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Longest River in India

Ganga is the Longest River in India
With a length of 2525 km (1569 miles), The Ganges or Ganga is the longest (and be called as largest as well as it empties the highest amount of water to the Bay of Bengal)

Ganga originates near Gangotri and flows almost entirely through India and exits India into Bangladesh where it becomes the Padma after joining the Brahmaputra.

The Ganges is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river in the world by discharge.

The Godavari River is the second longest river in India after the river Ganges having its source at Tryambakeshwar, Maharashtra.

All major rivers of India originate from one of the three main watersheds:
  1. The Himalaya and the Karakoram ranges
  2. Vindhya and Satpura ranges and Chotanagpur plateau in central India
  3. Sahyadri or the Western Ghats in western India


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