Top 15 Largest Cities in India by Area

India with geographical area is home to 17.5 percent of the total population of world and below is the list of largest cities in India by Area from the 2011 census of India, follow the link for by population.

Delhi NCR (1484 km2) – Delhi


National Capital Region of Delhi is largest city of India by area including regions of three neighboring states. NCR expanded to few more districts of states and now a total of 24 districts in the NCR.

Bangalore (709 km2) – Karnataka

Bangalore is a mega city of South India, home to educational, research institutions, defense organizations, Laboratories and the Kannada film industry. The city is one of the top five most productive metro area of India and list of software technology parks of India.

Ranchi (652 Km2) – Jharkhand

Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand state and part of the smart Indian cities mission with average literacy rate of 87.68%. The district is also most populous of Jharkhand also a center for numerous sports activities.

Hyderabad (650 km2) – Telangana


Hyderabad city is known as a pearl, perfume and diamond centre, home to Telugu film industry, Golconda fort and major landmark Charminar.

Visakhapatnam (642 km2) – Andhra Pradesh

Vizag or Visakhapatnam is the largest city of Andhra Pradesh state and also one of the populous metropolitan area in India. The city of Vizag is home to cargo port, natural harbour and a major tourist destination in Andhra, famous for its sea beaches of Bay of Bengal.

Mumbai (600 km2) – Maharashtra


Mumbai is the second most populous metropolitan area in India after Delhi, the largest city of Maharashtra and the most populous city in India by
population. The seven islands home to Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and film industry Bollywood.

Indore (530 km2) – Madhya Pradesh

Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh followed by Jabalpur, Gwalior and Bhopal and also the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh. It is an education hub and commercial centre for services, industrial areas and home to the Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange.

Jaipur (485 km2) – Rajasthan

Jaipur or the Pink City of Rajasthan is one of the top 10 most populous city of India by Population. The pink city is part of the Golden Triangle circuit and a popular tourist destination that also serves as a gateway to destinations in Rajasthan.

Ahmedabad (464 km2) – Gujarat

Ahmedabad city on the banks of the Sabarmati river is the largest city of Gujarat and declared as India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City. The heritage city is one of the largest producer of cotton in India and emerged as one of the best city to live in Gujarat.

Chennai (426 km2) – Tamilnadu

Chennai is a beta level city and listed among the most visited city of India by number of foreign tourist. Located on the Coromandel Coast of India, Chennai is also famous for Tamil film industry, automobile industry and one of the top ten cities in India to visit.

Kanpur (403 km2) – Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur is largest city of Uttar Pradesh by area and second largest city in Uttar Pradesh with proper urban agglomeration, after Lucknow. The city of Kanpur on the bank of the Ganges river is famous for leather and textile industries.

Lucknow (349 km2) – Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow is the capital city and an important centre of governance of Uttar Pradesh state as well as famous for tourism and tourist places with Agra and Varanasi, being part of the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc.

Jabalpur (367 km2) – Madhya Pradesh


Jabalpur is one of the four major cities of Madhya Pradesh, known for marble rocks at Bhedaghat, Dhuandhar Falls,Narmada river, Chausath Yogini Temple and an important tourism city for the visitors of Kanha National Park.

Pune (331 km2) – Maharashtra


Pune is the second largest city of Maharashtra, known for educational institutions, management and training hub and emerged as a major IT or information technology hub in India with the presence of leading IT companies like TCS, Infosys, Zensar ,Persistent and Cybage.

Surat (326 km2) – Gujarat

Surat state of Gujarat is famous for diamond cutting and polishing, located on the Tapti river and India’s fastest growing city, selected as the first smart IT city in India and also known as the Diamond City of India.

Facts About District, State and Largest Cities of India:

  • Mumbai of Maharashtra is the largest Indian city with highest population in the country and also wealthiest city in India based on GDP followed by Delhi and Kolkata.
  • Ludhiana is the largest city of Punjab with an area of 310 sq km, India’s largest city north of Delhi and is the best city in India to do business.
  • Faridabad is one of the major satellite cities of Delhi, also most populous and largest city of Haryana state and eighth fastest growing city in the world.
  • Kutch district of Gujarat is largest district of India having 45,652 km2 area and large part of the district is known as Rann of Kutch, Partially located in the Thar Desert.
  • Rajasthan is the largest states of India by geographical area, With geographic features of Aravalli Range, Thar Desert,hill station of Mount Abu and three national tiger reserves.
  • Raipur capital city of Chhattisgarh is the largest city of state and ranked 7th in Ease of Living Index of 2018 also emerged as a business hub in the central India.
  • Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum city is the most populous city in Kerala and also a major Information Technology hub in South India with largest IT park and IT companies.
  • Kolkata is the seventh most populous city of India by population and also third most productive metropolitan area in India, after Mumbai and Delhi.

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