The Indian States and Capitals

India is the seventh-largest country in the world. It has the second-highest population among other countries in the world that lies in Southern Asia. It is the Democratic Republic with a parliamentary system of government. The President is the constitutional head of the executive of the union. It comprises a total area of 3,287,263 square kilometres. It is challenging to manage a large country from one place, so the Indian constitution gives rights to the central government and makes states feel suitable. 

States and Capitals of India

India is a vast country, and it is unique by its unity in diversity. It is home to many cultures, religions and languages. There are 28 States and 8 Union Territories in India. The Governers are the head of the state executive and each state is ruled by Chief Ministers. As a citizen of India, we should know about the States and Capitals of India. Let us go through the list mentioned below to learn more about it.  

List of States and Capitals of India


Sl.No States Name Capital
1 Andhra Pradesh Amaravati
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
3 Assam Dispur
4 Bihar Patna
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur
6 Goa Panaji
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar
8 Haryana Chandigarh
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla
10 Jharkhand Ranchi
11 Karnataka Bengaluru
12 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
14 Maharashtra Mumbai
15 Manipur Imphal
16 Meghalaya Shillong
17 Mizoram Aizawl
18 Nagaland Kohima
19 Odisha Bhubaneswar
20 Punjab Chandigarh
21 Rajasthan Jaipur
22 Sikkim Gangtok
23 Tamil Nadu Chennai
24 Telangana Hyderabad
25 Tripura Agartala
26 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
27 Uttarakhand Dehradun (Winter)

Gairsain (Summer)

28 West Bengal Kolkata


Indian Cities and their Nicknames 

Every Indian city has a story behind its formation. Each city or region is correlated with the unique geographical positions, natural beauty and natural shapes like industries, lakes, agricultural products etc. Based on their characteristics, they are given nicknames. Here is the list of Nicknames of Indian Cities, which will be very helpful for the students to prepare for many competitive exams.

List of the Nicknames of the Indian Cities


Name of Cities Nicknames of the Cities
Bengaluru (Karnataka) 1. Silicon Valley of India

2. Space City

3. Science city of India

4. Garden City of India

Bhagalpur (Bihar) Silk City
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) 1. Detroit of Asia

2. Automobile Capital of India

3. Gate Way Of South India

4. India’s health capital

5. Electronic Manufacturing Hub in India

6. Banking Capital of India

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) Manchester of South India
Dibrugarh (Assam) Tea City of India
Hyderabad (Telangana) City of Pearls
Jaipur (Rajasthan) Pink City
Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) Steel City of India
Kolkata (West Bengal) City of Joy
Kolhapur (Maharashtra) City of Wrestlers
Kollam (Kerala) Cashew Capital of the World
Kochi (Kerala) Queen of Arabian Sea
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) The Gateway of Rayalaseema
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) City of Nawab
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) 1. City of Festivals

2. Temple city

3. Athens of the East

Mangalore (Karnataka) 1. Cradle Of Indian Banking

2. Gateway Of Karnataka

3. Rome Of The East

4. Petrochemical capital of South India

5. Ice cream capital of India

6. Jewel of the West Coast

7. City of cuisines

Mumbai (Maharashtra) 1. City of Seven Islands

2. Gateway of India

3. Hollywood of India

4. Maximum City

Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) Queen of the Mountains
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) The Land of Leech
Nagpur (Maharashtra) 1. Orange City

2. Tiger Capital

Akola (Maharashtra) The Cotton City
Patiala (Punjab) Royal City
Panipat (Haryana) City of Weavers
Pondicherry (Puducherry) Paris of the East
Pune (Maharashtra) 1. Oxford of the East

2. Queen of Deccan

Siliguri (West Bengal) Gateway to the Dooars
Surat (Gujarat) Diamond City
Tezpur (Assam) City of Blood
Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) 1. Oxford city of south India

2. Halwa city of India

3. City of paddy fields

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) Pearl City
Udaipur (Rajasthan) 1. White City

2. City of Lakes

3. Venice of the East

Trivandrum (Kerala) Evergreen City of India
Vadodara (Gujarat) 1. Banyan City

2. Cultural Capital of Gujarat/ Sanskari Nagari

3. Power Equipment Manufacturing Hub of India

4. Pensioners’ City


However, the list of the Indian states, capital cities and their nicknames is crucial for the examination purpose and it helps develop students’ general knowledge.