Indian Cities and their Nicknames

In India, every city has a story of its formation – the nicknames of India cities or regions are based on their characteristics such as unique geographical position, natural beauty, natural formations like lakes, type of industry, large and quality production of particular agriculture products and many more.

List of Indian Cities and their Nicknames

Nicknames of Indian Cities and towns is an important topic for all competitive exams. Here you will find a short note on nicknames of Indian cities and towns, which are State-wise with respect to memorize easily and also for the benefit of aspirants.

Andhra Pradesh Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town Name Nicknames
Piduguralla Lime City
Rajahmundry Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh
Tenali Andhra Paris
Tirupati Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam
  • Financial Capital of Andhra Pradesh
  • The Jewel of the East Coast
  • Goa of the East
  • The City of Destiny

Bihar Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town NameNickname
MuzaffarpurThe Land of Leechi
BhagalpurSilk City
NalandaLand of Knowledge
GayaThe City of Enlightenment
PatnaThe City of Leader
HajipurBananas City
MadhubaniThe City of Mithila & Madhubani Art

Himachal Pradesh Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town Names Nickname
Shimla Queen of hills
Mandi
  • Choti kashi
  • Varanasi of Hills
  • Cultural capital of Himachal
Solan Mushroom City of India
Dharamshala Mini Lahasa

Chhattisgarh Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town NamesNickname
ChhattisgarhRice bowl of India
KorbaPower hub of Chhattisgarh
JagdalpurTourism capital of Chhattisgarh
KankerGateway of bastar

Gujarat Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town Names Nickname
Ahmedabad
  • India’s first world heritage city
  • Manchester of India
  • Boston of India
Surat Diamond City of India
Baroda (Vadodara)
  • Banyan City
  • Cultural Capital of Gujarat (Sanskari Nagari)
  • Power Hub of India

Haryana Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town NameNickname
KurukshetraCity of Mahabharata
PanipatCity of weavers

Jharkhand Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town NamesNickname
JamshedpurSteel City of India
DhanbadThe Coal Capital of India

Karnataka Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town Names Nickname

Bengaluru

  • Silicon Valley of India
  • Science City of India
  • Garden City of India
Coorg (Kodagu) Scotland of India
Mangaluru (Mangalore)
  • Rome of The East
  • Ice Cream Capital of India

Mysore (Mysuru)

  • Sandalwood City
  • Cultural Capital of Karnataka
  • City of Palaces
  • Heritage City of Karnataka
Shimoga (Sagara; Udupi) Waterfalls Paradise of India
Channapatna (Channapatna) Town of Toys(“Gombegala nagara”)
Sakleshpur (Sakleshpura) Poor Man’s Ooty
Davangere Land of Butter Dosa
Vijayapura Land of Jawar roti, Groundnut Chatni
Chickmagalur
  • Switzerland of India
  • Coffee land of India

Kerala Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town Names Nickname
Kochi (Cochin)
  • Queen of Arabian Sea
  • Financial capital of kerala
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) The Evergreen City of India
Kozhikode (Calicut) City of Spices.
Kannur (Cannanore) City of Looms and Lores.
Kottayam
  • City of letters (Aksharanagri)
  • City of Murals
  • City of latex
  • City of lakes
Kollam (Quilon) Cashew Capital of the World
Alappuzha (Alleppey) Venice of the East
Kasaragod
  • Land of Seven Languages
  • Harkwillia
Palakkad
  • Land of Palm trees
  • Rice bowl of Kerala
Thrissur
  • The Cultural capital of Kerala
  • Land of Poorams
  • The land of Vadakkumnathan
  • Gold capital of India
Wayanad God’s own district 

Madhya Pradesh Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town NamesNickname
IndoreMini Bombay
UjjainCity of Temples
SagarHeart of Undivided India

Maharashtra Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town Names Nickname
Mumbai
  • Finance capital of India
  • City of dreams
Nagpur Orange City
Pune
  • Oxford of the East
  • Queen of the Deccan
  • Cultural and historical capital of Maharashtra
Khamgaon Silver City
Yavatmal Cotton City

