⑴ The Brahmaputra rises in Tibet east of Mansarovar Lake very close to the source of Indus and Sutlej.
⑵ It flows eastward parallel to the Himalayas. On reaching Namcha Barwa (7757 meters), it takes a U turn and enters India in Arunachal Pradesh through a gorge.
Here it is called the Dihang.
⑶ The Dibang, the Lohit and many other tributaries join the Dihang to form the Brahmaputra in Assam.
⑷ InTibett, the river carries a small volume of water and less tilt as it is a cold and dry area.
⑸ In India, it passes through a region of high rainfall. Here, the river carries a large volume of water and a considerable amount of silt.
⑹ The Brahmaputra has a braided channel in its entire length in Assam and forms many riverine islands.
⑺ It causes widespread devastation due to floods in Assam and Bangladesh.
⑻ Unlike the other Indian rivers of North, this river is marked by huge deposits of silt on its bed causing the river bed to rise.
⑼ The river also shifts its channel frequently.