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There are a number of myths and legends associated with the origin of the name _____. One of them is derived from Dhillu or Dilu, a king who built a city at this location in 50 BCE and named it after himself.
In the late 17th century, the three villages that predated _____ were ruled by the Nawab of Bengal under Mughal suzerainty.
Until 19th century _____ was known for the pearl industry and was nicknamed the "City of Pearls", and the only diamond trading centre in the world.
Gradually, the city grew into a major naval base and became the central administrative centre for the British in South India.
_____ has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India, and its stock exchange is the country's second oldest.
_____ is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow.
Indian technological organisations ISRO, Infosys, Wipro and HAL are headquartered in the city. A demographically diverse city, ____ is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India.
_____ has always been a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub, and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A major riverine port city along with hills is one of the fastest growing cities in India, _____ is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra.
_____ has terraced hills, concrete buildings with balconies and red-tiled roofs, churches, and a riverside promenade. There are avenues lined with gulmohar, acacia and other trees.
Historically known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, _____ is a city in northwestern India located in the Majha region of the Indian state of Punjab.
_____ is a popular tourist destination in India and forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra
After independence, the city became the capital of Punjab. It is the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of the state.
Called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea", _____ was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era.
_____ served as the seat of power, political and cultural centre of Indian subcontinent during the Maurya and Gupta empires. With the fall of Gupta Empire, it lost its glory.
It was one of the early planned cities in post-independence India and is internationally known for its architecture and urban design. The master plan of the city was prepared by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.
_____'s financial district, based in central Indore, functions as the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh and is home to the Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange.
It is also known as the "Oxford of the East" due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions. The city has emerged as a major educational hub in recent decades, with nearly half of the total international students in the country studying here.
The city is home to the oldest shipyard and the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. The city is home to the headquarters of the Indian Navy's Eastern Command and South Coast Railway zone.
_____ grew as an important industrial centre famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture. Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BCE when he gave his first sermon.
_____ is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The early evidence of use of several iron slag, pot sheds, iron tools found in Chota Nagpur region around 1400 BCE. Magadha Empire exercised indirect control over the territory, which lasted until the reign of the Ashoka.