Nicknames of Indian Cities

What is Nickname?

A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing.

Why cities have Nicknames?

City nicknames can help establish a civic identity, help outsiders recognize a community, attract people to a community because of its nickname, promote civic pride, and build community unity.

It is also believed that the nicknames add economic value to the city.

Note: This table is designed for Government Entrance Exam Aspirants.

For example, Pearl City of India of Thoothukudi is entirely different from the City of Pearls of Telangana.

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  • Biryani Capital of World
  • Food Capital of South India
  • City of Pearls
  • Telugu Film Industry
  • Hi-tech City
  • Most livable city in India
2Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
  • City of Destiny
  • City of Maaf
3BiharMuzaffarpurThe Land of Leechi
4BiharBhagalpurSilk City of India
5BiharNalandaLand of Knowledge
6BiharGayaThe City of Enlightenment
7BiharPatnaThe City of Leaders and Knowledge
8BiharHajipurBananas City
9BiharMadhubaniThe City of Mithila and Madhubani Art
10ChhattisgarhChhattisgarhRice bowl of India
11ChhattisgarhNaya Raipur
  • Green City of India
  • Best Planned City of India
  • Safest City
  • Smart City
  • Law and Justice Capital of Chhattisgar
  • Industrial Capital of Chhattisgarh
  • City of Festivals
13ChhattisgarhRaipurCity of Ponds
14ChhattisgarhKorbaPower hub of Chhattisgarh
15ChhattisgarhJagdalpurTourism capital of Chhattisgarh
16ChhattisgarhKankerGateway of bastar
17ChhattisgarhDurgEducation Capital of Chhattisgarh
18ChhattisgarhBhilaiSteel City of India
  • India’s first world heritage City
  • Manchester City of India
  • Boston of India
  • Diamond City of the World
  • Textile City of India
  • Banyan City
  • Cultural Capital of Gujarat
  • Power Hub of India
24HaryanaKurukshetrCity of Mahabharata
25HaryanaPanipatCity of weavers
26HaryanaGurugramMillennium City of India
27HaryanaFaridabadIndustrial City of India
28Himachal PradeshShimlaQueen of hills
29Himachal PradeshMandi
  • Choti kashi
  • Varanasi of Hills
  • Cultural capital of Himachal
30Himachal PradeshSolanMushroom City of India
31Himachal PradeshDharamshalaMini Lahasa
32Himachal PradeshKinnaur
  • Valley of Gods
  • Suicide Point
33JharkhandJamshedpurSteel City of India
34JharkhandDhanbadCoal Capital of India
35KarnatakaBengaluru (Bengaluru)
  • Silicon Valley of India
  • Science City of India
  • Garden City of India
36KarnatakaCoorg (Kodagu)Scotland of India
37KarnatakaMangaluru (Mangalore)
  • Rome of The East
  • Ice Cream Capital of India
  • Gateway of Karnataka
  • Cradle of Indian banking
  • Sandalwood City
  • Cultural Capital of Karnataka
  • City of Palaces
  • Heritage City of Karnataka
  • Royal City of Karnataka
39KarnatakaShimogaWaterfalls Paradise of India
40KarnatakaChannapatnaTown of Toys
41KarnatakaSakleshpurPoor Man’s Ooty
42KarnatakaDavangereLand of Butter Dosa
43KarnatakaVijayapura, (Bijapur)
  • Land of Jawar roti
  • Groundnut Chatni
  • Switzerland of India
  • Coffee land of India
  • Steel City of India
  • Gani Nadu
  • Heritage/ history-filled
  • Land of Sufi Saints
  • Land of Toor dal
  • Crown Town of Karnataka
  • Land of Bidri Crafts
  • City of Brave Warriors
  • Chota Bombay
51KarnatakaKoppalLand of Kinhal Craft
  • City of Intellectuals
  • City of Temples
53KarnatakaChannagiriLand of Arecanut
54KarnatakaBhatkalMini Dubai
55KarnatakaKolar Gold FieldsGolden City of India
56KarnatakaMandyaSugar City
  • The Queen of Arabian Sea
  • Commercial Capital of Kerala
