List of rivers of India

List of rivers of India

This is a list of rivers in India. Rivers that flow into the sea are sorted geographically, along the coast starting from the Bay of Bengal in the east, moving along the Indian coast southward till Kanyakumari, and moving northward along the Arabian Sea. Rivers that flow into other rivers are sorted by the proximity of their points of union to the sea: the lower in the list, the more upstream.

The major rivers of India are:

* flowing into the Bay of Bengal: Brahmaputra, Ganges (with its tributaries Yamuna, Gomti, Chambal), Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri (and their main tributaries)
* flowing into the Arabian Sea: Indus, Narmada, Tapti (and their main tributaries)

The remaining rivers are:
* flowing into the inner part of India.
* coastal rivers.

Rivers flowing into Bay of Bengal

* Karnaphuli River from Mizoram and Bangladesh
* Meghna River from India and Bangladesh
** Titas River in Tripura
*** Haora River in Agartala

Brahmaputra River Basin

* Brahmaputra River
** Lohit River
** Burhidihing River
** Dihing River
** Kameng River
** Manas River
** Sankosh
** Yamuna
** Teesta River
*** Rangeet River
*** Lachen River
*** Lachung River
** "Darla River" in Bangladesh
*** Jaldhaka in Sikkim and West Bengal

Ganga River Basin

* Ganges River
** Hooghly River (distributary)
*** Jalangi River
*** River Churni
*** Ichamati River
*** Damodar River
**** Barakar River
*** Rupnarayan River
*** Ajay River
*** Mayurakshi River
*** Dwarakeswar River
*** Mundeswari River
** Meghna River (distributary)
** Padma River (distributary)
** Budhi Gandak
** Kosi River
** Gandak at Patna
** Son River
*** Koel River
*** Rihand River
** Ghaghara River (Gogra) or "Karnali River" in Nepal
** Yamuna River
*** Ban Ganga River
*** Betwa River
**** Dhasan River
**** Halali River
**** Kaliasote River
*** Sindh River
**** Kwari River
**** Pahuj River in Bhind District Madhya Pradesh
*** Chambal River
**** Banas River
***** Berach River
****** Ahar River
**** Kali Sindh River
**** Parbati River (Madhya Pradesh)
**** Shipra River in Ujjain
***Gambhir River
****Parbati River (Rajasthan)
** Gomti River
** Mahananda River
** Mahakali River
** Bhagirathi River
** Alaknanda River
** Maddie Phillips RiverBarak River

West Bengal Coastal Rivers

* Subarnarekha river
** Kharkai River
* Kangsabati River

Mahanadi River Basin

* Mahanadi River
** Brahmani River
*** South Koel River near Rourkela
*** Sankh River

Godavari River Basin

* Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra states
**Kolab River in Orissa State
** Indravati River in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra State and also in Chhattisgarh state [cite web |url= |title=Classification of Waters of Wainganga Indravati Wardha Penganga River Basin |publisher=Maharashtra Government |accessdate=2008-05-07 ]
*** Bandiya River in Gadchiroli
** Pranhita River in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra State and also in Andhra Pradesh state
*** Dina River in Gadchiroli
*** Wainganga River in Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondiya districts of Maharashtra state and Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh State
**** Sati River in Gadchiroli
***** Khobragadi River in Gadchiroli
****** Teepa River in Gadchiroli
**** Chulband River in Bhandara, Gondiya districts of Maharashtra state
**** Kanhan River in Nagpur
***** Nag River in Nagpur
***** Pench River in Nagpur
***** Kolhar River in Nagpur
**** Sur River in Bhandara, Nagpur districts of Maharashtra state
**** Bawanthadi River in Bhandara
**** Wagh River in Gondiya
*** Wardha River in Chandrapur, Yavatmal, Wardha, Nagpur, Amravati
**** Penganga River in Andhra Pradesh state and Chandrapur, Yavatmal, Nanded, Hingoli, Washim and Buldhana districts of Maharashtra State
***** Vidarbha River, Yavatmal in Yavatmal
***** Khuni River in Yavatmal
***** Waghadi River in Yavatmal
***** Arunavati River in Yavatmal, Washim
***** Adan River in Yavatmal, Washim
***** Kayadhu River in Nanded, Hingoli
**** Vena River in Wardha, Nagpur districts of Maharashtra state
***** Pothara River in Wardha
****** Lai River in Wardha
***** Bor River in Wardha, Nagpur districts of Maharashtra state
**** Yashoda River in Wardha
***** Dham River in Wardha
***** Bhakalee River in Wardha
**** Ramganga River in Yavatmal
**** Bembala River in Yavatmal, Amravati, Washim districts of Maharashtra state
**** Vidarbha River, Amravati in Amravati
**** Charghad River in Amravati and Madhya Pradesh State
**** Maad River in Amravati and Madhya Pradesh State
** Manjra River in Bidar district of Karnataka State, Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh and Nanded, Latur, Osmanabad, Beed districts of Maharashtra State
***Manhaad River in Nanded, Latur
***Lendi River in Nanded, Latur
*** Terna River in Osmanabad, Latur
*** Tavarja River In Latur
*** Karanja River in Bidar, Latur
**** Devani River in Latur, Bidar
** Kadakpurna River in Parbhani, Hingoli, Buldhana, Aurangabad districts of Maharashtra state
*** Dudhna River in Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad
*** Kelna River in Jalna, Aurangabad
*** Girija River in Jalna, Aurangabad
** Kapra River in Parbhani district of Maharashtra state
** Sindfana River in Beed
*** Bindusara River in Beed
** Kham River in Aurangabad
** Shivna River in Aurangabad
** Pravara River in Ahmednagar
*** Mula River, Ahmednagar in Ahmednagar
** Kadwa River in Nashik
** Darna River in Nashik district of Maharashtra state

