Longest Highway in India: Check Distance and Route of Highways

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 5, 2022, 6:13

India owns the second-largest interconnected road network, and the national highways are exclusively 1.8% of all Indian roads. Also, as per a report by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways, there are 599 national highways in India. 

These national highways link the significant agricultural, industrial and cultural centres in India, and the cumulative length of all these national highways is a whopping 132,500 Kms. Interesting, right? This article will make you aware of which is the longest national highway in India, with a list of all prominent national highways. 

Which Is the Longest National Highway in India?

NH 44 is the longest national highway in India that runs from Srinagar in the North to Kanyakumari in the South. Also, you must note that this NH 44 was earlier known as NH7 and holds a distance of 3745 km. 

The Longest Highway in India 2022 List 

Below is a list of the longest highways in India 2022. 

S. No

National Highway

Distance (in km)



NH 44 (old NH 7)


Runs from Srinagar to Kanyakumari


NH 27


Begins from Porbandar in Gujarat and ends in Silchar in Assam


NH 48 (old NH 8)


Begins from Delhi and finishes in Chennai


NH 52


Begins from Sangrur, Punjab and stretches till Ankola, Karnataka


NH 30 (Old NH 221)


Runs from Sitarganj in Uttarakhand to Ibrahimpatnam, situated in Andhra Pradesh.


NH 6


Jorabat in Meghalaya and ends at Selling in Mizoram


NH 53


Begins from Hajira in Gujarat and end at Pradip port in Odisha.


NH 16 (Old NH 5)


Starts from the East coast of West Bengal and finishes at Chennai in Tamil Nadu.


NH 66(Old NH 17)



from Panvel and terminates at Kanyakumari


NH 19 (Old NH 20)


Runs from Delhi to Kolkata


NH 34


Starts from Gangotri Dham in Uttarakhand and stretches to Lakhnadon in Madhya Pradesh

Important Facts about Longest National Highways in India

Hereunder are some of the important facts about the top national highways in India. 

  • India holds the second-largest road and highway network across the globe after The United States of America.
  • National Highways comprised 2.04% of India’s cumulative road network but carries approximately 40% of the total road traffic.
  • Yellow and white colours on the road signboard denote National highways. On the other hand, green and white signboards indicate state highways.
  • NH 548 and NH 118 are the two shortest national highways. While the NH 118 links Jamshedpur and Asanbani and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, covering approximately 5 km, the NH 548 holds a distance of around 5 kilometres in Maharashtra.

To sum up, we can say that roads and highways are an indispensable part of Indian geography, and the Indian road network is the second-largest across the world. Also, note that while the Central Government maintains international roads and national highways, the State Government maintains the State Highways, District Highways and Village Roads.

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FAQs about Longest National Highways in India

  • Where does the longest highway in India run from?

NH 44 is the longest highway that runs from Srinagar in the North to Kanyakumari in the South. 

  • How many national highways are there in India?

There are a total of 599 national highways in India. 

  • What is the cumulative distance of all the national highways in India?

The cumulative distance of all the national highways in India is 132500 Kms.

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An IT engineer turned Writer, Neha is a versatile content creator at ‘Gradeup’, who covers news and top stories of the education sector. She has been in the industry since 2015. She is passionate about her work, however, when she isn’t crafting content, she’s probably reading, playing badminton, watching YouTube or just lazing around. Her email address is neha.dhyani@gradeup.co.