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List of the Indian Cities on River Banks

List of Indian cities on river banks: Indian rivers play a considerable role in the lives of the Indian people as they are highly dependent on rivers for various purposes like irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, and electricity, as well as providing livelihoods to many people of the country. Due to this, most of the major cities of India are located by the banks of rivers. Many Indian rivers are also considered to be sacred as per Hinduism and are considered holy by all Hindus in the country.

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Since Indian Rivers are that important, so this topic becomes important from an exam point of view too. No matter for which defence exam, you are preparing you should go through this list once in order to score well in the general knowledge section of this paper. Here we have provided you with the full list of the cities in India through which major rivers flow.

List of the Indian Cities on River Banks

Majorly, Seven rivers that are, Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapi, Godavari, Krishna and Mahanadi and their several tributaries make up the river system of India. Most of the rivers discharge their waters into the Bay of Bengal and Some rivers whose courses take them through the western part of the country and towards the east of the state of Himachal Pradesh drain into the Arabian Sea.

Let us look into Major Indian Cities on River Banks –

City River State
Gangakhed Godavari Maharashtra
Agra Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Ahmedabad Sabarmati Gujarat
Allahabad At the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati Uttar Pradesh
Ayodhya Sarayu Uttar Pradesh
Badrinath Alaknanda Uttarakhand
Banki Mahanadi Odisha
Cuttack Mahanadi Odisha
Baranagar Ganges West Bengal
Brahmapur Rushikulya Odisha
Chhatrapur Rushikulya Odisha
Bhagalpur Ganges Bihar
Kolkata Hooghly West Bengal
Cuttack Mahanadi Odisha
New Delhi Yamuna Delhi
Dibrugarh Brahmaputra Assam
Deesa Banas Gujarat
Ferozpur Sutlej Punjab
Guwahati Brahmaputra Assam
Haridwar Ganges Uttarakhand
Hyderabad Musi Telangana
Karimnagar Maner Telangana
Ramagundam Godavari Telangana
Jabalpur Narmada Madhya Pradesh
Kanpur Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Kota Chambal Rajasthan
Jammu Tawi Jammu & Kashmir
Jaunpur Gomti Uttar Pradesh
Patna Ganges Bihar
Rajahmundry Godavari Andhra Pradesh
Srinagar Jhelum Jammu & Kashmir
Surat Tapi Gujarat
Varanasi Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Vijayawada Krishna Andhra Pradesh
Vadodara Vishwamitri Gujarat
Mathura Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Modasa Mazum Gujarat
Mirzapur Ganga Uttar Pradesh
Morbi Machchu Gujarat
Auraiya Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Etawah Yamuna Uttar Pradesh
Bangalore Vrishabhavathi Karnataka
Farrukhabad Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Rangpo Teesta Sikkim
Rajkot Aji Gujarat
Gaya Falgu (Neeranjana) Bihar
Fatehgarh Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Kannauj Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Mangalore Netravati, Gurupura Karnataka
Shimoga Tunga River Karnataka
Bhadravathi Bhadra Karnataka
Hospet Tungabhadra Karnataka
Karwar Kali Karnataka
Bagalkot Ghataprabha Karnataka
Honnavar Sharavathi Karnataka
Himmatnagar Hathmati Gujarat
Gwalior Chambal Madhya Pradesh
Gorakhpur Rapti Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow Gomti Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Cantonment Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Shuklaganj Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Chakeri Ganges Uttar Pradesh
Malegaon Girna River Maharashtra
Sambalpur Mahanadi Odisha
Rourkela Brahmani Odisha
Patan Saraswati Gujarat
Pune Mula, Mutha Maharashtra
Rairangpur Khadkhai Odisha
Valsad Auranga Gujarat
Madurai Vaigai Tamil Nadu
Thiruchirapalli Kaveri Tamil Nadu
Chennai Cooum, Adyar Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore Noyyal Tamil Nadu
Erode Kaveri Tamil Nadu
Tirunelveli Thamirabarani Tamil Nadu
Bharuch Narmada Gujarat
Karjat Ulhas Maharashtra
Nashik Godavari Maharashtra
Mahad Savitri Maharashtra
Nanded Godavari Maharashtra
Navsari Purna Gujarat
Kolhapur Panchaganga Maharashtra
Nellore Pennar Andhra Pradesh
Kurnool Tungabhadra Andhra Pradesh
Nizamabad Godavari Telangana
Sangli Krishna Maharashtra
Karad Krishna, Koyna Maharashtra
Hajipur Ganges Bihar
Ujjain Shipra Madhya Prades
Ashta Parwati Madhya Pradesh
Kanchipuram Vegavathi, Palar Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur Vennaaru, Vadavaaru Tamil Nadu
Murshidabad Hooghly West Bengal
Munger Ganges Bihar
Jamalpur Ganges Bihar
Purnia Koshi Bihar
Golegaon Godavari Maharashtra
Budaun Sot Uttar Pradesh
Amaravati Krishna Andhra Pradesh

City on Ganga River

1. Haridwar

  • Haridwar is considered to be a holy city by the Hindu people.
  • As Ganga starts its journey from Gaumukh, it enters the Indo-Gangetic plains of North India in this city.
  • Kumbh Mela is also celebrated here every fourth year.

Many pilgrims come here to perform showering on the bank of the Ganga and it is considered that here taking bath can wash away sins.

2. Kanpur

  • Kanpur is an industrial city in the central-western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh,
  • It is known as the Manchester of East.

The city produces an estimated 450 million litres of municipal sewage and industrial effluent daily, a majority of which was flowing directly into the holy river until recently.

3. Prayagraj

  • Earlier the city was known by the name Allahabad, situated in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is the seventh most populous city in the State.
  • It is the second most established city of India and assumes a focal part in Hindu holy cities. It facilitated both sports and cultural occasions.

4. Varanasi

  • Varanasi is also called Banaras or Kashi and is known for its ghats, gullies and the holy river Ganga.
  • It is a North Indian city on the bank of the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The revered Kashi Vishwanath temple has one of the holiest jyotirlingas.

5. Patna

  • Patna is the capital of Bihar state, situated on the south bank of the Ganga in Eastern India.
  • Patna is known for its Gandhi Ghat on the bank of the River Ganga.

6. Rishikesh

  • 70 km before Rishikesh, Alakhnanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and become a single flow named Ganga. A place where the rivers blend is called Devprayag.
  • Rishikesh is the very first city met by the sacred river on her way, which is a metropolitan board and a tehsil in the Dehradun region of Uttarakhand.
  • It is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India known as “the gateway of the Garhwal Himalayas”.
  • Rishikesh is known for its Ayurvedic medication.
  • It has four chota char Dham journey places, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath.

There are some other cities which are also located on the banks of the Ganga River such as Kolkata, Bala, Kanpur, Baharampur, Bhagalpur, Mirzapur, and Jajmau, these are also equally important.

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FAQs

Which city of India has no river?

Bhopal, the administrative capital of Madhya Pradesh is not located on the bank of any river.

Why are all the major cities of India located on the banks of the rivers?

Indian rivers play a considerable role in the lives of the Indian people as they are highly dependent on rivers for various purposes like irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, and electricity, as well as providing livelihoods to many people of the country. Due to this, most of the major cities of India are located by the banks of rivers.

Which cities are located on the bank of river kaveri?

Tiruchirapalli and Erode are the most important cities of Tamil Nadu situated on the bank of the Kaveri river.

Ganga river flows through how many Indian states?

Ganga river flows through the five Indian states Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand.

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