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Top 10 Largest States of India by Area With Interesting Facts

Largest States Of India

India is the 7th largest country in terms of area across the world and second most populated country. India has 29 states and 7 union territories, here in this article we clear all your doubts related to which is the largest state in india below we are going to provide you the list of Top 10 Largest States Of India or biggest states of india.

Top 10 Largest States of India by Area

Rank State Area(Km2) Region National Shares (%)
1 Rajasthan 342,238 Western 10.41
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,350 Central 9.37
3 Maharashtra 307,713 Western 9.36
4 Uttar Pradesh 243,290 Northern 7.33
5 Gujarat 196,024 Western 5.96
6 Karnataka 191,791 Southern 5.83
7 Andhra Pradesh 160,205 Southern 4.87
8 Orissa 155,707 Eastern 4.73
9 Chhattisgarh 135,191 Central 4.11
10  Tamil Nadu 130,058 Southern 3.95

Interesting Facts About Top 10 Largest States of India

Rajasthan – 342,238 km2

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  • It is the largest state of India.
  • Sambhar lake is the largest inland saline wetland.
  • Its southern tip touches the Tropic of Cancer, near Banswara district.
  • Rajasthan, being the leading producer of cement grade limestone and steel grade limestone, is also increasingly growing in this industry.

Madhya Pradesh – 308,350 km2

Madhya Pradesh- Bhopal

  • Its name is kept so because of its central geographical location.
  • It is the second largest Indian state in terms of area.
  • Madhya Pradesh is also known for the maximum forest cover in terms of area.
  • The famous Buddhist stupa of Sanchi is also found here.
  • The Great Indian Bustard is found in Karera Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The Sardarpur Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its Kharmour bird.
  • There are seven Buddhist rock-cut caves known as Bagh Caves. These are located on the bank of Baghini river.

Maharashtra – 307,713 km2

Maharashtra- Mumbai

  • Ajanta Caves are located here. These were the first Buddhist cave monuments.
  • It also has the Victorian Gothic Art Deco architecture.
  • Nashik is the fourth location for the Kumbh Mela.
  • GudiParwa marks the Maharashtrian new year.
  • Maharashtra is the most important software exporting state.
  • The state has a special martial art which is known as Lazim.

Andhra Pradesh – 160,205 km2


  • Hyderabad is the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana till 2024.
  • It is the first state to be created based on language.
  • Vishakhapatnam, the only natural harbour on the east coast is known as the jewel of the east coast.
  • UppadaJamdanisarees trace their origin to Andhra Pradesh.
  • Tirupati is the most famous Hindu shrine. It is located in the Chitoor district of Tirumala hills.
  • The Indian integration of Nizam’s Hyderabad is termed as Operation Polo.

Uttar Pradesh – 243,290 km2

Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow

  • In the British era, this region was known as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
  • This state shares its border with the maximum number of other states.
  • Uttar Pradesh has some notable architectures corresponding to the Mughal era which are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, etc.
  • Kanpur city is also known as the Manchester of Uttar Pradesh.
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Tamil Nadu – 130,058 km2

Tamil Nadu


  • Doddabetta is the highest peak of Tamil Nadu which is also the second highest peak of the Western Ghats.
  • Kalpakkam in Chennai has India’s first wholly indigenous power plant.
  • The Cauvery delta is also known as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu.
  • Tamil Nadu has 48% urban population.
  • The Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats meet at the Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu.
  • The Toda tribes make the very popular Puthukkuli shawls. They call this Pugur, which means flower. The colours used are always red and black. You can wear that shawl on both sides.
  • Tamil Nadu produces more than 80% lignite of the country.

Gujarat – 196,024 km2

Gujarat- Gandhinagar

  • The state took its name from the Gujjars who ruled here in 700 AD.
  • Gujarat is the largest producer of salt.
  • The Anand Milk United Limited (AMUL) was started in Anand district of Gujarat.
  • Surat situated in this state is known as the diamond city of India.
  • India’s first bullet train will function between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. This project is being followed with the help of Japan.
  • Rani kiVav is an inverted temple to highlight the sanctity of water. It was initially built as a memorial to a king somewhere around the eleventh century.
  • This state has the largest coastline in India.
  • The state also boasts of having the highest number of airports in India.
  • KaloDungar is the highest point in Kachchh.
  • Ancient ports like Bharuch and Khambhat were the reason for prominent trade in this region.

Karnataka – 191,791 km2

Karnataka- Bengaluru

  • This state has the maximum population of tigers in the country.
  • Bengaluru apart from being the Silicon Valley of India is also India’s most significant Biotechnology Biocluster.
  • The ancient historical city of Hampi has located at the banks of river Tungabhadra.
  • Karnataka produces the maximum amount of raw silk.
  • Currently, Karnataka is the only state that produces felsite and is the leading producer of iron ore in the country.
  • The Hutti and Raichur mines of Karnataka contribute to 80% of India’s gold production.
  • Black granite of Mysuru is very famous.
  • Mysuru has a traditional sport called Nada Kushti.

Orissa – 155,707 km2

Odisha- Bhubaneshwar

  • Odia is the sixth classical language of India.
  • Wheelers Island has recently been renamed as Abdul Kalam Island.
  • The Konark Temple is located here. It was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984.
  • The RathYatra is one of the most important and magnificent Hindu festivals of Odisha.
  • National Waterway No. 5 covers Odisha and part of West Bengal.
  • Some famous and magnificent temples of Odisha include the Kalinga, Konark and Puri Beach festival.

Chhattisgarh – 135,191 km2

Chhatisgarh- Raipur

  • Chhatisgarh is known as the rice bowl of central India.
  • The shape of the state is in the form of a sea horse without a tail.
  • Earlier times, this region was known as Dakshin Kosala.
  • One of the earliest methods of metal casting Dhokra is still practised here.
  • Panthi is a folk dance of this state performed by the Satnami community which bears religious overtones.
  • The state ranks second in coal production by contributing over 18% of the total national production.
  • Chhatisgarh is the only tin producing a state in India.

After reading these amazing facts about the country, don’t conclude that these are the only facts that boggle your mind. When we talk of India, there is a lot more to be explored and be proud about in one of the most diverse nations of the world!

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