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HIGHEST, LARGEST, SMALLEST IN INDIA

Highest Award

Bharat Ratna

Highest Gallantry Award

Param Vir Chakra

Longest River in India

The Ganges

Longest Tributary river of India

Yamuna

Largest Lake

Wular Lake, Kashmir

Largest Lake (Saline Water)

Chilka Lake, Orrisa

Largest Man-Made Lake

Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar (Rihand Dam)

Largest Fresh Water Lake

Kolleru Lake (Andhra Pradesh)

Highest Lake

Devtal Lake, Gadhwal (Uttarakhand)

Highest Peak

Highest Peak in the world is Mount Everest which is in Nepal

Largest Populated City

Mumbai

Largest State(Area)

Rajasthan

Largest State(Population)

Uttar Pradesh

Highest rainfall

Cherrapunhi (426 inches per annum)

Highest Watefall

Nohkalikai Falls (335 meters, 1100 ft high) in Shora

State wise largest area under forest

Madhya Pradesh

Largest Delta

Sunderbans Delta

Largest River without Delta

Narmada and Tapti

Longest Cantilever Span bridge

Howrah Bridge

Longest River Bridge

Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna

Biggest Cave temple

Ellora

Longest Road

Grand Trunk Road

Highest Road

Road at Khardungla,(in Leh-Manali Sector)

Biggest Mosque

Jama Masjid at Delhi

Highest Gateway

Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri (53.6 meters high)

Tallest Statue

Statue of Gomateshwar (17 meters high In Karnataka

Largest Public Sector Bank

State Bank of India

Longest Canal

Indira Gandhi Canal or Rajasthan Canal (Rajasthan)

Largest Dome

Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur

Largest Zoo

Zoological Garden at Alipur (Kolkata)

Largest Museum

India Museum at Kolkata

Longest Dam

Hirakud Dam (Orrisa)

Highest Dam

Tehri Dam ( 260 meters , 850 ft )

Highest Tower

Kutab Minar at Delhi (88.4 meters high)

Largest Desert

Thar (Rajasthan)

Largest District

Kutch district

Fastest Train

Shatabadi Express running between New Delhi and Bhopal

State with longest coastline

Gujarat

State with longest coastline of South India

Andhra Pradesh

Longest Electric Railway Line

From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna

Longest Railway Route

From Assam to Kanyakumari

Longest Railway Platform

Kharagpur (W. Bengal)

Highest Railway Station

Ghum (W. Bengal)

Longest Tunnel

Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)

Longest Highway

NH-44 (NH-7) which turns from Varanasi to Kanyakumari

Smallest State (Population)

Sikkim

Smallest State (Area)

Goa

Largest State (Area)

Rajasthan

Largest State (Population)

Uttar Pradesh

Densest Populated State

West Bengal

Largest Cave

Amarnath (J&K)

Largest Cave Temple

Kailash Temple, Ellora (Maharastra)

Largest Animal Fair

Sonepur (Bihar)

Largest Auditorium

Sri Shanmukhanand Hall (Mumbai)

Biggest Hotel

Oberai-Sheraton (Mumbai)

Largest Port

Mumbai

Deepest River Valley

Bhagirathi & Alaknanda

Largest Church

Saint Cathedral (Goa)

Oldest Church

St. Thomas Church at Palayar, Trichur (Kerala)

Longest River

Ganga (2640 km long)

Longest Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai

Highest Battle Field

Siachin Glacier

Highest Airport

Leh (Laddakh)

Biggest Stadium

Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

Largest River Island

Majuli (Brahmaputra River, Assam)

Largest Planetarium

Birla Planetarium (Kolkata)

WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES & NATIONAL PARKS OF INDIA

National Park (or) Sanctuary

Location

Area

Reserve For

Kaziranga national park

Jorhat, Assam

430 Sq. Km

Rhinoceroses, Tigers, Elephants, Water Buffalo,
Swamp deer

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Barpeta, Assam

950 Sq. Km

Elephants, Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur,
 Wild water Buffalo

Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

Tezpur, Assam

175 Sq. Km

Elephants, Tiger, Hog Deer, Barking Deer

Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary

Karbi, Assam

6.05 Sq. Km

Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Hoolock Gibbon, Wild Pig, 
Python, Cobra

Namdapha Ntional Park

Tirap, 
Arunachal Pradesh

1985 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, 
Black bear, Hoolock Gibbons

Pakkaui Wildlife Sanctuary

Kameng,
Arunachal Pradesh

862 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Jungle Cat, Hog Deer, Flying Squirrels

Chandra Prabha Sanctuary

Varanasi, 
Uttar Pradesh

70 Sq. Km

Black bucks, Chital, Sambar,
Nilgai, Wild Boar

Corbett National Park

Nainital,
Uttar Pradesh

520 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Bear, Hog, Sambar deer, Fox

