Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest in India

Biggest Highest Largest Longest in India

Bhupen Hazarika Bridge (Dhola-Sadiya) on Lohit River

 Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest Bridges, Roads and Rail Route

  • Longest Bridge in India – Dhola Sadiya Bridge (Bhupen Hazarika Bridge) on Lohit river, Length (9.15 Km)
  • Longest river bridge in India – Dhola Sadiya Bridge (Brahmaputra Bridge), Assam (9.15 Km)
  • Longest sea Bridge in India – Bandra Worli Sea Link, Length (5.6 Km)
  • Biggest cantilever bridge – Rabindra Setu, Kolkata
  • Longest Train Route in India – Vivek Express, Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari (4286 Km)
  • Second Longest Train Route in India – Himsagar Express, Jammu to Kanyakumari (3715 Km)
  • Longest National Highway – NH-7, Varanasi to Kanyakumari
  • Longest tunnel of India – Jawahar Tunnel, Banihall Pass, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Longest Railway platform of India – Gorakhpur, UP (1355.4 m)
  • Longest railway tunnel of India – Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel (11.215 Km) (Jammu and Kashmir)


Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest : Coasts, Borders

Biggest Highest Largest Longest Man made Structures

  • Tallest Dam of India – Tehri Dam, Uttarakhand (Height 260 m)
  • Longest Dam of India – Hirakud Dam, Odisha (4.8 Km)
  • Largest (heaviest) satellite till date launched by India – GSAT-19 weighing 3136 Kg. This satellite was launched by heaviest and most powerful rocket (till date) GSLV Mark III on 5th June 2017.
  • Oldest Church of India – St Thomas Church at Palayar, Trichur, Kerala
  • Biggest animal fair in India – Sonepur (Bihar)
  • Largest auditorium of India – Sri Shanmukhanand Hall, Mumbai
  • Largest Mosque of India – Jama Masjid (Delhi)
  • Highest Gateway – Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri UP
  • Largest dome of India – Gol Gumbaz, Bizapur, Karnataka
  • Tallest statue of India – Gomateshwar, Karnataka
  • Biggest Stadium of India – Yuva Bharti Stadium, Salt Lake, Kolkata
  • Largest Planetarium of India –  Birla Planetarium, Kolkata
  • Highest Airport of India – Leh Airport


Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest Lakes and Water Bodies

  • Biggest natural fresh water lake of India – Wular Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Biggest brackish (Partial Saline) water lake of India – Chilka Lake, Odisha
  • Biggest saline water lake of India – Sambhar Salt lake, near Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Largest artificial lake of India – Indira Sagar of Indira Sagar Dam ( Second and third largest are Nagarjuna Sagar and Gobind Sagar resp.)       
  • Highest lake of India – Tso-Lamho Lake, Sikkim (Height 5330 m) (14th Highest in world)
  • Longest canal of India – Indira Gandhi canal, Rajasthan

Biggest, Highest, Largest and Longest Natural Resources

  • Highest Peak of India – Kangchenjunga ,altitude 8586 mtr (Important Note – Mount K2 (Godwin Asuten), altitude 8611 m lies in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pak occupied Kashmir. Although India claims that region but in reality Mount K2 is not the highest peak of India but it is of Pakistan)
  • Highest Peak of India which lies completely inside Indian Territory – Nanada Devi in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, altitude 7816 mtr

(Note – Kangchenjunga lies on the border on of India and Nepal while Nanada Devi lies completely inside India)

  • Largest desert of India – Thar Desert
  • Largest Delta of Indian and World – Sundarban Delta
  • State with maximum forest area – Madhya Pradesh
  • State with maximum percentage of forest area – Mizoram (about 75 %)
  • Union Territory with maximum percentage forest area – Andaman and Nicobar Islands about (87 %)
  • Highest Waterfall of India – Jog Falls, Karnataka
  • Longest river of India – Ganga
  • Longest river which flows entirely in India – Godavari
  • Most Populous city of India – Mumbai
  • Biggest River Island – Majuli , Brahmaputra River, Assam