India has 32 towns and cities named after Lord Ram, i.e. Rampur and that’s taking into account that small villages and settlements were not considered. There are even a few of them outside the country- about 4 of them in Nepal, Myanmar and Indonesia combined.


The best known place which goes by the name Rampur is the city in Uttar Pradesh. This city was made popular by the hit film ‘Sholay’ when its villain set up camp in Rampur, how ironical! Rampur is also known for its palaces and the ‘Rampuri chakus’ a specially crafted knife found exclusively in Rampur. It is now home to wrestling and kabaddi, two of the most popular rural sorts in India. It is connected to the major cities of Uttar Pradesh via rail.

There is another town in Uttar Pradesh, known by Rampur- albeit a bit less famous than the previous one and was once ruled by a king whose fortress still stands by the river.

Rampur in the state of Rajasthan is located in the Alwar district, there are two more towns known as Rampur in Bihar and Gaya, while Gujarat alone has three places which are known as Rampur. Coming to southern India, the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh also have four towns and villages named Rampur between them.


In the North East the state of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Maniour all have a place in their state that goes by the name of Rampur.
Coming to Northern India, there are two villages in Haryana that are named Rampur while Punjab also has one. There is place named Rampur near Shimla which is believed to be the seat of a snake-god.
In the western state of Maharashtra there is a placed named Rampur in Ratnagiri which is the home to three winners of the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor in the country.


Does all of these places named Rampur the most popular name of a place in the world or simply too difficult to locate which is the one that you need to go to. A food for thought that only you can figure out!

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