Indian Cities and their Nicknames Complete List PDF

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A comprehensive list of Indian cities and their nicknames is provided in a tabular format. This is an important topic for upcoming competitive exams, as it falls under the broad category of static GK or general knowledge of static facts. Understanding the nicknames of Indian cities can help candidates answer questions related to Indian geography, culture, and history in various exams such as SSC, UPSC, and state-level exams.

The nicknames of the below-mentioned Indian cities are associated with their unique characteristics such as geographical location, natural beauty, presence of lakes, industries, production of particular agricultural products, and so forth. Check the complete list of Indian Cities and their Nicknames.

Indian Cities and their Nicknames: State-wise List

Here is a state-wise list of Indian Cities and their Nicknames. You can download a PDF version of the list at the end of the table below. Knowing the nicknames of Indian cities is crucial in understanding Indian geography, culture, and history, which are often tested in these exams.

Nicknames Andhra Pradesh Districts / Cities

Bhimavaram• City Of Prawns
• Second Bardoli Of India
Dharmavaram• Silk City Of Andhra Pradesh
Guntur• City Of Chillies
Kakinada• City Of Kaja
• Mini Canada Of India
• Pensioner’s Paradise
• Second Madras Of India
Madanapalle• Andhra Ooty
Piduguralla• Lime City Of India
Rajahmundry• Cultural Capital Of Andhra Pradesh
Tenali• Andhra Pari
Tirupati• Spiritual Capital Of Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada• The Place Of Victory
Visakhapatnam• Financial Capital Of Andhra Pradesh
• Goa Of The East
• The City Of Destiny
• The Jewel Of The East Coast
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Nicknames of Assam Districts / Cities

Dibrugarh• Tea City Of India
Dispur• City Of Temples
Guwahati• Gateway Of North East India
Tezpur• The City Of Blood

Nicknames of Arunachal Pradesh Districts / Cities

Itanagar• Land Of Rising Sun

Nicknames of Bihar Districts / Cities

Bhagalpur• Silk City
Gaya• The City Of Enlightenment
Hajipur• Bananas City
Madhubani• The City Of Mithila & Madhubani Art
Muzaffarpur• The Land Of Leechi
Nalanda• Land Of Knowledge
Patna• The City Of Leaders

Nicknames of Chhattisgarh Districts / Cities

Bhilai• Steel capital Of India
Chhattisgarh• Rice Bowl Of India
Jagdalpur• Tourism Capital Of Chhattisgarh
Kanker• Gateway Of Bastar
Korba• Power Hub Of Chhattisgarh

Nicknames of Delhi

New Delhi• City Of Rallies

Nicknames of Gujarat Districts / Cities

Ahmedabad• Boston Of India
• India’s First World Heritage City
• Manchester Of India
Bardoli• Butter City
Baroda (Vadodara)• Banyan City
• Cultural Capital Of Gujarat
• Power Hub Of India
• Sanskari Nagari
• World Capital Of Garba
Gandhinagar• Green City
Kutch• City Of Largest Salt Desert In The World
• Rann Of Kutch
Surat• Diamond City Of The World
• Textile City Of India
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Nicknames of Haryana Districts / Cities

Bhiwani• Mini Cuba
Gurugram• Millennium City Of India
Kurukshetra• City Of Mahabharata
Panipat• City Of Handloom
• City Of Weavers

Nicknames of Himachal Pradesh Districts / Cities

Dharamshala• Mini Lahasa
Mandi• Choti Kashi
• The Cultural Capital Of Himachal
• Varanasi Of Hills
Shimla• Queen Of Hills
Solan• Mushroom City Of India

Nicknames of Jharkhand Districts / Cities

Dhanbad• The Coal Capital Of India
Jamshedpur• Pittsburgh Of India
• Steel City Of India

Nicknames of Karnataka Districts / Cities

Belgaum (Belagavi)• Kundanagari
Bengaluru• Electronic City Of India
• Garden City Of India
• IT Capital Of India
• Science City Of India
• Silicon Valley Of India
• Space City
Bhatkal• Mini Dubai
Bidar• Crown Town Of Karnataka
• Land Of Bidri Crafts
Channagiri• Land Of Arecanut
Channapatna• Town Of Toys (“Gombegala nagara”)
Chikmagalur• Coffee Land Of India
• Switzerland Of Karnataka
Coorg (Kodagu)• Scotland Of India
Davangere• Land Of Butter Dosa
Dharwad• Vidyanagari
Hubli (Hubballi)• Chota Bombay
• City Of Brave Warriors
Kalaburagi• Land Of Sufi Saints
• Land Of Toor dal
Koppal• Land Of Kinhal Craft
Mangaluru (Mangalore)• Ice Cream Capital Of India
• Rome Of The East
Mysore (Mysuru)• City Of Palaces
• Cultural Capital Of Karnataka
• Royal City Of Karnataka
• Sandalwood City
• The Heritage City Of Karnataka
Sakleshpur (Sakleshpur•• Poor Man’s Ooty
Shimoga• Waterfalls Paradise Of India
Udupi• City Of Intellectuals
• Cradle Of Indian Banking
Vijayapura (Bijapur)• Land Of Jowar Roti And Groundnut Chatni

