Kerala rivers rare facts

Questions about Rivers of Kerala for PSC, Quiz and Competitive examinations

This is a unique and rare fact about rivers of Kerala. You may have some confusion regarding many things, For example, Which is the longest river in Kerala? periyar or bharathapuzha? The following questions and answers are very important for various competitive exams like U.P.S.C, PSC, civil services and interviews etc.

01.Total number of rivers in Kerala- 44
02. How many Rivers to Arabian sea- 41
03. Rivers to east- 3
04. Which is the largest water carrying kerala River- Periyar
05. What is the present name of river 'choorni' of ancient era- Periyar
06. Length of canals to consider as river status in Kerala- over 15 km
07. National criteria for major river status- over 20,000 sq.km catchment area
08. Number of major river(maha nadi) in Kerala - zero
09. National level medium river status- 2000 sq.km to 20,000 km
10. Medium rivers of kerala- periyar, bharathapuzha, pamba, chaliyar

11. National level minor river status is less than- 2000 sq.km catchment area
12. Rivers to east- kabani, pambar, bhavani
13. Which are the tributaries of pambar- thenar, eravikulam, mayiladi
14. Name of pambar river when flow through Tamil nadu- amaravathi
15. Amaravathi is a tributary of - river kaveri
16. Pambar starts from- benmoor(devikulam,idukki)
17. River from idukki district to tamil nadu- pambar
18. Interstate river from nilgiri of western ghats- bhavani puzha
19. River originated from Tamil nadu then flow through palakkad, returning to tamil nadu kaveri river- bhavani puzha
20. Where does Bhavani Puzha enter Tamil nadu? - kal kandiyoor

21. Siruvani and varagar are tributaries of - bhavani puzha river
22. River from kerala, flow through karnataka, ends in tamil nadu kaveri river -kabini river
23. Mananthavady, panamaram, babali, valliyoorkavu are places near- kabini
24. Karapuzha water project in- kabani
25. Choorapuzha, makkapuzha and noolpuzha are joins with- kabani
26. Interstate river from wayanad- kabani
27. Banasura Sagar project for - kabani
28. Kabani enters karnataka at - kalvally
29. India's largest earth dam - padinjarathara dam- at choorapuzha
30. Island formed from kabini river- kuruva island


31. Kerala's tributaries of kaveri - kabini, pambar, bhavani rivers
32. Name of hydro-electric project run by water of padinjarathara dam -kuttyadi
33. Kerala's southernmost river- neyyar river
34. River originates from agasthyamala- neyyar river
35. Neyyar river enters arabian sea at- pozhiyoor
36. Crocodile conservation and wildlife sanctuary in - neyyar river
37. Main town near neyyar river- Neyyattinkara
38. Ancient 'vanamali' river- karamana river
39. Main city near karamana river- Thiruvananthapuram
40. Karamana river originates from – Agasthyakoodam

41. Largest tributary of karamana river- killiyar
42. Aruvikkara, peppara dam water projects are in - karamana river
43. Karamanayar reaches arabian sea at - thiruvallam
44. River flows fully through kollam district only- ithikkara river
45. Origin of vamanapuram river- chemmunjimotta of western ghat
46. Palode botanical garden near river banks of - vamanapuram river
46. Waterfall near palode botanical garden- meenmutty waterfall
47. Meenmutty waterfall at - kallada river
48. Vamanapuram river reaches- anjuthengu lake
49. Ithikkara river joins with- paravur lake
50. Ottackal waterfall at- kallada river

51. Kulathupuzha, chenthurunipuzha and kalthuruthipuzha are
tributaries of - kallada river
52. Kallada river tributaries are from- kulathupuzha mala
53. Above 3 tributaries together forms- parappar
54. Kallada river, falls in- lake ashtamudi
55. Dam thenmala in - kallada river
56. Punalur hanging bridge across - kallada river
57. Main places near achankovil river- mavelikara, konni, kulanada
58. Achankovil river starts from- pashukidamedu
59. Achankovil river, falls at - pamba river
60. Third longest river in kerala- pamba river


