List of famous Indian cities on river

This is a fact that rivers make an important role on Indian lives. Whether its agriculture by making irrigated area, horticulture or any type of industries, there is a influence of rivers in Indian economy. Also Hindu religious people believes rivers such as ganga has a holiness. Thats why water of ganga like river is used on any worship. Dams are also built on river such as Hirakud dam is built on river Mahanadi, Bhakra-Nangal dam is built on Suitlej river etc.

Maximum rivers originate from Himalayan glaciers. India’s longest river Ganga originate from Gangotri glacier.

Many Indian cities are built near rivers for its immense features.

Today we have listed an alphabeticaly ordered list of major Indian cities which located near river bank. From ancient India to modern many cities built on river. Patna(ancient name Pataliputra)is a historical city built near river bank of Ganges. The listed cities may be any Indian state capital and rivers may be longest or deepest. Which city on which river? This type of one or two questions from this list, frequently asked in any competitive exams like railway, psc, ssc, tet, banking etc. The list contains top 42 rivers and cities with belonging states in India

List of Top Indian cities on River

Here we are listing 42 major Indian cities located on eastflowing or westflowing rivers

Cities(States)                  RiverBank

Agra(Up)                                  Yamuna

Ahmedabad(Gujarat)        Sabarmati

Allahabad(Up)          Ganga,Yamuna,                                                             Saraswati



Amarkantak(MP)                 Narmada

Ayodhya(Up)                              Saryu

Aluva(Kerala)                           Periyar

Baranasi(Up)                           Ganges

Badrinath(Up)                       Gangotri


Bhagalpur(Bihar)                     Ganges

Buxar(Bihar)                             Ganges

Chennai(Capital,TN)    Cooum,Adyar

Chandigarh(Haryana,Pnj)   Ghaggar

Cuttack(capital,Odisha)     Mahanadi

Delhi(Delhi)                            Yamuna

Dibrugarh(Assam)       Brahmaputra

Gangtok(capital,Sikkim)        Teesta

Gandhinagar(Gujarat)      Sabarmati

Guwahati(capital,Assam) Brahmaputra

Howrah(WestBengal)           Hooghly

Haridwar(Uttaranchal)          Ganges

Hyderabad(capital,AP)              Musi

Jamshedpur(Jharkhand) Subarnarekha

Jaipur(Rajasthan)              Dravyavati

Kolkata(WB)                           Hooghly

Kanpur(UP)                              Ganges

Kota(Rajasthan)                    Chambal

Lucknow(capital,UP)              Gomati

Ludhiana(Punjab)                  Satadru

Leh(J&K)                           Indus/Sindh

Moradabad(UP)                  Ramganga

Mathura(UP)                           Yamuna

Mumbai(Maharashtra)              Mithi

Nasik(Maharashtra)            Godavari

Patna(capital,Bihar)      Ganges,Sone

Rajahmundry                        Godavari

Shimla(capital,HP)                     Sutlej

Surat(Gujarat)                              Tapti

Srinagar(capital,J&K)            Bipasha

Tiruchirapalli(TN)                     Kaveri

Ujjain(MP)                                 Shipra

Vijaywada(AP)                        Krishna

Varanasi(UP)                          Ganges

The abbreviations have been broaden here

*UP – Uttar Pradesh

*MP- Madhya Pradesh

*AP- Andhra Pradesh

*TN- Tamilnadu

*J&K- Jammu & Kashmir

*HP- Himachal Pradesh

*WB- West Bengal


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