Indian Cities and Their Nicknames

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City State Nickname(s)
Agra Uttar Pradesh City of Taj
Ahmedabad Gujarat Boston of India

Manchester of India

Allahabad Uttar Pradesh sangam City

abode of the God

Amritsar Punjab Golden Temple (and Golden city is used for Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)

Holy City

Asansol West Bengal Land of Black Diamond
Bardhaman West Bengal City of Peace
Bhubaneswar Odisha City of Temples

Temple city of India

Bengaluru Karnataka Electronic City of India

Garden City of India

Silicon Valley of India

Pensioners Paradise

Space City

Science city of India

IT Capital of India

Alappuzha Kerala The Venice of the East
Chandigarh U.T City beautiful
Chennai Tamil Nadu Gateway of South India

Detroit of Asia

Automobile Capital of India

HealthCare Capital of India

Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Textile City of India

Manchester of South India

Pump city

Coorg Karnataka Scotland of India
Dehradun Uttarakhand School Capital of India
Darjeeling West Bengal Queen of the Hills
Dibrugarh Assam Tea City of India
Durgapur West Bengal Ruhr of India
Guwahati Assam Gateway of North East India
Haflong Assam Switzerland of the East
Hyderabad Telangana City of Pearls (Historically known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and it continues to be known as the City of Pearls)

City of Nizams

City of Nawabs

Jaipur Rajasthan Pink City
Jaisalmer Rajasthan Golden City of India
Jamshedpur Jharkhand Steel City of India

Pittsburgh of India

Kannauj Uttar Pradesh Grasse of the East

Perfume Capital of India

Harsh Vardhan City

Kannur Kerala Land of looms and lores
Kanpur Uttar Pradesh Leather City of the World

Manchester of The North

Kochi Kerala Queen of the Arabian Sea

God’s Own Country

Kolkata West Bengal City of Joy

City of Palaces

City of Buildings

Kolhapur Maharashtra City of Wrestlers
Kollam Kerala Prince of Arabian sea

Cashew Capital of the World

Kottayam Kerala Complete Literate City

City of Letters

City of Lakes

City of Latex

City of Mural

Lucknow Uttar Pradesh Nawab’s City


Constantinople of the East

City of Nawabs

Ludhiana Punjab
Madurai Tamil Nadu Athens of the East

City of Festivals

Temple city

City never sleeps

Jasmine city

City of Divine Nectar

Malda West Bengal Mango City of Bengal
Mangalore Karnataka Rome Of The East

City Of Delicacies

Cradle Of Indian Banking

Gateway Of Karnataka

Mumbai Maharashtra City of Seven Islands

Financial Capital of India

City of Dreams

City of Slums and Skyscrapers

Gateway of India

Hollywood of India

Maximum City

Mussoorie Uttarakhand Queen of the Mountains
Muzaffarpur Bihar The Land of Leechi Sweet City
Nagpur Maharashtra Orange City
New Delhi Delhi City of Rallies

World Cultural Capital

City of Warmth

Food Capital of Asia

Fashion Capital of India

Broadway City of India

Patiala Punjab Royal City
Panipat Haryana City of Weavers
Pondicherry Puducherry Paris of the East (†)
Pune Maharashtra Oxford of the East

Queen of Deccan

Ramagundam Telangana Coal city of India

Manchester of India

Rishikesh Uttarakhand City of Sages

Yoga City

Solapur Maharashtra Textile City of India

Manchester of India

Siliguri West Bengal Gateway to the Dooars
Shillong Meghalaya Scotland of the East
Tezpur Assam City of Blood
Sivakasi Tamil Nadu Little Japan
Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu Halwa city of India

Oxford city of Southindia

City of paddy fields

Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu Rock Fort City
Tiruppur Tamil Nadu Knitwear Capital of India

Dollar City of India

Tuticorin Tamil Nadu Pearl City

Salt Capital of Tamil Nadu

Udaipur Rajasthan White City

City of Lakes

Venice of the East (†)

Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Spiritual capital of India

Oldest city in the world

Jodhpur Rajasthan Blue City

Sun City

Nashik Maharashtra Wine capital of India

Grape city of India

California of India

Surat Gujarat Diamond City Of India

City Of Bridges

Textile city Of India

Trivandrum Kerala Evergreen City of India
Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh City Of Destiny
Zunheboto Nagaland Land Of Warriors
Patna Bihar Land of Great Ashoka