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The nicknames of the cities or regions are associated with the unique characteristics such as unique geographical position, natural beauty, natural formations like lakes, type of industry, large and quality production of particular agriculture products etc. Sometimes, it also symbolises the descriptive name for a place or region such as sobriquets and slogans which have been known by historically, officially and unofficially, to locals, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce. Here, we are giving the list of Indian Cities and their Nicknames which will be very helpful for the preparation of different competitive examinations.


Indian Cities and Their Nicknames

City State Nickname/Nicknames
Agra Uttar Pradesh  Taj Nagari
Ahmedabad Gujarat
  • Boston of India
  • Manchester of India
Allahabad Uttar Pradesh
  •  Abode of the God
  • Sangam City
  • City of Prime Ministers
Amritsar Punjab Golden City
Asansol West Bengal Land of Black Diamond
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
Bhagalpur Bihar The Silk City of India
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh City of Lakes
Indore Madhya Pradesh Mini Mumbai
Bhubaneswar Odisha Temple City of India
Chandigarh Chandigarh The City Beautiful
Chennai Tamil Nadu
  • Gateway of South India
  • Detroit of Asia
  • Auto Hub of India
  • Health Capital of India
Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  • Textile City of India
  • Manchester of South India
  • The Pump City
Coorg Karnataka Scotland of India
Darjeeling West Bengal The Queen of the Hills
Dhanbad Jharkhand The Coal Capital of India
Shillong Meghalaya Scotland of East
Dibrugarh Assam Tea City of India
Durgapur West Bengal Ruhr of India
Gandhinagar Gujarat Green city
Guwahati Assam Gateway of North East India
Nilgiri Tamil Nadu Blue Mountains
Hyderabad Telangana
  • City of Pearls
  • City of Nizams
  • World Capital of Biryani
  • HITECH City
Jaipur Rajasthan
  • Pink City
  • Paris of India
  • City of Palaces
Jaisalmer Rajasthan Golden City of India
Jamshedpur Jharkhand
  • Steel City of India
  • Pittsburgh of India
Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
  • Leather City of the World
  • Manchester of North India
Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Switzerland of India
Kochi Kerala
  • Gateway to Kerala
  • Queen of the Arabian Sea
Kolkata West Bengal
  • City of Joy
  • City of Palaces
  • Cultural Capital of India
  • Gateway of Eastern India
  • Heaven of the Aged
Kolhapur Maharashtra City of Wrestlers
Kollam Kerala
  • Prince of Arabian sea
  • Cashew Capital of the World
  • Gateway to Backwaters
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
  • Shiraz-e-Hind
  • Constantinople of the East
  • The Golden City of India
  • City of Nawabs
Madurai Tamil Nadu
  • Athens of the East
  • City of Festivals
  • City of Four Junctions
  • Temple city
  • Sleepless City
Malda West Bengal Mango City
Mangalore Karnataka
  • Rome of the East
  • Cradle of Indian Banking
  • Gateway of Karnataka
Mumbai Maharashtra
  • City of Seven Islands
  • Financial Capital of India
  • Maya Nagari
  • City of Dreams
  • Gateway of India
  • Hollywood of India
  • Maximum City
Mundi Madhya Pradesh Power Hub City
Mussoorie Uttarakhand Queen of the Mountains
Mysore Karnataka
  • Heritage City
  • Green City
Nagpur Maharashtra Orange City
Nainital Uttarakhand City of Lakes
New Delhi Delhi City of Rallies
Patiala Punjab Royal City
Panipat Haryana
  • City of Weavers
  • City of Handloom
Pondicherry Puducherry Paris of the East
Prayag Uttar Pradesh Abode of the God
Pune Maharashtra Queen of Deccan
Purulia West Bengal Manbhum City
Rishikesh Uttrakhand
  • City of Sages
  • Yoga City
Siliguri West Bengal
  • Gateway to the Dooars
  • City of Hospitality
Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir City of lakes
Tezpur Assam City of Blood
Thane Maharashtra City of Lakes
Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
  • Rock Fort City
  • Energy equipment and fabrication capital of India
  • Tucker Trichy
Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu
  • City of Paddy fields
  • Oxford city of South India
  • Halwa city of India
Udaipur Rajasthan
  • White City
  • City of Lakes
  • Venice of the East
Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
  • Spiritual capital of India
  • Religious capital of India
  • City of Lights
  • City of Temples
  • City of Learning
  • Oldest living city on Earth
  • Holy City
Jodhpur Rajasthan
  • Blue City
  • Sun City
Nasik Maharashtra
  • Wine capital of India
  • Grape city of India
  • California of India
Surat Gujarat
  • Diamond City Of India
  • City Of Diamonds
  • Textile city Of India
Vadodara Gujarat
  • Cultural City Of India
  • Sayaji Nagari
  • Banyan City
  • World Capital Of Garba
Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh City Of Destiny
Kakinada Andhra Pradesh
  • Pensioners Paradise
  • City of Kaja
Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh The Place of Victory
Bhimavaram Andhra Pradesh
  • Second Bardoli of India
  • City of Prawns
Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh Cultural City
Guntur Andhra Pradesh City of Chillies
Vaniyambadi Tamil Nadu Leather city of South India
Warangal Telangana
  • City of Lakes
  • City of Temples
  • Second city of Nizam
Zunheboto Nagaland Land Of Warriors


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