61. Tributaries of pamba river- pembayar, kakki, azhutha, kallar, kakkattar
62. pambayaru flows from - peerumedu
63. Pamba river divides into two at - pandanad
64. Main hydro-electric power project of pamba river- sabarigiri
65. Kerala's second largest hydro-electric power project-
sabarigiri in- pamba river
66. Moozhiyar power station of sabarigiri depends on - pamba river
67. River famous as 'dakshina bhageerathi'- pembayar
68. Champakulam boat race in - pamba river
69. Maramon convention near- pamba river
70. Cherukolpuzha convention - pamba river

71. Champakulam church (built by saint Thomas) near - pamba river
72. Aranmula uthrattathi boat race in - pamba river
73. River flows near mundakayam, manimala, mallappally- manimala river
74. Manimala river starts from - Thattamala
75. Neerattupuram boat race in - manimala river
76. Manimala river combines with pamba river at - Neerettupuram
77. Poonjar, Erattupetta, pala, kottayam are nearby towns of - meenachil river
78. Meenachil river forms from - sahya mountain ranges
79. Kalathukadavu, thirukovilur, chittar together forms - meenachil river
80. Native place of Arundhati Roy is Aymanam, near- meenachil river

81. Booker prize winning novel 'God of small things' have reference of
river -meenachil
82. Thirunakkara temple have rituals in - meenachil river
83. Thazhathangadi boat race- meenachil river
84. Thodupuzha river, kaliyar, kudayathoor river, kothamangalam river
together forms- muvattupuzha river
85. A river with name combination of puzha and river- muvattupuzhayar
86. Target of muvattupuzha river- lake vembanad
87. Target of meenachil river- lake vembanad
88. Moolamattom power station releases water flow to -
kudayathoor river → thodupuzha river → muvattupuzha river
89. The only one river in kerala with full flow of water
even in hot summer- muvattupuzha river
Why? Because, the moolamattom hydro electric project releases water to the river.
90. Malankara dam at muttam in - Thodupuzha river

91. Piravom church near- muvattupuzha river
92. Ooramana, velloorkunnam, pazhoor, ramamangalam temples
are near- muvattupuzha river.
93. River having top number of dams- periyar
94. Maximum electricity providing river in kerala- periyar
95. Kerala's longest river- periyar (244 km)
96. Kerala's ganga- periyar
97. Aluva Puzha- periyar
98. Kerala's ancient places like thrikkakara, thiruvanchikulam,
thrikkariyoor are near- periyar
99. Malayattoor church, kalady near- periyar
100. Periyar origin- shivagiri

101. First river combines with periyar - mullayar
102. Idukki dam situated where periyar combines with- cheruthoni river
103. Muthirapuzha river and edamala river are tributaries of - periyar
104. Pallivasal hydro-electric project in- muthirapuzha river
105. Chenkulam dam- muthirapuzha river
106. Kallarkutty dam- muthirapuzha river
107. Anayirankal dam- muthirapuzha river
108. Ponmudi dam- muthirapuzha river
109. Neriamangalam hydro-electric project- muthirapuzha river
110. Paniyar project- muthirapuzha river

111. Lower periyar dam in - periyar river
112. Bhoothathankettu dam in - periyar river
113. Periyar river divides in to mangalapuzha and marthandapuzha at- aluva
114. Marthandapuzha→ varapuzha lake
115. Mangalapuzha→ chalakudy river
116. FACT near - periyar river
117. Travancore cochin chemicals near - periyar
118. Parambikulam river is tributary of- chalakudy river
119. Anakkayam river is tributary of- chalakudy river
120. Sholayar river is tributary of - chalakudy river

121. Above 3 tributaries of chalakudy river from- Anamala
122. Peringalkuthu project with- chalakudy river
123. Place of joining chalakudy river and periyar - puthenvelikkara
124. Athirapally-vazhachal waterfall in - chalakudy river
125. Tributaries of chalakudy river from tamil nadu- sholayar, parambikulam
126. Kurumali Puzha and manali puzha forms- karuvannur puzha
127. Kannadipuzha is a small part of -karuvannur puzha
128. Main town near karuvannur puzha- Thrissur
129. Peechi dam built across- manipuzha

