Popular Names of Indian Cities

Here is a summary of popular names and nick names of Indian cities.

Name of the CityNicknamesState
Agra
  • City of Taj
  • Petha Nagari
Uttar Pradesh
Ahmedabad
  • Boston of India
  • Manchester of India
Gujarat
Allahabad or Prayagraj
  • Abode of the God
  • City of Prime Ministers
  • Sangam City
Uttar Pradesh
AmritsarGolden City of IndiaPunjab
AsansolLand of Black DiamondWest Bengal
Bengaluru or Banglore
  • Electronic City of India
  • Garden City of India
  • IT Capital of India
  • Science city of India
  • Silicon Valley of India
  • Space City
Karnataka
BhagalpurThe Silk City of IndiaBihar
BhopalCity of LakesMadhya Pradesh
IndoreMini MumbaiMadhya Pradesh
Bhimavaram
  • City of Prawns
  • Second Bardoli of India
Andhra Pradesh
BhubaneswarTemple City of IndiaOdisha
ChandigarhThe City BeautifulChandigarh
Chennai
  • Auto Hub of India
  • Detroit of Asia
  • Gateway of South India
  • Health Capital of India
  • Banking Capital of India
  • Motor city of India
Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore
  • Textile City of India
  • Manchester of South India
  • Capital of Kongunadu
  • Engineering City of India
Tamil Nadu
CoorgScotland of IndiaKarnataka
DarjeelingQueen of the HillsWest Bengal
DhanbadThe Coal Capital of IndiaJharkhand
ShillongScotland of EastMeghalaya
DibrugarhTea City of IndiaAssam
DurgapurRur of IndiaWest Bengal
GandhinagarGreen CityGujarat
GunturCity of Chillies , City of SpicesAndhra Pradesh
GuwahatiGateway of North East IndiaAssam
NilgiriBlue MountainsTamil Nadu
Hyderabad
  • City of Pearls
  • City of Nizams
  • Hightech City
  • World Capital of Biryani
  • Bangle City
Telangana
Hyderabad-SecunderabadTwin CityTelangana
Jaipur
  • City of Palaces
  • Paris of India
  • Pink City
Rajasthan
JaisalmerGolden City of IndiaRajasthan
Jamshedpur
  • Pittsburgh of India
  • Steel City of India
Jharkhand
Jodhpur
  • Blue City
  • Sun City
Rajasthan
Kakinada
  • City of Kaja
  • Pensioners Paradise
Andhra Pradesh
Kanpur
  • Leather City of the World
  • Manchester of North India
Uttar Pradesh
KashmirSwitzerland of IndiaJammu and Kashmir
Kochi or Cochin
  • Gateway to Kerala
  • Queen of the Arabian Sea
  • Garden of Spices
Kerala
Kolkata
  • City of Joy
  • City of Palaces
  • Cultural Capital of India
  • Gateway of Eastern India
  • Heaven of the Aged
  • City of Castles
  • City of Buildings
West Bengal
KolhapurCity of WrestlersMaharashtra
Kollam
  • Cashew Capital of the World
  • Gateway to Backwaters
  • Prince of Arabian sea
Kerala
Lucknow
  • City of Nawabs
  • Constantinople of the East
  • Shiraz-e-Hind
  • The Golden City of India
Uttar Pradesh
Madurai
  • Athens of the East
  • City of Festivals
  • City of Four Junctions
  • Sleepless City
  • Temple City
Tamil Nadu
MaldaMango CityWest Bengal
Mangalore
  • Cradle of Indian Banking
  • Gateway of Karnataka
  • Rome of the East
Karnataka
Mumbai
  • City of Dreams
  • City of Seven Islands
  • Financial Capital of India
  • Gateway of India
  • Hollywood of India
  • Maximum City
  • Maya Nagari
Maharashtra
MundiPower Hub CityMadhya Pradesh
MussoorieQueen of the Mountains,Hill Queen CityUttarakhand
Mysore
  • Green City
  • Heritage City
  • Sandal Wood City
Karnataka
NagpurOrange CityMaharashtra
NainitalCity of LakesUttarakhand
Nasik
  • California of India
  • Grape city of India
  • Wine capital of India
Maharashtra
New DelhiCity of RalliesDelhi
PatialaRoyal City Punjab
Panipat City of Handloom
