List of Highest, Longest, Largest and Smallest in India

Vembanad Lake (Longest Lake of India)
Vembanad Lake, Longest Lake in India
India is full of suprises. It is not only home to some of the  highest things in the world such as Dharamshala Cricket Ground (the highest sporting ground anywhere in the world) to some of the smallest things. This post contains the list of such highest, longest, largest and smallest things in India.

Natural
  1. Longest river of India    Brahmaputra
  2. Longest river that flows completely in India    Ganga
  3. Longest river in Southern India    Godavari
  4. Longest tributary river of India    Yamuna
  5. Highest mountain peak of India    Godwin Austin (K2)
  6. Largest lake of India    Chilika lake (Odisha)
  7. Longest coastline (state) in mainland India    Gujarat (1214.7 km)
  8. Longest coastline (South India)    Andhra Pradesh
  9. Longest coastline (UT) in India     Andaman & Nicobar Island    (1962 km)
  10. Largest fresh water lake of India    Wular lake (Kashmir)
  11. Longest lake of India    Vembanad (Kerala)
  12. Highest lake of India    Cholamu Lake (Sikkim)
  13. Largest desert    Thar (Rajasthan)
  14. Largest delta    Sunderban Delta, W. Bengal
  15. Highest waterfall    Gersoppa waterfall (Karnataka)
  16. Wettest place/Highest rainfall in India    Mawsynram (Meghalaya)
  17. Longest beach    Marina Beach, Chennai
  18. Longest river which forms estuary    Narmada
  19. Largest river island    Majuli (Brahmaputra river, Asom)
  20. Deepest river balley    Bhagirathi and Alaknanda
  21. Largest national park    Hemis National Park (Ladakh, 4400 sq km)

Cities and States

  1. Largest state (Area)    Rajasthan
  2. Largest state (Population)    Uttar Pradesh
  3. Smallest state (Area)    Goa
  4. Smallest state (Population)    Sikkim
  5. Most densely populated State    West Bengal
  6. Most densely populated UT    NCT of Delhi
  7. Most populated City of India    Mumbai
  8. Largest Lok Sabha Contituency by area    Ladakh
  9. Largest Lok Sabha Contituency by population    Outer Delhi
  10. Smallest Lok Sabha Contituency by area    Chandni Chowk
  11. Smallest Lok Sabha Contituency by population    Lakshadweep
  12. Largest forest state    Madhya Pradesh
  13. State with highest number of districts    Uttar Pradesh (75 districts)
  14. State with lowest number of districts    Sikkim (4 districts)
  15. Largest district by size    Kutch (Gujarat)
  16. Smallest district by size    Mahe    (Puducherry)

Transport
  1. Longest Road in India    Grand Trunk Road
  2. Longest National Highway of India    NH 44 (Srinagar-Kanyakumar, 3,745 km)
  3. Longest railway route    Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari (4282 km)
  4. Longest tunnel of India    Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)
  5. Longest Road Bridge    Bhupen Hazarika Setu (Assam, 9.15 km)
  6. Longest Rail Road Bridge Bogibeel Bridge (4.94 km)
  7. Longest Rail Bridge    Vembanad Rail Bridge (4.62 km)
  8. Largest cantilever span bridge    Howrah Bridge (Kolkata)
  9. Highest airport    Leh (Laddakh)
  10. Highest Motorable Road     Umlingta Top (19300 ft)
  11. Largest port    Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva) Mumbai
  12. Longest railway platform    Gorakhpur Railway Station (Uttar Pradesh, 1366.3 m)

Awards
  1. Highest Award    Bharat Ratna
  2. Highest Gallantry Award    Paramveer Chakra
  3. Highest Peacetime Gallantry Award Ashoka Chakra

Religion
  1. Largest cave temple    Kailash temple, Ellora (Maharashtra)   
  2. Largest mosque    Jama Masjid, Delhi
  3. Largest gurudwara    Golden Temple, Amritsar
  4. Largest church    Saint Cathedral (Goa)
  5. Largest temple    Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Largest monastery    Twang Monastery (Arunachal Pradesh)

Sports, Communication and Entertainment
  1. Largest stadium    Salt lake (Yuva Bharti), Kolkata
  2. Highest cricket ground    Dharamshala Cricket Ground
  3. Highest Post-Office    Hikkim (Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Highest TV tower    Pitampura Tower, Delhi
  5. Highest radio station    Leh radio station (Ladakh)
  6. Largest museum    National Museum, Kolkata
  7. Biggest cinema theatre    Thangam, Madurai
  8. Largest auditorium    Sri Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai
  9. Largest library    National Library, Kolkata

Building and Other Construction
  1. Highest Dam    Tehri Dam (261, Garhwal, Uttarakhand)
  2. Largest Dam (Capacity)    Indira Sagar Dam (Madhya Pradesh, 12.2 billion cu m)
  3. Largest man-made lake    Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar (Rihand Dam)
  4. Highest straight gravity Dam    Bhakra Dam
  5. Largest statue    Statue of Unity (Statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, 182 m)
  6. Longest canal    Indira Gandhi Canal, also known as Rajasthan Canal
  7. Longest dam    Hirakud Dam (Odisha)
  8. Largest dome    Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur (Karnataka)
  9. Largest zoo    Zoological Gardens, Alipur, Kolkata
  10. Highest gate    Bulund Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra)   
  11. Largest hotel    Oberai-Sheraton (Mumbai)
  12. Largest planetarium    Birla Planetarium (Kolkata)
  13. Largest corridor    Rameshwaram temple corridor (Tamil Nadu)
  14. Highest battlefield    Siachin Glacier (Jammu and Kashmir)
  15. Largest barrage    Farakka Barrage, Ganga (West Bengal)
  16. Largest prison    Tihar Jail (Delhi)
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