Nicknames of Kerala Districts / Cities

Alappuzha (Alleppey)• Venice Of The East
Kannur (Cannanore)• City Of Looms And Lores
Kasaragod• Harkwillia
• Land Of Seven Languages
Kochi (Cochin)• Queen Of Arabian Sea
• The Financial Capital Of Kerala
Kollam (Quilon)• Cashew Capital Of The World
• Gateway To Backwaters
• Prince Of Arabian Sea
Kottayam• City Of Lakes
• City Of Latex
• City Of Letters (Akshara Nagari)
• City Of Murals
Kozhikode (Calicut)• City Of Spices
Malappuram• Soccer Capital
Palakkad• Land Of Palm trees
• Rice Bowl Of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram• City Of Statues
• The Evergreen City Of India
Thrissur• Gold Capital Of India
• Land Of Poorams
• The Cultural Capital Of Kerala
• The Land Of Vadakkumnathan
Wayanad• God’s Own District

Nicknames of Madhya Pradesh Districts / Cities

Bhopal• City Of Lakes
Indore• Cleanest City Of Asia
• Mini Mumbai
Mundi• Power Hub City
Sagar• Heart Of Undivided India
Ujjain• City Of Temples

Nicknames of Maharashtra Districts / Cities

Ichalkaranji• Manchester Of Maharashtra
Jalgaon• Banana City
• Gold City
Khamgaon• Silver City
Kolhapur• City Of Wrestlers
Mumbai• City Of Dreams
• City Of Seven Island
• Film City Of India
• Financial Capital Of India
• Gateway Of India
• Hollywood Of India
• Manchester Of India
Nagpur• Orange City
Nashik• California Of India
• Grape City Of India
• The Wine Capital Of Maharashtra
• The Wine Capital Of India
Pune• Oxford Of The East
• Motor City Of India
• Queen Of The Deccan
• The Cultural And Historical Capital Of Maharashtra
• The Cultural Hub Of Maharashtra
Thane• City Of Lakes
Yavatmal• Cotton City

Nicknames of Manipur Districts / Cities

Moreh• Mini India

Nicknames of Meghalaya Districts / Cities

Shillong• Scotland Of East

Nicknames of Nagaland Districts / Cities

Zunheboto• Land Of Warriors

Nicknames of Odisha Districts / Cities

Bhubaneswar• IT City Of East India
• Sports Capital Of India
• The Temple City
Brahmapur• Silk City Of Odisha
Cuttack• Dominant City Of Ancient India
• Gateway Of East India
• Linguistic Dominant Of East
• Millennium City
• Silver City
Deogarh• City Of Waterfalls
Puri• Holy Capital
• Spiritual capital Of Odisha
Rourkela• Industrial Capital Of Odisha
• Steel City Of Odisha
Sambalpur• Cultural Capital Of Odisha
• Diamond City

Nicknames of Puducherry Districts / Cities

Pondicherry• Paris Of The East

Nicknames of Punjab Districts / Cities

Abohar• Africa Of Punjab
Amritsar• City Of Golden Temple
Kapurthala• City Of Gardens
Ludhiana• Manchester Of India
Patiala• Royal City

Nicknames of Rajasthan Districts / Cities

Bhilwara• Manchester Of Rajasthan
• Textile City
Bikaner• Camel Country
Jaipur• City Of Palaces
• Paris Of India
• Pink City
• Red City
Jaisalmer• Golden City
Jodhpur• Blue City
• Sun City
Udaipur• City Of Lakes
• Venice Of The East
• White City

