Top 15 Largest Districts in India by Total Area

There are 28 states and 9 union territories in India, As of 2019 there are a total of 725 districts. Kutch district of Gujarat is the largest district in India by area followed by Leh from Ladakh and five more biggest districts from the royal state of Rajasthan.

Kutch District (45,652 km2) – Gujarat

Kutch district of Gujarat is the largest district of India having 10 Talukas, 939 villages and 6 Municipalities. The district is not only home to the Kutchi people but also known for population of Indian onager in Rann of Kutch, Banni grasslands and seasonal marshy wetlands the Great and Little Rann.

Leh District (45,110 km2) – Ladakh

Leh district of Ladakh is the second largest district in India in terms of area after Kutch of Gujarat, followed by Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. The whole of Ladakh is now a union territory of India, Leh district and Kargil district are largest in Union Terrority of Ladakh.

Jaisalmer District (38,401 km2) – Rajasthan

Jaisalmer is third largest district in the country and largest district of Rajasthan in area but least populous district out of 33. The city of Jaisalmer lies in the Thar great Indian desert and one of the biggest foreign tourist attraction districts in the state of Rajasthan.

Bikaner District (30,247.90 km2) – Rajasthan

Bikaner district is second largest district by area in Rajasthan bounded by Ganganagar,Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Nagaur district. Indira Gandhi Canal is runs through the district and Bikaner is also world famous for very unqiue rat temple of Karnimata in Deshnok.

Barmer District (28,387 km2) – Rajasthan

Barmer district is the third largest district in Rajasthan by area, also located in Thar desert and home to famous Luni river of Rajasthan, Sand dunes and its folk music and dance.

Jodhpur District (22,850 km2) – Rajasthan

Jodhpur is the second highest populated district of Rajasthan after Jaipur district and famous for its rich history, home to famous Marwar region and houses the Mehrangarh Fort and museums in Rajasthan.

Anantapur District (19,130 km2) – Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur district is the largest district in Andhra Pradesh by area of 19,130 square kilometres and bounded by Kurnool and famous for temple of Lepakshi in Vijayanagara architectural style.

Nagaur District (17,718 km2) – Rajasthan

Nagaur is one of the top five largest district of Rajasthan out of the 33 districts of the state. The district is also lies in the Marwar region of Rajasthan and home to saline Sambhar Lake, the largest salt lake in India.

Kurnool District (17,658 km2) – Andhra Pradesh

Kurnool district is referred as The Gateway of Rayalaseema and bounded by Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. The city of Kurnool is known for historically important caves, Konda Reddy Fort,Orvakal Rock Garden, Yaganti temple and banks of the river Tungabhadra.

Prakasam District (17,626 km2) – Andhra Pradesh

Prakasam or Ongole district of Andhra Pradesh in the Coastal Andhra region is the 3rd largest district of Andhra, bounded by Bay of Bengal and known for Bhairava Kona Caves and world famous Ongole cattle breed famous for their big bulls.

Ahmednagar District (17,048 km2) – Maharashtra

Ahmednagar is the largest district of Maharashtra state in terms of area and known for the towns of Shirdi,village of Ralegan Siddhi, Shani Shingnapur and Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary in Karjat taluka.

Churu District (16,830 km2) – Rajasthan

Churu district of Rajasthan lies in the Bikaner region and has an area of 16,830 km2. The area is hottest part of India, known for Indian Savannah desert, grand havelis, Chhatris and sometimes also known as gateway to the Thar Desert of Rajasthan.

Pune District (15,643 km2) – Maharashtra

Pune is the second largest district of Maharashtra and the urban population of Pune area is over five million. The district is divided into 15 talukas and has a number of mountain forts, Ashtavinayaka Ganesha temples, temple of Khandoba in Jejuri and near by hill stations such as Lonavla and Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga temple of Lord Shiva.

Nashik District (15,539 km2) – Maharashtra

Nashik district is the third largest district in Maharashtra by area and population, Also known as Mini Maharashtra. The district on Sahyadri range is known for the production of wine, largest river Godavari,Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple and Sula Vineyards.

Kadapa District (15,359 km2) – Andhra Pradesh

Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh is home to Paleolithic rock paintings, which is also famous group of rock art painting in India after Bhimbetika and an important district in the industrial map of Andhra Pradesh.

15 Must Know Info About Districts of Indian States:

  • Mahe district of Puducherry is the smallest district in India.
  • Upper Dibang Valley is the largest district of Arunachal Pradesh by Area.
  • Karbi Anglong is the biggest district of Assam by total Area.
  • Raipur is the largest district of Chhattisgarh state by area and population.
  • Jamnagar is the second largest district of Gujarat state by area in km2.
  • Lahaul and Spiti is the largest district of Himachal Pradesh by Area.
  • Belagavi is the largest district in Karnataka by Area, followed by Kalaburagi.
  • Chhindwara is the largest district in Madhya Pradesh by Area, followed by Sidhi.
  • Ahmednagar, Pune and Nashik are three largest district in Maharashtra by Area.
  • Mayurbhanj is the largest district in Odisha by Area, followed by Sundargarh and Koraput.
  • Jaisalmer district is the biggest districts of Rajasthan in terms of area followed by Barmer and Bikaner.
  • Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of districts in India – 71 districts followed by Madhya Pradesh.
  • Largest district of Tamil Nadu in Unknow by Area, As of now Coimbatore is largest district.
  • Bhadradri Kothagudem is the largest district of Telangana by Area followed by Nagarkurnool.
  • North and Middle Andaman is the biggest district among the nine union territories of India.