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Candidates preparing for government exams such as UPSC,SSC, and other competitive exams will find the list of indian rivers useful in their preparation
Here is the complete list of Indian rivers being provided.


Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of a surface's water and sub-surface water from an area with excess of water.

The flow of water through well-defined channels is known as drainage and the network of such channels is known as drainage system.

The drainage pattern of an area is the result of the geological time period, nature, and structure of rocks, topography, slope, etc.


Here is the List of Major Drainage Patterns

  1. Dendritic - A drainage pattern which looks like tree branches with lots of twigs is known as Dendritic drainage pattern. For example, the rivers of northern plain.
  2. Radial - Radial drainage patterns form when rivers originate from a hill and flow in all directions. For example, the rivers originating from the Amarkantak.
  3. Centripetal - Centripetal drainage pattern is formed when rivers discharge their waters from all directions into a lake or a depression. For example, Loktak lake in Manipur.
  4. Trellis - Trellis drainage pattern is formed when the primary tributaries of main rivers flow parallel to each other and secondary tributaries join them at right angles. For example, rivers in the upper part of the Himalayan region

Drainage Systems Based on Origin

The Himalayan Rivers: Perennial rivers: Indus, the Ganga, the Brahmaputra and their tributaries.

The Peninsular Rivers: Non-Perennial rivers: Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna, the Cauvery, the Narmada and the Tapi and their tributaries.


  • Indus River System
  • Brahmaputra River System
  • Ganga River System

  • Godavari River System
  • Krishna River System
  • Cauvery River System
  • Mahanadi River System

  • Narmada River System
  • Tapti River System


City River State
Agra Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Ahmedabad Sabarmati Gujarat
Allahabad At the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati Uttar Pradesh
Ayodhya Saryu Uttar Pradesh
Badrinath Alaknanda Uttarakhand
Banki Mahanadi Odisha
Brahmapur Rushikulya Odisha
Chhatrapur Rushikulya Odisha
Bhagalpur Ganges Bihar
Kolkata Hugli West Bengal
Cuttack Mahanadi Odisha
New Delhi Yamuna Delhi
Dibrugarh Brahmaputra Assam
Ferozpur Sutlej Punjab
Guwahati Brahmaputra Assam
Haridwar Ganges Uttarakhand
Hyderabad Musi Telangana
Jabalpur Narmada Madhya Pradesh
Kanpur Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Kota Chambal Rajasthan
Kottayam Meenachil Kerala
Jaunpur Gomti Uttar Pradesh
Patna Ganges Bihar
Rajahmundry Godavari Andhra Pradesh
Srinagar Jhelum Jammu & Kashmir
Surat Tapi Gujarat
Tiruchirapalli Kaveri Tamil Nadu
Varanasi Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Vijayawada Krishna Andhra Pradesh
Vadodara Vishwamitri Gujarat
Mathura Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Mirzapur Ganga Uttar Pradesh
Auraiya Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Etawah Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Bangalore Vrishabhavathi Karnataka
Farrukhabad Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Fatehgarh Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Kannauj Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Mangalore Netravati, Gurupura Karnataka
Shimoga Tunga River Karnataka
Bhadravathi Bhadra Karnataka
Hospet Tungabhadra Karnataka
Karwar Kali Karnataka
Bagalkot Ghataprabha Karnataka
Honnavar Sharavathi Karnataka
Gwalior Chambal Madhya Pradesh
Gorakhpur Rapti Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow Gomti Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Cantonment Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Shuklaganj Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Chakeri Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Malegaon Girna River Maharashtra
Sambalpur Mahanadi Odisha
Rourkela Brahmani Odisha
Pune Mula, Mutha Maharashtra
Daman Daman Ganga River Daman
Madurai Vaigai Tamil Nadu
Thiruchirapalli Kaveri Tamil Nadu
Chennai Cooum, Adyar Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore Noyyal Tamil Nadu
Erode Kaveri Tamil Nadu
Tirunelveli Thamirabarani Tamil Nadu
Bharuch Narmada Gujarat
Karjat Ulhas Maharashtra
Nashik Godavari Maharashtra
Mahad Savitri Maharashtra
Nanded Godavari Maharashtra
Kolhapur Panchaganga Maharashtra
Nellore Pennar Andhra Pradesh
Nizamabad Godavari Telangana
Sangli Krishna Maharashtra
Karad Krishna, Koyna Maharashtra
Hajipur Ganges Bihar
Ujjain Shipra Madhya Pradesh

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