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Capital of Indian States

Srinagar/Jammu
  • Located on river Jhelum
  • Srinagar – Summer capital, Jammu –Winter capital
  • Famous for Woolen cloths, silk cloths, carpets & handicrafts
Shimla
  • Located on Dhauladhar range
  • Capital of Himachal Pradesh
  • Was India’s summer capital at the time of Britishers
  • Central Potato research institute is located at kufri near Shimla
Chandigarh
  • Located in Tarai regions of Himalaya
  • Capital of Punjab, Haryana & a union territory itself
  • Known as Planned city
  • Famous for Rock Garden
  • HQ of Central Scientific instruments organization
Dehradun
  • Capital of Uttarakhand
  • Famous for Forest research institute
  • Famous for Rajaji national park
Jaipur
  • Known as Pink city, it is the capital of Rajasthan, famous for its palaces
  • Also Famous for Marbles and cutting & polishing of precious stones
  • NH – 8 joins it with Delhi, Ahmedabad & Mumbai
Gandhinagar
  • Located on the banks of Sabarmati
  • Famous for Akshardham Mandir & Institute of Plasma research
Lucknow
  • Located on banks of Gomati
  • known as city of Nawabs
  • Famous for its embroidery work & Chicken cloths
Patna
  • Located on banks of Ganaga
  • Capital of Bihar
  • Ancient name : Patliputra
Ranchi
  • Located on the bank of Subarnrekha river in chhotanagpur plateau
  • Famous for Tribal Research Institute
  • Center of forest Productivity
Kolkata
  • Located on bank of Hooghly
  • Capital of West Bengal
Raipur
  • Capital of Chhattisgarh
  • Famous for its diamond deposits
  • Udyanti wildlife sanctuary lies here
Bhubaneshwar
  • Capital of orissa
  • Famous Temples → Konark Sun Temple & Lingaraja Temple
Hyderabad
  • Capital of Telangana
  • Located on banks of river Musi
  • Also known as Information Technology or IT city
  • Famous for Charminar & Salarjang Museum
Mumbai
  • Capital of Maharashtra, Known as Gateway of India
  • Also called as financial capital of India
  • Has 2nd largest film industry in the world after Hollywood
Chennai
  • Capital of Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for 1st cement producing unit
Panaji
  • Capital of Goa
  • Located on the banks of river Mandovi
  • National institute of oceanography located here
Bangalore
  • Capital of Karnataka
  • known as silicon valley & India’s electronic city

Capital of Indian States

Thiruvanthpuram
  • Capital of Kerala
  • Famous for cultivation of coconuts & fishing
Gangtok
  • Capital of Sikkim & an important Buddhist cultural center
  • Kanchenjunga National Park
  • Institute of technology of orchidarium
Itanagar
  • Capital of Arunachal Pradesh
Dispur
  • Capital of Assam
Shillong
  • Capital of Meghalaya
  • Located at khasi & Jaintia hills
  • Also known as Scotland of the east
Kohima
  • Capital of Nagaland, located at Naga hills
  • Graveyard of British soldiers died during 2nd world war
Imphal
  • Capital of Manipur
Agartala
  • Capital of Tripura
  • Located on Bangladesh Border
Aizawl
  • located at Mizo hills
  • known for its Lushai culture
  • Dampa wildlife sanctuary
Silvasa
  • Capital of Dadar & Nagar Haveli
  • Got its name from portuguese word Selva which means forests
Puducherry
  • Famous for Orvile Ashram established by Aurobindo Ghosh
Port Blair
  • Capital of A & N, situated in Bay of Bengal
  • Famous Tourist spot is its Cellular jail
Kavaratti
  • Capital of Lakshadweep
  • Located in Arabian sea
  • Surrounded by coral rocks
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2 Comments

  1. please update Andhra Pradesh also.

  2. There is missing note of Madhya Pradesh in the list.

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