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Which Are The Most Important Rivers Of Karnataka?

rivers of Karnataka


Karnataka is one of the most important and developing states of India. Karnataka is also enriched with culture and natural beauty. The natural beauty of Karnataka attracts many tourists to visit Karnataka. There are also many rivers in Karnataka, which are the lifeline for people of Karnataka. These rivers play a major role in Karnataka’s development. So, here I am giving some information on some important rivers of Karnataka. See this below…


Kaveri river starts flowing from Brahmagiri series near Cherangla village in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Its origin site is located at 1341 m.
The river length is 800 km long till the sea is found. This river is surrounded by the Western Ghats in the west, east by the Eastern Ghats. There are narrow ridges in the south, which separates it from the Krishna river and the river basin of Penarna.


Tungabhadra River is a sacred river of South Indian Peninsula which flows in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Hampi is situated on the southern bank of Tungabhadra river. This river is born by the union of Tunga and Bhadra rivers, which give it the name of Tungabhadra river. A huge dam has been constructed on this Tungabhadra river (20 km south-west of Hampi) and this dam is also a part of the hydroelectric project.


Penarnar river is located 11 km west of the Balarpur, from the Deccan Plateau in the south-west west, Karnataka state, south-west India. It enters Andhra Pradesh flowing northward and then towards East Coromandel East in the southeast direction and join the Bay of Bengal near Nellore. Papadhan and Chitravati are its tributaries. In its lower valley, canals are irrigated. The distance from the ascension to the mouth is approximately 560 km. This river is seasonal, it rises after the rain and in the summer it becomes a thin edge.


which is also known as Kalindi, to see B. This river comes from a small village Diggi, which is the lifeline of about 4 lakh people. Several dams have been constructed for the production of electricity on the Kali river. The Soma dam located in Ganeshgudi is the most prominent of all the dams on this river.


Palar river is a river flowing out of the Kolar district of Karnataka state, in the state of Tamil Nadu. Its origins are in a place called Nandigur in Kolar district. From Kaivara it turns to the southeast and it exits from Mysore at Boringpath place. Subsequently, in the Northern Arcadoo district of the state of Madras, it turned towards north-east and fell into the Bay of Bengal in the south of Madras in Chengalpattu district. Its length is 47 miles in the state of Mysore, the area of ​​its basin is 1036 sq. Mile, it works for agriculture. On this, the area of ​​Sonarkhan of Kalar from the Betamangla and Ramsagar ponds gets water. Its length is 183 miles in the state of Madras.


Bhadra River is one of the famous rivers of Karnataka. This river is originated from Gangamola in Western Ghat range. The length of the Bhadra river is 171 km. At Koodli this river joins Tunga.


Malprabha river is a tributary of river Krishna and flows through the state of Karnataka in India. It rises in the Western Ghats at an altitude of 792.4 meters (2,600 feet) in Belgaum district of the state. The river joins Krishna river in Kudalsangama in Bagalkot district. Malprabha river is located in Kanapuram, 16 km (9.9 m) of Jambati village in Karnataka, at Khanpur village in the Sahyadri mountain range at an elevation of 792.4 meters (2,600 feet). Origin of Malaprabha is an ancient temple dedicated to Mr. Mauli Devi.


The total length of the Mandvi river is 77 km, out of which 29 km flows through Karnataka and 52 km Goa. This river originates from a group of thirty gold springs in the Western Ghats which is located in Bhimgarh of Belgaum district of Karnataka. In the catchment area of ​​the river, 2032 sq km in Karnataka and 1580 sq km in Goa. Dudhsagar Falls and Vajrapoha Falls are part of Mandvi.


Netravati river is a river of Karnataka and Kerala. Nethravati River, 9 miles away from Sringeri, flows from the mountain of Varah-Mount or Shringangiri and falls into the west-sea flowing towards Mangalore. The famous pilgrimage center of the south is 45 miles from Mangalore, on the banks of the holy place Netravali or Netravali.


Tunga River is one of the important rivers of Karnataka. The length of this river is 147 km. The river originated from the Western Ghat. The river flows through two districts of Karnataka. This river merges with the Krishna River in Andra Pradesh.

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