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Major Rivers in India

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Rivers play important part in the life of human life . Earlier civilizations flourished in the basins of major rivers and are so called river valley civilizations. .  Rivers supplied continuous supply of water for farming and human consumption. These river valley civilizations flourished along the banks of Indus, Nile, Tigris, Euphrates and Yellow River.

River Map of India

Indian Rivers are classified into four categories on the basis of their origin. They are

1. Himalayan Rivers

2. Deccan Rivers

3. Coastal Rivers and

4. Rivers of the inland Drainage basin

Well known rivers in India are

  1. Ganga
  2. Gandak
  3. Godavari
  4. Gomti
  5. Hoogli
  6. Kaveri
  7. Kosi
  8. Koyna
  9. Krishna
  10. Luni
  11. Mahanadi
  12. Musi
  13. Mutha
  14. Narmada
  15. Pamba
  16. Ponnaiyar
  17. Penner
  18. Periyar
  19. Ramganga
  20. Rivi
  21. Sarswati
  22. Sabarmati
  23. Son
  24. Subarnarekha
  25. Sutlej
  26. Tapti
  27. Tungabhadra
  28. Yamuna
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