States Of India And Their Capitals With Political Map
India is the seventh largest country in the world. It has 28 states and 9 union territories. Therefore today I will tell you Indian states and their capitals. See this below...
1. Andhra Pradesh - Amravati:
Earlier the capital of this state was Hyderabad. In 2015, the foundation stone of its new capital Amravati was laid.
2. Arunachal Pradesh - Itanagar:
Itanagar is the capital of this state since 20 April 1974.
3. Assam - Dispur:
Earlier the capital of Assam used to be Shillong, but in 1972 Dispur was made its capital.
Patna is the largest city of Bihar. It is the 19th largest city in the country by population.
5. Chhattisgarh - Atal Nagar (New Raipur):
On 21 August 2018, it was announced to rename the capital of this state from Naya Raipur to Atal Nagar.
In 1987 Goa was recognized as a state. Panji is its capital since then.
7. Gujarat- Gandhi Nagar:
Ahmedabad was previously the capital of Gujarat. But later Gandhi Nagar was made its capital.
8. Haryana - Chandigarh:
The name Chandigarh is named after the goddess Chandi Devi. It is also the capital of Punjab.
9. Himachal Pradesh - Shimla / Dharamshala:
This state has two capitals. Dharamshala was declared its winter capital in 2017. Its capital is Shimla in summer.
10. Jharkhand - Ranchi:
Jharkhand accounts for 40 percent of the country's minerals and 29 percent of coal.
11. Karnataka - Bengaluru:
After independence, this state was named Mysore State and its capital was Bangalore.
Thiruvananthapuram was earlier known as Trivandrum. It is a city situated on seven hills.
13. Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal:
Bhopal was founded by Raja Bhoj in the 11th century. Then it was called Bhojpal, which later became Bhopal.
14. Maharashtra - Mumbai:
Till 1995, Mumbai was called Bombay. It is also called the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of the country.
15. Manipur - Imphal:
Imphal's IIma Keithel Market is Asia's largest market, run by women.
16. Meghalaya - Shillong:
After the formation of the state of Meghalaya in 1972, Shillong became its capital.
17. Mizoram - Aizawl:
Aizawl is also the commercial and cultural capital of this state. It is the largest city in this state.
18. Nagaland - Kohima:
Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe. Earlier Kohima was known as Thigoma.
19. Odisha - Bhubaneswar:
Its capital was Cuttack, which was replaced by Bhubaneswar in 1948.
20. Punjab - Chandigarh:
This Union Territory city was formed in 1966. It was then declared the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.
21. Sikkim - Gangtok:
Gangtok is a Tibetan word, which means the mountain top.
Jaipur is the first Planned City of India. Jaipur is also called the Pink City of Rajasthan.
23. Tamil Nadu - Chennai:
Chennai was earlier known as Madras Patanam. It is about 400 years old city.
24. Telangana - Hyderabad:
On 2nd June 2014, Telangana became the 29th state of India. Its capital is Hyderabad.
25. Tripura - Agartala:
Agartala is made by combining two words. According to the 2011 census, the literacy rate here is 93.8 percent.
26. Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow:
Lucknow is also called the city of Nawabs. It is also known as Golden City and Shiraz-e-Hind of Eastern India.
27. Uttarakhand - Dehradun:
Dehradun is one of the oldest cities in the country. It is also mentioned in mythological texts like Mahabharata and Ramayana.
28. West Bengal - Kolkata:
Kolkata was the capital of the country until 1911. Earlier it was called Calcutta.