Which river is known as the ganga of the south?

The second-longest river Godavari is called Dakshin Ganga or the Ganga of the south. The largest river of Peninsular India is the Godavari.  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 a seasonal river.
  • The river originates 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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