Which is the longest river of peninsular India?


The largest river of Peninsular India is Godavari and thus the name is given as Vridh Ganga.

Godavari river system

  • It is India’s second-longest course of brownish water.
  • It is a seasonal river that normally dries and widens during the monsoons during the summers.
  • The river originates from Trimbakeshwar, in Maharashtra, near Nasik.
  • 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 developed at Rajahmundry by the river.
  • There are numerous 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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