Published on September 25, 2013
State Capitals of India There are 28 states, therefore there are 28 state capitals. As Chandigargh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana as well as it is a union territory, there are 28+1 state capitals.
India • India’s National Capital Territory is Delhi. • India extends to 3,214km in north-south and 2,933km. in east-west. • It has Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar as it’s neighbouring countries.
Srinagar • Srinagar is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. • It is situated on the river Jhelum in the heart of the Vale of Kashmir. • It is connected to Leh via the Zoji La pass. • Saffron and mushroom are the distinctive products raised in the Vale of Kashmir. • A Rs. 6.5 crore Software Technology park has been commissioned at Ragreth, Srinagar. Dal Lake Shikara
Simla • The capital of Himachal Pradesh is Simla. • Derives its name from goddess 'Shayamla Devi', which is another manifestation of Goddess Kali. • Capital of Himachal Pradesh is the leading town and the centre of education. • An important hill station of India famous for adventure sports. • Winter in Shimla is known as the season of "Long moon- night." Simla apples
Chandigarh • Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab . • The name Chandigarh translates as "The Fort of Chandi". The name is derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, in the city. • It is also referred to as The City Beautiful due to its beautiful surroundings, central grid of gardens, each to dedicated to different species of flora. Rock Garden
Jaipu r • Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. • It is also famous as “Pink City”. • High concentration of sheep of good quality fleece. • Manufacturing centre of woolen goods such as carpets. • An important centre for cutting and polishing of precious stones, brass and enamelware. • Famous for Amer fort and Hawa Mahal. Amer Fort
Gandhinagar • Situated to the north of Ahemdabad. • New capital and administrative city of Gujarat. • It has greenery all around, clean roads, designed in sectors. - Center for government offices - Infocity : IT offices & good shopping and food shops around it - Akhshardham temple - Sarita Udhyan : a nice public garden - Mahatma Gandhi temple : by gov of gujarat, vibrant Gujarat summits are being organised here. Sarita Udyaan
Lucknow • Capital city of Uttar Pradesh. • Situated on the right bank of the river Gomti. • Important industries: Aircraft (frames) manufacturing industry and art industries. Bara Imambara
DehraDun • Capital city of Uttranchal. • Famous for military and forest trading centre.
Patna • Situated on the right bank of Ganges. • Capital city of Bihar. • Popular Destinations • Har Mandir Saheb Patliputra Teerth Patna Zoo Bari Patan Devi Temple Choti Patan Devi Temple Gandhi Maidan Golghar Hardinge Park Khuda Baksh Oriental Library Kumhrar Mahatma Gandhi Setu Mahaveer Mandir Muner Padri Ki Haveli Pathar ki Masjid Patna Golf Club Patna Museum Patna Planetarium Rajendra Smriti Museum
Ranchi • Capital of Jharkhand. • Located in the Chotanagpur Plateau. • Heavy machine tool plants, Foundry forge plant, heavy machine building plant are important industries. • An important centre of raw lac collection. • Birth place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain of Indian Cricket Team)
Kolkata • Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. • It is situated on the banks of river Hoogly. • Third largest city in India. • Manufacturing centre of jute goods. • Metro was first launched in India here. • Hand-Pulled rickshaws and trams. • The famous cricket ground Eden garden is situated here. Metro Eden Garden
Bhopal • Capital city of Madhya Pradesh. • Situated on the fertile lava tract. • Well known for its embroidery on silk and satin. • Dry cell batteries and electrodes are also manufactured. • It is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India. Silk
Raipur • Capital city of Chattisgargh. • There are huge reserves of diamond. Diamond
Bhubaneshwar • Capital city of Orissa and also known as “The Cathedral City of India” on account of it’s numerous temples. • It is famous for the Lingaraj Temple. • On the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar the largest lion safari of India and the only white Tiger Safari of the world located. Lingaraj Temple Filgiri work Chilika Lake
Hyderabad • Capital city of Andhra Pradesh. • Largest town and the leading industrial and trade centre of the region • Its twin city is Secunderabad. Charminar Salar-jung museum
Chennai • Capital city of Tamil Nadu. • First cement factory of India was started there. • Groundnut oil, leather goods are important industries of Chennai. Marina Beach
Mumbai • Located on the low hilly island southwards known as Bombay island. • Capital city known as ‘cottonopolis of India’ • An important textile centre of India and also an important centre of petrochemical industry. Gateway of India
Panaji • Capital city of Goa. • Situated on the left bank of the Mandovi River. • It is the main operative port. One offshore berth has been commissioned recently. Feni St. Paul’s Church
Bangaluru • Capital city of Karnataka. • One of the principal centre of engineering industries of India. • Principal raw silk collecting centre and silk market. • Largest centre of electronic goods production and is rightly termed as the ‘Electronic Capital of India’. Raw silk
Trivandrum • Capital of Kerala. • It is an abode of temples, mosques and churches. • Kovalam Beach is very famous. Kovalam Beach
Gangtok • Gangtok ) is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. • Gangtok is located in the Shivalik Hills of the eastern Himalayan range, at an altitude of 1,437 metres (4,715 ft). • The town, with a population of thirty thousand belonging to different ethnicities such as Indian- Nepalis,lepchas and Bhutia, is administered by the "Gangtok Municipal Corporation". • It is famous for Tsomgo Lake amd Rumtek Monastery. Tsomgo LakeRumtek monastery
Dispur • Dispur has existed as a locality on the outskirts of Guwahati, and took its place as the capital of Assam in 1973. This was after Shillong, the rest while capital, became the capital of the state of Meghalaya that was carved out of Assam. Basistha Ashram
Shillong • Shillong, India (Khasi: Shillong) is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India and home to the Khasis. • The city had a population of 314,610 according to the 2011 census. • It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, Shillong is also known as "Scotland of the East." Bamboo Products Pineapple
Itanagar • Itanagar is the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. • Itanagar is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. • It comes administratively under Papum Pare district. Nehru Museum Gyakar Sinyi Lake
Kohima • Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma. • It lies in Kohima District and is also one of the three Nagaland towns with Municipal council status along with Dimapur and Mokokchung. State Museum
Imphal • Imphal is the capital of the Indian state of Manipur. • On 18 June 1997, the Imphal district was split into Imphal East and Imphal West. • On 21 October 2008, Imphal was struck by a large scale terror attack allegedly carried out by Manipuri insurgents fighting for a sovereign Manipur. Manipuri Dance
Aizawl • Aizawl is the capital of the state of Mizoram in India. With a resident population 291,822, it is the largest city within the state. • It is also the center of all important government offices, state assembly house and civil secretariat. Chiro Dance
Agartala • Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura and is the second-largest city in North-east India after Guwahati in terms of municipal area as well as population. • It is situated in North-east India. • It lies on the Haroa River and is located 2 km from Bangladesh. • Agartala has temples and palaces. Sundari Temple Neer Mahal
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