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List of Cities in India

India is widely known for its rich culture and heritage. It occupies almost 139.34 crores population making it the second most populated country in the world. Being the seventh-largest country in the world it has various places to explore. India is a nation with diversified cultures and religious beliefs. Apart from the big metropolitan cities of India, there are places that give you peace and serenity. Let us see some of the popular cities in India.

1) Bengaluru (previously known as Bangalore)

Bengaluru is a metropolitan city with an almost 11 million population. Bengaluru is also known as the "Silicon Valley" of India because of the big IT hub and the number of IT companies that have been established. Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka and is one of the largest cities in India. Although one might think that a city with so much population might not have anything noteworthy to explore. Well, this is where you are wrong, although Bengaluru is a lively city, there are places that give you peace and serenity and some time out of your usual hustle-bustle life. Let's see some of the popular places in Bengaluru.

i) Lalbagh

Lalbagh is a botanical garden spread across almost 240 acres of land. This garden was built under Hyder Ali the then ruler of Mysore during the 1760s. This was later expanded and completed by his son Tipu Sultan. This garden has more than 1000 species of plants and different types of flowers. It has a glasshouse wherein the flower show takes place. The main attraction is the Lalbagh rock which is almost 3000 million years old. This garden also has a lake where you can do boating. Another attraction in this garden is the Fossil of a coniferous tree that is said to be 20 million years old.

ii) Bannerghatta National Park

It would be surprising to note that a city like Bengaluru might have a national park. Bannerghatta National Park is situated in the outskirts and is spread over This park was established in 1971. It is said that for a better view of animals and for one's own enjoyment, one must visit during the time from November to June as the climate is pretty cool and you can enjoy the safari. In this wildlife park, you would find a butterfly garden with artificial waterfalls that adds to the scenic beauty. Many animals like Elephants, leopards, sambars, wild boars and sloth bears are visible when you go on safari. For getting a close-up look at animals and having the time of your life do experience the safari. The national park is bifurcated into three categories: Zoo, Butterfly Park and Safari.

iii) Cubbon Park

Another tourist attraction is Cubbon park which is a serene place expanded for about 300 acres and consisting of more than 6000 trees.

iv) Bangalore Palace

One of the main tourist attraction spots seems to be the Bangalore Palace. Its beautiful structure depicts the castles of medieval France and England times.

v) Vidhana Soudha

One of the prestigious places having a grandeur appearance, the broad staircase and its architecture just stand out from rest. As it is a government building the entries are restricted to only those having permission letters.

2) Mumbai - The City of Dreams

Mumbai also known as Bombay is the capital of Maharashtra state. It is the second-most populous city after Delhi. It is the 7th most populous city in the world rounding up to 20 million. Mumbai has three of the UNESCO world heritage sites namely: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the Victorian art Buildings. Mumbai is home to Marathi-speaking people. Mumbai is home to various Billionaires. Apart from being a commercial and IT hub, Mumbai has more to offer. Let us take a look at some tourist spots for you to visit in Mumbai.

i) Gateway of India

It is one of the best places to visit in Mumbai. With the cool sea breeze and bubbly crowd, one can enjoy a good family time here. Exactly opposite stands the Taj Palace. Here Ferry service is offered which can take you around.

ii) Haji Ali Dargah

One of the famous shrines is Haji Ali Dargah. Here the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari is kept. This great art piece is made of marble and is of Indo-Islamic Architecture.

iii) Elephanta caves

You are in for a time-lapse. This heritage holds up various rock carvings that go way back into history. The way each rock is carved into humans is a sight worth seeing. It has mainly seven caves. Five of them are dedicated to God Shiva and the rest two depict Buddhist architecture. One has to travel here through Ferry as it is located on an island. You will get the Ferry from the Gateway of India.

iv) Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is situated right in the heart of Mumbai. Depicting the glory of the Victorian era this artifact is a must-visit.

v) Marine Drive

The hot spot as it is; a walkway that stretches across the shore. When seen from above at night it looks like a necklace. You can find various food stalls here. If you are looking for just having a laid-back evening this place is for you.

vi) Bandra-Worli Sea Link

A modern-day architecture that stretches for 5.6 km across Mahim Bay. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link is made with concrete and steel and is balanced by cable wires. It remains open 24/7.

