Indore has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission.
Indore has been part of Swachh Survekshan since its inception and had ranked 25th in 2016.
The Daly College, founded in 1870 by General Henry Daly, is one of the oldest co-educational boarding school in the world, which was established to educate the rulers of the Central Indian princely states of the ‘Marathas’ and Rajputs’.
Indore is the largest consumer of Poha in the world.
Indore is the most populous and the largest city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
The city is distributed over a land area of just 530 square kilometres, making Indore the most densely populated major city in the central province.
The estimated population of Indore is 1.3 Million as of 2020.
The Bada ganpati temple in Indore has the biggest Ganpati Idol of Asia.
Indore has an average altitude of 553 meters above sea level, it has the highest elevation among major cities of Central India.
India’s First Private Radio Broadcasting Channel, Radio Mirchi has started from Indore City.
Nagpur is the third-largest city and the winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Nagpur called the Tiger Capital of India or the Tiger Gateway of India as many tiger reserves are located in and around the city and also hosts the regional office of National Tiger Conservation Authority.
Nagpur has the seconds Highest literacy rate of 89.6% in Maharashtra after Mumbai suburban district.
Nagpur is projected to be the fifth fastest-growing city in the world from 2019 to 2035 with an average growth of 8.41%.
The city was founded in 1703 by the Gonds King Bakht Buland Shah of Deogarh and later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsale dynasty.
Nagpur has Asia’s second Largest Air maintenance workshop and the busiest air traffic control room of India.
Nagpur is famous for Nagpur oranges and is sometimes known as the Orange City for being a major trade centre of oranges cultivated in large part of the region.
Nagpur is named after the river Nag which flows through the city.
Nagpur is twinned with Jinan, Shandong, China.
The city lies on the Deccan plateau of the Indian subcontinent and has a mean altitude of 310.5 meters above sea level.
India’s biggest snacks and sweets manufacturer is based out of Nagpur.
Nagpur University is 9th oldest of India and 2nd oldest of Maharashtra and oldest of central India.
The estimated population of Nagpur is 2.8 Million, as of 2020.
Railways started in Nagpur way back in 1867 when a portion of Bombay-Bhusaval-Nagpur line was opened for traffic and train service from Nagpur to Calcutta was started in 1881.
Nagpur is known for the Deekshabhoomi, which is graded an A-class tourism and pilgrimage site, the largest hollow stupa among all the Buddhist stupas in the world.
Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of both Bhopal district and Bhopal division.
Bhopal has an average elevation of 500 metres and is located in the central part of India, just north of the upper limit of the Vindhya mountain ranges.
Bhopal was founded in 1707, as the capital of the former Bhopal State, a princely state of the British ruled by the Nawabs of Bhopal.
The estimated population of Bhopal is 2.4 Million, as of 2020.
The city attracted international attention in December 1984 after the Bhopal disaster, when a Union Carbide India Limited pesticide manufacturing plant leaked a mixture of deadly gases composed mainly of methyl isocyanate, leading to one of the worst industrial disasters in the world’s history.
Bhopal was selected as one of the first twenty Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.
The Museum of Mankind in Bhopal exhibits tribal and folk houses from all corners of India.
Bhopal was also rated as the cleanest state capital city in India for three consecutive years, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The city has the third largest bus rapid system corridor in the country, known as the BRTS.
Bhopal has a humid subtropical climate, with cool, dry winters, a hot summer and a humid monsoon season.
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city’s distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.
. Mumbai Has A Coastline Of About 150 Kilometres.
The seven islands that constitute Mumbai were originally home to communities of Marathi language-speaking Koli people.
Mumbai is the financial, commercial, and the entertainment capital of India.
Mumbai has 1.1 square meters of open space per person, making it the most crowded city in the world.
The Mumbai is also home to Bollywood and Marathi cinema industries.
The name Mumbai is derived from Mumbā or Mahā-Ambā—the name of the patron goddess, Mumbadevi of the native Koli community and ā’ī meaning “mother” in the Marathi language, which is the mother tongue of the Koli people and the official language of Maharashtra.
