Jun 12, 2023, 07:06 PM IST
The name of the Travancore-Cochin state, also known as Thiru–Kochi, which came about following the merger of former kingdoms Travancore and Cochin in 1949, was changed to Kerala in 1956.
ombay's name was changed to Mumbai in 1996, deriving its name from Mumba- the name of the patron Goddess.
The change was brought about in 1996.
Calcutta was renamed Kolkata in 2001 after a bill was passed "in consideration of the historical, social and cultural aspects of the state and its capital city."
In September 2006, Pondicherry’s name was changed to Puducherry.
Often touted as the IT capital of India, Bangalore was rechristened Bangaluru in November 2006.
Until March 2011, Odisha was spelled as Orissa.
In 2014, Mysore was renamed Mysuru.
The chief port city of Karnataka was renamed Mangaluru in 2014.
The name of Allahabad, originally spelled Ilahabad, was changed to Prayagraj in October 2018.
In April 2016, Gurgaon was renamed as Gurugram.