Indian River Map PDF Download (with Names)

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The Indian Rivers Map is highly knowledgeable content especially for those students who preparing for competitive exams like UPSC.

River Map of India

The rivers in India play an important role in the lives of the people. They provide potable water, cheap transportation, electricity, and livelihood for many people nationwide. Rivers of India is also known as the World River Bank.

If we talk about geography, based on their source, Indian rivers are classified as – Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers.

Himalayan Rivers flow through The Northern Plains whereas the Peninsular Rivers system or Peninsular Drainage flow eastwards into the Bay of Bengal or the Arabian sea towards the west.

The major Himalayan rivers are

  • The Indus River System
  • The Ganga River System
  • The Yamuna River System
  • The Brahmaputra River System

The major Peninsular River System are

  • Mahanadi
  • Godavari
  • Krishna
  • Kaveri
  • Tapi

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These are the nine important rivers of India.

  • Ganga is known as the Padma river when it enters Bangladesh.
  • Yamuna is the longest tributary in India and also the most polluted river in India.
  • Brahmaputra is the ninth largest river in the world by discharge and the 15th longest.
  • Indus Rivers running across three major asian nations, India, Pakistan, and China.
  • Mahanadi used to be known as the distress of Odisha because it caused a lot of floods in the state. The situation has been brought under control by building Hirakud Dam on Mahanadi.
  • Godavari is the longest river in Southern India and the Godavari is also known as Dakshin Ganga.
  • Krishna is 4th- the biggest river in India in terms of area and inflows.

Most of the rivers in India flow from the west to the east direction to empty in the Bay of Bengal. Only a few like Narmada, Tapti and Sabarmati rivers flow from the East to the West direction.

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