India is the seventh largest country by area in the world and second most populous country. There are 28 states and 9 union territories, following is the list of top 15 largest states of the republic of India by geographical area.
Rajasthan is the India’s largest state by area, located on the western side of the country. The most important geographic features of Rajasthan include Aravalli Range,Thar Desert and ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Image Source- Tourism.Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh nicknamed as the heart of India is the second largest state in the country by area. The state is very rich in mineral resources and has largest reserves of diamond and copper in India.
Maharashtra is the third largest state by area and India’s second most populous state. The state is most developed states in India and also wealthiest state by GDP.
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India and the second largest Indian state by economy. The state has an abundance of natural resources and diverse flora and fauna.
Gujarat has an area of 196,024 km2 lies on the Kathiawar peninsula. The state is only home of great Asiatic Lions in the world, in and around Gir National Park.
Karnataka state in south western region of India is the seventh largest Indian state by geographical area and has a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Andhra Pradesh located along the Bay of Bengal, composed of two regions of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. The state has second longest coastline in India after Gujarat.
Odisha state has abundant natural resources and a large coastline and also most preferred destination in India for overseas investors.
Chhattisgarh is the 10th largest state in India by area and good source of electricity and steel for the country. The state has the highest freight loading in the country.
Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by geographical area and one of the top seven developed states in India. The state is home to many natural resources and multi religious pilgrimage sites.
Telangana is the youngest state in India and has an area of 112,077 square kilometres. The state formed on 2 June 2014, separate from Andhra Pradesh.
The state of Bihar is situated at the bank of holy river ganga and home to most of the longest river bridges in India. Bihar is one of most populous Indian state and home to largest cattle fair held at Sonpur.
West Bengal is India’s fourth most populous state and second most most densely populated state in India after Bihar. The state capital, Calcutta served for many years as the capital of British India.
Arunachal Pradesh is the largest among the 7 north eastern states of India, borders the states of Assam and Nagaland. The state is known as Orchid State of India and supports a large number of medicinal plants, butterflies and Himalayan birds.
Jharkhand is now one of the top 15 largest states of India by by Geographical area, after Jammu and Kashmir being divided into two union territories.Today India consists of 28 states and 9 union territories.