City of Weavers
Haryana
Palanpur
  • City of Diamonds
  • Flower City
Gujrat
PondicherryParis of the EastPuducherry
PrayagAbode of the GodUttar Pradesh
PuneQueen of DeccanMaharashtra
PuruliaManbhum CityWest Bengal
RajahmundryCultural CityAndhra Pradesh
Rishikesh
  • City of Sages
  • Yoga City
Uttrakhand
Siliguri
  • City of Hospitality
  • Gateway to the Doors
West Bengal
SrinagarCity of lakesJammu and Kashmir
Surat
  • City Of Diamonds
  • Diamond City Of India
  • Textile city Of India
Gujarat
TezpurCity of BloodAssam
ThaneCity of LakesMaharashtra
Tiruchirappalli
  • Energy equipment and fabrication capital of India
  • Rock Fort City
  • Tucker Trichy
Tamil Nadu
Tirunelveli
  • City of Paddy fields
  • Halwa city of India
  • Oxford city of South India
Tamil Nadu
Udaipur
  • City of Lakes
  • Venice of the East
  • White City
Rajasthan
Vadodara
  • Banyan City
  • Cultural City Of India
  • Sayaji Nagari
  • World Capital Of Garba
Gujarat
VaniyambadiLeather city of South IndiaTamil Nadu
Varanasi or Benares or Banaras or Kashi 
  • City of Lights
  • City of Temples
  • City of Learning
  • Holy City
  • Oldest living city on Earth
  • Religious capital of India
  • Spiritual capital of India
Uttar Pradesh
VijayawadaThe Place of VictoryAndhra Pradesh
VisakhapatnamCity Of Destiny
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
  • City of Lakes
  • City of Temples
  • Second city of Nizam
Telangana
ZunhebotoLand Of WarriorsNagaland
TenaliAndhra ParisAndhra Pradesh
MuzzaffarpurLychee CityBihar
BardoliButter CityGujarat
GurgaonMillennium CityHaryana
MeerutSports Capital of india, Scissor CityUttar Pradesh
AurovilleCity of DawnPondicherry
CuttackSilver CityOrissa
YavatmalCotton CityMaharashtra
Ichalkaranji Manchester of MaharashtraMaharashtra
YercaudPoor Man’s OotyTamil Nadu
SalemMango CityTamil Nadu
NamakkalEgg CityTamil Nadu
Tiruchirappali or TrichyRock Fort City, Energy Equipment & Fabrication Capital of IndiaTamil Nadu
NilgrisBlue MountainsTamil Nadu
TuticorinPearl City, Pearl Harbor of IndiaTamil Nadu
AlappuzhaVenice of the EastKerala
Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
  • City of Statues
  • Evergreen City of India
Kerala
ItanagarLand of Rising SunArunachal Pradesh
Dispur (A locality in the Guwahati city, which is capital of Assam)City of TemplesAssam
NoidaIT Capital of NCRNCR-National Capital Region
ShimlaThe Queen of HillsHimachal Pradesh
Ludhiana
  • Manchester of Punjab, 
  • City of industries, 
  • Home of cycles
Punjab
DharmavaramSilk City of Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh
PidugurallaLime CityAndhra Pradesh
Tirupati
  • Spiritual Capital of India, S
  • piritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
MadanapalliAndhra OotyAndhra Pradesh
Nalandaland of knowledgeBihar
KorbaPower hub of IndiaChhattisgarh
JagdalpurTourism capital of ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh
BhilaiSteel City of IndiaChhattisgarh
KankerGateway of BastarChhattisgarh
Sakleshpur Poor Man's OotyKarnataka
Kozhikode (Calicut)City of SpicesKerala
Kannur (Cannanore)City of Looms and LoresKerala
Kottayam
  • City of letters (Aksharanagri),
  • City of Murals, 
  • City of latex, 
  • City of lakes
Kerala
Kasaragod
  • Land of Palm trees, 
  • Rice bowl of Kerala
Kerala
Thrissur
  • The Cultural capital of Kerala, 
  • Land of Poorams, 
  • The land of Vadakkumnathan, 
  • Gold capital of India.
Kerala
WayanadGod’s own districtKerala
UjjainCity Of TemplesMadhya Pradesh