18 Fascinating Nicknames Of Famous Indian Cities That Define Their Spirit

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Updated on 25 Oct, 2015 at 12:11 am


Like people, prominent cities have their own nicknames. In the case of people, nicknames often become more popular than the given name. People acquire nicknames on the basis of their behaviour, forte, positive sides and other attributes. The same applies to cities; their spirit earn them their nicknames.

1. Udaipur

One of the smallest cities in the state of Rajasthan, Udaipur is known as “City of Lakes”, “White City” and also “Venice of East”.


2. Mumbai


All dreams come true in Mumbai, and hence the city is known as “City of Dreams”. It is also known by the names such as “Hollywood of India”, “Maximum City” and the “Financial Capital of India”.


3. Kolhapur

Besides the Kolhapuri Chappals and Kolhapuri dishes, the city of Kolhapur is alternately known as “City of Wrestlers”.


4. Jodhpur

Due to its walls and palaces all painted in blue, and the sunny weather throughout the year, city of Jodhpur is known by the names the “Blue City of India” and “Sun City”.


5. Amritsar

One of the heritage cities from the state of Punjab, Amritsar is known as “Golden City of India” because of the Golden Temple.


6. Bengaluru

Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka, is known by several names which include “Electronic City of India”, “Garden City of India”, “Space City”, and the “IT Capital of India”.


7. Coorg

Coorg, a city from the state of Karnataka, is popularly known as “Scotland of India”. It is one of the best places to rewind yourself.


8. Dibrugarh

A beautiful city from the state of Assam, Dibrugarh is known as the “Tea City of India”. It is situated along the banks of Brahmaputra which has contributed significantly in making the land a rich producer of tea in the country.


9. Darjeeling

A small town in the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is known as the “Queen of Hills”. It is located at the Mahabharata Range or the lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 6700 ft.


10. Hyderabad

The land of Charminar, city of Hyderabad is historically known by the names such as the “City of Pearls”, “City of Nizams”, “World Capital of Biryani” and the “Hi-tech City”.


11. Bhagalpur

Third largest city in eastern Bihar, Bhagalpur is popularly known as the “Silk City of India”. The city has been contributing for more than 100 years in production and supply of silk around the world.


12. Kolkata

Even the world celebrates the spirit of Kolkata. The city is known by several names and includes “City of Joy”, “City of Palaces”, “Cultural Capital of India” and “Heaven of Aged”.


13. Lucknow

India’s first CCTV city, Lucknow is famous by the names such as “City of Nawaabs”, “Shiraz-e-Hindi”, “Constantinople of the East” and the “Golden City of India”.


14. Madurai

Madurai in Tamil Nadu is known for its joy and spirit of festivals, hence is popularly known as the “Sleepless City” or “City of Festivals”. It is also known by different nicknames such as the “Temple City”, “City of Four Junctions”, and “The Athens of the East”.


15. Delhi

India’s capital city is famous for none other than rallies, and so got a nickname called “City of Rallies”.


16. Rishikesh

Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, this holy city is known as “World Capital of Yoga” or the “City of Sages”.


17. Pune

This beautiful city in Maharashtra is called as the “Oxford of East” or “Queen of Deccan”.


18. Vishakhapatnam

The largest city in Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam is popularly known by the names “City of Destiny” and the “Goa of the Eastern Coast”.




So there you are. If your city is not in the list but has a nickname, please do write in comments below.

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