Describe the three main features of river Brahmaputra.


  1. Chemayungdung glacier (5150m) on the Kailas range about 100 km from the Manasarowar lake in Tibet is the source of the river Brahmaputra.
  2. Having a length of 2900 km, the Brahmaputra is one of the longest rivers of the world.
  3. Flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh.
  4. Makes the world's largest delta jointly with Ganga.
  5. Tista, Manas, Luhit and Subansiri are the important tributaries.
  6. In Indian part, gets voluminous supply of water due to heavy rains and draining of tributaries. So it carries heavy load of silt during its course.
  7. Every year during the rainy season, the river overflows its banks and cause devastating floods in Assam and Bangladesh.


Q 1.

Which three rivers system forms the Himalayan river system?

Q 2.

What is special about Sivasamudram?

Q 3.

Name the two Himalayan river systems.

Q 4.

Give any three differences between peninsular and Himalayan rivers.

Q 5.

Name the four groups of river systems found in India?

Q 6.

Name the long rivers which flow west and form esturies.

Q 7.

How are the West flowing rivers different from the East flowing rivers of Peninsular Plateau? Give any three points of distinction.

Q 8.

Describe the three main features of river Brahmaputra.

Q 9.

Where does river Narmada originate? Name any two picturesque locations formed by it.

Q 10.

Describe the following drainage patterns of streams:
(i) Radial
(ii) Dendritic
(iii) Trellis (iv) Rectangular pattern