Which is the largest peninsular river?

The largest river of Peninsular India is Godavari. The second-longest river Godavari is called as Vridh Ganga. After Ganga, the Godavari river takes the second position lengthwise.

Godavari river system

  • Godavari river is  India’s second-longest course of brownish water.
  • As the river normally dries and widens during the monsoons during the summers it comes under the category of seasonal river.
  • The river starts from Trimbakeshwar, in Maharashtra, near Nasik.
  • The river flows through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, the flow of the river is in the southeast direction through south-central India and drains into the Bay of Bengal.
  • A fertile delta is formed at Rajahmundry by the river.
  • There are various pilgrimage locations on the banks of this river, including Nasik, Bhadrachalam, and Trimbak.
  • The largest rail-cum-road bridge in Asia connecting Kovvur and Rajahmundry is located on the Godavari river.

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