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QUIZ: Do YOU know the capitals of Indian states?

Last updated on: March 22, 2012 18:07 IST

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So you think you know your country like the back of your hand? Take this quiz and find out just how much you know!

You've probably studied the states and their capitals back in school. But how well do you know them now? Here's your chance to find out if you really are smarter than a fifth grader or not!



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What is the capital of West Bengal?
1) Kolkata
2) Darjeeling
3) Howrah

 


Image: Home to some of the finest minds in the field of arts, culture, cinema and social reform led Gopal Krishna Gokhale to have famously remarked 'what Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow'.
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What is the capital of Uttarakhand?
1) Roorkee
2) Nainital
3) Dehradun


Image: The 27th state of India, Uttarakhand was was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh and is located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The hilly state shares international boundaries with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east and is home to four of the most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
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What is the capital of Uttar Pradesh?
1) Allahabad
2) Lucknow
3) Kanpur


Image: Were it a nation in its own right, Uttar Pradesh would be the world's fifth most populous country. The state that recently elected its 16th legislative assembly bringing to power one of the youngest chief ministers in the country, has also been home to eight out of India's 14 Prime Ministers.
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What is the capital of Tripura?
1) Agartala
2) Guwahati
3) Jogendranagar


Image: One of the seven North East Indian sister states, Tripura gets its name (at least by one version) from Tripura Sundari -- the presiding deity of the land which is famous as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas or pilgrimage centres of Hinduism. With a history of over 2500 years, Tripura finds mentions in the Mahabharata, the Puranas as well as in the history of Emperor Ashoka.


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What is the capital of Tamil Nadu
1) Chennai
2) Madurai
2) Coimbatore


Image: Located in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula, Tamil Nadu is India's 11th largest state and seventh most populous. As of 2010, it was however the fourth largest contributor to India's Gross Domestic Product. Home to India's most popular film star, Rajinikanth, Tamil Nadu also boasts of a strong film industry as well as being the most urbanised state in India.
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What is the capital of Sikkim?
1) Guwahati
2) Gangtok
3) Gezing


Image: The least populous state in India and second smallest (after Goa), Sikkim is also one of the most scenic as the climate ranges from the subtropical to high alpine. It is also home to Kangchenjunga -- world's third-highest peak -- which stands on the state's border with Nepal. Incidentally, Sikkim also holds a special distinction of having the only open border between India and China.
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What is the capital of Rajasthan?
1) Jaipur
2) Jodhpur
2) Jaisalmer


Image: The land of kings and princes, Rajasthan is perhaps most associated with royalty. Along with Delhi and Agra, it forms the Golden Triangle -- one that is extremely popular with tourists, foreign as well as Indian.
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What is the capital of Punjab and Haryana
1) Ludhiana
2) Chandigarh
3) Amritsar


Image: Punjab is home to the Golden Temple and the Mohali cricket ground where India beat Pakistan in the semi finals of the cricket world cup 2011. Haryana on the other hand is one of the wealthiest states of India and has the third highest per capita income in the country at that has seen some stunning development in the last ten years. The two states share one capital.
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What is the capital of Orissa?
1) Cuttack
2) Bhubaneswar
3) Puri


Image: Orissa finds an honourable mention in the English language etymology. The word Juggernaut owes its roots to the Rath Yatra of the Jagannath Temple in Puri. Besides Puri, Orissa has several popular tourist destinations including Konark and Bhubaneswar that form the Golden Triangle of eastern India.
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What is the capital of Nagaland?
1) Guwahati
2) Kohima
3) Dimapur


Image: Often referred to as the Stalingrad of the East, Nagaland is home to some of the most breathtaking sights in the country and is one of the seven sister states of Northeast India.
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What is the capital of Mizoram?

1) Guwahati
2) Aizawl
3) Seling


Image: The 23rd state of India, Mizoram was until 1972 a district of Assam and till 1987 a Union Territory. Strategically located on the borders of Myanmar as well as Bangladesh, Mizoram is one of the most important (and beautiful) border states of India.
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What is the capital of Meghalaya?
1) Shillong
2) Guwahati
3) Gangtok


Image: Literally translated as the abode of the clouds, one-third of Meghalaya is forested region. Shillong, its largest city is not just a popular hill station but is known as the Scotland of the East.
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What is the capital of Manipur?
1) Kohima
2) Imphal
3) Gangtok


Image: Described by Jawaharlal Nehru as the Jewel of India, Manipur is one of the farthest and perhaps the most exquisite states of North East India. Said to be the birthplace of polo and the Ras Lila, Manipur is really quite out of this world.