130. Chimmini dam in- karuvannur puzha
131. Mupli dam across- karuvannur puzha
132. Kecheri river from - machattumala
133. River flows near wadakkanchery - kechery river
134. Vadakkanchery puzha= kechery river
135. Aloorpuzha= kechery river
136. Vazhani dam in - kechery river
137. Kerala's second largest river- bharathapuzha(209 km)
138. Nila and perar are other names of - bharathapuzha
139. Kannadipuzha is a tributary of -bharathapuzha
140. Gayathripuzha is a tributary of -bharathapuzha

141. Kalpathi Puzha is a tributary of -bharathapuzha
142. Thodupuzha is a tributary of -bharathapuzha
143. Malampuzha is a tributary of -bharathapuzha
144. Kannadipuzha=chitrapuzha
145. Origin of gayathripuzha – anamala
146. Uppar dam in - kannadipuzha
147. Origin of thodupuzha - silent valley
148. Malabar cement factory near - walayar river
149. Proposed dam project of silent valley was in - kunthipuzha
150. 'Mamankam' was near – bharathapuzha

151. Kerala's least polluted river- kunthipuzha
152. Towns near bharathapuzha- ottapalam, shornur, kuttippuram,
ponnani, palakkad
153. Kerala kalamandalam near - bharathapuzha river
154. Kalpathy temple near- bharathapuzha
155. Valillapuzha=tirur puzha river
156. Kerala's largest flood causing river - kadalundi river
157. River helps in timber transportation to kallayi and ponnani- kadalundi river
158. Malappuram and tirurangadi near- kadalundi river
159. Mangalam dam in- gayathripuzha river
160. Meenkara dam in - gayathripuzha river

161. Beypore puzha=chaliyar river
162. Origin of chaliyar - ilambaneri hills of tamil nadu
163. Pandiyar is a tributary of - chaliyar
164. Cherupuzha is a tributary of - chaliyar
165. Gold reserve seen in the river sand of - chaliyar
166. Factory polluted chaliyar river- mavoor gwalior rayons
167. Origin of kallayi river- cherukulathoor
168. Timber transportation through water is famous- kallayi river
169. In brahmin society, excommunication(bhrashtu) when people
move to beyond north side of -korapuzha

170. Kuttapuzha = kuttiyadi river
171. Moorad puzha=kuttiyadi river
172. First hydro-electric project of malabar region in -kuttiyadi river
173. M.Mukundan's novels have reference of -mayyazhippuzhayude river
174. English channel=mayyazhi puzha river
175. Ponniyam puzha=thalassery river
176. Origin of thalassery river- kannodu reserve forest
177. Koodali puzha=thalassery river
178. Pazhassi dam in- valapattanam river
179. Valapattanam river and kuppam river forms estuary at- azhikode
180. Parassinikadavu muthappan temple near- valapattanam river

181. Origin of valapattanam river- brahmagiri (karnataka)
182. Aralam river is a tributary of - valapattanam river
183. Origin of kuppam river- coorg
184. Origin of anjarakandy river- kannodu reserve forest
185. Dharmadam island formed by - anjarakandy river
186. In ancient era, a river was directly to sea but,
now it is deviated- neeleswaram river
187. Ancient places kolathunadu and tulunadu
have a boundary- chandragiri river
188. River flows near kasargod town- chandragiri river
189. Origin of mogral river- kanathur hill ranges
190. Origin of chandragiri river- karnataka

191. Origin of uppala river- karnataka
192. Origin of shiriya river- karnataka
193. Kerala's smallest river- manjeswaram river
194. Kuttanad is famous as gift of -pamba river
195. River flows through nilambur teak forest - chaliyar
196. Poonthenaruvi waterfall from - pamba river
197. Kerala's district having top number of river flow- kasargod
198. Kuruva island in- kabini river
199. Longest river flows through kerala- bharathapuzha
200. Longest river flows inside kerala only- periyar
201. Kerala's north most river- manjeswaram river

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