Names of major ports of India and their location:

Major ports of India include Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Nhava Sheva, Kandla, Marmugavo, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin, Visakhapatnam and Port Blair. A huge amount of imports and exports are done from India through these ports. These ports are the backbone of the Indian economy. Let us know about the major ports of India:-

List of Major Ports of India:-

Port River/ocean State
Mumbai Arabian Sea Maharashtra
Paradip Bay of Bengal Orissa
Kolkata Hubli River West Bengal
Tuticorin and Ennore Bay of Bengal Tamil Nadu
Visakhapatnam (the deepest and natural port) Bay of Bengal Andra Pradesh
Kochi Arabian Sea Kerala
Nhavasheva (largest port) Arabian Sea Maharashtra
Kandla (Tidal Port) Arabian Sea Gujarat
Marmagova Arabian Sea Goa
New Mangalore Arabian Sea Karnataka
Chennai (artificial and oldest port) Bay of Bengal Tamil Nadu
Haldia - West Bengal-

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