Foreign countries are showing off their love by naming their cities after Indian cities and states. Really, they are obsessed!
Here is a list of places across the world which have similar names as some major Indian towns/cities/states.
'Delhi' seems to be quite a favourite!
Credits: Akif A Khan
Delhi, Louisiana, USA
Credits: Bart Everson
New Delhi, India
Credits: Connie Ma
Credits: Doug Kerr
'Madras' in general seems to be obsessed with the railway.
Madras, Oregon, USA
Credits: Drew Jacksich
This one is to be blamed on the partition.
Credits: Sandeep Chetan
Credits: Waqas Mustafeez
And so should Hyderabad's twin-ness.
Credits: Venkataramesh Kommoju
But why would Indiana imitate Bengalis?
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Calcutta, Indiana, USA
Credits: Russell Sekeet
Though both Indian and American Salem are quite rich in history.
Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Salem, Oregon, USA
Credits: Edmund Garman
Indian Lucknow is much better when it comes to historical structures.
Credits: Draconian Rain
Lucknow, New Hampshire, USA
And if you are wondering HOW could this possibly happen, then the Colonizers (British Empire) are to blame who ran out of imagination (and care) when it came to naming their extensive colonies.