South India Rivers


The rivers which covers the area of South India are Godavari, Narmada, Krishna, Mahanadi, Tapti, Sabarmati and there tributary and distributary  rivers.


Rivers Facts Informtion
Godavari Length: 1,465 K.M.
Source: Brahmagiri Mountain, Tryambakeshwar, Nashik, Maharashtra
Mouth: Bay of Bengal
Tributary : Purna, Pranahita, Indravati, Sabari, Taliperu, Pravara, Manjira, Pedda Vagu, Manair, Kinnerasani
Countries: India
Indian States: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh

  • It is second largest river of India.
  • It is also called the Southern Ganges (dakshin ganga)
  • Jayakwadi Dam built on Godavari is one of the largest earthen dam of India. 
Narmada Length: 1,312 K.M.
Source: Narmada Kund,Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
Mouth: Gulf of Khambhat (Arabian Sea)
Tributary : Burhner, Banjar, Sher, Shakkar, Dudhi, Tawa, Ganjal, Kundi, Goi, Karjan, Hiran, Tendoni, Barna, Kolar, Man, Uri, Hatni, Orsang
Countries: India
Indian States: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat

  • The word Narmada means "The giver of Pleasure".
  • It has many nick names- MP Ganga, Life line of Madhya Pradesh, Rewa,
  • It is the longest west flowing river of india. It divides the  India in southern and northern part.
Tapti Length: 724 K.M.
Source: Multai, Satpura Range, Madhya Pradesh
Mouth: Gulf of Khambhat (Arabian Sea)
Tributary : Mindhola, Girna, Panzara, Waghur, Bori, Shiva, Vaki, Arunavati, Purna
Countries: India
Indian States:  Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat

  • It flows from the east to west.
  • It is believed that tapti is the daughter of Surya and Chhaya.
Mahanadi Length: 858 K.M.
Source: Sihawa, Dhamtari,Chhattisgarh
Mouth: Bay of Bengal
Tributary: Seonath, Telen
Countries: India
Indian States: Chhattisgarh, Odisha

  • Hirakund Dam build on Mahanadi is one of the longest earthen dam of Asia. 
  • The delta build by the rivers Mahanadi and Brahmani is one of the largest of India.
Krishna Length: 1400 K.M.
Source: Mahabaleswar
Mouth: Bay of Bengal
Tributary: Bhima, Dindi, Peddavagu, Halia, Musi, Munneru, Venna, Koyna, Panchganga, Dudhganga, Malaprabha, Tungabhadra
Countries: India
Indian States: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

  • It is the third longest river of India.
Kaveri Length: 765 K.M.
Source: Talakaveri, Western Ghats, Karnataka
Mouth: Bay of Bengal
Tributary: Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavathy, Kabini, Bhavani, Noyyal, Amaravati
Countries: India
Indian States: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

  • The famous  Shivanasamudra Fall is formed on this river. Asia's first hydroelectric plant was built here.
  • Grand Anicut dam is build on Kaveri river. 
Sabarmati Length: 371 K.M.
Source: Dhebar lake, Aravalli Range, Rajasthan
Mouth: Gulf of Cambay (Arabian Sea)
Tributary: Wakal, Sei Nadi, Harnav, Hathmati, Watrak, Madhumati
Countries: India
Indian States: Gujarat, Rajasthan

  • The famous Sabarmati Ashram was build on the banks of this river.