A detailed guide on 70 Most Populated cities in India with a population of over 1 Million is presented below.

Most Populated Cities in India 2022


Interested in knowing most populated cities and urban agglomeration in India? We have extracted a list of most populated cities based on their annual growth in India. The below list has been complied to give an order of most densely populated metro cities in India based on data from Census of India, World Population prospects and other credible Government sources.



List of Most Populated Indian Cities


A comprehensive list of India’s most populated cities with estimated population in current year (2022), along with data from the last two (2011 and 2001) Census of India.


Rank City* Population in Year State or union territory
2022** 2011 2001
1 Mumbai 24,433,357 12,442,373 11,978,450 Maharashtra
2 Delhi 20,591,874 11,007,835 9,879,172 Delhi
3 Bangalore 14,254,786 8,436,675 4,301,326 Karnataka
4 Hyderabad 13,871,587 6,809,970 3,637,483 Telangana
5 Ahmedabad 11,450,000 5,570,585 3,520,085 Gujarat
6 Chennai 9,722,974 4,681,087 4,343,645 Tamil Nadu
7 Kolkata 14,974,000 4,486,679 4,572,876 West Bengal
8 Surat 7,567,538 4,467,797 2,433,835 Gujarat
9 Pune 6,853,140 3,115,431 2,538,473 Maharashtra
10 Jaipur 4,067,826 3,046,163 2,322,575 Rajasthan
11 Lucknow 3,790,274 2,815,601 2,185,927 Uttar Pradesh
12 Kanpur 3,203,932 2,767,031 2,551,337 Uttar Pradesh
13 Nagpur 2,940,000 2,405,665 2,052,066 Maharashtra
14 Indore 2,463,588 1,960,631 1,474,968 Madhya Pradesh
15 Thane   1,818,872 1,262,551 Maharashtra
16 Bhopal 2,446,882 1,795,648 1,437,354 Madhya Pradesh
17 Visakhapatnam 2,358,412 1,730,320 1,345,938 Andhra Pradesh
18 Pimpri-Chinchwad   1,727,692 1,012,472 Maharashtra
19 Patna   1,684,222 1,366,444 Bihar
20 Vadodara   1,670,806 1,306,227 Gujarat
21 Ghaziabad 1,910,118 1,648,643 968,256 Uttar Pradesh
22 Ludhiana 1,779,796 1,618,879 1,398,467 Punjab
23 Agra   1,585,704 1,275,134 Uttar Pradesh
24 Nashik   1,486,053 1,077,236 Maharashtra
25 Ranchi   1,456,528 1,079,968 Jharkhand
26 Faridabad 2,001,523 1,414,050 1,055,938 Haryana
27 Meerut   1,305,429 1,039,405 Uttar Pradesh
28 Rajkot   1,286,678 967,476 Gujarat
29 Kalyan-Dombivli   1,247,327 1,193,512 Maharashtra
30 Vasai-Virar   1,222,390 693,350 Maharashtra
31 Varanasi   1,201,815 1,091,918 Uttar Pradesh
32 Srinagar   1,180,570 898,440 Jammu and Kashmir
33 Aurangabad   1,175,116 873,311 Maharashtra
34 Dhanbad   1,162,472 1,065,327 Jharkhand
35 Gurgaon   1,153,000 870,539 Haryana
36 Amritsar 1,329,681 1,132,383 966,862 Punjab
37 Navi Mumbai   1,120,547 704,002 Maharashtra
38 Allahabad   1,112,544 975,393 Uttar Pradesh
39 Howrah   1,077,075 1,007,532 West Bengal
40 Gwalior   1,069,276 827,026 Madhya Pradesh
41 Jabalpur   1,055,525 932,484 Madhya Pradesh
42 Coimbatore   1,050,721 930,882 Tamil Nadu
43 Vijayawada   1,034,358 851,282 Andhra Pradesh
44 Jodhpur   1,033,918 851,051 Rajasthan
45 Madurai   1,017,865 928,869 Tamil Nadu
46 Raipur   1,010,087 605,747 Chhattisgarh
47 Kota 1,650,281 1,001,694 694,316 Rajasthan
48 Chandigarh 1,593,324 960,787 808,515 Chandigarh
49 Guwahati   957,352 809,895 Assam
50 Solapur   951,558 872,478 Maharashtra
51 Hubli-Dharwad   943,788 786,195 Karnataka
52 Mysore 1,204,759 920,550 762,408 Karnataka
53 Tiruchirappalli   916,674 752,066 Tamil Nadu
54 Bareilly   898,167 718,395 Uttar Pradesh
55 Aligarh   889,810 672,315 Uttar Pradesh
56 Tiruppur   877,778 344,543 Tamil Nadu
57 Moradabad   872,575 669,087 Uttar Pradesh
58 Jalandhar   862,196 706,043 Punjab
59 Bhubaneswar   837,737 648,032 Odisha
60 Salem   831,038 696,760 Tamil Nadu
61 Warangal   830,281 530,636 Telangana
62 Mira-Bhayandar   814,655 520,388 Maharashtra
63 Jalgaon 1,141,403 798,514 462,280 Maharashtra
64 Guntur   670,073 514,461 Andhra Pradesh
65 Thiruvananthapuram   752,490 368,618 Kerala
66 Bhiwandi   711,329 598,741 Maharashtra
67 Tirupati   705,000 487,985 Andhra Pradesh
68 Saharanpur   703,345 455,754 Uttar Pradesh
69 Gorakhpur   671,048 622,701 Uttar Pradesh
70 Bikaner   647,804 529,690 Rajasthan
71 Amravati   646,801 549,510 Maharashtra


*Refers to the urban agglomeration.

**Refers to Projected Population.