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Indian Superlatives

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Indian Superlatives: Superlatives in English Grammar describes a noun that has more of some quality than any other. It is a comparative degree similar to the math greater than or less than symbols. Most of the Superlatives are formed by adding “est” like large-largest, few forms are irregular like Bad-Worst and few other adjectives show up in the form of superlatives only like First.

Many such Superlatives existing, but fascinating part is these adjectives adorn India’s existing entities- Superlatives-India gives the contents of these.


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Below table contains the list of Longest Superlatives-India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Longest Sea Bridge Anna-Indira Gandhi Bridge, Tamil Nadu
Longest River bridge Bandra–Worli Sea Link
Longest Costal Line (Southern Indian State) Andhra Pradesh
Longest Corridor Ramanathaswamy Temple
Longest Road Tunnel Chennai – Nashiri, J & K
Longest Passenger Train Route Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari
Longest Railway bridge Dehri-on-Sone Railway bridge, Kolkata
Longest Electric Railway Line Delhi to Kolkata via Patna
Longest Coast Line (State with Longest Coast Line) Gujarat
Longest Railway Platform Gorakhpur (1355.4 m) U.P
Longest Road Grand Trunk Road from Kolkata to Amritsar
Longest River of Southern India Godavari
Longest Dam Hirakud Dam on Sutlej river in Orissa
Longest Canal Indira Gandhi Canal or Rajasthan Canal
Longest Tunnel Jawahar Tunnel (J & K)
Longest Passenger Train Route Jammu Tawi-Kanyakumari
Longest Railway platform Kharagpur in West Bengal
Longest Bridge Above Water Mahatma Gandhi Setu Patna
Longest Beach Marina beach, Chennai
Longest National Highway NH-7 (Varanasi to Kanyakumari)
Longest Road Bridge Nehru Sethu on Son river, Bihar
Longest Tunnel Pir panjal tunnel
Longest Glacier Siachen Glacier
Longest River The Ganga 2640km long
Longest Tributary River of India Yamuna

Below table contains the list of Largest Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Largest Cave Amarnath
Largest Union Territory in Area Andaman and Nicobar islands
Largest Hindu temple area Akshardham, Delhi
Largest Planetarium Birla Planetarium, Kolkata
Largest saline water Lake Chilka Lake (Odisha)
Largest scheduled caste community Chamar
Largest Plateau Deccan Plateau
Largest Cave Temple Ellora Temples
Largest River Bridge Farakka Barrage, Kolkata
Largest Dome Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur
Largest Gurudwara Golden temple, Amritsar
Largest Manmade lake Govind Sagar, Bhakra
Largest Tribe (ST) Gond
Largest Startup Incubator Hubballi, Karnataka
Largest Museum Indian Museum, Kolkata
Largest Public Sector employer Indian Railways
Largest Mosque Jama Masjid, Delhi
Largest Floating Solar PV Plant Kerala
Largest District Kutch district, Gujarat
Largest City (Area Wise) Kolkata
Largest Fresh Water Lake Kolleru in Andhra Pradesh
Largest District Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Largest WiFi service Maharashtra
Largest Concentration of Scheduled Tribes Madhya Pradesh
Largest District (Population) Medinipur
Largest Ocean island Middle Andaman
Largest River Island Majuli, Brahmaputra river, Asom
Largest Port Mumbai
largest River without Delta Narmada and Tapi
Largest Botanical Garden National Botanical Garden, Kolkata
Largest Library National Library, Kolkata
Largest Residence Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Largest state in area Rajasthan
Largest Auditorium Sri Shanmukhananda hall, Mumbai
Largest Animal fair Sonpur, Bihar
Largest Church Se. Cathedral at old Goa, 10 km from Panaji
Largest Delta Sunderbans, West Bengal
Largest Public Sector Bank State Bank of India
Largest Inland salt lake Sambhar Lake
Largest Cinema hall Thangam (Madurai)
Largest Desert Thar or Great Indian Desert, Rajasthan
Largest Prison Tihar Jail, Delhi
Largest Concentration of Scheduled Caste population Uttar Pradesh
Largest Lake Wular lake, Jammu & Kashmir
Largest Zoo Vandalur Zoo (1300 Acres)
Zoological Gardens, Alipore, Kolkata

