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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 Lake : Devatal (Gharhwal)

Highest Peak : Karkoram-2 of K-2(8,611 meters)

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 Platform : Kharagpur (West Bengal) 833 meters in Length. 
It is also the longest railway station in world

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

Largest Gurudwara : Golden Temple, Amritsar

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 : Yuva Bharti (Salt Lake) Stadium, Kolkata

Largest River Island : Majuli (Brahmaputra River, Asom)

Largest Planetarium : Birla Planetarium (Kolkata)


Sambhar lake :  Largest inland salt lake

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