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India has given birth to a lot of world famous personalities who have won the world with their intelligence, charisma and ideologies. There are some places in India named after people who are famous. Let's take a look at these places in India named after famous people.

Ambedkar Nagar

Ambedkar Nagar is a district in Uttar Pradesh which is named in the memory of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, fondly called as Babasaheb, who was a great Indian economist, politician and social reformer. Ambedkar worked for the upliftment of the deprived classes, women and other weaker sections in the society.

Places In India Named After Famous People

Sabarmathi Ashram, Ahmedabad

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Ambedkar Nagar is quite famous for the shrine of Ashraf Jahangir Semnani located here and the annual fair at Shravan Kshetra. 


Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat located on the banks of the Sabarmati river. Ranked third amongst Forbes list of fastest growing cities of the decade in 2010, it is one of the major places named after historical figures. It is named after Ahmed Shah I of Gujarat sultanate who founded Ahmedabad as the capital of sultanate.

Ahmedabad is famous for it's wide range of festivals!

Gandhi Nagar

Gandhi Nagar is named after Mahatma Gandhi who was in the fore of Indian Independence struggle. It is also the capital city of Gujarat which is renowned for giving birth to the Father of our Nation..

Attractions to be visited in Gandhinagar are the Akshardham temple, Mahatma Mandir and Trimandir Adalaj.

Places In India Named After Famous People

Akshardham temple in Gandhi Nagar

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Bordered by the rivers of Subarnarekha and Kharkai, Jamshedpur city in Jharkhand is one of the important places in India named after a famous person. Its name is accredited to Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group. The city has several nicknames like 'Industrial capital of Jharkhand', Steel City, Tata nagar or simply Tata.

Jamshedpur is one of the famous industrial cities in India known for the wide range of industries. 

Port Blair

Port Blair is one of the major places named after one of the famous historical figures. The place was renamed to honour Lieutenant Archibald Blair who was a lieutenant in Bombay Marine. Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands which is an union territory.

Places In India Named After Famous People

Port Blair

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Port Blair is a very popular tourist hub with serene beaches and adventurous water sports.  

Vasco da Gama city

Vasco da Gama or Vasco is a city in the state of Goa, named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Like rest of the Goan cities, Vasco is also also a hub of tourism and football!

Beaches like Bogmalo beach offer a tranquil destination for the tourists. 

Vallathol Nagar

Vallathol Nagar is a small town located on the banks of Nila in the Kerala state of India. It is named after the great Kerala poet Vallathol Narayana Menon, who is one of the triumvirate poets of modern Malayalam.

Travel to these places named after the famous personalities and relive the memory of these great personages!

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