The Info List - List Of Renamed Indian Cities And States

Many traditional place names were changed in India
during British rule, as well as a limited number during earlier Muslim conquests. Ever since the British left India
in 1947, many cities, streets, places, and buildings throughout India
were changed back to their original names. Certain traditional names that have not been changed, however, continue to be popular.


1 States or province

1.1 Change not yet effective

2 Union territories 3 Renamed list 4 Andhra Pradesh 5 Assam 6 Gujarat 7 Haryana 8 Himachal Pradesh 9 Goa 10 Karnataka 11 Kerala 12 Madhya Pradesh 13 Maharashtra 14 Mizoram 15 Puducherry 16 Punjab 17 Rajasthan 18 Tamil Nadu 19 Uttar Pradesh 20 West Bengal 21 Telangana 22 References 23 Notes

States or province[edit]

East Punjab
East Punjab
to Punjab
(change effective from 26 January 1950; state later trifurcated into modern-day Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
and Punjab under the Punjab
Reorganisation Act, 1966; Chandigarh
becomes a Union Territory and the shared capital city of Punjab
and Haryana)[1][2] United Provinces to Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
(change effective from 26 January 1950) Madras Presidency's Telugu region (known as Andhra at the time or Trilingadesa or Andhra in old times) and Hyderabad state's Telugu region (known as Naizam at the time) were combined and formed as Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
in 1956. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
was divided in 2014 and Naizam formed as Telangana state and Andhra (with the exception of most of Bhadrachalam Constituency, Munagala enclave, etc which were part of original Andhra of Madras Presidency) is referred to as Andhra Pradesh or Navya Andhra Pradesh. Travancore-Cochin to Kerala
(change effective from 1 November 1956) Madhya Bharat to Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
(change effective from 1 November 1959) Madras State
Madras State
to Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
(change effective from 14 January 1969) Mysore
to Karnataka
(change effective from 1 November 1973) Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand
(change effective from 1 January 2007) Orissa to Odisha
(official as of November 2011)[3][4]

Change not yet effective[edit]

West Bengal
West Bengal
to Bangla (approved by West Bengal
West Bengal
state legislature during September 2017 after Centre's refusal to comply with State's proposal of 3 different names in 3 different languages).[5]

Union territories[edit]

Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands to Lakshadweep
(change effective from 1 November 1973) Pondicherry to Puducherry
(change effective from 1 October 2006)

Renamed list[edit] See also: Renaming of cities in India Andhra Pradesh[edit] Former names of cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
at various times (Pre-Mauryan, Maurayan, Satavahana, Andhra Ikshvaku, Vishnukundina, Eastern Chalukya, Kakateeya, Reddy, etc rule) during the course of history. Andhra was mentioned as An-to-lo by Yuan Chang.

Andhra or Trilingadesa Amarapura (during Vishnukundin times) to Amaravati Bhavapuri[6] to Bhaava-pattana[6] to Bhavapatta[7] or Bhavapattu[8] to Bapatla, known for Bhavanarayanaswami Temple ( Guntur
district) Birudankaravolu[9] or Birudankitavolu or Birudankinavolu or Birudankitapuram or Birudankinapuram to Bighole or Biccavole to Biccavolu (East Godavari district) Dasanapura or Darsi Devapura or Devada (Vijayanagaram district) Dhamnakada to Dhamnakata to Dhamnakataka to Dhyanakara[10] or Dhaanyakapura[10] or Dhaanyakataka[10] (Mauryan and Satavahana times) or Dhaanyakatakamu to Dhanakataka[11] to Dharanikota
( Guntur
district) Dhandapura[12] or Dhandaprolu or Tsandavolu[13] to Chandavolu to Chandolu
( Guntur

Dhakshatapovana[14] or Dhakshavatika[14] or Dhaksharamamu to Draksharamam
(East Godavari district)

