Out of 4000 cities, here are the 10 richest cities disproportionately distributed among 28 Indian States.
1. MumbaiThe capital city of Maharashtra, Mumbai is also the financial capital of the country. Mumbai is known as the “city of dreams”. Renowned for the most glamorous and propelling industry, Bollywood has always been a marker of the city. The richest business tycoons and almost every Bollywood celebrity are the residents of the city. That, in turn, makes it a hub for exclusive financial transactions and circulations. Bollywood is another religion in India and people worship their favourite stars. People come in and invest their money in recreation and entertainment. This sector makes up for a huge part in the economy of the city and the state in turn. Not only Bollywood but its cultural diversity which includes the East Indian community to the Parsi community and the Kolis, travellers are drawn in here.
GDP: USD 310 trillion
Major industries: Bollywood, Textile, automobile manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, metals, food processing, electronics. The textile industry is the most contributing of all.
Tourist places: Gateway of India, Elephanta caves, Kanheri caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Haji Ali Dargah
2. DelhiKnown as the National Capital Territory of Delhi of India, New Delhi is the most populous city of the country. It is said to be the epitome of modernity, advancements and fast life. Being the political centre, Delhi is home to all the prominent political personalities and officeholders including the President, the Prime Minister and distinguished ministries. New Delhi has been of great historic importance and a good deal of economics is met by the tourist influx in the city. Besides this, Delhi is a metropolitan city and attracts a large part of the population from all the states. With the ever-growing rates of urbanisation, the city accommodates everyone and holds economic boons in its bosom.
GDP: USD 167 billion
Major industries: Tourism, banking, hotels and hospitality industry, manufacturing industry, telecommunication.
Tourist places: India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb.
GDP: USD 150 billion
Major industries: Mining, heavy engineering, cement, agriculture, food processing, textile, jute.
Tourist places: Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Kali ghat, Nicco park, Indian Museum, Marble Palace.
4. BengaluruBengaluru is the capital of the state of Karnataka. Known as “India’s Silicon Valley”, Bengaluru is the ultimate hub for the tech geeks. The city is widely known for being an IT(Information Technology) hub. In addition to that, the productive metro network generates good revenue. The city is also known for its various theme parks and its youthful nightlife and hence surfaces as a nice weekend getaway
GDP: USD 83 billion
Major industries: IT sector, banking and finance, steel and cement production, mining, automobile manufacturing.
Tourist places: Golden Chariot, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Bangalore palace, Cubbon park, Nandi Temple, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace.
GDP: USD 74 billion
Major industries: Manufacturing, education sector, tourism.
Tourist places: Charminar, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar, Salar Jung Museum, Ramoji film city, Birla Temple.
GDP: USD 66 billion
Major industries: Tourism, software services, automobile, medical sector, hardware manufacturing.
Tourist places: Marina beach, Government’s museum, Kapaleeshwara Temple, Fort St. George, Guindy National park.
GDP: USD 64 billion
Major Industries: Textiles, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals.
Tourist places: Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake, Adalaj stepwell, Bhadra Fort, Sidi Bashir Mosque.
GDP: USD 48 billion
Major industries: Automotive, Chemical industries, Education sector, food processing, electronics
Tourist places: Shaniwar Wada, Aga Ali Palace, Singahad fort, Parvati Hills, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological park
GDP: USD 40 billion
Major industries: textiles, chemicals, dying and printing, diamond cutting, zari making, manufacturing of machines and equipment
Tourist places: Dumas Beach, Amaazia water park, Gopi Talav, Surat castle, Dutch Garden, Ambika Niketan Temple, Sardar Patel Museum
10. VisakhapatnamIt is a port city on the Bay of Bengal in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is well known for its beaches and temple architecture. It is commonly known as Vizag which was actually given by the British people who had inconvenience pronouncing such a long name. Its beautiful beaches attract enough tourism to fuel its economy.
GDP: USD 26 billion
Major industries: Fishing, petrochemicals, Fertilizers and polymer industries, tourism
Tourist places: Ramkrishna Beach, Kailasagiri, Rushikonda Beach, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Bheemili Beach, Yarada Beach