Biggest Smallest Highest and Largest Things in India

India is a vast country with several astounding things to know about. The country is bestowed with diverse features. Before preparing for UPSC IAS Exam aspirants should know the important facts related to India. Aspirants should possess basic knowledge about India like the Biggest Smallest Highest and Largest Things in India, ministers, and departments etc.

Already we have come up with many articles on the general information of India. Not only for UPSC Civil Services IAS Exam, this will be helpful for SSC CGL, CDS (I) & CDS (II), SSC CHL, NDA and other examinations.  Here we depict the list of biggest, smallest, Lowest, highest and Largest thing in India.


Biggest Cave temple


Biggest Mosque

Jama Masjid at Delhi

Biggest Stadium

Yuva Bharti (Salt Lake) Stadium, Kolkata

Deepest River Valley

Bhagirathi and Alaknanda

Densest Populated State

West Bengal

Fastest Train

Shatabadi Express running between New Delhi and Bhopal

Highest Airport


Highest Award

Bharat Ratna

Highest Battle Field

Siachin Glacier

Highest Dam

Tehri Dam

Highest Gallantry Award

Param Vir Chakra

Highest Gateway

Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri

Highest Lake

Devtal Lake, Gadhwal

Highest Lake


Highest Peak

Karkoram-2 of K-2(8,611 meters)

Highest Railway Station


Highest rainfall


Highest Road

Road at Khardungla

Highest Tower

Kutab Minar at Delhi

Highest Watefall

Nohkalikai Falls

Largest Cave

Amarnath (J&K)

Largest Cave Temple

Kailash Temple, Ellora

Largest Church

Saint Cathedral

Largest Delta

Sunderbans Delta

Largest Desert


Largest District

Kutch district

Largest Dome

Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur

Largest Fresh Water Lake

Kolleru Lake

Largest Gurudwara

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Largest Lake

Wular Lake, Kashmir

Largest Lake (Saline Water)

Chilka Lake, Odisha

Largest Man-Made Lake

Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar

Largest Museum

India Museum at Kolkata

Largest Planetarium

Birla Planetarium

Largest Populated City


Largest Port


Largest Public Sector Bank

State Bank of India

Largest River Island


Largest River without Delta

Narmada and Tapti

Largest State (Area)


Largest State (Population)

Uttar Pradesh

Largest State(Area)


Largest State(Population)

Uttar Pradesh

Largest Zoo

Zoological Garden at Alipur

Longest Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai

Longest Canal

Indira Gandhi Canal or Rajasthan Canal

Longest Cantilever Span bridge

Howrah Bridge

Longest Dam

Hirakud Dam

Longest Electric Railway Line

From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna

Longest Highway

NH-44 (NH-7) which turns from Varanasi to Kanyakumari

Longest Platform


Longest Railway Platform


Longest Railway Route

From Assam to Kanyakumari

Longest River

Ganga (2640 km long)

Longest River Bridge

Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna

Longest River in India

The Ganges

Longest Road

Grand Trunk Road

Longest Tributary river of India


Longest Tunnel

Jawahar tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir

Oldest Church

St. Thomas Church at Palayar, Thrissur

Sambhar lake

Largest inland salt lake

Smallest State (Area)


Smallest State (Population)


State wise largest area under forest

Madhya Pradesh

State with the longest coastline


State with the longest coastline of South India

Andhra Pradesh

Tallest Statue

Statue of Gomateshwar



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