Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in northwestern India. It was declared a union territory in 1966.
Loosely translated, the name Chandigarh means 'the fort of Chandi'. The name Chandigarh....
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is located in western India on the border of Maharashtra and Gujarat. They were declared a union territory on August 11, 1961.
Area and Borders:
This union territory covers an area of 491 square ki....
Daman is located near Gujarat while Diu is an island off the Kathiawar Peninsula. Daman and Diu was declared a union territory on May 30, 1987.
Capital: Moti Daman
Area and Borders:
The union territory covers an area of 112 square kilomet....
Delhi is located in northern India and was declared a union territory on December 1991.
It is believed that Delhi was named after a king of the Mauryan dynasty who built the city in 50BC. He was often referred to as Dhillu or D....
Lakshadweep lies to the southwest of India in the Arabian Sea. It was declared a union territory on November 1, 1956.
The name Lakshadweep comes from two Sanskrit words, 'laksha' meaning 'thousand' and 'dweep' meaning 'islands'....
Puducherry is located in southern India and was declared a union territory on January 7, 1963.
The history of Puducherry, also known as Pondicherry, dates back to the 1st Century. It is believed that the name Pondicherry has be....
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located in the Indian Ocean and are considered to be part of Southeast Asia. They were declared a union territory on November 1, 1956.|
Official Animal: Dugong
Official Bird: Andaman W....
Andhra Pradesh is located in southern India and was created on November 1, 1956.
The name Andhra Pradesh means 'land of the Andhras'. The word 'andhra' means 'south' in Sanskrit.
State Animal: Blackbuck
Arunachal Pradesh is located in northeastern India and was created on February 20, 1987.
The name Arunachal stems from the Sanskrit words 'aruna' meaning 'dawn-lit' and 'achal' meaning 'mountain'.
Assam is located in northeastern India and was created on January 26, 1950.
The name Assam comes from the word 'ahom', which was the name given to
the ruling 'shan' (people) by the inhabitants of the former kingdom of