No matter how desi your city’s name sounds but it might not be as unique as it might seem to you. We bring to you a list of 10 cities which have the same name like that of our Indian cities, so you know there’s always a home away from home.
1. Delhi, India/ Delhi United States
Did you know that you have a Delhi in the United States as well? Well, there is also one in Ontario and Canada, although these ones are pronounced as Del-high, the ones in the US is the same as that of our Indian capital.
2. Indore, Madhya Pradesh/ Indore, United States
Indore is an unincorporated community in Clay County, West Virginia. In Hebrew it means spring.Indore in Madhya Pradesh is known for its magnificent past. It is also famous for 7-story Rajwada Palace and the Lal Baag Palace which dates back to the Holkar dynasty.
3. Patna, Bihar/ Patna, Scotland
The city of Scotland was actually inspired by our desi name Patna William Fullarton, who established his tiny village, had his father working for the East India Company had lots of love for the city, therefore the name.
4. Calcutta, West Bengal/ Calcutta, United States
Established in the year 1870, the coal town in the United States doesn’t have a lot of inhabitants. The one in India also known as Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal.
5. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh/ Lucknow, United States
Lucknow the capital of Uttar Pradesh or the city of Nawabs is the home to royalty, whereas, Lucknow in the States is also known as the castle of clouds has a sixteen-room and 5,500-acre mountain estate mansion.
6. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh/ Hyderabad, Pakistan
The city of Pakistan is named after Haider Ali, a cousin of Prophet Muhammad. The town in India is the capital of Telangana and also has a rich and royal history.
7. Baroda, Gujrat/ Baroda, United States
Michael Houser built a 1.7 square kilometer village in the United States and initially wanted to name it Ponoma, but because it was already booked it was given the name Baroda. Baroda was a name suggested by C.H Pindar.
8. Kochi, Kerela/ Kochi, Japan
Home to the exquisite backwaters, Kochi also known as Cochin the capital of Kerela. There is also one in Japan which also a great spot for tourist and their common ground being love for seafood.
9. Thane, Maharashtra/ Thane, Australia
Home to alluring beaches, Thane in India, is also one of the most populous cities in India. Thane in Australia is away from all the posh cities and is a quiet and serene city in Queensland, Australia.
10. Salem, Tamil Nadu/ Salem, United States
Salem in the States is a Hebrew word which literally means peace. Salem in India is the sixth largest city of Tamil Nadu.