Best Cities in India 2017

Showing 38 Best Cities in India 2017


1. Mumbai, Maharashtra

4.0

Known For : Marine drive | Gateway of India | Juhu Beach

Labeled with multiple titles such as 'Financial capital of India', 'The Maximum City', 'Land of Bollywood', 'The dream City' and much more, Mumbai is Maharashtra's capital and India's most populous city which has multiple faces making it all things to all people.

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2. Bangalore, Karnataka

3.0

Known For : Bangalore Palace | MG Road | Bannerghatta National Park

Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is India's third largest city, being the most livable city in India.

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3. Ahmedabad, Gujarat

2.6

Known For : Swaminarayan Temple | Sabarmati Ashram | Dada Hari Wav

Also known as Amdavad, this is an industrial and commercial city but a nice, popular destination for tourists who want to get the taste of Gujarat.

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4. New Delhi, NCR

4.1

Known For : Humayun's Tomb | Red Fort | Qutub Minar

From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus, the capital city has multiple personalities making it 'The good, the bad and the ugly'.

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5. Kolkata, West Bengal

3.8

Known For : Victoria Memorial | Fort William | Howrah Bridge

Labeled as the 'City of Joy', the 'Cultural capital of India', Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is a city with character and remnants of British Raj visible in its Victorian style architecture, trams and the nomenclature of the place.

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6. Pune, Maharashtra

2.7

Known For : Aga Khan Palace | Shaniwar Wada | Mulshi Lake and Dam

With a large student population, Pune is popularly known as the college town of India and has a range of great restaurants, happening nightlife and an overall young atmosphere.

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7. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

2.9

Known For : Marina Beach | Breezy Beach | Marundeeswarar Temple

The fourth largest city of India, Chennai is convoluted with temples, churches and beaches. The roads are always bustling with activity and the nightlife is as every youth dreams of.

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8. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

3.5

Known For : Charminar | Ramoji Film city | Chowmahalla Palace

A densely populated metropolitan city with people bustling in and out of cafes, offices, temples and even nowhere, Hyderabad is fast turning into the new York city of South India.

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9. Jaipur, Rajasthan

4.4

Known For : Hawa Mahal | City Palace | Amber Fort

Jaipur, the ?Pink City?, is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture.

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10. Chandigarh, Punjab

2.8

Known For : Rose Garden | Rock Garden | Sukhna Lake

Designed by the ace architect Le Corbusier consisting of 47 self-contained sectors, India's first planned city is known for its unique blend of urbane architecture and natural bliss.

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11. Kochi, Kerala

3.1

Known For : Willingdon Island | Chinese Fishing Nets | Fort Kochi

Situated on beach-side, Kochi is a bustling commercial port with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years, and is till today the financial capital of Kerala.

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12. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

2.8

Known For : Kailasagiri | Araku valley | Borra caves

Known for its pristine beaches, natural beauty and scenic landscape along with a rich cultural and historical heritage, Visakhapatnam, better known as Vizag is a port city and a gem of South India.

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13. Surat, Gujarat

2.0

Known For : Hajira | Dumas Beach | The Dutch Garden

Ranking as the 9th largest metropolitan in India, Surat is the second most populated city in the state of Gujarat. Known as ?the city of flyovers?, it is a commercial center of textiles and diamonds.

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14. Bhubaneswar, Orissa

2.6

Bhubaneswar, the temple city of India, once known for its architecture and grand temples, is presently a thriving centre for commerce and business.

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15. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

3.6

Known For : Bara Imambara | Hazratganj Market | Lucknow Zoo

Referred to as the city of Nawabs, capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is famous for its monuments, food, clothing in all of which it you can see the traces of Mughal reign.

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16. Trivandrum, Kerala

2.1

Known For : Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary | Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple | The Kanakakunnu Palace

The capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram with a tradition that officially dates back to 1000 BC, and located on seven low-hills near the southern tip of India is famous for its pristine beaches, temples and greenery.

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17. Madurai, Tamil Nadu

3.2

Known For : Meenakshi Amman Temple | Alagar Koil | Vaigai Dam

Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India and was ruled by Pandya kings over most of its history. The city is constructed in the form of a lotus and is known as lotus city too.

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18. Indore, Madhya Pradesh

1.8

Known For : Lal Bagh Palace | Rajwada | Kanch Mandir

The charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries.

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19. Patna, Bihar

3.4

Known For : Golghar | Revolving restaurant | River Ganga

The capital city of Bihar, Patna serves as an important base for visiting various religious sites such as Vaishali, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Kesariya, Nalanda etc.

