When in Scotland, do visit Patna!
  • Story Crux Team

No, we aren’t accosting you with typos. Far, far away from the capital of Bihar, its namesake resides in the idyllic Scottish countryside! And it is not alone – several cities in India share their names with cities across the world. We introduce you to the Delhi, Lucknow, Dhaka and Bali you didn’t know existed.

Delhi, India/United States


Delhi, the capital city of India boasts rich culture and heritage. Its namesake is flourishing in New York, USA – named after the Indian capital by its founder, Ebenezer Foote, who was known as the ‘Great Mogul’.

Patna, Bihar/Scotland

Patna, a village in East Ayrshire, Scotland, has had its name being inspired by the capital city of Bihar. The former was established by William Fullarton, whose father served as an employee in the East India Company. Hence, the inspiration!

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh/New England

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Lucknow or Castle in the Clouds, is a 16-room, 5,500-acre mountaintop estate in New Hampshire whose Indian namesake is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India, and is popularly known as the ‘City of Nawabs’.

Dhaka, Bihar/Bangladesh

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Presently the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka was formerly a part of Pakistan. The place with the same name in Bihar is significant for being a Vidhan Sabha constituency.

Bali, Rajasthan/Indonesia

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While Bali in Indonesia is a popular beach destination, it’s namesake in India is a small town in Rajasthan’s Pali district.

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