Dugdhapavanapuramu or Upamanyupuramu or Kshirapuramu or Kshiraramamu or Palakota (Palathota) or Palakolanu to Palakollu (West Godavari district) Durvasapuram[15] to Duvva
(West Godavari district) Ekasilanagaramu or Vontimitta to Ontimitta, known for (Potana wrote Andhra Mahabhagavatam at Ontimitta
Ramalayam) ( Kadapa
district) Gadapa to Kadapa
to Kurpah to Cuddapah (by British) to Kadapa Garthapuri or Guntur
( Guntur
district) Gonkavaram to Gokavaram, East Godavari district. Named after Gonka I, the ruler of Velanati Choda Dynasty. Govatika to Govada Gurajala to Gurazala
( Guntur
district) Helapuri[16] (Eastern Chalukya times) or Eluru[17] to Ellore[17] by British to Eluru
(change effective 1949) Juvikallu to Julakallu to Zulakallu ( Guntur
district) Madhavipattana or Gurindalastha to Gurijala or Gurajala to Gurazala (during British era) Kakinandiwada to Cocanada (by British) to Kakinada Kalidindi to Madhurantakacholanalluru (Telugu Choda times) to Kalidindi (Krishna District) Kanakagiri to Kanigiri (now in Prakasam DIstrict, previously in Nellore
District) Kandanavrolu to Kandenavolu to Kurnool Kandarapura or Kanteru ( Guntur
District) Kantakasela or Kantikossula or Ghantasala Karmmarashtra (during Pallava period) for Ongole
town and surroundings watered by Gundlakamma river. Kharapuri to Karyampudi (venue of the battle of Palnadu) to Karampudi or Karempudi or Caurampoody (by Europeans) to Karampudi Kharamandalamu or Karimanal or Cholamandalam or Choramandalam[18] to Choramandala (by the Portuguese) to Choromandel (by the Dutch) to Coromandal (by the British) [19] Kondapalli[a] to Mustafanagar[20] (during Qutub Shahi and early Asaf Jahi times) to Kondapalli Kondaveedu or Gopinathapuram to Murtazanagar (during Qutub Shahi and early Asaf Jahi times) to Kondaveedu Krövachuru to Krosuru ( Guntur
district) Kundinapuram (near Kondaveedu) to Ameenabad ( Guntur
district) Mahadevicherla (cheruvu) or Mahadevitataka to Madevicherla to Macherla ( Guntur
district) Mahendragiri or Pistapura or Pittapore to Pithapuram
(East Godavari district) Matsyapuri (Mauryan and Satavahana times) or Masolia (as known by Greek and Roman historians) or Chepalarevu (locally) or Machilipatnam or Masulipatam (by British, Dutch) or Bandar (by Qutub Shahis and Asaf Jahis) to Bandaru or Machilipatnam Nelliooru or Nellipuram or Dhaanyapuram or Vikrama Simhapuri to Nelluru to Nellore
by British Neminadhunuru to Nedunuru
(Amalapuram Taluk West Godavri District): It is an ancient Jain town. Named for Neminadha or Neminatha, the 22nd Teerthankara. Niravadyapuramu or Niravadyaprolu (during Eastern Chalukya times) to Nidadavole to Nidadavolu Nrusimhapuri to Narasimhapuramu to Narasapur to Narasapuramu West Godavari District Ongole
district to Prakasam district Pallavanadu or Palanadu or Pallenadu to Palnadu ( Guntur
district) Peddapalli to Petapoly by the Dutch settlers to Pettipolee or Pettipoly by British or Nizampatnam
(during Asaf Jahi era) (Guntur district) Puruhutikanagaram, Puruhutikapuram, Puruhutikapatnam, Peethikapuramu or Pistapura to Pithapuram
(East Godavari district) Penuganchiprolu
or Pennegentspoel (by Europeans) (Krishna district) Prathipalapura (Pre-Mauryan era) to Bhattiprolu
(Krishna district) Prolavaram to Polavaram, Krishna district Prudhvipuram or Prudhilapuram or Podili Rajamahendravaramu or Rajamahendri to Rajahmundry
to Rajamahendravaramu Rajavolu to Razole (by British) or Rajolu Samarlakota to Samalkota
(East Godavari district) Skandapuri or Kandukuru (Prakasam district) Srikakulamu to Chicacole or Sikkolu to Srikakulam Sriparvata (Maurayan and Satavahana times) or Vijayapuri to Nagarujunikonda or Nagarjunakonda
( Guntur
District) Tarakapuri[21] or Tanuku
(West Godavari district) Kandarapura or Skandapura or Tambrapasthana or Tambrapa or Tambrapura or Tamrapuram or Chembrolu (capital of Ganapathideva Gaja Sahiniraya) to Chebrolu ( Guntur
District) Vangalaprolu or Vangavolu to Vangolu to Ongolu to Ongole
by British (Prakasam District) Vardhamanapuramu to Vardhamanu to Vaddamanu ( Guntur
district) Veligandla or Maarganaarayanapuramu[22] to Veligandla (now in Prakasam District, previously in Nellore
District) Vengipuram[23] or Pedavegi
(West Godavari district) Vidarbhapuri or Gudiwada
(Krishna district) Vijayavatika (Mahabharata times) to Rajendracholapuram (Telugu Choda times) to Bejjamwada to Bezawada by British to Vijayawada Vishnukundinapuramu (Vishnukundina times) to Vinukonda
(Guntur district) Waltair to Vizagapatam
to Visakhapatnam


