Ports in India

List of Major ports in India is an important static GK topic for MBA, UPSC, Bank PO and other competitive exams. You can expect at least 1 to 2 questions from Major ports in India in any competitive exam. Before you mug up this list of major ports in India, let us first understand few important points regarding Major points in India.

Facts about Major ports in India

S.NoName of the PortCoastState
1.KandlaWestern CoastGujarat
2.ParadipEastern CoastOdisha
3.JNPTWestern CoastMaharashtra
4.MumbaiWestern CoastMaharashtra
5.VisakhapatnamEastern CoastAndhra Pradesh
6.ChennaiEastern CoastTamil Nadu
7.KolkataEastern CoastWest Bengal
8.MangaloreWestern CoastKarnataka
9.TuticorinEastern CoastTamil Nadu
10.MormugaoWestern CoastGoa
11.KochiWestern CoastKerala
12.Krishnapatnam PortEastern CoastAndhra Pradesh
13.EnnoreEastern CoastTamil Nadu
  • India has a coastline spanning 7516.6 kilometres, forming one of the biggest peninsulas in the world.
  • There are 12 major ports, 200 notified minor and intermediate ports.
  • The Indian Government has allowed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of up to 100 per cent under the automatic route for port and harbour construction and maintenance projects.
  • All major ports, except one Ennore Port are government administered.
  • Kandla Port is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled.
  • Madras Port is the one of the oldest port of India and the second largest port in the country.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India.