A state in India is divided into districts for better administration. There are nearly 800 districts in India. The number has not stopped increasing since independence. The following are the top 2 largest districts in India. The area of these districts might come as a surprise for you.
The top 2 largest districts in India
Kachchh (Kutch) district of Gujarat is the largest district in India. The district has an area of 45,674 square kilometers. This area is larger than the area of 9 states – Haryana, Kerala, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, and Goa.
Kachchh (Kutch) district is famous for the Great Rann Of Kutch which is an extensive salt marsh near the India-Pakistan border. The city of Bhuj is the largest city in the district. Gujarati and Kachhi are the two most spoken languages in the district.
Leh district which is one of the two districts of Ladakh Union Territory (the other one is Kargil) is the second largest district in India. It cover an area of 45,110 square kilometers.
Leh district is famous for its travel destinations e.g., Pangong lake, Nubra valley, various monasteries, Hemis National Park, magnetic hill, etc. It is one of the most popular places to visit in the Himalayas.
Buddhism is the largest religion in Leh district and the majority of population speaks the Ladakhi language. The largest city in the district is Leh.
Both Kutch and Leh are sparsely populated, both are located near the international border and have a desert landscape. It is highly unlikely that the two districts will be bifurcated in the future, hence will remain the two largest districts in India.