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India, a diverse tapestry of cultures, languages and traditions, boasts numerous cities, each possessing its distinct allure and character. Affectionately adorned with imaginative nicknames, these urban centers, spread across the subcontinent, embody their distinctive features, historical importance or local essence. This article delves into the nicknames of various cities across India.

List of Nicknames of Indian Cities

Here is the list of nicknames of different cities of India located in different states:

Indian Cities State Nicknames
Jaipur Rajasthan Pink City
Surat Telangana Silk City of India

Diamond City of India

Jodhpur Rajasthan Blue City

Sun City

Akola Maharashtra Cotton City of India
Bhagalpur Bihar Silk City
Udaipur Rajasthan City of Lakes

White City

Alappuzha Kerala Venice of the East
Dibrugarh Assam Tea City of India
Ahmedabad Gujarat Manchester of India

Boston of India

India’s first World Heritage Site

Lucknow Uttar Pradesh City of Nawabs
Muzaffarpur Bihar The Land of Litchi

Sweet City

Kanpur Uttar Pradesh The Leather City
Mumbai Maharashtra City of Seven Islands

Gateway of India

Financial Capital of India

Pune Maharashtra Deccan Queen
Nagpur Maharashtra City of Orange
Hyderabad-Secunderabad Telangana Twin City
Hyderabad Telangana City of Nizams

City of Pearls

Bangle City

Hitech City

Tenali Andhra Pradesh Andhra Paris
Guntur Andhra Pradesh City of Chillies

City of Spices

Bhimavaram Andhra Pradesh Secon Bardoli of India
Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh Cultural City
Kakinada Andhra Pradesh Fertilizer City

Pensioner’s Paradise

Second Madras

Vijyawada Andhra Pradesh Place of  Victory

Land of Victory

Amritsar Punjab Golden City
Patiala Punjab Royal City
Palanpur Gujarat City of Diamonds

Flower City

Bardoli Gujarat Butter City
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh City of Lakes
Mundi Madhya Pradesh Power Hub City
Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir City of Rivers
Panipat Haryana City of Weavers


Gurgaon Haryana Millennium City
Allahabad or Prayag Uttar Pradesh Abode of the God

Sangam City

City of Prime Ministers

Agra Uttar Pradesh Taj Nagari

Petha Nagari

Varanasi or Banaras or Kashi Uttar Pradesh City of Temples

Holy City

Religious Capital of India

Mysore Karnataka Sandal Wood City
Coorg Karnataka Scotland of India
Auroville Pondicherry City of Dawn
Jamshedpur Jharkhand Steel City

Pittsburg of India

Dhanbad Jharkhand Coal Capital of India
Udaipur Rajasthan Lake City

White City

Venice of the East

Jodhpur Rajasthan Sun City

Blue City

Jaisalmer Rajasthan Golden City
Tezpur Assam City of Blood
Bhuvaneshwar Odisha Temple City
Cuttack Odisha Silver City
Yavatmal Maharashtra Cotton City
Thane Maharashtra City of Lakes
Nasik Maharashtra Grape City

Wine Capital

Kolhapur Maharashtra City of Wrestlers
Ichalkaranji Maharashtra Manchester of Maharashtra
Bengaluru or Bangalore Karnataka Garden City

Electronic City

Silicon Valley

Space City

Pensioners Paradise

Yercaud Tamil Nadu Poor Man’s Ooty
Vaniyambadi Tamil Nadu Leather City of South India
Salem Tamil Nadu Mango City
Namakkal Tamil Nadu Egg City
Tiruchirappali or Trichy Tamil Nadu Rock Fort City

Energy Equipment & Fabrication Capital of India

Nilgris Tamil Nadu Blue Mountains
Chennai Tamil Nadu Gateway of South India

Detroit of Asia or India

Motor City of India

Banking Capital of India

Autohub of India

Madurai Tamil Nadu City of Festivals

Temple City

Sleepless City

Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Manchester of the South

Textile City of India

Capital of Kongu Nadu

Engineering City of India

Tuticorin Tamil Nadu Pearl City

Pearl Harbor of India

Rishikesh Uttarakhand City of Sages

Yoga City

Nainital Uttarakhand City of Lakes
Mussorie Uttarakhand Hill Queen City
Kollam Kerala Cashew Capital of the World

Prince of Arabian Sea

Trivandrum Kerala Venice of the East
Kochi or Cochin Kerala Queen of Arabian Sea

Garden of Spices

Kolkata West Bengal City of Castles

City of Buildings

Asansol West Bengal Land of Black Diamonds
Darjeeling West Bengal The Queen of the Hills
Durgapur West Bengal Ruhr of India
Malda West Bengal Mango City
Siliguri West Bengal Gateway of North East India

City of Hospitality

Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh Land of Rising Sun
Dispur Assam City of Temples
Guwahati Assam City of Eastern Astrology

City of Temples

Gateway of North East India

Shillong Meghalaya Scotland of the East
New Delhi New Delhi City of Rallies
Noida New Delhi IT Capital of NCR

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Why do Indian cities have nicknames?

Indian cities have nicknames for various reasons, including historical significance, cultural attributes and local characteristics. These nicknames often reflect the city’s unique identity.

Why is Jaipur called the “Pink City”?

Jaipur is called the “Pink City” because of the terracotta pink color used in the construction of many of its buildings, giving the city a distinct and vibrant appearance.

What is the significance of Jodhpur being called the “Blue City” and “Sun City”?

Jodhpur is called the “Blue City” because many of its houses are painted in shades of blue. It is also known as the “Sun City” due to its sunny weather throughout the year.

Why is Ahmedabad referred to as the “Manchester of India” and the “Boston of India”?

Ahmedabad is known as the “Manchester of India” because of its thriving textile industry. It is called “Boston of India” due to its education and cultural heritage.

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