Name the Longest River in India. (1) Brahmaputra (2) Ganga (3) Yamuna (4) Narmada

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : July 1st, 2022

India is a land of many rivers and they play an integral role in Indian society. Many rivers are worshipped as goddesses and unite different regions of the country. Most of these rivers discharge their water into the Bay of Bengal and some of them even merge into the Arabian sea. But which is the largest river in India? Well, the answer is Ganga, which is a lifeline for the Indian population.


Ganga is the longest river in India and it originates from the Gangotri glacier

All the major rivers in our country have one of the three sources or main watersheds:

  • The Western Ghats
  • The Himalaya and the Karakoram range
  • The Vindhya and Satpura range and Chota Nagpur plateau

Ganga originates from the Gangotri glacier in Uttarakhand as the Bhagirathi.

Some Facts about the Largest River in India

  • Ganga river was declared as the National river of India by former Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in 2008.
  • Ganga is a trans-boundary river which means which flows between India and Bangladesh.
  • Ganga becomes the Padma River when it reaches Bangladesh.
  • Ganga is one of the most polluted rivers in the world and the Ganga action plan was launched in 1985 to restore its quality.
  • Many holy places like Haridwar, Gangotri, Varanasi and Kali Ghat are situated alongside the banks of Ganga.


Name the Longest River in India 

The largest river of India is the Ganga river. The river originates as Bhagirathi through the Gangotri glacier in Uttarakhand. Although it is considered the holiest river in the country, it also happens to be the most polluted river.

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