Most of us know about the Seven Sister States of India but not about the other twin towns and cousin sister cities of Indian states. Other cities of India which can be considered as twin are Daman-Diu, Delhi-Noida,Kankroli-Rajsamand, Naini-Allahabad and twin holy cities of Ajmer and Pushkar from Rajasthan. Here is the list of Indian cities which can be considered as twin towns or sister cities.
The Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad are world-class twin city, located approximately 24 km from Ahmedabad. Gandhinagar is also known as one of the green city of India and Ahmedabad is one of the fastest developing city of India.
The two well develop cities of Odisha are located about 28 km to each other and divided by Mahanadi river. Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Orissa and known as the temple city of India for number of ancient temples of Lord Shiva.
Hyderabad-Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad and Secunderabad are together referred to as the twin cities of Andhra Pradesh, located at the distance of 9 km. The city of Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and offers many tourist attractions such as Char Minar, Golconda fort and mecca masjid.
Pune-Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra
Pimpri-Chinchwad is a well developed city consists of the twin towns of Pimpri and Chinchwad in Pune. Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad are famous as Industrial Township located 15 km from the Pune city centre.
Kolkata-Howrah, West Bengal
Howrah located on the west bank of the Hoogli River is known as a twin city to Kolkata. These two twin cities are connected by four river bridges and Howrah Bridge is the most famous and oldest among them.
Kochi or Cochin is a major port city of India, situated in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. Ernakulam is the mainland portion of the twin cities of Kochi-Ernakulam Kochi has been ranked the sixth best tourist destination in India.
Hubli and Dharwad are twin cities of Karnataka,situated at 20 km of each other. The city of Hubli is the fastest growing city of Karnataka and famous for its list of tourist attraction which includes Chandramouleshwara Temple,Unkal Lake and Nrupatunga Hill.
Bhilai is the city in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh, famous for the Bhilai Steel Plant situated 10 km from Durg. The twin cities of Durg and Bhilai are industrial and education hub in Chhattisgarh.
Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand and Hatia is a small town and railway station in the district. These town and city can be referred as cousin sister cities or town.
Tirunelveli-Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu
The beautiful twin cities of Palayamkottai and Tirunelveli are situated in Tamil Nadu. Palayamkottai is a town in the Tirunelveli district and known for Government Museum, Science Centre and Geomagnetic Research Centre.