Compare the east-flowing and the west-flowing rivers of the Peninsular Plateau.

East-flowing rivers of the Peninsular Plateau

West-flowing rivers of the Peninsular Plateau

Major rivers flowing eastwards: Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri

Only two long rivers flow westwards: Narmada, Tapi

Flow into the Bay of Bengal

Flow into the Arabian Sea

Carry greater amount of sediments, so form deltas at their mouths

Carry lesser amount of sediments, so form estuaries at their mouths

Greater number of tributaries

Lesser number of tributaries

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