Odisha Cities and Towns Nicknames

City and Town Names Nickname
Bhubaneswar
  • The Temple City
  • Sports Capital of India
  • IT City of East India

Puri

  • Holy Capital
  • Spiritual capital of Odisha
Sambalpur
  • Cultural Capital of Odisha
  • Diamond City
Brahmapur Silk City of Odisha
Rourkela Industrial capital of odisha
Cuttack
  • Silver City
  • Dominant city of Ancient India
  • Millenium City
  • Linguistic Dominant of East
  • Gateway of East India

Punjab Cities and Towns Nicknames

City and Town NamesNickname
PatialaRoyal City
LudhianaManchester of Punjab
AboharCalifornia of Punjab

Rajasthan Cities and Towns Nicknames

City & Town Names Nickname
Jaipur Pink City
Udaipur
  • City of Lakes
  • Venice of the East
Jodhpur
  • Blue City
  • Suncity

Tamil Nadu Cities and Towns Nicknames

City and Town Names Nickname
Ambur Biryani Capitals of South Asia
Vaniyambadi Leather export hubs of India
Chennai (Madras; Madarasapattinam)
  • Capital of South India
  • City of flyovers
  • Banking capital of India
  • Detroit of Asia
  • Gateway of South India
  • Healthcare Capital of India
  • Cultural Capital of India
  • IT hub of TamilNadu
  • Automobile hub of Asia
Erode
  • Turmeric city
  • Yellow city
  • Textile city
Coimbatore (Kovai)
  • Capital of Kongu Nadu or Chera Nadu (Modern Day) or West Tamil Nadu
  • Engineering City of India
  • Hardware City of India
  • Sports Capital of South India
  • Manchester of South India
Tiruppur (Tiruppur)
  • Knit Wear Capital of India
  • Textile City of India
  • Dollar City of India
  • Cotton City of India
Salem Steel City
Palani Spiritual Capital of Tamil Nadu or Kongu Nadu
Puducherry (Pondicherry) Paris of the East
Thoothukudi
  • Pearl City of India
  • Salt Capital of South India
  • Sea Gateway of Tamil Nadu

Tirunelveli

  • City of paddy fields
  • Oxford of Southindia
Yercaud
  • Poor Man’s Ooty
  • Jewel of the South
Sivakasi
  • Kutty (Little) Japan
  • Crackers City of India
Ooty Queen of Hill Stations
Kodaikanal Princess of Hill stations
Kumbakonam Temple City of Tamil
Madurai (Vaigai; Pandiya Nadu)
  • Sleepless city(thoonga nagaram)
  • City of Jasmine
  • City of Junction
Vellore
  • Fort city of India
  • City with Golden Temple
  • City that started Indian Independence movement
  • City of Tamil Kadavul Muruga

Telangana Cities and Towns Nicknames

City and Town NamesNickname
HyderabadCity of Pearls

Uttar Pradesh Cities and Towns Nicknames

City and Town Names Nickname
Noida
  • IT capital of North India
  • Singapore of India
  • India’s first smart city
Agra
  • City of Love
  • City of Taj
Meerut Sports Capital of India
Vrindavan City of widows
Ghaziabad Gateway of Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow
  • City of Nawabs
  • Constantinople of East
  • Golden City of East
  • City of Tehzeeb
  • Happiest City
Kanpur
  • Manchester of the East
  • Leather City of the UP
  • Crossroad of National Highways
Prayag Raj
  • Sangam City
  • City of Prime Ministers
  • Abode of God
  • King of Pilgrims
Ballia Baghi Ballia
Varanasi
  • The City of Ghats
  • The City of Shiva
  • The City of light
  • The City of Temples
  • The City of Music
  • Spiritual Capital of India

West Bengal Cities and Towns Nicknames

City and Town Names Nickname
Calcutta (Kolkata)
  • City of Joy
  • City of Palaces
  • City of Castles
Howrah
  • Glasgow of India
  • Sheffield of India
Siliguri
  • Gateway of Northeast India
  • Gateway to the Dooars
Asansol City Of Brotherhood
Darjeeling
  • Queen of the Hills
  • Tea City
Kharagpur Mini India
Malda Mango city
Nadia Oxford of east

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