Major National Highways in India

Transportation is an essential part of Indian geography. There three types of transportation. They are road, water, and air transportation. The road network in India is considered as one of the largest road networks in the world. The aggregate length of the streets is more than 33 lakh km. The roads in the countries are categorized into Border Roads, National Highways, State Highways, District Highways, Village Roads, etc.

The international roads, Border road and the National highways are maintained by the Central Government, where the State highways maintained by the respective state government. The District highways are looking after by District Board.

The present length of the National Highways in India is approx. 45,000 km. They constitute just 2% of the aggregate road length and convey almost 40% of land transportation.

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The list of major highways in India with their routes is given below:

Highway Route
NH 1 Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar-Amritsar-Indo-Pak Border
NH 1A Jalandhar-Madhopur-Jammu-Banihal-Srinagar-Baramula-Uri
NH 1B Batote-Doda-Kishtwar-Sinthan pass – Khanabal
NH 1C Domel to Katra
NH 1D Srinagar-Kargil-Leh
NH 2 Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi-Mohania-Barhi Palsit-Baidyabati-Bara-Calcutta
NH 2A Sikandra to Bhognipur
NH 2B Burdwan – Bolpur road (via Talit, Guskara and Bhedia)
NH 3 Agra-Gwalior-Shivpuri-Indore-Dhule-Nasik-Thane-Mumbai
NH 4 Junction with National Highways No. 3 near Thane-Pune Belgaum-Hubli-Bangalore-Ranipet-Chennai
NH 4A Belgaum-Anmod-Ponda-Panaji
NH 4B Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust near Km 109-Palaspe
NH 5 Junction with National Highways No. 6 near Baharagora-Cuttack Bhubaneshwar-Visakhapatnam -Vijayawada-Chennai
NH 5A Junction with National Highway No. 5 near Haridaspur-Paradip Port
NH 6 Hajira-Dhule-Nagpur-Raipur-Sambalpur-Baharagora-Calcutta
NH 7 Varanasi-Mangawan-Rewa-Jabalpur-Lakhnadon-Nagpur-Hyderabad-Kurnool-Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Salem-Dindigul-Madurai-Cape-Kanyakumari
NH 7A Palayamkottai-Tuticorin Port
NH 8 Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai
NH 8A Ahmedabad-Limbdi-Morvi-Kandla-Mandvi-Vikhari-Kothra-Naliya Narayan Sarovar
NH 8B Bamanbore-Rajkot-Porbandar
NH 8C Chiloda to Sarkhej
NH 8D Chiloda-Gandhinagar-Sarkhej
NH 8E Somnath to Bhavnagar
NH 9 Pune-Sholapur-Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Machilipatnam
NH 10 Delhi-Fazilka-Indo Pak Border
NH 11 Agra-Jaipur-Bikaner
NH 11A Manoharpur-Dausa-Lalsot-Kothum
NH 12 Jabalpur-Bhopal-Khilchipur-Aklera-Jhalawar-Kota-Bundi-Deoli Tonk-Jaipur
NH 18 Junction with NH 7 near Kurnool and Nandyal to Cuddapah and Junction with NH 4 near Chittoor
NH 19 Ghazipur-Balia-Patna
NH 20 Pathankot -Mandi
NH 21 Junction with National Highway No. 22 near Chandigarh-Ropar-Bilaspur-Mandi-Kullu-Manali
NH 22 Ambala to Indo China Border near Shipkila
NH 23 Chas-Ranchi-Rourkela-Talcher- Junction with National Highway No. 42
NH 24 Delhi- Bareilly-Lucknow
NH 27 Allahabad to Mangawan
NH 29 Gorakhpur to Varanasi
NH 30 Junction with NH 2 near Mohania and Patna to Bakhtiyarpur
NH 35 Barasat to Petrapole on India and Bangladesh border
NH 39 Numaligarh to Palel and Indo Burma Border
NH 47 Salem to Kanyakumari
NH 47A Junction with NH 47 at Kundanoor to Willington Island in Kochi
NH 47C Junction with NH 47 at Kalamassery to Vallarpadam ICTT in Kochi
NH 55 Siliguri to Darjeeling
NH 56 Lucknow to Varanasi
NH 58 Delhi to Mana Pass
NH 79 Ajmer-Nasirabad-MP border
NH 151 Karimganj – Bangladesh Border
NH 152 Patacharkuchi-Bhutan border
NH 153 Ledo – Lekhapani – Indo / Myanmar – Border
NH 233 The highway starting from India/Nepal border (connecting to Lumbini) via Naugarh, Siddharthnagar, Bansi, Basti, Tanda, Azamgarh and terminating at Varans

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List of National Highways in India:- Download PDF Here

Frequently Asked Questions

How many National Highways are there in India?

There are more than 200 National Highways in India. The routes usually range from North-South & East-West.

What is the longest National Highway in India?

The longest National Highway in India is NH-44. It covers the range from Srinagar to Kanyakumari(North-South Corridor) with a length of 3700km.

What is the first National Highway in India?

The first National Highway in India is NH-1. It links the National capital Delhi to Attari in Punjab near Indo-Pak Border.


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