Information on Cities and Towns of India

Information on Cities and Towns of India

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Nicknames of Indian Cities

      1) Jaisalmer----Golden City
      2) Jaipur----Pink City
      3) Jodhpur----Sun City
      4) Bengaluru----Garden City
      5) Lucknow----City of Nawabs
      6) Kutch----Flamingo City
      7) Udaipur----Lake City
      8) Kolkata----City of Palaces

Cities - Founders/Designers

      1. Bhopal ----Raja Bhoj
      2. Chandigarh----Le Corbusier - Designer
      3. Hyderabad----Quli Qutub Shah
      4. New Delhi----Edward Lutyens - Designer
      5. Jaipur Sawai ----Jai Singh
      6. Bhubhaneswar---- Dr. Otto Kolenigs Berger - Designer
      7. Fatehpur Sikri---- Akbar
      8. Agra----Badal Singh
      9. Nagpur Bhakt ----Buland
      10. Jaunpur----Feroz Shah Tughlaq (named after his father Mohd bin Tughlaq or Jauna Khan)

New Name & Old Name

      1. Chennai----Madras
      2. Kolkata----Calcutta
      3. Mumbai----Bombay
      4. Vadodara----Baroda
      5. Kozhikode----Calicut
      6. Kochi----Cochin
      7. Varanasi----Benares
      8. Thoothukud----i Tuticorin # Modern Name & Ancient Name
      9. Allahabad----Prayag
      10. Peshawar----Purushapura
      11. Patna----Patliputra
      12. Hyderabad----Bhagyanagar

Important Indus trial Towns of India Small

and Medium Scale Industries

      1. Adoni---- Andhra Pradesh---- Cotton Textile
      2. Aligarh----Uttar Pradesh----Locks
      3. Anand ----Gujarat ----Dairy
      4. Firozabad ----Uttar Pradesh----Glass
      5. Kanpur ----Uttar Pradesh----Leather
      6. Ludhiana----Punjab----Bicycle parts, sewing machines, hosiery.
      7. Jalandhar----Punjab----Sports goods
      8. Moradabad----Uttar Pradesh----Brass works
      9. Mysore----Karnataka----Silk
      10. Surat----Gujarat----Diamonds, textiles
      11. Sivakasi ---- Tamilnadu ---- Fireworks, matches
      12. Nepanagar ---- Madhya Pradesh ---- Newsprint
      13. Gadwal----Andhra Pradesh----Sarees
      14. Lucknow ---- Uttar Pradesh ---- Chikan embroidery

Dams and Rivers and Cities and Rivers

Dams and Rivers and Location

      1) Nagarjunasagar--- Krishna--- A.P
      2) Pochampad---Godavari ---A.P.
      3) Srisailam --- Krishna ---A.P.
      4) Sardar Sarovar---Narmada --- Gujarat
      5) Ukai---Tapti ---Gujarat
      6) Hirakud---Mahanadi ---Orissa
      7) Bhakra Nangal --- Sutlej---Punjab
      8) Pong (Maharana Pratap Sagar)---Beas--- Himachal Pradesh
      9) Thein (Ranjit Sagar)--- Ravi--- Punjab
      10) Baglihar---Chenab---Jammu & Kashmir
      11) Chutak---Suru---Jammu & Kashmir
      12) Panchet---Damodar ---Jharkhand
      13) Maithon---Barakar--- Jharkhand
      14) Tehri---Bhagirathi---Uttarakhand
      15) Koyna---Koyna---Maharashtra
      16) Mettur---Kaveri---Tamilnadu
      17) Krishnaraja Sagar---Kaveri---Karnataka
      18) Alamatti ---Krishna---Karnataka
      19) Mullaperiyar---Periyar---Kerala
      20) Gandhisagar---Chambal---Madhya Pradesh
      21) Nimoo Bazgo---Indus---Jammu & Kashmir

Cities and Rivers

      1) Delhi---Yamuna
      2) Agra---Yamuna
      3) Patna---Ganga
      4) Haridwar ---Ganga
      5) Allahabad ---confluence of Ganga and Yamuna
      6) Varanasi --- Ganga
      7) Guwahati ---Brahmaputra
      8) Kanpur ---Ganga
      9) Jabalpur---Narmada
      10) Bharuch --- Narmada
      11) Lucknow --- Gomti
      12) Hyderabad --- Musi
      13) Nasik--- Godavari
      14) Srinagar --- Jhelum
      15) Vijayawada --- Krishna
      16) Kolkata ---Hooghly
      17) Ahmedabad ---Sabarmati
      18) Surat --- Tapti
      19) Thiruchirapalli---Cauveri
      20) Cuttack --- Mahanadi
      21) Ayodhya ---Saryu
      22) Ludhiana---Sutlej
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