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Water is life! • Indus - High and mighty
Largest in the subcontinent, the Lion River flows from springs in Tibet, Mt Kailash. It enters Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir and its main tributaries in India are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Satluj. • Ganga - Symbol of purity
Flowing over 2510 km, it is India’s longest river and habitat of Ganges Dolphin. Called as the National River, Ganga’s source at the Gaumukh ice cave in the Himalayas inspires with its aesthetic grandeur. • Brahmaputra - A mighty river
A trans-boundary river, it originated from Kailash range in Himalayas. The river flows for about 2900km through Tibet (China), India and Bangladesh and joins the Ganga river. • Narmada - Lifeline of Madhya Pradesh
It originated from Amarkantak and forms the traditional boundary between Northern and Southern India. • Godavari - Promise of prosperity
Rising atop the black mesa formations of the Sahyadri range, Godavari is often referred to as Vriddh Ganga or Dakshin Ganga.
Asia’s largest rail-cum-road bridge on Godavari linking Kovvur and Rajahmundry is considered to be an engineering feat. • Yamuna - Gracious beauty
Rising from Yamnotri in the Himalayas, it merges with Ganga river at Prayag, Allahabad. As it sustains history and modernity, Yamuna has Taj Mahal situated on its bank and also the famous Naini bridge. • Kaveri - Guardian of art
Originating from Western Ghats, the river has been the lifeblood of the ancient kingdoms and modern cities of South India as it unleashes architectural and cultural wonders along its course. • Krishna - Calm waters
Originating at Mahabaleshwar, it irrigates lands in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and its most important tributary is the Tungabhadra river.