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Superlatives of India

Facts on the biggest, largest, longest, smallest are not just interesting, but also are commonly asked in the GK section of exams. Read our list of superlatives of India. Largest of India 1Largest populated cityMumbai2Largest freshwater lakeKolleru (Andhra Pradesh)3Largest saltwater lakeChilka (Orissa)4Largest...

Important Indian Rivers and their Origins

Here, this article completes a list of major rivers of India along with their detailed information such as origins and basins. 1. Ganga Origin: Gangotri Glacier (Bhagirathi), UttarakhandEnd Point: Bay of BengalLength‎: ‎2,655 km 2. Yamuna Origin: Yamunotri Glacier, UttarakhandEnd Point: Merges with Ganga at...

Botanical Gardens in India

Importance of Botanical Gardens It is home to various species of flora and fauna. Hence, it is an open laboratory for students and researchers. 1. It helps in the study of taxonomic research. 2. It helps in botanical research. 3. It is a...

Dams and Reservoirs in India

Oldest Dam in India Kallanai Dam in Tamil Nadu is the oldest dam in India. It is also known as Grand Anicut. It is built across the Kaveri river and it is in the Thanjavur district of Tamilnadu. Kallanai Dam...

National Parks, Biosphere Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Biosphere Reserves The Indian government has established 18 Biosphere Reserves In India (categories roughly corresponding to IUCN Category V Protected areas), which protect larger areas of natural habitat (than a National Park or Animal Sanctuary) and often include one or more...

Tiger Reserves in India

India is a home of 2976 tigers which is around 70% of total tigers in the world. 50 tiger reserves in India and most of the tigers are in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. As part of the World Wildlife Foundation...

Classification of Indian soils

Definition of Soil Soil can be simply defined as a mixture of small rock particles/debris and organic materials/ humus which develop on the earth surface and support growth of plants. The major classification of Indian soils Alluvial soil Red soil Black /...

Highest Himalaya mountain peaks in India

The Great Himalayas Mountain ranges is the world’s highest mountain range and home to planet’s highest Mountain peaks. The highest Himalaya Mountain Peaks in India are Kanchenjunga,Nanda Devi and Kamet. 1. Kangchenjunga The highest mountain Kangchenjunga is located at the border of India...

Location and Physical Features of India

India Location on Earth India is part of South Asia, located in the Northern HemisphereExtends from 8°4’N to 37°6’N latitude and from 68° 7’E to 97° 25’E Longitude, roughly about 30° location of India in latitude and LongitudeThe Tropic of...

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