Rivers of Northern and Southern India
Rivers of northern India are Indus with its tributaries that are Ravi, Chenab, Beas, Jhelum and Sutlej. Ganga with Yamuna, Gandak, Ram Ganga, Gharghara, Kosi, Ram Ganga, Mahanana and Chambal. Also, Brahmaputra with tribunaries like Tista, Manas, Subarnasri, etc.
The major rivers of southern India that have tributaries are Godavari, Kaveri, Tapi, Mahanadi, Krishan, Godavari and Narmada.
Difference between Northern and Southern Rivers
- Northern rivers are formed from ice and rain. They are part of the Himalayan river system and are perennial. The southern rivers, however, are mostly rainfed and end in peninsular region.
- Northern rivers experience drastic changes in their course whereas southern rivers are stable. Similarly, their drain areas share the same characteristics as well.
- Southern rivers are considered to be older than the northern rivers.
- Southern rivers have a faster course to seas as compared to the northern rivers.