India's Great Rivers

First Online: June 02, 2005
Page Last Updated: January 01, 2015

India is sometimes referred to as the "Land of Rivers". The multitude of tributaries and the close binding of Indian civilization and culture to the local rivers is the reason for this characterization. Travel anywhere in India and one is overcome by how much the rivers influence the economy and local cultures. Indeed, Indians have worshipped rivers as a form of Mother Goddess from ancient times.

Rivers of India

A list of important rivers of India in alphabetical order


  • Krishna River
  • Mandovi
  • Narmada
  • Periyar
  • Ravi
  • Sharavati
  • Sutlej
  • Tapti
  • Tungabhadra
  • Yamuna


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Rivers of India
Rivers of India

Temple at GangotriShivasamudra WaterfallsBridge Over River Kali
Fetching Water from Bhagirati RiverSharavati River ValleyFisherman on the Hoogley River, Kolkata
River KarjanEncounter with the Sindhu River