List of Cities in India and their Nicknames

Last Updated: August 20, 2019

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This partial list of city nicknames in India compiles the aliases, sobriquets, and slogans that cities in India are known by (or have been known by historically), officially and unofficially, to locals, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce.
City with States Nick Names
Hyderabad-Secunderabad (Telangana) Twin City
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) City of Taj
Petha Nagari
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Boston of India
Manchester of India
Allahabad or Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) Abode of God
City of Prime Ministers
Sangam City
Amritsar (Punjab)   Golden City of India 
Asansol (West Bengal) Land of Black Diamond    
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
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) Place of Victory, Land of Victory
Amritsar (Punjab) Golden City
Patiala (Punjab) Royal City
Muzzaffarpur (Bihar) Lychee City
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Manchester of India, Boston of India
Palanpur (Gujarat) City of Diamonds, Flower City
Surat (Gujarat) Diamond 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, Eco-City
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 Benares or Banaras or Kashi (Uttar Pradesh) City of Temples, Holy City, Religious Capital of India
Bengaluru or Banglore (Karnataka) Electronic City of India
Garden City of India
IT Capital of India
Science city of India
Silicon Valley of India
Space City
Bhagalpur ( Bihar) The Silk City of India    
Bhopal  ( Madhya Pradesh) City of Lakes    
Indore ( Madhya Pradesh) Mini Mumbai    
Bhimavaram ( Andhra Pradesh)  City of Prawns
Second Bardoli of India
Bhubaneswar ( Odisha)  Temple City of India    
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Leather City, Manchester of the East
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) Sports Capital of india, Scissor City
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) City of Nawabs, City of Marbels, City of Elephants
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
Jaipur (Rajasthan) Pink City, City of Palaces, Paris of India
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) Sun City, Blue City
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) Golden City
Tezpur (Assam) City of Blood
Bhuvaneshwar (Orissa) Temple City
Cuttack (Orissa) Silver City
Yavatmal (Maharashtra) Cotton City
Mumbai (Maharashtra) City of Seven Islands, Gateway of India, Hollywood of India, City of Dreams
Thane (Maharashtra) City of Lakes
Nasik (Maharashtra) Grape City, Wine Capital
Pune (Maharshtra) Deccan Queen
Nagpur (Maharashtra) City of Orange
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
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Auto Hub of India
Detroit of Asia
Gateway of South India
Health Capital of India
Banking Capital of India
Motor city of India
Coorg (Tamil Nadu)  Scotland of India    
Darjeeling ( West Bengal ) Queen of the Hills    
Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) Pearl City, Pearl Harbor of India
Rishikesh (Uttarkand) City of Sages, Yoga City
Nainital (Uttarkhand) City of Lakes
Mussorie (Uttarakhand) Hill Queen City
Kollam (Kerala) Cashew Capital of the World, Prince of Arabian Sea
Alappuzha (Kerala) Venice of the East
Trivandrum (Kerala) City of Statues
Kochi or Cochin (Kerala) Queen of Arabian Sea, Garden of Spices
Kolkatta (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)  (A locality in the Guwahati city, which is capital of 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 (NCR-National Capital Region) City of Rallies
Noida (NCR) IT Capital of NCR
Cochin     Gateway to Kerala
Queen of the Arabian Sea
Garden of Spices
Kolkata  City of Joy
City of Palaces
Cultural Capital of India
Gateway of Eastern India
Heaven of the Aged
City of Castles
City of Buildings
 

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