India is vast in its culture, heritage, tourism, and area too! Pick any topic and you can write a book on it if it’s about or related to India. Such is the beauty of this country. In this article, we will check out the top 10 largest states in India by area. These states are not only vast or big by its space, but also beautiful to explore in relation to tourism.
Out of the total 29 states in India, the below mentioned are leading in terms of area. India is also known as the union of states.
Top 10 Largest States in India by Area:
1. Rajasthan – India’s Largest State by Area [342,239 km²]
Rajasthan enjoys the first place in relation to its area. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and the place is excellent for tourists to check out important landmarks and historic stories.
- Area: 342,239 km²
- Total number of districts in Rajasthan: 33
2. Madhya Pradesh [Area: 308,252 km²]
Madhya Pradesh is in the second position amongst the top states in India based on area. Bhopal is the capital city of MP and the state enjoys amazing tourist attractions for the foreigners too.
- Area: 308,252 km²
- Total number of districts in MP: 51
3. Maharashtra [Area: 307,713 km²]
Also recognized by The Gateway of India, Maharashtra is the hub of many things in India. Mumbai (earlier known as Bombay) is the capital city of this state.
- Area: 307,713 km²
- Total number of districts in Maharashtra: 36
4. Uttar Pradesh [Area: 236,286 sq.km]
The beauty of Uttar Pradesh can only be experienced by paying a personal visit. Lucknow is the capital city. They place has beautiful temples, forts, and more. In fact, Taj Mahal (Seven Wonders of the World) is in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
- Area: 236,286 sq.km
- Total number of districts in UP: 80
5. Jammu and Kashmir [Area: 222,236 km²]
The land of gorgeous valleys, Jammu and Kashmir enjoys the fifth position in terms of area. Srinagar is the capital city.
- Area: 222,236 km²
- Total number of districts in J&K: 22
6. Gujarat [Area: 196,244 km²]
The culture, tradition, and attractions of Gujarat are incomparable with any other place. It is the place of Bapu of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat.
- Area: 196,244 km²
- Total number of districts in Gujarat: 33
7. Karnataka [Area: 191,791 km²]
Karnataka is also recognized as the Land of the Rising Industry. The place is beautiful to visit and even for a short term stay. Bengaluru (earlier known as Bangalore) is the capital city of Karnataka.
- Area: 191,791 km²
- Total number of districts in Karnataka: 30
8. Andhra Pradesh [Area: 191,791 km²]
Hyderabad is the capital city of AP and the place is a known tourist hub to many. Read further about the top states in India based on area.
- Area: 191,791 km²
- Total number of districts in Andhra Pradesh: 33
9. Odisha [Area: 155,707 km²]
Odisha’s capital city is Bhubaneshwar and the state enjoys higher literacy rate which is about 73.45%. We still have one more to go in the list of 10 Largest States of India by area.
- Area: 155,707 km²
- Total number of districts in Rajasthan: 30
10. Chhattisgarh [Area: 136,034 km²]
Apart from its vast land, the state is also known as the treasure land for minerals. Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh.
- Area: 136,034 km²
- Total number of districts in Rajasthan: 27
Apart from the10 Largest States of India by area you may also be interested to read about the top 10 biggest states in India by population.
Article Title:Top 10 Largest States in India by Area [Biggest Indian States]
Article last re-published on November 29, 2020.