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What is the capital of Maharashtra?
1) Mumbai
2) Pune
3) Aurangabad


Image: The second most populous state after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra is home to one of the great cities of the world and the economic powerhouse of the country Mumbai.
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What is the capital of Madhya Pradesh?
1) Ranchi
2) Bhopal
2) Jabalpur


Image: The advertisement campaign for Madhya Pradesh describes it as the heart of India for it is, in more ways than one. Situated right at the centre of the country, this landlocked state houses the great temples of Khajuraho and offers a great insight into the history of our great nation
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What is the capital of Kerala?
1) Kochi
2) Thiruvananthapuram
3) Kozhikode


Image: Whoever thought of describing Kerala as God's own country wasn't very wrong after all. With its backwaters, tea estates and a thriving culture, Kerala has over the years become one of the most popular travel destinations for foreign tourists visiting India.
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What is the capital of Karnataka?
1) Mysore
1) Mangalore
2) Bengaluru


Image: Home to some of the most powerful empires in India, Karnataka is also one of the most culturally rich counties that has contributed to various fields of art, music and literature. Even as it holds on to its ancient roots, Karnataka is trying to grapple with the future as cities such as Bengaluru are taking giant steps into the future.
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What is the capital of Jharkhand?
1) Dhanbad
2) Jamshedpur
2) Ranchi


Image: Jharkhand, literally translated as the land of forests was formed in 2000 and still continues to be covered by forest and is home to some of the most prominent educational institutions including, BITS, XLRI as well as NIFFT among others.
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What is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir?
1) Srinagar
2) Pahalgam
3) Anantnag


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What is the capital of Himachal Pradesh?
1) Shimla
2) Bilaspur
3) Solan


Image: The third fastest growing economy in India, Himachal Pradesh has the fourth highest per capita income in India. Thanks to the many rivers that flow in Himachal, the state sells hydro electricity to states such as Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. Hydroelectric power is one of the three major sources of income, the other two being tourism and agriculture.
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What is the capital of Gujarat?
1) Vadodra
2) Gandhinagar
3) Surat
   


Image: The state of Mahatma Gandhi and now the state of Narendra Modi, Gujarat evokes strong reactions for what it is and what is has become. Yet the progress that it has made in the last few years is unmissable even as its leader seems set to be the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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What is the capital of Goa?
1) Panaji
2) Porvorim
3) Margao


Image: Goa is perhaps less of a state more of a state of living. With its endless beaches and chilled out ambience, Goa is one of the most sought-after destinations to live, work and play in India.
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What is the capital of Chhattisgarh?
1) Raipur
2) Bilaspur
3) Jagdalpur


Image: The 10th largest state in India Chhattisgarh is a very important centre for electrical power and steel production in the country. The state is culturally rich and naturally diverse. Chhattisgarh boasts of ancient monuments, rare wildlife and stunning temples besides majestic waterfalls as well as Buddhist sites and rock paintings. With over 41 per cent of its area under forests, Chhattisgarh is also one of the greenest states in the country.
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What is the capital of Bihar?
1) Patna
2) Jehanabad
3) Bilaspur


Image: Third most populated state in India, Bihar is also one of the youngest in terms of the age of its population -- about 58 per cent Biharis are under the age of 25. Incidentally it is also one of the oldest inhabitations in the world with a history said to be spanning over 3,000 years. Home to some of the most prominent ancient universities such as Nalanda, it is also a sacred place for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Muslims and Sikhs alike.
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What is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh?
1) Itanagar
2) Dispur
3) Raipur


Image: Arunachal Pradesh shares its borders with three countries -- Bhutan in the west, Burma in the east and China in the north. Literally translated as 'land of the dawn-lit mountains' Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful as well as a sensitive state given its proximity to China.
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What is the capital of Assam?
1) Dispur
2) Guwahati
3) Itanagar


Image: Known as much for its distinct culture and geography, Assam has a legislature that dates back to 1937. The Land of Green Valleys and Blue Hills, Assam is as famous for its tea as it is for the river Brahmaputra -- perhaps the only one to have a masculine name.
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What is the capital of Andhra Pradesh?
1) Kurnool
2) Hyderabad
3) Secunderabad


Image: With the second largest coastline, two major rivers and a rich and ancient culture, Andhra Pradesh's tourism department promotes it as the 'Koh-i-Noor of India'. Religious tourism is one of the prominent sources of income of Andhra Pradesh.
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