Below table contains the list of Smallest Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Smallest State in area Goa
Smallest Union Territory in Area Lakshadweep
Smallest District Mahe, Puducherry
Smallest District Yanam in population, Puducherry

Below table contains the list of Tallest Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Tallest Flag post Attari Border, Punjab
Tallest TV Tower Fazilka (Punjab)
Tallest Statue Statue of Gomateswara at Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
Veera Abhaya Anjeneya Hanuman Swami, Vijayawada (41 m)

Below table contains the list of Highest Superlatives of Inia:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Highest Civilian Award Bharat Ratna
Highest Gateway Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri near Agra
Highest Lake Cholamu lake (north Sikim)
Devtal Lake (Uttarakhand)
Highest Peak Godwin Austen
Highest Railway Station Ghum, West Bengal
Highest Mountain Range Himalayas
Highest Female literacy rate Jain
Highest literacy rate religion Jain
Highest Waterfall Jog Waterfalls, Karnataka
Highest Waterfall Kunchikal Falls (Karnataka)
Highest Airport Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport, Leh airport in Ladakh
Highest Mountain peak Kanchenjunga, Sikkim
Highest literacy rate (state) Kerala
Highest Peak Karakoram – 2
Highest literacy rate (Union Territory) Lakshadweep
Highest Rainfall Mawsynram, Meghalaya
Highest Population growth rate Religion Muslim
Highest Peak in the World Mount Everest, Nepal
Highest Precipitation Mawsynram, Meghalaya
Highest Waterfall Nohkalikai Falls in Shora, Meghalaya
Highest Gallantry award Param Vir Chakra
Highest Tower (Minaret) Qutb Minar, Delhi
Highest Hydel Power station Rongton Hydel Project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh
Highest Road Road at Khardung in the Leh-Manali Sector
Highest Battle field Siachen Glacier
Highest Dam Tehri Dam on Bhagirathi River, near Tehri, Uttarakhand
Highest Cattle Population (State) Uttar Pradesh

Below table contains the list of Biggest Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Biggest Stadium Buddh International Circuit (Auto Racing)
Biggest Hotel Oberoi – Sheraton, Mumbai
Biggest Cantilever Bridge & Busiest Bridge Rabindra Sethu, Kolkata
Biggest Fort Red Fort, Delhi
Biggest Stadium Salt Lake Stadium, in Bengali called Yuva Bharati
Biggest Church Saint Cathedral at old Goa (goa)

Below table contains the list of Oldest Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Oldest Monastery Buddhist Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
Oldest Refinery Digboi
Oldest Observatory Jantar Mantar, Delhi
Oldest Church St. Thomas Church at palayoor, Thrissur (Kerala)
Oldest Zoo Trivandrum Zoological gardens, Kerala
Oldest University University of Calcutta 1857

Below table contains the list of Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Most Populated union Territory Delhi
Most Populous City Mumbai
Most Populated State Uttar Pradesh
Most Densely populated state West Bengal (904sq.km)

Below table contains the list of Least Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Least Densely populated State Arunachal Pradesh
Least Populated Union Territory Lakshadweep
Least Populated state Sikkim

Below table contains the list of Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
First District with 100% literacy Ernakulam, Kerala
First Inter-linked rivers Ken-Betwa
First District with 100% e-literacy Malappuram, Kerala
First Wireless Internet connectivity city Mysore, Karnataka
First Complete Banking District Palakkad, Kerala
First I.T district Palakkad, Kerala

Below table contains the list of Superlatives of India:

Superlatives Type Place/Animal/Others
Busiest Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi
Busiest Bridge Rabindra Setu, Kolkata