  • Judicial Capital of Kerala
  • Gateway to Kerala
  • Hub of Malayalam Film Industry
  • The Cultural Capital of Kerala
  • Land of Poorams
  • The land of Vadakkumnathan
  • Gold Capital of India
  • City of Lord Ananthapadmanabha
  • Evergreen City of India
  • Royal City of Kerala
60KeralaKozhikode (Calicut)City of Spices
61KeralaKannur (Cannanore)
  • City of Looms and Lores
  • The legend District in India
  • City of letters
  • City of Murals
  • City of latex
  • City of Lakes
63KeralaKollam (Quilon)
  • Cashew Capital of the World
  • Prince of the Arabian Sea
  • God’s Own Capital
  • Gateway to Backwaters
64KeralaAlappuzhaVenice of the East
  • Land of Seven Languages
  • Harkwillia
  • Land of Palm trees
  • Rice bowl of Kerala
67KeralaMalappuramSoccer Capital
68KeralaWayanadGod’s own district
69Madhya PradeshBhopalCity of Lakes
70Madhya PradeshDamoh
  • Heart of India
  • Heart oh Madhya Pradesh
71Madhya PradeshKundalpurCity of Bade Baba
72Madhya PradeshKhandwaCity of Kunds
73Madhya PradeshIndoreMini Mumbai
74Madhya PradeshJabalpurSanskardhani
75Madhya PradeshUjjainCity of Temples
  • City of Seven Island
  • City of Dreams
  • Gateway of India
  • Financial Capital of India
  • Entertainment Capital of India
  • Maximum City
  • City of Power Looms
  • Manchester of India
  • Capital of Unity
  • Textile Capital of India
  • Entertainment Capital of India
78MaharashtraSatara7 Star City
  • Grape City
  • Wine capital of India
  • California of India
  • Orange City
  • Tiger Capital of India
  • Heart of India
  • Geographical Capital of India
  • Oxford of the East
  • Queen of the Deccan
  • Cultural and Historical capital of Maharashtra
82MaharashtraKhamgaonSilver City
83MaharashtraAkolaCotton City of India
  • Banana City
  • Gold City
  • Textile City
  • City of Multi-cultural
  • City of Enjoyment
  • Temple City
  • Sports Capital of India
  • IT City of East India
  • Holy Capital
  • Spiritual Capital of Odisha
  • Cultural Capital of Odisha
  • Diamond City
89OdishaBrahmapurSilk City of Odisha
90OdishaRourkelaIndustrial Capital of odisha
  • Silver City
  • Dominant city of Ancient India
  • Millenium City
  • Linguistic Dominant of East
  • Gateway of East India
92PunjabPatialaRoyal City
93PunjabLudhianaManchester of India
94PunjabKapurthalaCity of gardens
95PunjabAboharAfrica of Punjab
96PunjabAmritsarCity of Golden temple
  • Pink City
  • Paris of India
  • Capital City
  • Largest City
  • City of Lakes
  • Venice of the East
  • White City
99RajasthanSariskaTiger Reserve
  • Blue City
  • Suncity
  • High Court City
  • Golden City
  • Desert City of India
102RajasthanBikanerCamel Country
  • Coaching capital of India
  • Industrial City
  • Smart City
  • City of Dreams
104RajasthanMakranaMarble City of India
  • Textile City
  • Manchester of Rajasthan
106Tamil NaduAmbur
  • Biryani Capitals of South Asia
  • Leather export hubs of India
107Tamil NaduChennai
  • City of flyovers
  • Banking capital of India
  • Detroit of Asia
  • Gateway of South India
  • Healthcare Capital of India
  • Cultural Capital of South India
  • IT hub of Tamil Nadu
  • Automobile hub of Asia
  • Birthplace of South film industry
108Tamil NaduErode
  • Turmeric City
  • Textile City
109Tamil NaduCoimbatore
  • Capital of Kongu Nadu
  • Capital of West Tamil Nadu
  • Engineering City of India
  • Hardware City of India
  • Sports Capital of South India
  • Manchester of South India
110Tamil NaduTiruppur
  • Knit Wear Capital of India
  • Textile City
  • Dollar City
111Tamil NaduKarur
  • Home Textile Capital of India
