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Important Facts about India

Important Facts about India:

The highest peak in India is Mount Kanchenjunga with an height of 8,586 meters. It is the third highest peak in the world after Mount Everest and K2 (Godwin Austen). Mount Kanchenjunga is located on the border of India and Nepal.

The Ganges, also known as the Ganga, is the longest river in India with a total length of 2,525 kilometers. It originates from Himalayas and falls into Bay of Bengal.

The longest train route in India is covered by Vivek Express. It covers a total distance of 4,286 kilometers, from Dibrugarh (Assam) to Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu). The Vivek Express is named after Swami Vivekananda.

The longest highway in India is National Highway 44 (NH 44) covering a total distance of 3,745 kilometers, from Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) to Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu).

The Indian state of Gujarat has the longest coastal line in India. It has a total length of 1,600 kilometers.

The biggest state by area in India is Rajasthan. It covers an area of 3,42,239 square kilometers.

The biggest state by population in India is Uttar Pradesh.   

The smallest state by area is Goa having an area of 3,702 square kilometers.

The smallest state by population is Sikkim. It is located in the north-eastern part of the country.

The longest railway platform in India is the Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) railway platform. The platform is about 1.35 kilometers long. The platform is also recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest railway platform.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), located in Delhi, is the biggest airport in India.

The highest airport in India is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, located in Leh (Ladakh). The airport is located approximately 3,256 meters above sea level.   

The biggest lake in India is the Vembanad Lake, located in the southern India state of Kerala.

The coldest place in India is Dras, located in the Kargil district of northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.