Dudhwa National Park

Lakhimpur Kheri,
Uttar Pradesh

490 Sq. Km

Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer, Tiger, 
Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat

Govind Sanctuary

Uttarkasi, Uttarkhand

957 Sq. Km

Black Bear, Brown Bear, Steppe Eagle, Black Eagle, Golden Eagle

Simlipal National Park

Mayurbhanj, Odisha

2750 Sq. Km

Tiger, Asian Elephant, Sambar, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Giant Squirrel, Wild Boar

Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary

Adilabad, Telangana

893 Sq. Km

Tiger

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

404 Sq. Km

Siberian Crane, Painted Stork, Spoon Bill

Pakhal Lake Sanctuary

Warangal, Telangana

839 Sq. Km

Panthers, Hyenas, Wolves, Wild Dogs, Jackals,
Langoon

Mudumalai Sanctuary

Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu

321 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Elephants,
Sambar, Flying Squirrels

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur, Karnataka

337 Sq. Km

Indian Elephants, Gaurs, Tigers, Sloth Bears, Muggers, Indian Rock Pythons

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Mysore, Karnataka

0.67 Sq. Km

Painted Stork, Asian Openbill Stork, Lesser Whistling Duck, Stork Billed Kingfisher

Bannerghatta National Park

Bangalore, Karnataka

104 Sq. Km

Leopard, Bear, Elephant, Chital, Python

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Chikmangaloor, Karnataka

492 Sq. Km

Elephant, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Barking Boar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Flying Squirrels

Nagarhole National Park

Kodagu, Karnataka

643 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Sambar, Barking Deer, 
Gaur, Wild Boar, Elephant, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat,
 Flying Squirrel.

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

Nadpalu, Karnataka

88 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, Lion Tailed Macaque, Barking Deer, Gaur.

Eravikulam National Park

Idukki, Kerala

97 Sq. Km

Nilgiri Tahr, Langur, Leopard, Tiger, Ruddy Mongoose.

Parambikulam Sanctuary

Palakkad, Kerala

285 Sq. Km

Elephants, Wild Boar, Flying Squirrel, Sambar, Indian Leopard, Tahr, Gaur

Periyar Sanctuary

Idukki, Kerala

305 Sq. Km

Elephants, Sambar, Wild Pig, Sloth Bear, Nilgiri Tahr,
Flying Squirrel

Dampa Tiger Reserve

Aizawl, Mizoram

550 Sq. Km

Leopards, Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Slow Loris, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque

Gir Forest National Park

Junagath, Gujarat

1412 Sq. Km

Lions, Leopards, Cobras, Jungle Cats, Ratels, Chital,
Sambar, Striped Hyenas

Dachigam National Park

Mulanar, Jammu & Kashmir

141 Sq. Km

Musk Deer, Leopard, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Brown Bear

Jaldapara Sanctuary

Jalpaigudi, West Bengal

216 Sq. Km

Leopard, Elephants, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Pigs, Bison

Sunderban Tiger Reserve

Zypargene, West Bengal

1330 Sq. Km

Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Flying Fox, Pangolin, Chital

Bhimbandh Sanctuary

Munger, Bihar

681 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Bear, Barking Deer, Fishing Cat, Indian Pangolins, Jungle Cat

Hazaribag Sanctuary

Hzaribag, Jharkhand

184 Sq. Km

Leopards, Panthers, Tiger, Black Bear, Chital, Pigeons

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Singhum, Jharkhand

195 Sq. Km

Elephants, Barking Deer, Sloth bear

Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve

Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

461.37 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Wild boar, Chital deer, Squirrels, Wolf, wild dogs

Madhav National Park

Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh

354 Sq. Km

Deer, Nilgai, Sambar, Sloth bear, Leopard

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

518 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, wild boar, Gaur, Chital deer

Kanha Kisli National Park

Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh

940 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopards, Foxes, Jackals, Jungle cats

Bandhavgarh National Park

Tala, Madhya Pradesh

446 Sq. Km

Bengal Tiger, Sambar, Barking Tiger, Cheetal, Indian Wolf

Indravati National park

Bijapur, Chattisgurh

1258 Sq. Km

Gaur, Nilgai, Tigers, Leopards, Sloth bears, Indian Muntjac

Panna National Park

Panna, Madhya Pradesh

542 Sq. Km

Tiger, Sambar, Sloth bear, Chital, Honey buzzard, Parakeet

Sanjay National Park

Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh

466 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Chinkara, Nilgai, Lizard, Porcupine

Satpura National park

Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

542 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild dog, Bear, Fox, Squirrel, Deer

