Check the fascinating List of Nicknames of Indian Cities

India is a vast country with a variety of cultures and histories. Every city has its own unique characteristics and features. These characteristics develop due to the city’s geographical locations, presence of industries, natural beauty, lakes, production of various agricultural/ non-agricultural products, etc. Different kinds of GK questions are often derived from the list of nicknames of Indian cities in examinations like SSC, UPSC, State PCS, Railways, Banking, etc.

The nicknames of Indian Cities often symbolize the specialty of cities. In this post, we are going to share a complete list of Nicknames of Indian Cities.

Nicknames of Famous Indian Cities

Nickname of the City Name of the cities Name of the state
Manchester of India Ahmedabad Gujarat
Commercial Capital of Gujarat Ahmedabad Gujarat
Financial Capital of Western India Ahmedabad Gujarat
Boston of India Ahmedabad Gujarat
Heritage City Ahmedabad Gujarat
Twin City (with Gandhinagar) Ahmedabad Gujarat
Night City Ahmedabad Gujarat
Khwaja ki Nagri Ajmer Rajasthan
The cotton city Akola Maharashtra
Venice of the east Alappuzha Kerala
Milk City Anand Gujarat
City of Brotherhood, Land of Black Diamond Asansol West Bengal
Land of Tigers Baghpat Uttar Pradesh
Baghi Ballia Ballia Uttar Pradesh
Butter City Bardoli Gujarat
Silicon Valley of India

Science city of India

Garden City of India

Bengaluru Karnataka
Silk City Bhagalpur Bihar
Temple city of Bengal Bishnupur West Bengal
Detroit of Asia Chennai Tamil Nadu
Healthcare Capital of India Chennai Tamil Nadu
Gate Way of South India Chennai Tamil Nadu
City of Flyovers Chennai Tamil Nadu
Electronic Manufacturing Hub in India Chennai Tamil Nadu
Banking Capital of India Chennai Tamil Nadu
Manchester of South India Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Textile City of India Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Engineering City of India Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Financial Capital of Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Pump City of India Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Queen of the hills Darjeeling West Bengal
Indian City of Love Dehradun Uttarakhand
Coal Capital of India Dhanbad Jharkhand
Tea City of India Dibrugarh Assam
Ruhr of India Durgapur West Bengal
Turmeric City of India Erode Tamil Nadu
The City of Enlightenment Gaya Bihar
Green City Gandhinagar Gujarat
Twin City (With Ahmedabad) Gandhinagar Gujarat
Chilli Capital of India Guntur Andhra Pradesh
Bananas City Hajipur Bihar
Land of Figurines Howrah West Bengal
Village of Reui Howrah West Bengal
City of Pearls Hyderabad Telangana
City of Nizams Hyderabad Telangana
Pink City of India Jaipur Rajasthan
Heritage City Jaipur Rajasthan
Rajwaro ka Shahar Jaipur Rajasthan
Steel City of India Jamshedpur Jharkhand
Pittsburg of India Jamshedpur Jharkhand
Blue City Jodhpur Rajasthan
Sun City Jodhpur Rajasthan
City of Looms and Lores Kannur Kerala
Leather City Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Land of Seven Languages Kasaragod Kerala
Hrkwillia Kasaragod Kerala
The Queen of the Arabian Sea Kochi Kerala
Commercial Capital of Kerala Kochi Kerala
Judicial Capital of Kerala Kochi Kerala
Gateway of Kerala Kochi Kerala
Hub of Malayalam Film Industry Kochi Kerala
Scotland of India Kodagu Karnataka
Princess of Hill stations Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu
City of Joy Kolkata West Bengal
Cultural Capital of India Kolkata West Bengal
City of Surprises Kolkata West Bengal
City of Passion Kolkata West Bengal
Heaven of the Aged Kolkata West Bengal
City of Buildings Kolkata West Bengal
City of Palaces Kolkata West Bengal
City of Castles Kolkata West Bengal
Capital of West Bengal Kolkata West Bengal
Cashew Capital of the World Kollam Kerala
City of Wrestlers Kolhapur Maharashtra
City of Spices Kozhikode Kerala
Land of Figurines Krishnanagar West Bengal
The gateway of Rayalaseema Kurnool Andhra Pradesh
Cambridge of South India Kumbakonam Tamil Nadu
City of Nawabs Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
City of Festivals Madurai Tamil Nadu
City of Jasmine Madurai Tamil Nadu
Athens of the East Madurai Tamil Nadu
Capital of Pandya Nadu Madurai Tamil Nadu
Soccer Capital Malappuram Kerala
Mango City Malda West Bengal
Ice cream capital of India Mangaluru Karnataka
Gateway of Karnataka Mangaluru Karnataka
Rome of The East Mangaluru Karnataka
City of Tribal Tradition Midnapore West Bengal
City of Seven Islands Mumbai Maharashtra
Gateway of India Mumbai Maharashtra
Hollywood of India Mumbai Maharashtra
Queen of the Mountains Mussoorie Uttarakhand
The Land of Leechi Muzaffarpur Bihar
Sandalwood City Mysuru Karnataka
Cultural Capital of Karnataka Mysuru Karnataka
Oxford of Bengal Nabadwip West Bengal
Orange City Nagpur Maharashtra
Tiger Capital Nagpur Maharashtra
Queen of Hill Stations Ooty Tamil Nadu
Land of Palm trees Palakkad Kerala
Rice bowl of Kerala Palakkad Kerala
Royal City Patiala Patiala
City of Weavers Panipat Haryana
Paris of the East Puducherry Tamil Nadu
City of Dawn Puducherry Tamil Nadu
Oxford of the East Pune Maharashtra
Queen of Deccan Pune Maharashtra
Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh Rajamahendravaram Andhra Pradesh
Adventure Capital of India Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Rafting Capital of India Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Yoga Capital of the World Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Gateway to the Dooars Siliguri West Bengal
City of Hospitality Siliguri West Bengal
City of Diamonds Surat Gujarat
Silk City of India Surat Gujarat
Poor Man’s Ooty Sakleshpur Karnataka
Tiger Reserve Sariska Rajasthan
Andhra Paris Tenali Andhra Pradesh
Dollar City of India Tiruppur Tamil Nadu
Textile Capital of Tamil Nadu Tiruppur Tamil Nadu
Baniyan City Tiruppur Tamil Nadu
Knit Wear Capital of India Tiruppur Tamil Nadu
Pearl City Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu
Gateway of Tamil Nadu Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu
The Cultural Capital of Kerala Thrissur Kerala
Land of Poorams Thrissur Kerala
The land of Vadakkumnathan Thrissur Kerala
Gold capital of India Thrissur Kerala
City of Blood Tezpur Assam
Oxford city of south India Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu
Halwa city Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu
City of paddy fields Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu
Evergreen City of India Trivandrum Kerala
White City Udaipur Rajasthan
City of Lakes Udaipur Rajasthan
Venice of the East Udaipur Rajasthan
Banyan City Vadodara Gujarat
Cultural Capital of Gujarat/ Sanskari Nagari Vadodara Gujarat
Power Hub of India Vadodara Gujarat
Pensioners’ City Vadodara Gujarat

