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Andhra Pradesh state is situated in the south-eastern part of the country. It has three Aspirational districts.
Arunachal Pradesh is the north-eastern most state of India. Itanagar is the state capital.
Assam is a state in northeastern India with Dispur as its capital.
Bihar is a state in East India with Patna as its capital.
Chhattisgarh is a state in central India with Raipur as its capital.
Gujarat is a state in the western part of India with Gandhinagar as its capital.
Haryana is a North Indian state with Chandigarh as its capital.
Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state with Shimla as its capital.
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Jammu and Kashmir is a Union Territory of India
Jharkhand is a state in eastern India with Ranchi as its capital.
Karnataka is a state in southwest India. It has two aspirational districts.
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast has Thiruvananthapuram as its capital.
Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, has Bhopal as its capital.
Maharashtra, a state in west-central India, has Mumbai as its capital.
Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with Imphal as its capital.
Meghalaya is a hilly state in northeastern India.
Mizoram is a state in northeastern India, with Aizawl as its capital.
Nagaland is a mountainous state in northeast India. Its capital city of Kohima.
Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state, has Bhubaneswar as its capital.
Punjab is an Indian state with Chandigarh as its capital.
Rajasthan is a state in northern India with Jaipur as its capital.
Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.
Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples.
Telangana is a state in southern India. Its capital is Hyderabad
Tripura is a hilly state in northeast India, bordered on 3 sides by Bangladesh, and home to a diverse mix of tribal cultures and religious groups. In the capital Agartala, the imposing Ujjayanta Palace is set among Mughal gardens, and Gedu Mia’s Mosque has white marble domes and towers. South of the city, Neermahal summer palace sits in the middle of Lake Rudrasagar and blends Hindu and Islamic architectural styles.
Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. With roughly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh during British rule, and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950.
Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.
West Bengal is a state in eastern India, between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. It has four aspirational districts.
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