Superlatives of India – Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest…Smallest etc.

superlatives of india

India, the South Asian country is the seventh largest country by area and the most populous democracy in the world. With over 1.2 billion Indians the Republic of India is the second most populated country in the world. In this post, we will discuss the superlatives of India, i.e. the largest, longest, tallest, biggest etc. of India.

superlatives of india

Superlatives of India:

1. The longest river in India – The Ganga

2. The longest river bridge in India – Dhola-Sadiya Bridge/Bhupen Hazarika Setu (9,150 meter – Lohit river, Assam)

3. The largest lake in India – Walur Lake (Jammu &Kashmir)

4. The Indian State with the longest Coastline – Gujarat

5. The highest Lake – Devtal Lake (Uttarakhand)

6. The largest Saline water Lake in India – Chilka Lake (Odisha)

7. The Largest Freshwater Lake in India – Kolleru Lake (Andhra Pradesh)

8. The highest Dam in India – Tehri Dam on Bhagirathi river (Uttarakhand)

9. The largest Delta – Sunderbans (West Bengal)

10. Largest river basin in India – The Ganga basin (area – 8,61,452 sq km)

11. The highest waterfall in India – Kunchikal Falls in Karnataka (455-meter height)

12. Largest irrigation plant in India – Indira Gandhi Canal, Punjab

13. Largest State of India (by area) – Rajasthan (342,239 sq km)

14. Largest State of India (by population) – Uttar Pradesh, population = 199,581,477 (according to 2011 census)

15. The largest Indian Desert – Thar (Rajasthan)

16. The highest Indian peak – Godwin Austin/ K2 (8611m)

17. The largest cave temple in India – Kailash Temple (Elora, Maharashtra)

18. The largest Zoo in India – Zoological Garden (Kolkata)

19. The largest Indian Mosque – Jama Masjid (Delhi)

20. The longest tunnel in India – Chennai-Nasri tunnel (9.28 km)

21. The longest road/longest National highway in India – NH 44 (3745 km, from Srinagar to Kanyakumari)

22. The highest Gate Way – Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri (UP)

23. The largest Museum of India – Indian Museum, Kolkata

24. The largest dome in India – Gol Gombuz, Bijapur (Karnataka)

25. India’s tallest Statue – Statue of Lord Hanuman in Andhra Pradesh

26. The largest Public Sector Bank of India – The State Bank of India

27. The Longest Railway Platform – Gorakhpur (1355.4 m), U.P.

28. The longest Railway tunnel – Pir Panjal Rly Tunnel (J&K) 11.215 km

29. The biggest stadium – Yuva Bharati (Salt Lake) Stadium, Kolkata

30. The largest Planetarium – Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

31. The longest Canal – Indira Gandhi Canal/Rajasthan Canal

32. The longest Passenger train route – Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari

33. The largest animal fair in India – Sonepur (Bihar)

34. The largest Auditorium in India – Shammukhanand Hall (Mumbai)


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3 Comments on “Superlatives of India – Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest…Smallest etc.”

  1. What about India’s tallest persons? Why did you forget ’em? You know, Vikas “Vicky” Uppal is still India’s tallest man ever & also still the only cool, sexy-faced, & quite handsome “giant” ever though dark-skinned; though he suffered from acromegalic gigantism. However, sadly, 10 years ago a failed brain tumour operation killed him at a very young age. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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