All Longest, Largest, Biggest, and Tallest Things in India Till 2023

As we step into the year 2023, it's an opportune moment to explore some of the most remarkable superlatives that define India.

Mohammad Jazib
Sep 28, 2023, 20:03 IST
List of All Longest, Largest, Biggest, and Tallest Things in India 2023
List of All Longest, Largest, Biggest, and Tallest Things in India 2023

India, a nation celebrated for its diversity and resplendent cultural heritage, also stands as a testament to human achievement in various fields. As we step into the year 2023, it's an opportune moment to explore some of the most remarkable superlatives that define this captivating land.

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List of Longest, Largest, Biggest, and Tallest Things in India Till 2023

Here is the complete list of the largest, longest, tallest, and biggest things in India till 2023:




Biggest Cave temple in India

Kailasa Temple (Cave 16), Ellora Caves

1.2 mi (2 KM)

Biggest Mosque in India

Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal


Largest Cricket Stadium in India

Narendra Modi Stadium or Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium

63 acre

Largest Floating Solar Power Plant in India

Ramagundam in Telangana

Over 500 acres

The Densest Populated State in India


11,297/km2 (29,260/sq mi)

The Densest Populated Union Territory in India


11,297/km2 (29,260/sq mi)

Fastest (operating) Train in India

Gatimaan Express between Delhi and Agra

Certain Sections Reach 160 km/h (99 mph)

Highest Airport in India

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh

3,256 m (10,682 ft)

Highest Award in India

Bharat Ratna


Highest Battlefield in India

Siachen Glacier

6,000 metres (20,000 ft)

Highest Dam in India

Tehri Dam

260.5 metres

Highest Gallantry Award in India

Param Vir Chakra


Highest Gateway of India

Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri

54 m high and 35 meters wide

Highest Lake in India

Deo Tal Lake

5,425 m (17,800 ft)

Highest Peak in India



Highest Railway Station in India

Ghum Railway Station

2,258 metres (7,407 ft)

Highest Rainfall (State in India)

Mawsynram (Meghalaya)

11,873 mm (467 in) of rain per annum

Highest Motorable Road in India

Umling La in Ladakh

19,024 ft 

Highest Tower in India

Fateh Burj

99.9744mt (328 ft)

Highest Waterfall in India

Kunchikal Falls

455 meters (1493 ft)

Longest Cave in India

Krem Liat Prah, Meghalaya

30,957 metres (101,565 ft)

Biggest Cathedral in India

Medak Cathedral under the Church of South India

100 ft (30 m) wide and 200 ft (61 m)

Largest Delta

Sundarban Delta

about 40,000 sq km

Largest Desert in India

Thar Desert

77,000 square miles

Largest District in India

Kachchh district, gujrat

45,674 sq. km

Largest Dome in India

Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur

51 meters in height, external diameter of 44 meters

Largest Fresh Water Lake in India

Wular Lake

189 km²

Largest Gurudwara in India

Golden Temple

100 acres

Longest Lake in India

Vembanad Lake, Kerala

Maximum length of 96.5 km.

Largest Lake in India

Chilika Lake, Odisha

230 square kilometers

Biggest Man-made Lake in India

Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar, the reservoir of Rihand Dam

130 square kilometres

Largest Museum in India

India Museum at Kolkata


Largest Planetarium in India

Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

23.0m dome and 570 seats

Largest Populated City in India


12.7 million

Largest Port

Jawaharlal Nehru port, Mumbai

2,000 m 

Largest Public Sector Bank

State Bank of India

23% market share by assets and a 25% share of the total loan and deposits market.

Largest River Island


352 square kilometres (136 square miles)

Largest River without Delta


815.2 miles

Largest State by Population

Uttar Pradesh

est. 23.79 crores in 2019

Largest State by Area


342,239 sq. km

Largest Zoo

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, 

1490 acer

Longest Beach in India

Marina Beach

12 kilometers

Longest Canal in India

Indira Gandhi Canal 

1095 km in length

Longest Cantilever Span Bridge

Howrah Bridge

457.2 m Span

Longest Dam (Earthen)

Hirakund Dam

25.79 km long

Longest Electrified Railway Tunnel

Between Cherlopali and Rapuru Railway Station


Longest Highway

NH-44- National Highway 44

4,112 km long

Longest Railway Platform

Hubli Junction railway station, Karnataka

1,507.46 m

Longest Railway Route

From Assam to Kanyakumari

4,218.6 km.

Longest River Bridge

Dhola-Sadiya Bridge

9.15 km

Longest River in India

The Ganges

2,525 km long

Longest Tributary river of India


1,376 kilometers (855 miles)

Longest Tunnel in India

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Road Tunnel

9.34 km long

Oldest Church in India

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church

Established in 52 AD

Largest Area under Forest Cover (State) in India

Madhya Pradesh

85.41% forest cover

State with the longest coastline in South India

Andhra Pradesh

972 km long

State with the longest coastline in India


1600 km

Tallest Statue in India

Statue of Unity

597 feet (182 meters)


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