Rivers in South India are called peninsular river.
Major peninsular rivers
Listed below are the rivers of South India or the peninsular rivers:
- The Narmada
- The Tapi
- The Mahanadi
- The Godavari
- The Krishna
- The river Kaveri and tributaries Arkavathy, Shimsha, Hemavati, Kapila, Shimsha, Honnuhole, Amaravati, Lakshmana Kabini, Lokapavani, Bhavani, Noyyal, and Tirtha.
Facts about Peninsular rivers
- These rivers are seasonal.
- The flow of these rivers is based on rainfall.
- These rivers have a smaller basin as compared with the Himalayan rivers.
- These rivers are considered as old rivers.
- Most rivers of peninsular region originate in the Western Ghats and flow towards the Bay of Bengal. Godavari and Narmada are the main river system of peninsular rivers.
- These rivers have shorter and shallower courses as compared to Himalayan rivers.