Which is the largest state in India?

The largest state in India, Rajasthan, covers a total of 342,239 sq km area, and forms 10.4 per cent of the country’s total area. Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are closely behind Rajasthan in terms of land area.

Its capital is Jaipur and Rajasthan is home to some of the important cities of the country like Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer and Bharatpur. Rajasthan also has the Thar Desert.

Although it is the largest state, it is one of the least densely populated states as most of its population still lives in rural settlements. Rajasthan has sites of ruins of the Indus Valley civilisation at Kalibangan and Balathal, making it home to a very prominent archaeological region. The Dilwara Temple, a Jain pilgrimage site at Mount Abu, which is located in the ancient Aravalli mountain range in eastern Rajasthan, is another important destination. Apart from these, the Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur, which is a World Heritage Site known for its bird life, is also part of Rajasthan.

The Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, the Mukundra Hills Reserve in Kota, and Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar are the three national tiger reserves in the state.

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