Rajasthan Rivers by District

Rajasthan Rivers, Rivers of Rajasthan

Rivers of Rajasthan are mostly seasonal, however, these seasonal rivers recharge the groundwater making well irrigation possible. All the rivers and their floodplains in Rajasthan also serve as vast grazing grounds that support millions of livestock. Most of the Rivers originate from the Aravali hills and flow either in east or west. Those Rivers flowing in east merge with Yamuna. Those flowing in west fall into Gulf of Khambhat or lost in desert. Even after being a desert state, apart from Bikaner almost each district has multiple rivers.

This post contains list of Rivers of Rajasthan by District.

  • Ajmer – Sagarmati, Saraswati, Khari, Dai, Banas, Rupangarh
  • Alwar – Sabi (Sahibi), Ruparail, Kali, Gauri, Sota, Arvari, Chuhar
  • Banswara – Mahi, Annas, Chaini
  • Barmer – Luni, Sukri, Mithri
  • Baran – Parbati(Parvati), Parwan
  • Bharatpur – Chambal, Barah, Banganga, Gambhiri, Parvati, kukund
  • Bhilwara – Banas, Kothari, Berach, Menali, Mansi, Khari
  • Bikaner – no river
  • Bundi – Kural (mangli), Mej, Brahmani, Ghoda Pachhad
  • Chittorgarh – Banas, Berach, Brahmani, Bagan, Gambiri, Gunjali
  • Churu – no river
  • Dausa –  Banganga, Morel
  • Dholpur – Chambal,  Parbati, Gambhir(Utgan)
  • Dungarpur – Som, Mahi, Soni
  • Hanumangarh – Ghaggar
  • Jaipur – Banganga, Bandi(Mashi), Dhund, Morrel, Sabi (Sahibi)-Sota, Sakha, Mantha
  • Jaisalmer – Kaknei, Chingan, Lathi, Dhoa, Dhogri
  • Jalore – Luni, Bandhi, Jawai, Sukri, Sagi
  • Jhalawar – Kali Sindh, , Chhoti Kali Sindh,  Ahu, Niwaj, Parwan
  • Jhunjhunu – Kantli
  • Jodhpur – Luni, Mathdi, Jojri, Gunaimata
  • Karauli – Gambhir, Chambal, Banas
  • Kota – Chambal, Kali Sindh, Parvati, Au Niwaj, Parwan
  • Nagaur – Luni, Mantha, Harsor
  • Pali – Lihri, Bandi, Sukri ,Jawai
  • Pratapgarh – Jakham, Siwan, Mahi
  • Rajsamand – Khari, Kothari, Banas, Chandrabhaga
  • Sawai Madhopur – Chambal, Banas, Morel, Gambhiri
  • Sikar – Kantli, Mantha, Pawta, Kavant
  • Sirohi – West. Banas, Sukri, Posliya, Khati, Kishnavati, Jhula, Survata
  • Sri Ganganagar – Ghaggar
  • Tonk – Banas, Mashi, Bandi
  • Udaipur – Banas,  Ahar, Berach, Wakal, Gomti,  Som, Jakham, Sabarmati, Sei

 


List of Rivers in Rajasthan

Now, the List of Rivers of Rajasthan and districts in catchment of each River. Precaution has been taken to list districts from source of river to the discharge. Example Luni river originates in Ajmer then goes to Nagaur, then Jodhpur, then Pali, then Barmer, then Jalore and then goes to Gujarat hence Luni is listed as: Luni River (Ajmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Pali,  Barmer, Jalore)

  • Ahu (Jhalawar, Kota)
  • Andheri (Jhalawar, Kota)
  • Anas (Banswara)
  • Arvari (Alwar)
  • Aurai (Chittorgarh)
  • Brahmani (Chittorgarh)
  • Banas (Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, Karauli )
  • Bandi River: (Jaipur, Tonk) | (Sirohi, Jalore) | (Pali) – Three rivers are named Bandi
  • Banganga ( Jaipur, Dausa, Bharatpur,)
  • Berach (Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara)
  • Chaini (Banswara)
  • Chambal (Chittorgarh,Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Karauli, Dholpur)
  • Chandrabhaga (Rajsamand, Bhilwara)
  • Chuhar River (Alwar)
  • Dai (Ajmer, Jaipur)
  • Dhogri (Jaisalmer)
  • Dhundh (Jaipur)
  • Gambhiri (Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Dholpur)
  • Gauri River (Alwar)
  • Ghaggar ( Hanumangarh, Ganganagar)
  • Ghoda Pachhar (Jhalawar, Bundi)
  • Gomti (Udaipur)
  • Gunaimata (Jodhpur)
  • Harsor (Nagaur)
  • Jakham (Pratapgarh, Udaipur, Dungarpur)
  • Jawai (Pali, Sirohi, Jalor)
  • Jojari (Jodhpur)
  • Kakney (Jaisalmer)
  • Kakund (Bharatpur)
  • Kali Sindh (Kota)
  • Kali River (Alwar)
  • Kalisindh (Jhalawar)
  • Kantli (Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu)
  • Kapalganga (Sirohi)
  • Khari River (Rajsamand, Bhilwara)
  • Kothari River (Rajsamand, Bhilwara)
  • Krishnawati (Sirohi, Sikar)
  • Kural River (Bundi)
  • Kyasari (Jhalawar)
  • Lathi River (Jaisalmer)
  • Lilri (Pali)
  • Luni River (Ajmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Pali,  Barmer, Jalore)
  • Mahi River (Banswara, Pratapgarh, Dungarpur)
  • Mandha River (Sikar)
  • Mangli (Bundi)
  • Mansi (Bhilwara)
  • Masi (Tonk, Jaipur)
  • Mej (Bundi)
  • Menali (Bhilwara)
  • Morel (Jaipur, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur)
  • Niwaj (Jhalawar, Kota)
  • Parban (Jhalawar, Kota, Baran)
  • Parbati (Baran, Kota)
  • Parvati (Bharatpur, Dholpur)
  • Piplaj River (Jhalawar)
  • Ruparel (Alwar, Bharatpur)
  • Sabarmati (Udaipur)
  • Sabi (Sikar, Alwar, Jaipur)
  • Sagarmati (Ajmer)
  • Sagi (Jalor)
  • Sanwan (Dausa)
  • Saraswati (Ajmer)
  • Sindh River (Alwar)
  • Sohadara (Tonk)
  • Som (Udaipur, Dungarpur)
  • Sota (Sikar, Alwar)
  • Sukri (Pali, Sirohi, Barmer, Jalor)
  • Wakal (Udaipur)
  • West Banas (Sirohi)

Ref – Mohan Lal Gupta, Rajasthan Gyan Kosh, Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur, 2008, pp. 72-75