India was the land of provinces and each state had different kingdoms. That is why there are so many architectural heritages. Every ruler had his own influence on the formation of the cities and towns. In fact, we get to know many interesting details about the creation of many kingdoms. Likewise, several capitals or places were named after its rulers. Today, we can find many such places that have been named after the emperors in India.
In this article, we are tracing a few popular places that are named after the rulers of India. Isn't it interesting to know about the stories behind naming of the places?Let us make a virtual tour around some Indian cities and dig out the historical significance behind their names.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is one of the most famous tourist places in India. This beautiful city was created by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1726. The King Sawai Jai Singh belonged to the Kingdom of Amber. In fact, he got the title 'Sawai' from the then Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Today's Old Delhi was once the Shahjahanabad. It was the capital of Mughal Empire for a very long time. Shahjahanabad was established by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639. This walled-city remained as one of the legacies of the Mughal Era.
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Sultan Ahmed Shah
Ahmedabad on the banks of Sabarmati River is one of the major cities in Gujarat. It is named after Ahmed Shah I, the ruler of Gujarat Sultanate. Ahmedabad was also founded by Ahmed Shah I which served as the capital of Gujarat Sultanate.
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Maharana Udai Singh II
Udaipur is one of the top tourist attractions in Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in the year 1553. In the time of warfare, Maharana Udai Singh II decided to shift the Mewar Kingdom to a new city named Udaipur. Today it is one of the major cities in Rajasthan.
Once it was Fatenagar but later it became the capital of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. He loved the place so much that he named it as Aurangabad. Today, with UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Ajanta and Ellora, the city of Aurangabad attracts many tourists year-round.
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Rao Singh Jodha
Rajput Ruler Rao Singh Jodha decided to find a secure place as his capital Mandore was constantly under attack. Finally, he decided to go to a hill place which he named as Jodhagarh. Today, it is the famous city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. It is one of the famous places named after the rulers of India.
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