Krishna River Basin

* Krishna River
** Tungabhadra River
*** Vedavathi River
*** Tunga River
*** Bhadra River
** Malaprabha River
** Ghataprabha River
** Bhima River [cite web |url=
title=Classification of Waters of Upper Bhima River Basin |publisher=Maharashtra Government
*** Sina River in Solapur, Osmanabad, Beed, Ahmednagar districts of Maharashtra state
***Nira River in Pune, Satara
**** Karha River
**** Bhatghar River
***Ghod River
****Kukadi River
***Mula Mutha River at Pune district of Maharashtra state
****Mutha River
****Mula River, India
*****Pavna River in Pune
***Indrayani River
***Bhama River
***Pushpawati River
***Are River
***Mina River
***Vel River
***Andhra River
***Kundali River
** Dudhganga River
** Panchganga River in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra state
** Warna River
** Yerla River
** Koyna River in Satara district of Maharashtra state

Andhra Pradesh Coastal Rivers

Rivers like vamsadhara and nagavalli are the two coastal rivers in srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh

Sharada river starts at Devarapally in visakhapatnam district and drains in to the Bay of Bengal

Penner River Basin

* Penner River

Kaveri River Basin

* Kaveri River (Kaveri)
** Kollidam (distributary)
** Amaravati River
** Arkavathy River
**Mettur Dam
** Bhavani River
** Hemavati River
** Kabini River

Tamil Nadu Coastal Rivers

* Thamirabarani River
* Palar River
* Vaigai River
* Vellar
** Vasishta Nadi
** Sweta Nadi

Rivers flowing into Arabian Sea

Karnataka Coastal Rivers

The rivers flowing through three coastal districts of Karnataka join Arabian sea.
* Netravati River
* Sharavathi River
* Aghanashini River
* List of rivers of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts

Coastal rivers of Goa

* Zuari River
* Mandovi River
Mandovi River,known as Mhadai in Western Ghats of Goa and Karnataka, has three sources viz., the Degao, the Nanevadichi Nhai ((Nhai means River) and Gavali the last two sources go dry in summer season. The main origin of the river, in the form of a spring, even during Summer season, is at Bavtyacho Dongor hills near Degao village in Khanapur Taluka of Belgum Dist in Karnataka State. The three streams confluence at the Kabnali village whereafter it is known as Mhadai, which has an easterly flow initially, then flows north and finally turns to the west on entering Goa. Mhadai River enters Goa between Krisnapur (Karnataka) and Kadval (Goa) villages.The tributaries of the Mhadai are the Nersa Nala, the Chapoli and Kapoli nala, the Bail Nala, the Valo Panshiro ( Karnataka), the Suko Panshiro, the Harparo, the Nanodyachi Nhai, the Vellsachi Nhai, the Valpoichi Nhai, the Ghadghadyachi Nhai, the Valvanti, the Divchalchi Nhai, the Assnodchi Nhai, the Khandeparchi Nhai, the Mhapsechi Nhai etc. It is the longest River of Goa with a reported length of 105 km.

