India is a vast country and is known for the vast network. The country is connected through railway and roads. The National Highways are the prime road network in India and these are vast enough. There are National Highways those are long enough to cover long distance from one part to another part of the country. Here are the Top 10 Longest National Highways in India.
10. National Highway 31
This is one of the longest National Highways in India that covers 1125 KM. The road originates in the Jharkhand State of India and travels through the East West Corridor of India. It reaches to the North East India as it reaches Guwahati in Assam. This is one of the toughest Highways to drive in India.
9. National Highway 3
This is one of the major National Highways that covers distance of 1161 KM. It connects two of the most important cities in India, Agra and Mumbai. It covers four states and is one of the busiest roads in India.
8. National Highway 4
It is one of the most important Highways in India. The road originates at Thane near Mumbai and reaches up to Chennai. The road also covers Bangalore and covers 1235 KM. As the road connects three major cities in India, it is considered as one of the most important roads. It also comprises of the first ever Express Way of India.
7. National Highway 17
This is again one of the most important Highways in India. This travels through the Western Coast of India and connects Panvel to Kochi after traveling through 1269 KM. This also connects important cities like Kozhikode, Mangalore and others. This National Highway has exciting view as it passes through Western Ghats, High Hills, Arabian Sea and dense forest.
6. National Highway 8
This Highway connects the National Capital with the Financial Capital of India. The Delhi – Mumbai Highway also connects cities like Jaipur, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and others. It travels through 1428 KM before reaching Mumbai. This is considered as one of the most important National Highways in India.
5. National Highway 2
This is another Highway that is considered the neck of India and connects Delhi and Kolkata. It connects cities like Agra, Allahabad, Varanasi, Dhanbad and others. The National Highway consists of many express ways in between like Belghoria Expressway, Durgapur Expressway, Allahabad Bypass Expressway and others. It travels through 1465 KM before reaching Kolkata from National Capital.
4. National Highway 15
This is one of the most important cities in India that connects important cities and travels for 1526 KM. It originates from Pathankot in Punjab and connects Amritsar, Bhatinda, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Kutch and end up in Samakhali in Gujarat. It is considered as one of the major National Highways in India for long and vital route.
3. National Highway 5
This Highway connects the East Coast of India through the East Coast Corridor. It is also known as the East Coast Highway. The road originates from Bhubaneswar, Orissa and reaches Chennai in Tamil Nadu via Visakhapatnam, Vijaywada and Nellore. It travels through the distance of 1533 KM.
2. National Highway 6
It is the second longest Highway in India. It connects the East of India to the West of India. The road originates at Hajira and ends up in Kolkata by traveling for 1949 KM. It covers six states of India and cover cities like Surat, Nagpur, Raipur, Sambalpur and others. This has one of the most important routes in India.
1. National Highway 7 or National Highway 44
This is the longest National Highway of India that connects North and South. This Highway has been renamed as National Highway 44 and connects Varanasi and Kanyakumari. This road covers the distance of 2369 KM and travels through the cities like Jabalpur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Madurai and others.
These National Highways are not only the longest in India but also the most significant ones as well.