Stories behind Nicknames of Indian City

There are some interesting stories behind the nicknames of Indian cities. Let’s go through some of these fascinating stories.

Amritsar – The Golden City – Amritsar is called the golden city due to its magnificent Golden Temple. It is the most sacred shrine in the world for the Sikh Community. Every year, it attracts even more visitors than Taj Mahal.

Bangaluru – The Silicon Valley of India – This city was also known by the name of “The Garden City”. Earlier, the city was famous for its lush Victorian-style gardens with majestic fountains and water bodies. Now, things have changed. Bangalore is the IT-hub of India. According to an article published in “The New York Times” Bangalore can be the next Silicon Valley. It can even replace the original one.

Ahmedabad – The Manchester of India – Ahmedabad got this name due to its great textile industry. It rose to fame in the late 1800s when soft cotton textiles were exported throughout the world. At this time, this city becomes the main trade unit between northern and southern India.

Chennai – “The Detroit of South India” – Chennai is the industrial and commercial capital of India. It also holds the status of being the automobile giant of India. The reason why Chennai got this nickname is because of the presence of ports, coupled with engineering masterminds.

Kolkata – The City of Joy – The name City of Joy for Kolkata comes from Dominique Lapierre’s novel of the same name. Kolkata is no less than a rollercoaster ride in extra slow motion. The city has a laid-back nature and faces of the people are always happy.

Varanasi – The City of temples – Varanasi is known in the world by many other names including Banaras and Kashi. As per Hindu mythology, Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. The city has thousands of temples dating back to 1000 BCE.

Udaipur – The City of Lakes – The city of Udaipur has been caressed by the royal of Rajasthan for over 1400 years. Located in the laps of the Aravali Mountains, Udaipur is blessed with a large number of beautiful lakes. This is the reason why Udaipur is called the city of lakes.

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