South Indian Rivers and Its Tributaries

Rivers play crucial role in the development of the country. Water source from rivers is basic natural resource which is essential for human day to day activities.

The peninsular rivers drains either into Bay of Bengal (Eastern side) or in the Arabian Sea (Western Side).  South Indian rivers are those rivers that are flowing in the peninsular India.

Let’s see some information of these South Indian rivers and its tributaries.

1. Narmada

The Narmada or Nerbudda, also called the Reva is a river in central India. Life line of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat’,

Left Tributaries: Burhner River, Banjar River, Sher River, Shakkar River, Dudhi River, Tawa River (Largest Tributary of India), Ganjal River, Chhota Tawa River, Kaveri River, Kundi River, Goi River, Karjan River. Right Tributaries: Hiran River, Tendoni River, Choral River, Kolar River, Man River, Uri River, Hatni River, Orsang River.

2. Tapti

– River Tapti (or Tapi), “The Handmaid” or “The Twin” of Narmada river. – Is in central India between the Godavari and Narmada rivers, which flows westwards before draining into the Arabian Sea Tributaries: Purna, Girna and Panjhra

3. Godavari

Godavari River is the second longest river of India after the Ganga River. Also called as Vridh Ganga or Dakshin Ganga of India or Ganga of South India. Left bank tributaries are Indravati, Purna, Pranhita and Sabari river.  Right bank tributaries,that include Pravara, Manjira & Manair river.

4. Mahanadi

Mahanadi River originates in Sihawa Range in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh. It drains into Bay of Bengal near False Point in Odisha Also known as ‘The Ruin of Odisha. Famous as devastating flood over the years later which was resolved after the construction of Hirakud dam. Tributaries  Sheonath, Jonk, Hasdeo, Mand, Ib, Ong and Tel.

5. Kaveri

Also called as Dakshin Ganga. The important Tributaries joining the Cauvery are Harangi, the Hemavati, the Shimsha and the Arkavati whereas the Lakshmantirtha, the Kabbani, the Suvarnavati, the Bhavani, the Noyil and the Amaravati joins from right. Drains into the Bay of Bengalal cauvery is located in Coorg district of Karnataka

6. Krishna

– It is the 4th biggest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area, after the Ganga, Godavari and Brahmaputra. It originates from Mahabaleshwar in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. This river flows into the Bay of Bengal in AP. Tributaries LEFT- Bhima, Dindi, Peddavagu, Musi, Paleru, Munneru. RIGHT- Kudali  .Venna, Koyna, Panchganga, Dudhaganga, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Tungabhadra