Central Park in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, is believed to be the largest park in Asia and the third-largest in the world.
A resident of Mumbai is called Mumbaikar in Marathi, in which the suffix Kar means a resident of. The term had been in use for quite some time but it gained popularity after the official name change to Mumbai. Older terms such as Bombayite are also in use.
Mumbai is served by two major ports, Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, which lies just across the creek in Navi Mumbai.
Mumbai generates 5% of India’s GDP. It accounts for 25% of industrial output, 40% of sea trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India’s economy.
Mumbai saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afghan Church and Crawford Market.
The Estimated population of Mumbai is 20.5 Million, as of 2020.
Mumbai is the only city in the world which boasts of a national park within city limits, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Mumbai is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Isle of Bombay, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman’s Island.
Water transport in Mumbai consists of ferries, hovercrafts and catamarans.
The Banganga Festival is a two-day music festival, held annually in the month of January.
Mumbai is twinned with Berlin, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, United States; St Petersburg, Russia; Stuttgart, Germany and Yokohama, Japan.
A large amount of migrating population of flamingos is found in the swamps of Sewri and Bhandup.
Delhi, officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India.
Delhi is also the centre of the National Capital Region, which is a unique ‘interstate regional planning’ area created by the National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985.
Delhi has a total of 11 political zones which are further divided into 95 police stations.
Delhi hosted the inaugural 1951 Asian Games, 1982 Asian Games, 1983 NAM Summit, 2010 Men’s Hockey World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2012 BRICS Summit and was one of the major host cities of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Delhi has the highest road density of 2103 km/100 km2 in India.
Delhi is twinned with: Beijing, China; Chicago, United States; Fukuoka, Japan & London, United Kingdom.
The Population of Delhi is estimated at around 25 Million as of 2020.
Delhi has partnerships with the following cities: Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia; Seoul, South Korea; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Yerevan, Armenia.
Delhi’s metro is the country’s first modern transportation system.
20% of Delhi’s landmass is covered by forests.
As of 2014, Delhi’s most spoken language is Hindi with 81%, followed by Punjabi, Urdu, and Bengali.
New Delhi and Delhi are actually two separate places! Delhi is a National Capital Territory, in which New Delhi is also the capital.
Delhi is a member of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21.
Delhi is the Second Most Populated City in the World.
Delhi has the highest number of registered cars in India.
The city of Delhi actually consists of two components: Old Delhi, in the north, the historic city; and New Delhi, in the south.
Delhi’s Khari Baoli market is Asia’s largest wholesale spice market.
Delhi is Home to the World’s Tallest Brick Structure, The Qutub Minar.
The city has an area of about 42.7 km2.
Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi is the second oldest international cricket stadium after Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Only Five of the Original 14 Gates of the Walled City of Delhi are Still Standing.
Delhi is the Second Most Bird-Rich Capital in the World.
Delhi has an International Toilet museum which is run by Sulabh International dedicated to the history of sanitation and toilets.
The foundation stone of the city was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911.
The main airport in New Delhi, named after Indira Gandhi, is said to oversee more than 40 million passengers each year.
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
Bangalore is widely regarded as the “Silicon Valley of India” because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology exporter.
The name “Bangalore” represents an anglicised version of the Kannada language name and its original name.
Bangalore is twinned with: Minsk, Belarus; Cleveland, Ohio, United States; San Francisco, California, United State & Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
The city has hosted some games of the 2014 Unity World Cup.
Bangalore is known as the “Garden City of India” because of its greenery, broad streets and the presence of many public parks, such as Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. Bangalore is sometimes called as the “Pub Capital of India” and the “Rock/Metal Capital of India” because of its underground music scene and it is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.
Kannada is the official language of Bengaluru.
The existing Kannada name, Bengalūru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006.
The city’s history dates back to around 890 AD, in a stone inscription found at the Nageshwara Temple in Begur, Bangalore.
Bangalore is the third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.
Chennai was the first city in India to have a vast network of Wi-Fi.
