Indian Cities That Are Not in India

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Photo of Indian Cities That Are Not in India by Sreshti Verma

Foreign countries are showing off their love by naming their cities after Indian cities and states. Really, they are obsessed!

Just kidding!

In all likelihood, it is a pure coincidence that there are two Delhis in the United States, and completely understandable why cities in Pakistan have names similar to India.

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!

Delhi, India

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Credits: Akif A Khan

Delhi, Louisiana, USA 

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Credits: Bart Everson


New Delhi, India

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Credits: Connie Ma


New Delhi, Ontario, Canada

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Credits: Doug Kerr

'Madras' in general seems to be obsessed with the railway.


Madras, India

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Credits: Wikipedia


Madras, Oregon, USA

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Credits: Drew Jacksich

This one is to be blamed on the partition.

Punjab, India

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Credits: Sandeep Chetan


Punjab, Pakistan

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Credits: Waqas Mustafeez

And so should Hyderabad's twin-ness.

Hyderabad, India

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Credits: Venkataramesh Kommoju


Hyderabad, Pakistan

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Credits: Wikipedia

But why would Indiana imitate Bengalis?

Calcutta, India

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Credits: Static Flickr


Calcutta, Indiana, USA

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Credits: Russell Sekeet

Though both Indian and American Salem are quite rich in history.

Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

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Credits: Wikimedia


Salem, Oregon, USA

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Credits: Edmund Garman

Indian Lucknow is much better when it comes to historical structures.

Lucknow, India.

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Credits: Draconian Rain

Lucknow, New Hampshire, USA

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Credits: Selbe

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.

Photo of Indian Cities That Are Not in India 17/17 by Sreshti Verma

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you all guys serious ...
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Tathagata Goswami
Salt Lake City, Calcutta and Salt Lake City, Utah
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Ahamed Husain
How could any miss to mention mangalore in australia
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Caleb David
There's a Lucknow in Canada as well
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Aakash Nootan Sanghadia
Gujarat is also a city in Pakistan.
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