Badalkhol Wildlife Sanctuary

Raigarh, Chattisgarh

104 Sq. Km

Tigers, Leopards, Deer, Chinkara, Gazelle, Spotted dear

Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Baster, Chttisgarh

138 Sq. Km

Sambar, Gaur, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyna, Wild Boar

Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary

Raipur, Chattisgarh

232 Sq. Km

Wild Buffalos, Tigers, Antelopes, Black Buck, Jackals, fox, Bison, Barking Deer, Wild Dog, Hyena, and Cobras

Borivali Sanctuary

Mumbai, Maharastra

104 Sq. Km

Chital, Macaque, Porcupine, Chevrotain, Sambar, Fox, Leopard

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Chandrapur, Maharastra

625 Sq. Km

Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bears, Gaur, Nilgai, Jungle Cat, Sambar, Chital, Honey Badger

Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

Thane, Maharastra

320 Sq. Km

Wild Boar, Deer, Panther, Hyena, Egrets, Lapwings, Langur

Pench National Park

Nagpur, Maharastra

758 Sq. Km

Chital, Wild Pig, Nilgai, Jackal, Leopard, Gaur, Jungle Cat, Monkey

Navegaon National Park

Gondia, Maharastra

133 Sq. Km

Jungle, Tiger, Panther, Palm Civet, Wolf, Bears, Sloth Boars, Wild Dogs

Ranthambhore National Park

Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

392 Sq. Km

Tigers, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chital, Hyenas, Jungle Cats, Sloth Bear, Fox, Ratel, Squirrels

Keoladeo National Park

Bharatpur, Rajasthan

29 Sq. Km

Bee-eaters, Bulbuls, Chats, Partridges, Quails, Eagles

Darrah National Park

Kota, Rajasthan

250 Sq. Km

Wolf, Sloth bear, Leopard

Desert National Park

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

3162 Sq. Km

Fox, Desert cat, Wolf, Chinkara, Lizards, Blackbuck

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

288 Sq. Km

Wolf, Hyena, Jungle cat, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Bear, Pangolin, Mongoose, Porcupine, Indian Hare

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Alwar, Rajasthan

282 Sq. Km

Monkeys, Peacocks, Sambars, Nilgai, Chital, Wild Boar, Jackals

Khangchendzonga National Park

Chungthang, Sikkim

1784 Sq. Km

Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Civet, Black Bear,

Mukurthi National Park

Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu

78.46 Sq. Km

Deer, Leopard, Nilgai, Wild Dog, Jackal, Macaque

Gangotri National Park

Uttarkasi, Uttarkhand

2390 Sq. Km

Brown bear, Snow Leopard, Monal, Snowcock

Jim Corbett National Park

Nainital, Uttarakhand

520.8 Sq. km

Leopard, Cats, Deer, Chital, Mongoose, Langur, Elephants

Nanda Devi National Park

Chmoli, Uttarakhand

630 Sq. km

Deer, Serow, Snow Leopard, Bear

Rajaji National Park

Haridwar, Uttarakhand

820 Sq. Km

Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Python, Hyena

Buxa Tiger Reserve

Alipurduar, West Bengal

760 Sq. Km

Tiger, Wild Boar, Gaur, Elephants

CITIES ON THE RIVER BANKS – INDIA

City

River

State

Agra

Yamuna

Uttar Pradesh

Ahmedabad

Sabarmathi

Gujarat

Allahabad

Ganges, Yamuna & Saraswathi

Uttar Pradesh

Alwaye

Periyar

Kerala

Ayodhya

Sarayu

Uttar Pradesh

Badrinath

Gangotri

Uttarakhand

Bhagalpur

Ganges

Bihar

Buxar

Ganges

Bihar

Kolkata

Hooghly

West Bengal

Cuttack

Mahanadi

Orissa

Delhi

Yamuna

Delhi

Dibrugarh

Brahmaputra

Assam

Guwahati

Brahmaputra

Assam

Haridwar

Ganges

Uttarakhand

Howrah

Hooghly

West Bengal

Hyderabad

Musa

Telangana

Kanpur

Ganges

Uttar Pradesh

Kota

Chambal

Rajasthan

Leh

Indus

Jammu and Kashmir

Lucknow

Gomti

Uttar Pradesh

Ludhiana

Sutlej

Punjab

Mathura

Yamuna

Uttar Pradesh

Moradabad

Ram Ganga

Uttar Pradesh

Monghyr

Ganges

Uttar Pradesh

Nashik

Godavari

Maharashtra

Patna

Ganges

Bihar

Srinagar

Jhelum

Jammu and Kashmir

Surat

Tapti

Gujarat

Tiruchirappalli

Cauvery

Tamil Nadu

Ujjain

Shipra

Madhya Pradesh

Vijayawada

Krishna

Andhra Pradesh

Varanasi

Ganges

Uttar Pradesh

 

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