Chennai is the automobile capital of India, referred to as the Detroit of South Asia.
The Vandalur Zoo sited in Chennai was set up in 1855 and it is the first public zoo in India and also the largest one in the country.
Chennai Central prison is the oldest prison in India.
The name Chennai is of Telugu origin. It was derived from the name of a Telugu ruler, Damarla Mudirasa Chennappa Nayakudu, father of Damarla Venkatapathy Nayak, a Nayak ruler who served as a general under Venkata III of the Vijayanagar Empire from whom the British acquired the town in 1639.
Chennai is home to the world’s second-largest beach, Marina Beach.
As of 2018, the city had a green cover of 14.9 per cent, against the World Health Organization recommendation of 9 square meters of green cover per capita in cities.
Chennai is renowned for Bharatnatyam, the famous and one of the oldest classical dance forms in India, which originated in Tamil Nadu.
In 1996, the Government of Tamil Nadu officially changed the name from Madras to Chennai. At that time many Indian cities underwent a change of name.
As of 2017, there are more than 2.2 million households, with 40 per cent of the residents not owning a house.
Chennai is the only city in India that was attacked during World War.
Chennai is also known as the ‘Gateway to South India’.
Chennai is twinned with: Volgograd, Russia; Denver, United States of America; San Antonio, United States; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Chongqing, China & Ulsan, South Korea.
The estimated population of Chennai is around 10 million, as of 2020.
Chennai is located on the southeastern coast of India in the northeastern part of Tamil Nadu on a flat coastal plain known as the Eastern Coastal Plains. Its average elevation is around 6.7 metres (22 ft), and its highest point is 60 m (200 ft).
Chennai is classified as being in Seismic Zone III, indicating a moderate risk of damage from earthquakes.
Chennai is divided into four broad regions: North, Central, South, and West.
The city is served by two major ports, Chennai Port, one of the largest artificial ports in India, and Ennore Port.
Chennai is one of four Indian cities connected to the rest of the world by undersea fibre-optic cables, the other three being Mumbai, Kochi, and Tuticorin.
Chennai is one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission.
The city was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411 A.D. But, the area around the city has been inhabited since the 11th century when it was known as Ashaval.
Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar, its twin city.
Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India.
The city’s area is approximately 8,087 Square kilometre.
Ahmedabad was known as the “Manchester of the East” for its textile industry.
In 1487, the city was fortified with an outer wall 10 km (6.2 mi) in circumference by Mahmud Begada, the grandson of Sultan.
In 1573, the city was annexed by the Mughal Empire. Mughals surrendered the city to Marathas after the brief joint-rule from 1739-44.
It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India, and its stock exchange is the country’s second-oldest.
As of 2017, Ahmedabad’s estimated gross domestic product was $68 billion (Purchasing power parity).
State bank of India’s logo is taken from the lake Kankaria.
The administration of the city is divided into 14 talukas which includes 556 villages, 1 corporation, 1 cantonment area, and 7 municipalities.
Since July 1950, the city is governed by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in an urban area and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) in the suburbs area.
In 2010, Ahmedabad was ranked third on Forbes’s list of fastest-growing cities of the decade.
There are two main lakes located in the city limits: the Kankaria lake, and the Vastapur lake.
The city is connected with the pan-India railway network. It has three stations – Kalupur Station, Maninagar Station and Sabarmati Station.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Father of the nation) was born in Ahmadabad.
The city is well connected to the major cities in the state and the country through several national and state highways.
Ahmedabad is twinned with: Columbus, Ohio, United States; Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Valladolid, Province of Valladolid, Spain; Astrakhan, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia; Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan & Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.
The city is served by Sardar Vallabbhai Patel International Airport.
The estimated population of Ahmedabad is around 5.6 million, as of 2020.
In 1949 Darpana Academy of Performing Arts was established by the eminent scientist Dr Vikram Sarabhai and world-renowned Bharat Natyam dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai, and thus Ahmemedabad city became the centre of Indian classical dance.