India is the second largest country in the world by population. Due to high growth rate of population, India is scheduled to become the largest country in the world by population in 2050 as per the latest reports. As per the census of 2011, India has population of 1.21 billion which is the second largest in the world after China.

Let’s see top ten biggest state of India by population.

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Top 10 Largest States of India by population

1. Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the largest state of India by population. As per 2011 census, UP has estimated population of 199,581,477 which is 16.49% population of India. Uttar Pradesh is equivalent to Brazil in terms of population. Male female ratio is 1000/908 in the state.

A good number of tourist attractions are located in Uttar Pradesh, such as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Fatehpur Sikri, Chhota Imambara, River Ganges, Banaras Ghats, Khusro Bagh, Kanpur Gardens, Mathura, and more.

Taj Mahal Agra
Taj Mahal Agra

2. Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the second largest state in India by population. As per Census of 2011, Maharashtra has an estimated population of 112,372,972 which is 9.28% population of India. Maharashtra is an equivalent to Mexico in terms of population. Male female ratio of Maharashtra is 1000/946.

Tourist destinations in Maharashtra are, Ajanta Caves, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Mumbai, Panchgani, Pune, Shirdi, Ellora Caves, Ratnagiri, Matheran and many more. A beautiful tourist destination to visit once in your lifetime.

Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai
Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai

3. Bihar

Bihar is the third largest state of India by population. It has an estimated population of 103,804,637 which is 8.58% population of India. It is an equivalent to Philippines in terms of population. Male female ratio of Bihar is 1000/916.

It’s a less popular travel destination in India. However, Bihar has a great number of tourist attractions, such as Gaya, Nalanda, Munger, Vaishali, Patna, Rajnagar, Kundalpur, Pawapuri, Rajgir, Sasaram, and many more.

Mahabodhi Temple Bihar
Mahabodhi Temple Bihar

4. West Bengal

West Bengal is the 4th biggest state of India in terms of population. It has an estimated population of 91,347,736 which is 7.55% population of India. West Bengal is an equivalent to Vietnam in terms of population. Male female ratio of West Bengal is 1000/947.

Tourist destinations in West Bengal are, Kolkata, Darjeeling, Digha, Siliguri, Sundarbans, Dooars, Kalimpong, Murshidabad, Kurseong, Mirik, Durgapur, Haldia, Santiniketan, and many more.

Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata
Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

5. Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is the fifth largest state in India in terms of population. It has an estimated population of 72,597,565 which is 6.00% population of the country. Madhya Pradesh is an equivalent to Turkey in population. Male female ratio of Madhya Pradesh is 1000/930.

A good tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh are, Mandu, Sanchi, Ujjain, Bhopal, Panchmarhi, Kanha National Park, Khajuraho, Gwalior, Indore, Burhanpur, Chitrakoot, and many others.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Bhopal
Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Bhopal

6. Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is the 6th largest state in India. TN is an equivalent to Turkey according to population. TN has estimated population of 72,138,958 which is 5.96% population of the country.

A lot of tourist destinations are located in Tamil Nadu, such as Kanchipuram, Hogenakkal, Kodaikanal, Mahabalipuram, Ooty, Chennai, Chidambaram, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur, and many others.

Avalanche Lake, Ooty
Avalanche Lake, Ooty

7. Rajasthan

Rajasthan is ranked #7 in the list with population of 68,621,012 which is an equivalent to Thailand. Male female ratio of Rajasthan is 1000/926.

The state is blessed with so many forts and beautiful royal palaces. Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Dungerpur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Ajmer, Mount Abu, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Bharatpur, Mandawa, Sawai Madhopur, Bundi, Alwar, Kota, Chittor Fort, and many others.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

8. Karnataka

Karnataka is the 8th largest state of India by population. Karnataka has an estimated population of 61,130,704 which is 5.05% population of India. Male female ratio is 1000/968. Karnataka population is equivalent to Italy.

A lot of beautiful and amazing tourist destinations are located in Karnataka, such as, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), Mysore, Hampi, Gokarna, and many more.

St. Mary's Basilica, Bengaluru
St. Mary’s Basilica, Bengaluru

9. Gujarat

Gujarat is ranked at #9 in the list of biggest states of India by population. Gujarat’s population is equivalent to Italy as per 2011 census. Gujarat’s estimated population is 5.00% of the country. Male female ratio of Gujarat is 1000/918.

Gujarat has a good number of beautiful tourist destinations, such as Ahmedabad, Baroda, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Kutch, Rajkot, and many others.

Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad
Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad

10. Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the tenth largest state in India by population. It has an estimated population of 49,665,533 which is equivalent to South Korea.

A good number of beautiful tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh are, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Tirumala, Horsley Hills, Machilipatnam and many more.

The Taj Falaknuma Hyderabad
The Taj Falaknuma Hyderabad

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Article Title: Top 10 Largest States of India by Population [Latest Figures]
Article last re-published on August 16, 2018.

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