Located in the southern part of the Asian continent, India is the most populous democratic country in the world. There are a total of 28 states along with 9 union territories (from 31 October 2019) in the country.
All the states of India have their own signatures. Each has it’s on diverse culture, tradition, and beauty that will make you fall in love with them.
There are over more than a billion people who are living in these Indian states. They follow a different religion, cultural practices, speak different languages and have different lifestyles. But the best thing about India is that it is a country where every person is free to have his own point, do what he wants unless it hurts someone or threatens someone’s rights, lives wherever he wants to live and practice the religion of his wish.
There are all different types of states in India. It has got snow-covered states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and hot states like Rajasthan. Culturally rich states like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Odisha, a clean state like Sikkim and heart of foreigners- Goa to most advanced cities of Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, etc. States like UP, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, etc. are important agricultural producers.
So now let’s focus on our main topic. Today in this article, we are here to talk about the top 10 biggest states in India. This list of largest states of India is made on the basis of the area covered under each state.
Top 10 Largest States in India
One of the most beautiful and historical states of India, Rajasthan is the first state on our list of largest states of India.
Located in the northwestern part of India, it covers more than 10% of India’s land area. It has a land area of 342,238 square km.
About 70 million people live in this state.
It is one of the very important states from the tourism point of view. It has got a number of places for tourists to visit. Many historical buildings, royal palaces, famous ‘camel fair’ and also the ‘Great Indian Desert’ which is one of the largest of all the subtropical deserts are located in this state.
It has got a lot of cultural heritage which can be explored by the outsiders. Jaipur, which is the capital of this state is also a very popular destination for visitors.
2- Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest state in India. It has got the name ‘Madhya’ due to the fact that it is located in the central part of India. Its capital is Bhopal.
Madhya Pradesh has a land area of about 308,350 square km.
Mostly Hindi speaking people live here. Its population is around 70 million. It is a beautiful state and has many historical buildings, caves, and places to be explored.
Located in the western part of India, this state is the soul of India. Mumbai – the dream city of India is located in this state.
With a total land area which is around 307,713 square km, this state is the third-largest state of the country.
It has got many famous beaches, places like the Gateway of India and many other and ancient caves that can be explored. As it shares borders with the Indian Ocean, thus it is also important due to the fact that it connects the country to several other parts of the world through waterways.
4- Uttar Pradesh
This is the fourth state in our list on the basis of total land area but it is on the top from the population point of view. It has got a population of more than 200 million people.
It has a land area of 243,290 square km. Uttar Pradesh supplies more than half of the total sugarcane produced in the country and is a very important state from the economic point of view.
It has also got places like the Taj Mahal which attracts a number of people from all around the globe and opens scope for tourism.
Located in the north-western part of India, Gujarat is the sixth state on our list.
With a total of 196,024 square km of land area, it is the home to 60 million population.
It is famous for its arts and craft and has a glorious history.
With 191,791 square km of land area, it is the sevens state on our list.
It is home to 61 million population of the country and is one of the most technologically advanced states of India. The city of Bengaluru is the capital of this state and places like Mysore Palace make it a good tourist destination.
7- Andhra Pradesh
Located in the southern part of the country, it is eight states on our list. It has a total land area of about 162, 970 square km.
Andhra Pradesh is the home of 50 million people and places like Tirumala Venkateswara temple and cities of Visakhapatnam make it a popular tourist spot.
Odisha is a very religious state of India. It has a total land area of 155,707 square km and is on the ninth place in our list of largest Indian states.
With a population of 37 million people and Oriya is the main language, it is famous for its folk dance, music and temples and beaches.
The last state on our list is Chhattisgarh. It has a land area of 135,191 square km.
It has many natural beauties. Covered with dense forest, it is home to a variety of wildlife. It has also got rich reserves of important minerals.
10- Tamil Nadu
With a total of 130,058 square km land area, it is the 10th largest state in our list of top 10 largest states in India.
Located in the southernmost part of India, it is bounded by mountains, ocean & Kerala in the west. It has a population of 67 million people and is one of the most famous tourist destinations.
Here ends the list of top 10 largest states of India area wise. Hope you enjoyed reading it.
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