List of Nicknames of States in India and Nicknames of Union Territories in India

Indian cities, states and UTs have nicknames associated with their unique features which may be their location, natural beauty, industries, agricultural product, etc. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura are called the Seven Sister States. Here is the complete list of nicknames of Indian States and UTs.

States/ UTs


Andhra Pradesh

Kohinoor of India, Egg Bowl of India

Arunachal Pradesh

Land of rising Sun, Land of dawn-lit mountains, Orchid state, Botanists Paradise


Kamarupa, Tea City of India, Land of Blue Hills and Red River


Land of Monasteries


Rice Bowl of India, Tribal Heart of India


Pearl of the Orient


Land of Lions, Jewel of Western India


Milk Pail of India, Denmark of India, Breadbasket of India, Land of Rotis, The Home of Gods

Himachal Pradesh

All season state of India, Mountain State, Apple State, Land of Gods, Land of the Brave


Land of Forest (Vananchal)


Silicon Valley of India, IT Capital of India, One State many worlds


Spice Garden of India, God own’s country

Madhya Pradesh

Soya Region of India, Heart of India, Tiger state of India


Gateway of India, Queen of Sahyadri Hills (Mahabaleshwar)


The Jewel of India, Land of Gems


Abode of the Clouds, Scotland of the East


Land of the Mizos, Land of Hills, Molasses basin


Land of Warriors, Falcon capital of the world, Switzerland of the East, Land of Festivals


Land of Lord Jagannath, Soul of India


Land of Five rivers, Breadbasket of India


Land of Kings or Land of Kingdom


Valley of Rice, Land of Peace and Tranquility

Tamil Nadu

Land of temples, Hub of India


Capital of Biryani


Hill Tipperah

Uttar Pradesh

The Heartland of India, Sugar Bowl of India, Land of legends, holy river, ancient cities


Land of the Gods (Devbhoomi), Valley of Flowers

West Bengal

Melting pot of cultures, Hub of all cultural traits

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Man Island, Mini India, Emerald Island


The City Beautiful

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu



City of Rallies, Food Capital of India

Jammu and Kashmir

Heaven in India, Mini Switzerland of India (Kashmir), Paradise on Earth


The Land of High Passes, Little Tibet, Land of Mystic Lamas, Broken Moon Land


Laccadive Islands, Coral Island


Paris of the East, French Riviera of the East, Cote d’Azur of the East

This article will help you improve your score in the GK section of the competitive exams for which you are preparing. Also, Check out the List of Nicknames of Indian Cities. The nicknames of Indian states and nicknames of union territories in India is a widely asked question but not known to many. After reading the above list of Indian states nicknames, you can answer all such questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nicknames of Indian States and UTs

Which state is known as the Land of Monasteries?

Bihar is known as the Land of Monasteries.

Which state is called the Abode of Clouds?

Meghalaya is known as the Abode of Clouds.

Which UT is called the Land of High Passes?

Ladakh is known as the Land of High Passes.

Which state is called the Land of the Gods?

Uttarakhand is known as the Land of the Gods or Devbhoomi.

Which state is known as the Pearl of the Orient?

Goa is known as the Peal of the Orient.

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