The Bhaga, Darcha, Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh

The Hooghly, Calcutta, West Bengal

The Spiti, Ki, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

The Betwa, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

The Tungabhadra, Hampi, Karnataka

The Indus and the Zanskar, Nimmu, Ladakh

The Narmada, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

The Brahmaputra, Nimatighat, Assam

The Cauvery, Srirangapatna, Karnataka

The Simsang, Baghmara, Meghalaya

The Ken, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

The Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh

The Ganges, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

The Teesta, Sikkim

The Waghora, Ajanta, Maharashtra

Sangam, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

The Shyok, Nubra Valley, Ladakh

The Rapti, Chitwan, Nepal

The Kynshi, Ranikhor, Meghalaya

The Bagmati, Kathmandu, Nepal

The Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, Gujarat


India takes its name from a river, the Indus. The oldest civilization in India sprang up along the banks of the Indus and since then, the rivers of India continues to play an important role in the lives of the Indian people. The river systems provide irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, electricity, and the livelihoods for a large number of people all over the country. The rivers also have an important role in Hindu mythology and are considered holy by all Hindus.