Major Rivers of South India

Major South Indian Rivers

This article contains brief description of all the major Rivers of South India. The West flowing rivers are Narmada, Tapti, Mahi, Sabarmati, Luni, etc. The East flowing Rivers are Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, etc.

A large number of the South Indian rivers are seasonal as they are miffed. Most of the peninsular rivers flow eastward on the plateau-slope and drain into the Bay of Bengal. They form deltas on their mouths.

The West flowing rivers are the Narmada and Tapti. They flow through the rift valley and drain into the Arabian Sea. They form estuary.

The West-flowing Rivers of South India

1. The Narmada (1,282 km)

It rises from the Amarkantak Peak of the Mahakala Range and flows through the rift valley in between the Vindhyas and the Satpura range towards the West and drains into the Gulf of Khambat. It passes through Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. It makes a beautiful waterfall on the marble rocks named Dhuandhar a Bhedaghat in Jabalpur. Bharuch, an important town and port, stands on the river Narmada near its mouth.

2. The Tapti (740 km)

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