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27 Important Indian Cities and their Nicknames | General Awareness

In this article, we will look into all important Indian Cities and their Nicknames. There are total of 4000 cities in India including three mega cities – Delhi UA, Greater Mumbai UA and Kolkata UA. Some of those Cities are famous for their Nicknames across the Country. We will go through some of those famous nicknames which can be asked in multiple competitive exams. More on wikipedia.

Important Indian Cities and their Nicknames | General Awareness

Indian Cities and their Nicknames

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1. Nashik is called the Wine Capital of India

Nashik is called the Wine Capital of India because half of India’s vineyards and wineries are located here. Nashik is located in the State of Maharashtra.

2. Jalgaon is called the Banana City of India

Jalgaon is called the Banana City of India because the region contributes approximately two-thirds of Maharashtra’s banana production.

3. Jodhpur is called the Sun City and Blue City

As per the beliefs the color blue is associated with Lord Shiva, who drink the vicious poison Halala during the Samudra Manthan, in order to save the planet. This venom turned his body blue and since then, his followers consider it to be a sacred color. Owing to its sacredness, many of his followers who were settled in the region daubed their houses in blue hues, so the town received the name, Blue City.
Jodhpur is also called the Sun city because the weather remains bright and sunny all around the year, and to keep the houses cool Blue color is used on the Houses.

4. Jaipur is called Pink City

In past, during the rule of Sawai Ram Singh I, the city was painted pink to welcome HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales in 1876. Many of the avenues still remain painted in pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the nick name Pink City.

5. Ahmedabad is called Manchester of the East and Boston of India

Ahmedabad is called the Boston of India because Ahmedabad stands as a hub to many progressive ideologies of commerce, communication, population and infrastructure. Ahmedabad is also called the Manchester of India because of similarity with the famous cotton textile center of Manchester, Great Britain.

6. Surat is called Diamond city of India

Surat is known as the Diamond city of India because Surat is a hub for Diamond cutting and polishing. 90 per cent of the World’s diamonds are polished in this city.

7. Lucknow is called the City of Nawabs

As per the beliefs, Lucknow is called the the City of Nawabs because of its culture and history. Nawabs ruled for many years in Awadh (new name Lucknow). The Nawabs of Awadh, Acquired the name after reign of the third Nawab when Lucknow became their capital.

8. Muzaffarpur is called the Land of Leechi

Muzaffarpur is known as the land of Leechi because it is famous for Shahi. Shahi Leechi of Muzaffarpur has the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

9. Mumbai is called the Financial Capital of India, Film City of India and City of Dreams

Mumbai is known as the Financial or commercial capital of India because Mumbai is a place for important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies.

10. Nagpur is called the Orange City of India

Nagpur is known as the Orange City of India because of major trade center of oranges cultivated in large part of the region.

11. Coorg is called the Scotland of India

Coorg is known as the Scotland of India and is also known as the Kashmir of South because of its breath-taking sceneries. The striking similarities between the two places (Coorg and Scotland) in terms of geography, terrain, architecture, atmosphere, climate and numerous fresh water bodies.

12. Kolkata is called the City of Joy

Kolkata is called the City of Joy because of its soulful embodiment of culture, love, food, mystery, respect and amazing sweet delicacies. This city can never leave you disheartened.

13. Asansol is called the Land of Black Diamond

Asansol is known as the Land of Black Diamond because this city is the major producers of coal in India. Asansol is also known as the City of Brotherhood.

14. Hyderabad is called City of Pearls

Hyderabad is known as the City of Pearls because of its booming pearl processing and trading industry that has been supplying the finest of pearl Jewellery to India and the rest of the world.

15. Calicut or Kozhikode is called City of Spices

Kozhikode is known as the City of Spices due to its role as the chief trading point of eastern spices.

16. Kerala is called Spice Garden of India

Kerala is known as the Spice Garden of India because it has a variety of spices and is world famous for it. Many spices are grown in Kerala such as White pepper, star anise, Vanilla and Mace. Kerala is also known as the God’s own country.

17. Amritsar is called the Golden Temple City

Amritsar is known as the Golden Temple City because the Golden Temple the holiest shrine for the Sikhs is located in this city.

18. Jaisalmer is called the Golden City

Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City because of the yellow sandstone used in the architecture.

19. Jamshedpur is called the Steel City of India and Pittsburgh of India

Jamshedpur in Jharkhand is known as the Steel City of India because the first steel plant by TATA was here and almost the entire town works in the steel industry.

20. Dhanbad is called the Coal Capital of India

Dhanbad is known as the Coal Capital of India for housing one of the largest coal mines of India. Jharia is the largest coal producer in India and it is situated in Dhanbad.

21. Panipat is called City of Weavers

Panipat is known as the City of Weavers because it produces textiles and carpets. It is the biggest center for quality blankets and carpets in India and has a hand loom weaving industry.

22. Kannauj is called the Perfume capital of India

Kannauj is known as the perfume capital of India because of its famous attar. For many years the highly fragrant roses from Kannauj have gone into the creation of rose Attar (perfume) using time tested distillation methods.

23. Kochi is called the Queen of the Arabian Sea

Kochi is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea due to is spice trading centre on the west coast of India and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants.

24. Kollam is called the Prince of the Arabian Sea and Cashew capital of India

Kollam is known as the Cashew capital of India due to its large processing unit of cashew. There are more than 600 cashew processing units in Kollam. The processed cashews are exported various countries worldwide every year. Kollam is also known as the Prince of the Arabian Sea.

25. Bangalore is called as the Silicon Valley of India, Garden City of India, Space City of India and Science City of India

Bangalore is called the Silicon Valley of India due to its role as the national’s leading information technology (IT) exporter.

26. Bhubaneswar is called the Temple City of India

Bhubaneswar is known as the Temple City of India because of the 700 temples which once stood here. The city is named after Tribhuvanshwar that means lords of three worlds.

27. Akola or Yavatmal is called the Cotton City of India

Akola is known as the Cotton city of India because it is the largest producer of Cotton in India.

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