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River System of India – Brahmaputra River System

Prime Watershed of River Origin in India
  • Himalayas and Karakoram ranges
  • Vindhya, Satpura ranges and Chota Nagpur Plateau
  • Western Ghats
River categories on the basis of their origin
  • Himalayan Rivers
  • Deccan Rivers
  • Coastal Rivers
  • Rivers of the inland Drainage basin
Top 5 largest rivers of India  Ganga > Godavari > Krishna > Yamuna > Brahmaputra

Brahmaputra River System

  • Origin  Chemayungdung Glacier (Kailash Range, Tibet)
  • In Tibet, known as TSANG – PO
  • In China, known as YARLUNG ZANBO
  • Forms grand canyon in Tibet
  • Turns southward near Namcha – Barwa
  • Enters Arunachal Pradesh as Dihang River at Sadiya, emerging from the mountains
  • Joined by Dibang river from the north & Lohit river from the south  Known as Brahamputra
  • Turns at Dhubri to enter into Bangladesh
  • After joining Teesta, known as Jamuna in BD
  • Joins Ganga & Megna  Merges to BOB
  • Forms many river island of which Majuli is world 2nd largest one
  • Major tributaries → Dihang, Lohit, Subansiri, Teesta, Meghna (Barack in Assam), Manas 

India River System

Teesta
  • Major tributary of Brahmaputra
  • Rises from Sikkim
  • Known as lifeline of Sikkim
Lohit
  • Tributary of Brahmaputra
  • Flows through Arunachal Pradesh
  • Along with river Dihang merges into Brahmaputra, at Sadia town (Arunachal Pradesh)
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1 Comment

  1. majuli island largest not 2nd largest.

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