Biggest, Smallest, Highest, and Largest Things in India 2024

India is a vast country with several astounding things to know about. The country is bestowed with diverse features. Before preparing for the UPSC IAS Exam aspirants should know the important facts related to India. Aspirants should possess a basic knowledge about India like the biggest, smallest, highest, and largest things in India, ministries, 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, but this will also be helpful for SSC CGL, CDS (I) & CDS (II), SSC CHSL, NDA, and other examinations.

Here we provide you with the list of biggest, smallest, lowest, highest, and largest things in India.

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List of Biggest, Smallest, Lowest, Highest & Largest Things in India

The table below mentions the list of such things which top the list of biggest, smallest, lowest, highest, and largest things in our country:

Biggest Cave temple in India Kailasa Temple (Cave 16), Ellora Caves
Biggest Mosque in India Jama Masjid at Delhi
Largest Cricket Stadium in India Motera Stadium or Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium
Largest Floating Solar Power Plant in India Ramagundam in Telangana (Peddapalli district)
Deepest River Valley in India Bhagirathi and Alaknanda
Densest Populated State  in India Bihar
Densest Populated Union Territory  in India Delhi
Fastest (operating) Train in India Gatimaan Express running between Delhi and Agra
Highest Airport in India Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh
Highest Award in India Bharat Ratna (Highest Civilian Award)
Highest Battlefield in India Siachen Glaciers (World’s highest Battlefield)
Highest Dam  in India Tehri Dam (260.5 m)
Highest Gallantry Award  in India Param Vir Chakra
Highest Gateway in India Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri
Highest Lake in India Deo Tal Lake
Highest Peak  in India Karakoram-2 of K-2(8,611 meters)
Highest Railway Station in India Ghum railway station
Highest Rainfall (State) in India Mawsynram (Meghalaya)
Highest Motorable Road  in India Road connecting villages of Chisumle and Demchok which are nearly 230 km from Leh
Highest Tower in India Qutab Minar at Delhi
Highest Waterfall in India Kunchikal falls (Karnataka)
Longest Cave  in India Krem Liat Prah, Meghalaya
Biggest Cathedral  in India Medak Cathedral under the Church of South India
Largest Delta Ganges Delta
Largest Desert in India Thar
Largest District  in India Kutch district
Largest Dome in India Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur
Largest Fresh Water Lake  in India Wular Lake
Largest Gurudwara in India Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), Amritsar
Longest Lake  in India Vembanad Lake, Kerala (bordered by Alappuzha, Kottayam, and Ernakulam districts)
Largest Lake (Saline Water)  in India Chilika Lake, Odisha
Biggest Man-Made Lake  in India Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar, the reservoir of Rihand Dam, located in Pipri, Sonbhadra District, Uttar Pradesh.
Largest Museum in India India Museum at Kolkata
Largest Planetarium in India Birla Planetarium
Largest Populated City  in India Mumbai
Largest Port Mumbai (By Size & Shipping Traffic)
Largest Public Sector Bank State Bank of India
Largest River Island Majuli
Largest River without Delta Narmada
Largest State (Area) Rajasthan
Largest State (Population) Uttar Pradesh
Largest Zoo Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Longest Beach in India Marina Beach, Chennai
Longest Canal in India Indira Gandhi Canal or Rajasthan Canal
Longest Cantilever Span bridge Howrah Bridge
Longest Dam (Earthen) Hirakud Dam
Longest Electrified Railway Tunnel Between Cherlopali and Rapuru Railway stations (6.7 km) (Andhra Pradesh)
Longest Highway NH-44 (previously known as NH-7) from Srinagar to Kanyakumari, NH 44 came into existence by merging the previous 7 differently numbered national highways. It passes through 11 different states.
Longest Railway Platform Gorakhpur Railway Station
Longest Railway Route From Assam to Kanyakumari (Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express)
Longest River Bridge (Over Water) Dhola-Sadiya Bridge (Also known as Bhupen-Hazarika Setu) connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The length of the bridge is 9.15 km.
Longest River in India The Ganges
Longest Tributary river of India Yamuna
Longest Tunnel in India (Highway) Atal tunnel
Oldest Church in India St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church
Smallest State (Area) in India Goa
Smallest State (Population) in India Sikkim
Largest Area under Forest Cover (State)  in India Madhya Pradesh
State with the longest coastline  in India Gujarat
State with the longest coastline in South India Andhra Pradesh
Tallest Statue  in India Statue of Unity

The above-mentioned details of the largest, biggest, smallest, longest, highest things in India can also be helpful for other government exams.

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