The Narmada river flows to the west, while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east. Why?

  • 1. It occupies a linear rift valley.
  • 2. It flows between the Vindhyas and the Satpuras.
  • 3. The land slopes to the west from Central India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. None


Narmada River is one of three major rivers in peninsular India that run from east to west, along with the Tapti River and the Mahi River. All these rivers flow in a rift valley.

The correct option is A.