Nowgong to Nagaon Gauhati to Guwahati
(change effective 1983) Sibsagar to Sivasagar


Viravati to Chandravati, Chandravati to Vadpatra, Vadpatra to Baroda, Baroda to Vadodara
(change effective 1974) Broach to Bharuch Cambay to Khambhat Bulsar to Valsad Suryapur to Surat Bhavena (Gohilwad) to Bhavnagar


Gurgaon to Gurugram[24]

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Simla to Shimla Mandav Nagar to Mandi


Panjim to Panaji[25] Sanquelim
to Sankhali[26] Rivona to Revana

Karnataka[edit] Effective from 1st Nov 2014

Bangalore to Bengaluru, the settlement was originally called Bendakalooru. Mangalore to Mangaluru, the settlement was originally called Mangalooru. Mysore
to Mysuru, the settlement was originally called Mahishasooru. Hubli to Hubballi, the settlement was originally called Hoobhalli Tumkur to Tumakuru Shimoga to Shivamogga, the settlement was originally called Shivana Mogga. Belgaum to Belagavi Bellary to Ballari Gulbarga to Kalaburgi Marcera to Madikeri, the settlement was originally called Madanayakana Keri. Bijapur
to Vijapura Hospet
to Hosapete Chikmagalur
to Chikkamagaluru.


Trivandrum to Thiruvananthapuram
(change effective from 1991) Cochin to Kochi (change effective from 1996) Calicut to Kozhikode Quilon to Kollam Trichur to Thrissur Cannanore to Kannur Palghat to Palakkad Alleppey to Alappuzha
(change effective from 1990) Alwaye to Aluva Parur to North Paravur Cranganore to Kodungallur Badagara to Vatakara Tellicherry to Thalassery Quilandy to Koyilandy Palai
to Pala Verapoly to Varapuzha Cherpalchery to Cherpulassery Koney to Konni Sherthalai to Cherthala

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Ahilyanagari/Indur to Indore Avantika to Ujjain Bhelsa to Vidisha Rassen to Raisen Saugor to Sagar Jubbulpore to Jabalpur Bhopal Bairagarh
Bhopal Bairagarh
to Sant Hirda Ram Nagar, Bhopal Bellasgate to Bheraghat Ojjain to Ujjaini Mandu to Mandavgarh Viratnagari to Shahdol Mhow
to Dr Ambedkar Nagar


Bombay to Mumbai
(renamed in 1995)[27] Nasik to Nashik Khadki to Aurangabad Poona to Pune Thana to Thane Bhir to Beed Ratnapur to Latur (Lattaluru) Mominabad to Ambajogai Ambanagari to Amravati


Saiha to Siaha[28]


Pondicherry to Puducherry
(change effective from 1 October 2006) Yanaon to Yanam (change effective from merger with Indian Union)


Jullunder to Jalandhar Ropar to Rupnagar Mohali to SAS Nagar Nawan Shahar to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar


Ajaymeru to Ajmer Dhedhi Dhani to Mansanagar (District Sikar). (change effective from 27 April 2011)

Tamil Nadu[edit]

Tinnevelly to Tirunelveli Tranquebar to Tharangambadi Trichinopoly to Tiruchirapalli
(change effective 1971) Trinomalee to Tiruvannamalai Madras to Chennai
(change effective August 1996) Tanjore to Thanjavur Karuvur to Karur Tuticorin to Thoothukudi Cape Comorin to Kanyakumari Ootacamund to Udagamandalam Conjeevaram to Kanchipuram Virudupatti to Virudhunagar Porto Novo to Parangipettai Mayavaram to Mayiladuthurai

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

Allygurh to Aligarh Cawnpore to Kanpur
(change effective 1948) Banaras to Varanasi
(change effective 1956) Kanpur
Dehat to Ramabai Nagar district (change effective 2010) and back to Kanpur
Dehat (change effective 2012) Prayag to Allahabad Muzaffarnagar
to Lakshminagar (change effective 1986) and back to Muzaffarnagar

West Bengal[edit]

Calcutta to Kolkata
(change effective from 1 January 2001) Burdwan to Bardhaman Chinsurah to Chuchura


Adlapur to Adilabad Hyderabad to Bhagnagar or Hyderabad to Bhagyanagaram[29] or Hyderabad Elagandla to Karimnagar Indur to Nizamabad Siddapur or Metukuseema or Gulshanabad to Medak Rukmampet or Palamoor to Mahabubnagar Orugallu to Warangal
to Ekasilanagaram (not to be confused with old Ekasilanagaram of Vontimitta) or Warangal Bhuvanagiri to Bhongir Kambhammettu to Khammam


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^ Kondapalli
was the former and also the