Top 10 most Read Magazines in India 2016

Magazines, a good source of information  are periodic publications and keep readers updated with the latest happenings of different domains around the country and the world.

The history of magazines in India dates back to the year 1785, when the first magazine, Asiatick Miscellany was published.

At present, there are more than 5,000 magazines in India, which are published weekly, fortnightly and monthly. This post describes about the Top 10 Best Magazines in India 2016.


S.NoMagazineLanguagePeriodicityReadership (In Million)
2.Pratiyogita DarpanHindiMonthly1.68
3.India Today (English)EnglishWeekly1.63
4.India Today (Hindi)HindiWeekly1.36
5.Saras SalilHindiFortnightly1.35
6.Samanya Gyan DarpanHindiMonthly1.30
7.Grih SobhaHindiFortnightly1.05
8.Mathrubhumi Arogya MasikaMalayalamMonthly0.97
9.Manorama Thozil VeedhiMalayalamWeekly0.87
10.Jagran JoshHindiWeekly0.82

10. Jagran Josh

Jagran Josh

10th position is occupied by Jagran Josh, a magazine of Jagran Prakashan Limited.

Jagran Josh is a Weekly Hindi Magazine, that provide a complete package of Current Affairs and General Knowledge.

Readers can surf online platform on or download Android mobile apps or subscribe for FREE SMS updates.

Readership: 0.821 Million
Language: Hindi

9. Manorama Thozil Veedhi

Manorama Thozil Veedhi

Manorama Thozil Veedhi is a popular Malayalam employment news Weekly Magazine that provide latest job updates of government and private organisations,  as well as overseas job opportunities.

Its is published by the Malayala Manorama group from Kochi.

Apart from latest job updates, Manorama Thozil Veedhi also provides excellent material for general knowledge and current affairs.

Readership: 0.97 Million
Language: Malayalam

8. Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika

Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika

Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika is the next magazine and placed at 8th in the list of top 10 best magazines in India 2016. Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika is a Monthly Malayalam Health Magazine published by Mathrubhumi, a leading Malayalam Newspaper.

Launched in the year 1997, Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika is a Monthly Malayalam Magazine and among the most selling Health Magazines in India.

Readership: 0.97 Million
Language: Malayalam

7. Grih Sobha

Grih Sobha

Next is Grih Sobha, a popular Hindi Magazine, which was launched in 1979 and among the most selling magazines in India.

Grih Sobha is available in 8 languages and provides quality contents related to Fashion, Bollywood, Family, Entertainment, etc.

The magazine focuses on women’s issues, features short stories, advice columns, fashion, recipes, current events etc.

Readership: 1.05 Million
Language: Hindi

6. Samanya Gyan Darpan

Samanya Gyan Darpan

Samanya Gyan Darpan is the next magazine, which is a popular Hindi Monthly Magazine and provides General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Samanya Gyan Darpan is useful for preparation of various competitive exams and is  reliable, authentic & up-to date product for young job aspirants.

Readership: 1.30 Million
Language: Hindi

5. Saras Salil

Saras Salil

With a readership of 1.35 Million, Saras Salil is ranked 5th in the list of top 10 best magazines in India 2016, enjoys an unparalleled reach amongst urban and rural masses alike. Launched in the year 1993, Saras Salil is a Fortnightly Hindi Magazine and available in five different languages.

Saras Salil offers to readers a perfect combination of contents of different domains like Entertainment, Fiction, Political Issues, etc. Saras Salil is not only popular among urban people but also read by a large number of people belonging to rural areas.

Readership: 1.35 Million
Language: Hindi

4. India Today (Hindi)

India Today Hindi

Another Magazine of India Today Group, India Today (Hindi) has made into this list.

India Today (Hindi) is a popular Hindi Magazine and known for providing quality contents related to various fields like Sports, Entertainment, Health, Entertainment, etc. without fear or favour coupled with insight and accuracy.

Readership: 1.36 Million
Language: Hindi

3. India Today (English)

India Today English

Next magazine is India Today (English), which is among the most popular magazines in India and stands at 3rd in the list of top 10 best magazines in India 2016.

A part of India Today Group, India Today is a weekly magazine started in the year 1975 and brings a complete package of latest news and developments of different domains of the country and the world.

Readership: 1.63 Million
Language: English

2. Pratiyogita Darpan

Pratiyogita Darpan

Pratiyogita Darpan is another popular magazine in India, which provides a complete package of General Knowledge and Current Affairs for the preparations of various competitive examinations. Pratiyogita Darpan is a Monthly Magazine and contain various sections like Nation This Month, World This Month, Sports World, Science and Technology and Economic Scenario, which provides latest updates.

Owned by Upkar Prakashan, Pratiyogita Darpan is the indisputable leader among all competitive magazines in India. It is immensely beneficial for the aspirants of competitive examinations Civil Services Exam, State Public Service Exam, Bank Exams, etc.

Readership: 1.68 Million
Language: Hindi

1. Vanitha


Vanitha is the most popular magazine in India, which was started in the year 1975. Owned by Malayala Manorama Group, Vanitha is a Fortnighly Malayalam Magazine and its popularity can be traced from the fact that its average sales has crossed the mark of 6.8 Lakh copies.

Vanitha contains interesting and quality contents from different domains like Health, Beauty, News, Cooking Recipes, Entertainment,Parenting, Career Guidance, etc.

Readership: 2.82 Million
Language: Malayalam

Disclaimer: We accept no liability for the ranking contained on this page. The information is provided by Indian Readership Survey 2014 and we are not liable for its accuracy and reliability. The information contained in this page is for general information purpose only.

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