Rivers have immense historical significance since they have been continuously proving to be of immense help to people. Have you ever wondered where you obtain water for drinking purposes? No points of guessing that it is because of this natural water body which has been easing lives for people. They offer picturesque beauty of their own and proves to be the perfect way of passing time as well. After all, what can be a better way than to be at the lap of nature by equally experiencing cool breeze which blows? Therefore, they offer the beauty of nature in their best form. Mostly, they offer a calm state and are perfect for people looking for tranquility and peace. Isn’t it? The importance and utility of rivers can be gauged from the fact that various poets are inspired and they pen down their beautiful and awesome thoughts in a poetic way. Similarly, painters could not resist the temptation of the beauty and they have expressed in their own way through brush. How can photographers be far behind? Their wonderful pieces of photography are best to be cherished for ever as well. Therefore, it is next to impossible to hold the temptation of witnessing 10 of the most famous rivers in the world which have surely given increasing reasons to be blessed with such a nature’s beauty.

Mississippi River

How can you miss Mississippi River which is considered to be one of the largest rivers and it proudly flows in the United States and North America. Originates from Lake Itasca and falls in the Gulf of Mexico, the river is roughly 2,320 miles (3,730 km) and it was indeed the witness to the Steamboats which used to run in 1820s on it where timber, cotton as well as food used to be transported.

Mississippi River

Ganges

India is proud to have this sacred river and it originates from the Himalayas and falls into Bay of Bengal. It is considered to be a sacred river. Spread across 1,560 miles (2,510 kms) it has historical significance where Hindus perform various rituals on one of the holiest Indian cities of Varanasi.  Its importance can further be gauged from the fact that it has got the tag of being the India’s National River.

Ganges

Orinoco River

The river which has the credit of being the 3rd longest in South America stretches across 1,330 miles. Originates from Delgago and flows into Atlantic Ocean, the river has various waterfalls.

Orinoco River

Yangtze River

China houses Yangtze River which is considered to be the longest. A sneak peak of the river will surely give a sense to one and all of what beauty if all about. Originating from a glacier in the Tibeteaun plateau, it passes though picturesque, awesome and renowned Yangtze Gorges and drains into  East China sea.

Orinoco River

Amazon River

How can you miss this massive river which is considered to be the largest one in the world by its volume? The interesting thing which is synonymous with this river is that the water which flows in this huge river accounts for one-fifth of the total across the globe. This statistic will certainly be an eye opener for you in terms of getting a sense of how huge a river can actually be. Isn’t it? This world famous river along with its tributaries flow through Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil and finally drains into Atlantic Ocean.

Amazon River

Mekong River

Credited as being the 12th longest river, it originates from Tibetan Plateau and runs through various places. The Mekong basic is considered to be the richest area in biodiversity after Amazon.

Mekong River

Zambezi

How can there be no mention of the river which is considered to be the fourth longest river in Africa? Originates in north-western Zambia and flows at various places only to end into the Indian Ocean. If there is any word which is quite suitable to this river, then it can be “awesome” and “picturesque”. The thing which is worth mentioning is the mind-blowing Victoria Falls which have the potential of taking your breath away for sure.

Zambezi

Brahmaputra River

Stretches across 1,800 miles and flows into various places such as Tibet, Himalayas, Assam Valley and finally to Bangladesh, this river is perfectly used for irrigation as well as transportation. The river is quite prone to flooding and the situation aggravates when the snow in the Himalayas melt.

Brahmaputra River

Lena River

Known as the 10th longest river, it stretches across 2,734 miles and flows through Eastern Siberia and finally into the Laptev Sea. However, history is the proof that the river meets flooding due to melting of ice on Lena River.

Lena River

Parana River

Touted as the 14th longest river and located in Brazil, thanks to its huge size, it runs through various parts of Paraguay, Argentina as well as South America. It is approximately 2,485 miles long.

Parana River

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