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20. Guwahati, Assam

2.3

Known For : Kamakhya Temple | Umananda Temple | Assam State Zoo

Apart from having its own tourist spots, Guwahati also serves as an important base for many enjoyable holidays.

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21. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

3.2

Known For : Marudhamalai Hill Temple | Kovai Kondattam | Vydehi Falls

Often termed as ?Manchester of South India?, the city is photographically situated on the banks of River Noyyal and has an array of natural attractions.

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22. Mangalore, Karnataka

2.7

Known For : Panambur Beach | Kudroli Gokarnath Temple | Mangalore beach

The port city of Mangalore is well known for its tall swaying coconut palms, temples and pristine beaches.

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23. Gurgaon, Haryana

1.8

Known For : Kingdom Of Dreams | Cyber Hub | Damdama Lake

Also known as Millennium City, Gurgaon is a fast developing industrial city close to New Delhi.

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24. Noida, Uttar Pradesh

2.3

Known For : Botanical garden | Worlds of wonder Water Park | Stupa 18 art gallery

A part of the National Capital Region, Noida, with the inauguration of Budhh international circuit for the formula one racing, Sunburn arena where international artists perform, and upcoming projects of one of the tallest buildings in North India, Noida is just busy running towards faster growth.

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25. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

2.4

Known For : Masuri | Iskcon temple | Shopping in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad is situated in the western parts of Uttar Pradesh and in the outskirts of Delhi. Also known as "Gateway of Uttar Pradesh", this city has evolved as one of the most dynamic Industrial cities in the country.

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26. Faridabad, Haryana

1.6

Known For : Baba Farid's tomb | Camp Dhauj lake | Sri Shirdi Sai baba temple

Faridabad is Haryana's largest city and its major industrial hub as well. Faridabad town is the main part of district Faridabad which has two divisions which are Faridabad and Ballabgarh.

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27. Nagpur, Maharashtra

2.7

Known For : Dhamma chakra stupa | Lata Mangeshkar Musical garden | Maharaj Bagh and Zoo

Commonly associated with its delectable juicy varieties of oranges, Nagpur is also the winter capital of Maharashtra and is known for its rich cultural heritage.

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28. Vadodara, Gujarat

2.9

Known For : Laxmi Vilas Palace | Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park | Sayaji Gardens

Home to some of the most exemplary displays of architecture, Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III.

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29. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

2.8

Known For : Upper lake | Bhimbetka Rock Shelters | Van vihar

Amidst two beautiful lakes, Bhopal is a sprawling city with the right blend of culture, heritage and modern life.

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30. Amritsar, Punjab

4.0

Known For : Golden Temple | Jallianwala Bagh | Wagah Border

Home to the famous Golden Temple, the historical city of Amritsar is a famous pilgrim centre.

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31. Ludhiana, Punjab

1.8

Known For : Lodhi Fort | Phillaur Fort | Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum

Earlier known as Lodi-Ana-Lodi's Place, Ludhiana was home to the Lodi Dynasty.

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32. Dehradun, Uttarakhand

2.4

Known For : Robber's Cave | Sahastradhara | Mindrolling Monastery

This hill town in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the Garhwal region with two perennial rivers flowing through it, popular for its historic civilization and offers a delightful terrain to trekkers.

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33. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

2.8

Known For : Triveni Sangam | Allahabad Planetarium | Khusro Bagh

Located at the meeting point of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, Allahabad is a large metro city which plays host to the famous Kumbh mela every 12 hours and has numerous attractions for tourists.

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34. Aurangabad, Maharashtra

2.8

Known For : The Ajanta caves | The Ellora caves | Bibi-ka-Maqbara

Aurangabad is an industrial town which also serves as a tourist hub with numerous points of interest such as Bibi ka Maqbara (or Mini Taj Mahal), Ajanta-ellora caves, some of the most famous ones.

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35. Ranchi, Jharkhand

1.8

Known For : Panch Gagh Falls | Ranchi Lake | Sun temple

Ranchi is blessed with majestic waterfalls, tall trees and lush greenery on expansive lands.

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36. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

1.7

Known For : Jubilee Park | Dimna Lake | Tata Steel Zoological Park

The largest city in Jharkhand, Jamshedpur is an appealing destination with its aesthetically planned infrastructure and landscape.

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37. Jodhpur, Rajasthan

3.8

Known For : Mehrangarh Fort | Umaid Bhawan Palace | Khejarla Fort

Known as the ""Gateway to Thar"" , it is famous for its forts, temples, sweets and snacks

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38. Nasik, Maharashtra

2.8

Known For : Dudhsagar falls | Sula Vineyard | Sita Gufa

Nasik is a religious Hindu city, abode of Maharashtra's most revered saint Shirdi Sai Baba and also makes for a perfect wine tour destination

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