Maharashtra Coastal Rivers

* Shastri River
* Gad River
* Vashishti River
* Savitri River
* Patalganga River
* Ulhas River
** Thane Creek (distributary)
** Vasai Creek (distributary)
* Mithi River or Mahim River
* Oshiwara River
* Dahisar River
* Tansa River in Thane
* Vaitarna River
* Surya River

Narmada River Basin

* Narmada River
** Kolar River in Sehore
** Barna River in Raisen
** Hiren River
** Tawa River
** Burhner River

Mahi River Basin

* Mahi River
** Som River
*** Gomati River

abarmati River Basin

* Sabarmati River
** Wakal River
** Sei River

Indus River Basin

* Indus River
** Panjnad River
*** Sutlej River
**** Beas River
***** Parbati River (Himachal Pradesh)
*** Chenab River
**** Ravi River
**** Jhelum River

Rivers flowing into inner part of India

* Ghaggar River in Haryana,Rajasthan
* Musi River at Hyderabad, India

Alphabetical list


Achankovil River, Adyar River, Ahar River, Aner River,Anjarakkandy River, Alaknanda River, Amaravati River, Arkavathy River, Arvari River

Bahuda River, Ban Ganga River, Badiya River, Baleshwar River, Banas River, Bavanthadi River, Beas River, Berach River, Betwa River, Bhadra River, Bhagirathi River, Bharathapuzha River, Bhavani River, Bhima River,Brahmani River,Bosgah river Brahmaputra River, Budhi Gandak,Baghmati River

Chalakkudy River, Chaliyar River, Chambal River, Chenab River, Cheyyar River, Cooum River, Cathe River (Nagaland)

Daman Ganga River, Damodar River, Dhasan River, Dudhana River,


Gadhi River
Ganges River, Gambhir River, Gandak, Gayathripuzha, Ghaggar River, Ghaghara River,Ghataprabha, Girija River,Girna River, Godavari River, Gomti River,Gunjavni River

Halali River, Haora River, Hoogli River


Indus River, Indravati River,

Jaldhaka, Jhelum River, Jayamangali River at tumkur district,

Kabini River,Kaagini River,River Kali , Kaali River Karnataka, Kali Sindh River, Kaliasote River, Kallayi River Kalpathipuzha, Kameng River, Kanhan River, Kamla Balan bihar,Kannadipuzha, Karnaphuli River, Kaveri River, Kelna River, Khadakpurna River, Kodoor River, Koel River, Kolab River, Kollidam River, Kosi River, Koyna River, Krishna River, Kundali River,

Lachen River, Lachung River, Lakshmana Tirtha River, Luni River,


Mahanadi River, Mahananda River, Mahakali River, Mahi River, Mandovi River, Meenachil River, Meghna River, Mithi River, Mula River, Musi River, Mutha River,Malaprabha,

Narmada River, Nethravathi River, Nag River (Maharashtra)

Palar River,Pahuj River, Panjnad River, Panzara River, Parambikulam River, Parbati River (Himachal Pradesh), Parbati River (Madhya Pradesh), Parbati River (Rajasthan), Payaswini, Pench River, Penganga River, Penner River, Periyar River, Ponnaiyar River, Pranhita River, Purna River,


Ramganga , Rangeet River, Ravi River, Rihand River, Rukmavati River, Rupnarayan River, Rapti River

Sabarmati River, Sankh River,Shalmala River, Sharavathi River, Shimsha River, Shipra River, Sindh River, Son River, South Koel River, Subarnarekha River, Sutlej River, Surya River,

Tansa River, Tapti River, Tawa River, Teesta River, Thuthapuzha, Tunga River, Tungabhadra River, Thamirabarani River


Vaan River, Vaigai River, Vashishti River, Vedavathi River,Vrishabhavathi,Vishwamitri River

Ulhas River,

Wainganga River, Wagh River, Wardha River, West Banas River,


Yamuna River,

Zuari River,

Unsorted list by Tributary

See earlier section.


ee also

Rivers of India

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