India is among the largest countries in the world and stand at 7th position in terms of area. The total area of India is 32,87,590 km², which is about 2.4% of the total area of the world.
Also, the coastline of India is more than 7,500 km and the country shares boundary with 6 countries. The Indian economy is growing swiftly and impact the world economy.
There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India, which are different in area. This post describes about the Top 10 Largest States in India by Area:
|S.No||State||Area (In Square Kilometres)|
|5.||Jammu and Kashmir||2,22,236|
10th place is occupied by Chhattisgarh, which was formed in the year 2000 and a leading producer of steel in the country.
Bordered by 7 states, Chhattisgarh consist of 27 districts and out of them Dantewada is the largest district by area.
Area: 1,35,191 km²
Next is Odisha, which was established in 1936 and among the states with abundant mineral reserves and natural resources.
Odisha has one of the largest reserves of coal, chromite and bauxite in India and a centre of many industries.
Area: 1,55,707 km²
8. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is ranked 8th in the list of top 10 largest states in India by area.
Andhra Pradesh in its present form came in the year 2014, when its northern region was bifurcated to create a new state called Telangana.
Area: 1,60,205 km²
Karnataka is the next state on this list, which came into existence in the year 1956 and presently among the fastest developing states in India. Karnatka is a hub of various Public Sector Enterprises like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, Bharat Earth Movers Limited, etc.
Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka is an IT hub of India, where numerous IT companies are present. Some of the companies in Bengaluru include Infosys, Mphasis, Mindtree and ITC Infotech.
Area: 1,91,791 km²
Gujarat is placed at 6th in the list of top 10 largest states in India by Area. Gujarat is known across the country for industrial growth and infrastructure. Gujarat is also known for Amul, the largest dairy company in India, which came into existence in the year 1946.
Gujarat is also a preferred choice of tourism as it has various national parks, museums and religious sites. Some of the most visited temples include Dwarkadhish Temple, Somnath Temple and Akshardham Temple.
Area: 1,96,021 km²
5. Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir is the 5th largest state in India and one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, one of the most visited temples in the country is situated in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. Millions of devotees every year visit this temple.
Jammu and Kashmir is also an ideal place for trying adventure sport like skiing. Gulmarg is a popular tourist destination in the state, which is famous for skiing and scenic views.
Area: 2,22,236 km²
4. Uttar Pradesh
4th position is occupied by Uttar Pradesh, which has an area of 2,40,928 square kilometres. Taj Mahal, the worldwide known monument is situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, which is visited by millions of tourists every year.
Uttar Pradesh is a leading sugar producer in India and among the states with the largest economies in the country. Uttar Pradesh is also a centre of various prestigious educational institutions like IIT, IIM and IIIT.
Area: 2,40,928 km²
With an area of 3,07,713 square kilometres, Maharashtra stands at 3rd position in the list of top 10 largest states in India by area. Formed in the year 1960, Maharashtra stands among the most developed states in the country and contribute a major part in India’s GDP.
Maharashtra is a centre of a myriad of multinational companies and offers immense opportunities of growth and development. Maharashtra is also a preferred choice of tourists for spending vacations as it has numerous beautiful places to see.
Area: 3,07,713 km²
2. Madhya Pradesh
The Heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in India in terms of area. Madhya Pradesh is the largest soyabean producing state in India and in the year 2014, the production of soyabean crossed the mark of 60 Lakh Metric Tonnes.
Apart from soyabean production, Madhya Pradesh also leads in terms of coal reserves with coal reserve of more than 25,000 Million Tonnes. Winner of National Award for Excellenct Work in MGNREGA, Madhya Pradesh has 9 National Parks and some of the most visited national parks are Bandhavgarh National Park , Pench National Park and Kanha National Park.
Area: 3,08,252 km²
Rajasthan, also known as the Land of Kings stand on first position among all states in India in terms of area. Bordered by 5 states, Rajasthan has 33 districts and out of them, Jaisalmer is the largest district with an area of 38,401 square kilometres.
Rajasthan is a popular tourist destination with numerous places and forts to visit. Some of the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan are Udaipur, Mount Abu, Bikaner, Pushkar and Jaipur.
Area: 3,42,240 km²