  • Handloom City
  • Bus Body City
112Tamil NaduNamakkal
  • Boring Capital of India
  • Egg City
  • Transport City
  • Poultry Town
113Tamil NaduSalem
  • Steel City
  • Mango City
  • Sago City
  • Industrial City
  • Little England
  • Rose City
  • Chill City
  • Gateway of Tamil Nadu
114Tamil NaduPalaniSpiritual Capital of Kongu Nadu
115Tamil NaduThoothukudi
  • Pearl City of India
  • Salt Capital of South India
  • Sea Gateway of Tamil Nadu
116Tamil NaduTirunelveli
  • City of paddy fields
  • Oxford of Southindia
117Tamil NaduYercaud
  • Poor Man’s Ooty
  • Jewel of the South
118Tamil NaduSivakasi
  • Little Japan
  • Crackers City of India
119Tamil NaduOotyQueen of Hill Stations
120Tamil NaduKodaikanalPrincess of Hill stations
121Tamil NaduKumbakonamTemple City of Tamil Nadu
122Tamil NaduMadurai
  • City Of Festivals
  • Sleepless City
  • City of Jasmine
  • Athens of east
123Tamil NaduVellore
  • Fort city of India
  • City with Golden Temple
  • City that started Indian Independence movement
124Tamil NaduOddanchatramVegetable City
125Tamil NaduKanchipuram
  • Temple City
  • Silk City of India
126Tamil NaduDindigulLock City
127Tamil NaduTrichy
  • Rock City
  • Banana City
128Uttar PradeshAyodhya
  • Legendary City
  • Birth Place of Lord Rama
  • Identity place of Hindus
129Uttar PradeshAligarh
  • City of Locks
  • City of Cultural
  • Gateway to Delhi NCR
  • Smart City
  • Shaan-E-Aligarh
130Uttar PradeshGorakhpurImportant city for India and Nepal relations
131Uttar PradeshJhansi
  • City of Rani Laxmi Bai
  • Gateway of Bundelkhand
132Uttar PradeshNoida
  • IT capital of North India
  • Singapore of India
  • India’s first Smart City
133Uttar PradeshAgra
  • City of Love
  • City of Taj
134Uttar PradeshFirozabadBangle city of India
135Uttar PradeshMeerutSports Capital of India
136Uttar PradeshVrindavanCity of widows
137Uttar PradeshGhaziabadGateway of Uttar Pradesh
138Uttar PradeshLucknow
  • City of Nawabs
  • Constantinople of East
  • Golden City of East
  • City of Tehzeeb
  • Happiest City
139Uttar PradeshKanpur
  • Manchester of the East
  • Leather City of the UP
  • Crossroad of National Highways
140Uttar PradeshKannaujPerfume city of India
141Uttar PradeshPrayag Raj
  • Sangam City
  • City of Prime Ministers
  • Abode of God
  • King of Pilgrims
142Uttar PradeshVaranasi
  • City of Ghats
  • City of Shiva
  • City of light
  • City of Temples
  • City of Music
  • Spiritual Capital of India
  • City of Trees
  • City of Lychees
  • City of Education
  • School Capital of India
144UttarakhandHaldwaniGateway to Kumaon
  • City of Gods
  • City of Saints
  • City of Pilgrimage
146UttarakhandMussoorieQueen of the Hills
147UttarakhandNainitalCity of Lakes
148UttarakhandPantnagarCapital of Green Revolution
  • City of Tigers
  • Safari City
  • Yoga City
  • International Capital of Yoga
  • City of Engineering
  • Tech City
152West BengalCalcutta
  • City of Joy
  • Joyful City
  • Cultural Capital of India
  • City of Palaces
  • City of Castles
  • Mecca of football
  • Gateway of East India
153West BengalHowrah
  • Glasgow of India
  • Sheffield of India
154West BengalSiliguri
  • Gateway of Northeast India
  • Gateway to the Dooars
155West BengalBarddhaman
  • City of Peace
  • Royal Heritage city of Bengal
156West BengalJalpaiguriCity of Dooars
157West BengalAsansolCity of Brotherhood
158West BengalDarjeeling
  • Queen of the Hills
  • Tea City
159West BengalKharagpurMini India
160West BengalMaldaMango City
161West BengalNadiaOxford of east
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