Nicknames of Tamil Nadu Districts / Cities

Chennai (Madras)• Automobile Hub Of Asia
• Banking Capital Of India
• Capital Of South India
• City Of Flyovers
• Cultural Capital Of South India
• Detroit Of Asia
• Gateway Of South India
• Healthcare Capital Of India
• IT Hub Of TamilNadu
Chidambaram• Educational Hub
• Fast-Growing Industrial City
• Mangrove City
• Temple City
Coimbatore (Kovai)• Capital Of Kongu Nadu Or Chera Nadu (Modern Day) Or West Tamil Nadu
• Engineering City Of India
• Hardware City Of India
• Manchester Of South India
• Sports Capital Of South India
Erode• Textile City
• Turmeric City
• Yellow City
Kanchipuram• Home Of Athi Varadhar(GO•
• Silk City Of India
• Temple City
Kodaikanal• Princess Of Hill stations
Kumbakonam• Temple City Of Tamil
Madurai• Athens Of East
• City Of Jasmine
• City Of Junction
• Sleepless City (Thoonga Nagaram)
Namakkal• Egg City
Nilgiri• Blue Mountains
Ooty• Queen Of Hill Stations
Palani• Spiritual Capital Of Tamil Nadu Or Kongu Nadu
Salem• Mango City
• Steel City
Sivakasi• Crackers City Of India
• Kutty (Little) Japan
Thoothukudi (Tuticorin)• Pearl City Of India
• Salt Capital Of South India
• Sea Gateway Of Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli• Energy Equipment And Fabrication Capital Of India
• Rockfort City
• Tucker Trichy
Tirunelveli• City Of Paddy Fields
• Oxford Of South India
Tiruppur• Cotton City Of India
• Dollar City Of India
• Knit Wear Capital Of India
• Textile City Of India
Vaniyambadi• Leather Export Hubs Of India
Vellore• City Of Tamil Kadavul Muruga
• Fort City Of India
• The City That Started The Indian Independence Movement
• The City With Golden Temple
Yercaud• Jewel Of The South
• Poor Man’s Ooty

Nicknames of Telangana Districts / Cities

Hyderabad• Biryani Capital Of India
• Centre Of Urdu Language
• City Of Aimim
• City Of Nawabs
• City Of Nizam’s World
• City Of Pearls
• HITEC City
Secunderabad• Twin City
Warangal• City Of Lakes
• City Of Temples
• Second City Of Nizam

Nicknames of Uttarakhand Districts / Cities

Mussoorie• Hill Queen City
• Queen of the Mountains
Nainital• City Of Lakes
Rishikesh• Yoga Capital Of The World

Nicknames of Uttar Pradesh Districts / Cities

Agra• City Of Love
• City Of Taj
• Petha Nagari
Ayodhya• Another Name: Ayutthaya (Thailan• And Yogyakarta (Indonesi•
• Birth Place Of Lord Rama
• Hindu Sacred Place
• Identity Place Of Hindus
• Legendary City
• The Ancient Korean Princess Heo Hwang-ok Came From Ayuta (Ayodhy•
Ballia• Baghi Ballia
Firozabad• Bangle City Of India
Ghaziabad• Gateway Of Uttar Pradesh
Gorakhpur• Important City For India And Nepal Relations
• Known For Devotees Of Yogi Gorakhnath
• Known For Geetapress Books Headquarter
• Known For Gorakhpur Matth
• Nawaboo Ke Baap Ka Sahar
• Purvanchal Main City
Kanpur• Crossroad Of National Highways
• Leather City Of The World
• Manchester Of The East
Lucknow• City Of Nawabs
• City Of Tehzeeb
• Constantinople Of East
• Golden City Of East
• Happiest City
Meerut• Scissor City
• Sports Capital Of India
Noida• India’s First Smart City
• IT capital Of North India
• Singapore Of India
Prayagraj (Allahabad)• Abode Of God
• City Of Prime Ministers
• King Of Pilgrims
• Sangam City
Varanasi• Oldest Living City On Earth
• Spiritual Capital Of India
• The City Of Ghats
• The City Of Lights
• The City Of Music
• The City Of Shiva
• The City Of Temples
• The Religious Capital Of India
Vrindavan• City Of Widows

Nicknames of West Bengal Districts / Cities

Asansol• City Of Brotherhood
• Land Of Black Diamonds
Barddhaman• City Of Peace
• Royal Heritage City Of Bengal
Calcutta (Kolkata)• City Of Castles
• City Of Joy
• City Of Palaces
• Cultural Capital Of India
• Heaven Of The Aged
Darjeeling• Queen Of The Hills
• Tea City
Durgapur• Ruhr Of India
Howrah• Glasgow Of India
• Sheffield Of India
Jalpaiguri• City Of Dooars
Kharagpur• Mini India
Malda• Mango City
Nadia• Oxford Of East
Siliguri• Gateway Of East India
• Gateway To The Dooars

FAQs on Indian Cities and their Nicknames

Q1. Which state is known as the Pearl of the Orient?

Answer: Goa is known as the Pearl of the Orient.

Q2. Which UT is called the Land of High Passes?

Answer: Ladakh

Q3. Which state is called the Land of the Gods?

Answer: Uttarakhand is known as the Land of the Gods or Devbhoomi.

Q4. Which state is known as the Land of Monasteries?

Answer: Bihar is known as the Land of Monasteries.

Q5. Which state is called the Abode of Clouds?

Answer: Meghalaya is known as the Abode of Clouds.

Q6. Which city is called the Queen of the Arabian Sea?

Answer: Kochi

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