Largest, Highest, Longest of India | Superlatives of India

Superlatives of India | Largest, Highest, Longest of India

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Largest, Highest, Longest of India | Superlatives of India

Every country has its significant architecture and wonders which are of great importance. India is a vast country with several astounding things, also known for its rich heritage and greatest architectural monuments. These Indian facts are a very important section to be studied thoroughly while preparing for government exams.

Here is a list of the largest, highest, longest of India or the Superlatives of India:

Highest PeakKarakoram-2 or K-2Elevation- 8,611 meters
Highest Award HonourBharat RatnaInstituted on 2 January 1954
Highest Gallantry HonourParam Vir ChakraInstituted on 26 January 1950
Highest LakeDeo Tal LakeAltitude- 5,330 meters
Highest AirportKushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh, Jammu & KashmirAltitude- 3,256 meters
Highest Railway StationGhum Railway Station, DarjeelingAltitude- 2,258 meters
Highest DamTehri Dam, Bhagirath River near Tehri, UttarakhandHeight- 260.5 meters Length- 575 meters
Highest GatewayBuland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri, AgraHighest Gateway in World as well. Built in 1602 A. D.
Highest WaterfallKunchikal falls, KarnatakaHeight- 183 meters
Highest Plunge WaterfallNohkalikai Falls, MeghalayaHeight- 340 meters
Highest TowerQutab Minar, New DelhiHeight- 72.5 meters
Highest BattlefieldSiachen Glaciers, Karakoram Range, HimalayaArea- 2,500 km2
Length- 76 km
Also second-longest in World’s non-polar
Highest roadLeh- Manali Highway( Khardung La Pass), Jammu & KashmirAltitude- 5,610 meters
Biggest River IslandMajulo, Brahmaputra River, AssamArea- 1,250 km2
Largest State (population)Uttar PradeshPopulation(2011)- 199,812,341
Density- 830/ km2
Largest State(area)RajasthanArea- 342,239 km2
Largest Cricket StadiumNarendra Modi Stadium, AhmedabadSitting capacity- 132,000
Field size- 180 yards x 150 yards
Largest river without deltaNarmada5th longest river of India
Largest PortMumbai PortArea- 46.3 hectare
Length- 8,000 km
Largest public sector bankState Bank of IndiaCountry’s Biggest lender
Largest PlanetariumBirla Planetarium, KolkataLargest Planetarium in Asia
Second largest in World
Largest Lake(Saline Water)Chilika Lake, OdishaCatchment Area- 3,560 km2
Largest Lake (Fresh Water)Wular Lake, Jammu & KashmirSurface Area- 30 to 189 km2
Largest LakeVembanad lake, KeralaSurface area: 2,033 km2
Largest Man-Made LakeGobind Ballabh Pant SagarCatchment area: 13,333.26 km2
Largest deltaThe Ganges DeltaWidth- 350 km2
Largest desertThar Desert, RajasthanArea- 238,254 km2
Largest Forest covered StateMadhya PradeshForest cover- 77,482 km2
Largest districtKutch, GujaratArea- 45,652 km2
Largest Arch DamIdukki DamVolume- 450 km2
Largest Aircraft CarrierINS VikramadityaLength- 284 meters
Largest Landing ShipINS Jalashwa(L41)Length- 173.7 meters
Largest Union TerritoryJammu & KashmirArea- 125,535 km2
Largest Open UniversityIndira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi
Largest Exhibition GroundPragati Maidan, New DelhiArea- 625,000 m2
Largest TempleSrirangam Temple, Tamil NaduArea- 631,000 m²
Largest GurudwaraGolden Temple, Harminder Sahib, AmritsarSikh Architecture
Largest MosqueJama Masjid, DelhiCapacity- 25,000
Largest ChurchSt. Cathedral, Old GoaCapacity- 10,701 parishes
Largest Animal fairSonepur fair, BiharAttendees- Around 250,000
Largest Ocean IslandMadagascarFourth Largest in the World
Area- 226,658 sq miles
Largest DomeGol Gumbaz, Bijapur, KarnatakaSecond largest in the World
Diameter- 124 feet
Longest River BridgeDhola- Sadiya Bridge (Bhupen-Hazarika Setu)Length- 9,150 meters
Longest Tributary RiverThe YamunaLength- 4,361 meters
Longest TunnelAtal Tunnel, Himachal PradeshLength- 9 km
Longest HighwayNH-44 from Srinagar to KanyakumariLength- 3,475 km
Longest Railway PlatformGorakhpur Railway Station Length- 1.35 km
Longest Railway routeFrom Assam to Kanyakumari
Longest Rail TunnelPir Panjal Railway Tunnel Jammu & Kashmir Length- 11,215 km
Longest Train ServiceDibrugarh- Kanyakumari ExpressLength- 4282 km
Longest Canal Indira Gandhi Canal (Punjab, Rajasthan & Haryana) Length- 640 km
Longest Cantilever Span BridgeHowrah Bridge, Hoogly River, West BengalLength- 705 m
Longest Coastline StateGujaratLength- 1,900 km
Tallest StatueStatue of Unity, GujaratTallest Statue in the World
Height- 574 feet
Tallest BuildingImperial tower, Mumbai Height- 254 meters
Tallest WaterfallThosghar WaterfallsHeight- 500 meters
Coldest Place Dras Jammu & Kashmir Minimum temp.- -22
Extreme South PointIndira Point (Nicobar islands)
Longest Dam Hirakud Dam, OdishaLength- 25.79 km

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