Cities with same name but in different states of India

1. Aurangabad

In Maharashtra…

The city was founded by Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb.
Today, Aurangabad is a major industrial town and is close to tourist attractions like the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Daulatbad Fort and Shani Shignapur. The Nirala bazaar and the Mughal gates that surround the city are some remnants of Aurangzeb’s time.

In Bihar…
The district is home to myriad tourist attractions. Temples, historical places and Islamic pilgrimage centers are located in the district while excellent connectivity via road and efficient means of local transport have boosted tourism. Touring around the district will be a pleasant experience from October to March, which is considered the best time to visit Aurangabad.

It is situated east of Bodh Gaya at a distance of about 70 km and 140 km from Patna, the capital of Bihar.

2. Bilaspur

In Himachal Pradesh…
Bilaspur is the headquarters of the Himachal district with the same name. Bilaspur has most of the catchment area of the Gobind Sagar Lake formed by the Bhakra Dam on the
River Satluj. One can go kayaking, motorboating and sailing among other things. The Bahadurgarh Fort was once the home of Bilaspur royalty. The bridge at Kandraur was once the highest bridge in Asia. Bandla hill is famous for paragliding, if you’re looking for more adventure.

In Chhattisgarh…
Bilaspur is the headquarters of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd., the largest and most profitable subsidiary of Coal India. The district of Bilaspur also has the largest number of cement factories in
the state consisting of manufacturers such as Lafarge, Century, ACC. etc. The Bilaspur railway zone has been awarded for being the most profitable railway zone by the ministry of Indian railways for the fifth time in a row this year. The district is also well connected to the rest of the country by means of rail and road network hence improving the economy of the city. Bilaspur is also the Regional Headquarters of Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board.

3. Chamba

In Himachal Pradesh…
Located at the confluence of the Ravi and Sal rivers, the town has numerous temples and palaces, and hosts two popular jatras (fairs), the "Suhi Mata Mela" and the "Minjar Mela", which
last for several days and involve music and dancing. Chamba is also well noted for its arts and crafts, particularly its Pahari paintings, which originated in the Hill Kingdoms of North India
between the 17th and 19th century, and for its handicrafts and textiles.

In Uttarakhand…
Chamba in Uttarakhand is situated at a junction of roads connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with the Tehri Dam reservoir and New Tehri. Its nearby tourist places are Dhanaulti, Surkanda Devi Temple, Ranichauri, New Tehri, and Kanatal, halfway between Chamba and Dhanaulti.

There are pleasant forests of pine and deodar trees, with some good views. Unlike Mussoorie, this place is fairly quiet and picturesque, hence an excellent place to relax.

4. Durgapur

In Maharashtra…
Durgapur is located in the interior Chandrapur district of Maharashtra towards Nagpur.

In West Bengal…
Durgapur, popularly known as the Steel City of eastern India, is emerging in the fields of medicine and education. Durgapur has a huge base of industries with two key steel plants, Durgapur Steel Plant and Alloy Steel Plant. Durgapur is already growing in terms of its medical facilities and educational institutes. It has many famous schools, colleges and other institutions.

5. Fatehabad

In Uttar Pradesh…
Fatehabad is 35 km south east of Agra and was founded by Aurangzeb in 1658.

Today, the town is a major industrial and agricultural center in the state.

In Madhya Pradesh…
Fatehabad is a town and a village in Madhya Pradesh.
It is also a railway junction that connects Ratlam to Indore.

In Haryana…
Fatehabad in Haryana is a city founded by the Tugluq Dynasty in the 14th century.

Today, it is the headquarters of the Fatehabad district. There is a small and beautiful Masjid known as Humanyun mosque at Fatehabad. The mosque was built to honour the Mughal Emperor Humanyun who was defeated by Sher Shah Suri.

6. Islampur

In West Bengal…
Islampur was ceded from Bihar (Purnea District) and merged with the then West Dinajpur District in the year 1956. After that, Islampur Subdivision denounced its identity, and tagged with West Dinajpur District. Later on, with the administrative bifurcation of West Dinajpur District on 1st April 1992, this Subdivision was merged with Uttar Dinajpur District.

In Bihar…
Islampur is not categorised as a city; politically and demographically it lies between a town and a village, and is therefore called a notified area. The Delhi Darbar is a tourist attraction here.

7. Kharagpur

In Bihar…
Kharagpur has one beautiful lake known as Kharagpur Lake, and it is 3 km west of the city.

Other tourist attractions include the Rameshwar Kund and Kali Mandir.

In West Bengal…
This town also has one of the largest railway workshops in India, and the third longest railway platform in the world (1072.5 m). Kharagpur has an Air Force base in Kalaikunda, and another in Salua. There have been plans by the IAF to allow civil flights in Kalaikunda.

Kharagpur is also home to one of the first IITs to be set up after Indian independence.

8. Kota

In Rajasthan…
Kota is situated on the banks of the Chambal River, and has been identified as a counter-magnet city for the National Capital Region to attract migrants and develop as an alternative centre of growth to Delhi.

Kota was once part of the Rajput kingdom of Bundi. It became a separate princely state in the 17th century.

In Karnataka…
Kota is on the way from Udupi to Kundapura. It was home to Kannada writer, novelist and Yakshgana exponent, K. Shivaram Karanth. It has several temples that are known for their coastal style architecture.

In Uttar Pradesh…
Kota is a census town in the Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh.

9. Udaipur

In Rajasthan…
Udaipur was the lakeside capital of Mewar in 1559 A.D. It is dotted with palaces and temples and is pictured by the beautiful lake Pichola. Udaipur is a popular tourist spot in Rajasthan and many visitors dream of staying in the lakeside heritage hotels.

In Tripura…
Udaipur is a town and a municipal council. This city is famous for the Tripura Sundari Temple.

There are lots of artificial lakes namely Dhani Sagar, Bijoy Sagar/Mahadev Dighi, Jagannath Dighi and Amar Sagar. It also has a national library named "Nazrul Granthagar", after Kazi Nazrul Islam, a famous Bengali writer.

In Himachal Pradesh…
Situated 53 km away from Keylong, this village was earlier known as Margul or Markul. In 1695, it was renamed Udaipur when Raja Udai Singh of Chamba raised it to the status of a
district centre in Chamba-Lahaul when it became part of the Chamba state.

Kail-blue pine forests can be seen all around the village. Apples, walnuts, apricots, etc. are grown in the area due to its low altitude. However, Udaipur offers the most thickly forested and green scenery in Lahaul.

This place attracts a lot of tourists and pilgrims to its two unique temples, Trilokinath and Markula Devi.



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