The Ganga is the longest river in India. The total length of the river Ganga is 2525 kilometres. Ganga river originates from the Gangotri Glacier (a part of the Himalayan range). The origin point of the river is called Gaumukh. However, it is called the Bhagirathi river till it joins Alaknanda in the holy city of Devprayag. After the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, the river finally gets its name of Ganga. Apart from this, the length of the Brahmaputra river is around 2900 KMs but it covers a distance of 900 KM in the Indian Territory.
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Quick Facts About the Longest River in India
- The River Ganga rises from the western Himalayas and ends at the Bay of Bengal
- Ganga is a holy river in India but also covers some parts of Bangladesh too.
- It is the 34th longest river in the world.
- The Ganga River flows through 5 states of India that are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.
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Major Cities Located Near Ganga
There are many cities and villages are located on the bank of river Ganga but we have mentioned a few popular cities below.
- Uttrakhand- Devprayag, Haridwar, Rishikesh,
- Uttar Pradesh- Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi
- Bihar- Buxar, Patna, Bhagalpur
- Jharkhand- Shaibganj
West Bengal- Kolkata
Which is the Longest River in India?
Ganga is the longest river in India and its length is 2525 KM. The Brahmaputra is one of the longest rivers in Asia but only a few part is within India’s borders. Ganga rises from the western Himalayas and after crossing from 5 states, it ends in the Bay of Bengal.
The Holy river Ganga is the longest in India. It is known by various names such as Jahnavi, Gange, Shubhra, Sapteshwari etc.
Majorly, the river Ganga flows from 5 different states of India that are Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.