High Courts in India: Know the list of All 25 High Courts in India

Presently, there are 25 High Courts in India in today which are located around different Indian States and Union Territories.

The right to constitutional remedies and the Right against exploitation are two fundamental rights that every citizen in India has. To implement these rights it is necessary to have a judiciary system in the country. A high court is one of the most important parts of the Indian Judiciary. In case a person is not satisfied with the judgement of the session court then he has the right to appeal to the high court.

You should know that a high court is the “Highest Judicial court in an Indian State”. Questions are often asked from the list of high courts in India in different competitive exams. To help students, we are going to provide the list of all high courts in India with their year of establishment, Act of Establishment, Chief justice, and jurisdiction area.

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List of Total high courts in India 2024

Go through the list of all 25 high courts in India as explained in the following table.

Name of the courtDate of EstablishmentChief Justice Area of Jurisdiction
Allahabad High Court17 March 1866Rajesh BindalLucknow
Andhra Pradesh High Court1 January 2019Prashant Kumar MishraAmaravati
Bombay High Court14 August 1862Dipankar DuttaGoa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Maharashtra,
Calcutta High Court2 July 1862Prakash ShrivastavaAndaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bengal Kolkata, Port Blair
Chhattisgarh High Court1 November 2000Arup Kumar GoswamiChhattisgarh
Delhi High Court31 October 1966Dhirubhai Naranbhai PatelDelhi
Gauhati High Court1 March 1948Sudhanshu DhuliaArunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland
Gujarat High Court1 May 1960Aravind KumarGujarat
Himachal Pradesh High Court25 January 1971Mohammed RafiqHimachal Pradesh
High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh26 March 1928Pankaj MithalJammu and Kashmir, Ladakh
Jharkhand High Court15 November 2000Ravi RanjanJharkhand
Karnataka High Court1884Ritu Raj AwasthiKarnataka
Kerala High Court1 November 1956S ManikumarKerala, Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh High Court2 January 1936Ravi MalimathMadhya Pradesh
Madras High Court15 August 1862Munishwar Nath BhandanTamil Nadu, Puducherry
Manipur High Court25 March 2013P.V. Sanjay KumarManipur
Meghalaya High Court23 March 2013Sanin BanerjeeMeghalaya
Odisha High Court3 April 1948S MuralidharOdisha
Patna High Court2 September 1916Sanjay Karol 
Punjab and Haryana High Court15 August 1947Ravi Shankar JhaChandigarh, Haryana, Punjab
Rajasthan High Court21 June 1949Akil Abdulhamid KureshiRajasthan
Sikkim High Court16 May 1975Biswanath SomadderSikkim
Telangana High Court1 January 2019Satish Chandra SharmaTelangana
Tripura High Court26 March 2013Indrajit MahantyTripura
Uttarakhand High Court9 November 2000Raghvendra Singh ChauhanUttarakhand

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: Which articles of the Indian constitution deal with the provision of the high courts in India? 

Answer: Articles 214 to 231 of Indian Constitution deal with the provisions of the high courts in India.

Question – 2: Which articles of the Indian constitution states the law of the appointment of Judges of the high courts in India?

Answer: Article 217 of the Indian constitution deals with the appointment of judges of High courts in India.

Question – 3: Which is the oldest high court in India?

Answer: Calcutta high court is the oldest high court in India. It was established on 2nd July 1862.

Question – 4: How many high courts are there in India?

Answer: There are 25 high courts in India at present.

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