Saurashtra including Luni
21 Minor rivers draining into Bangladesh
22 Minor rivers draining into Myanmar
23 Area of North Ladakh not draining into Indus
24 Drainage Area of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
25 Drainage Area of Lakshadweep Islands
(source: India-WARIS)

Indian Major Rivers Information

RiverLength (km)Length (miles)Drainage area (km²)OutflowCountries in the drainage basinIndia Regions in the drainage basin
Brahmaputra29001800651334Bay of BengalIndia, Tibet (Autonomous Region of China), BangladeshAssam, Arunachal Pradesh
Indus290018001165000Arabian SeaPakistan, India, Tibet (Autonomous Region of China)Jammu and Kashmir
Ganges251015601080000Bay of BengalIndia, BangladeshUttarakhand, Uttarpradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal
Satluj140090066317Confluence with ChenabIndia, Tibet (Autonomous Region of China), PakistanHimachal Pradesh, Punjab
Godavari1465910312812Bay of BengalIndiaMaharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
Yamuna1376855366223GangesIndiaDelhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand
Krishna1327825258948Bay of BengalIndiaMaharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
Narmada131281598796Gulf of KhambatIndiaMadhya Pradesh, Gujrat
Ghagra1080670127950GangesIndia, Tibet (Autonomous Region of China), NepalBihar
Cauvery76547572000Bay of BengalIndiaKarnataka, Tamil Nadu
Language English
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Q – 1 Which is the most polluted river in India?

The Yamuna is the most polluted river in India.

Q – 2 Which is the largest river in India?

The Ganga is the largest river in India.

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