3) Delhi

Delhi is a union territory that contains our capital New Delhi. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. Delhi was previously known as Indraprastha, which was the capital of Pandavas in Mahabharat. There are many places that one can visit in Delhi such as;

i) Red Fort

This Fort was constructed in the 16th century. The red colour of the fort is due to the sandstone used to build it. This Fort is spread over 254 acres of land. The structure of this amazing fort is a mixture of Mughal, Persian, Hindu, and Timurid traditions. This fort holds various artifacts of the Mughal Era. The noteworthy elements to see here are the peacock Throne, the Stepwell, the Moti Masjid, and the Hira Mahal.

ii) Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a minaret that is named after Qutb-ud-din Aibak. This tower is 73 meters tall and comprises of 5 storeys, out of which the first three storeys are embellished with red sandstone, the fourth storey is made up of marble and the fifth storey is made up of sandstone. This minaret is engraved with Quranic texts. It has a spiral stepwell which has around 379 steps. You can also find a mosque named "Quwwat-ul-Islam".

iii) Humayun's Tomb

It is another historic beauty that was built in 1565 A.D. The Humayun's Tomb was built in the memory of Humayun by his wife. The tomb was constructed nine years after his death. It is inspired by Persian architecture.

iv) Lotus Temple

Named after the structure of Lotus, this temple was built for humanity. The temple has 27 marble-clad petals and is surrounded by gardens and a pond. Its height is estimated to be 34 meters and the temple can accommodate 2500 people. The temple symbolizes the culture of the Baha`i` House of Worship, where all people of different religions are welcomed.

v) Jama Masjid

This Mosque is located in the heart of Old Delhi. It is the largest and most well-known mosque in India. The mosque was constructed under the monarch of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This beautiful piece took about a work force of 5000 men to complete. It is built with red sandstone and marble. It has four towers, two high minarets, and a courtyard. The courtyard can occupy around 25,000 devotees. The one thing to keep in mind is that entry is not allowed during prayer service.

4) Chennai

Chennai which was previously known as Madras is the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is well known for its educational, cultural, and economic centers. Chennai is one of the safest cities in India. It is said to be the health capital of India. Chennai was added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) for the rich musical tradition that it beholds. Some tourist attractions in this southern city are as follows:

i) The Marina Beach

Located along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, this beach is said to be the longest beach in India. There is an old lighthouse that is situated at the southern end of the beach. There are many stalls for food and imitation jewelry that might suit your interest.

ii) Valluvar Kottam

For literature enthusiasts, this place is perfect to visit. Tamil Nadu's love for literature and culture is pretty much evident. This monument in the shape of a chariot is built in remembrance of the great poet Thiruvalluvar. It is built using 3000 stones.

iii) Thousand Lights Mosque

This mosque is said to be one of the biggest mosques in India. The name is so because there are 1000 lamps that are lit in the hall of the mosque.

iv) Ashtalakshmi Temple

Lakshmi, the goddess of Wealth and Knowledge is the epitome of this shrine. In this temple, eight avatars of Lakshmi are constructed. One can hear the waves of the ocean from within the temple's complex.

5) Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is termed to be the fifth-largest economic generation. Hyderabad was established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. In 2014, Andhra Pradesh was separated from Telanagana making Hyderabad the capital of both states. Hyderabad is widely known for its cultural heritage and its authentic cuisine. Some of the popular places to visit in Hyderabad are as follows;

i) Golconda fort

This marvelous fort build by the Qutub Shahi kings consists of eight gates and 87 bastions. The prisons consisting of some carved deities and the canons are a very captivating sight. This fort also holds light and sound shows which is must watch.

ii) Ramoji film City

It is located on NH-9, 30 km away from Hyderabad. It was established by Ramoji Rao a very well-known Telugu film producer. His main goal was to build a studio similar to that of Hollywood. Ramoji Film city is known to be one of the largest film studios in the world, it is also recorded in the Guinness Book of World records. It spreads over around 2500 acres of land. It has various film sets, for example, Hollywood sign, Japanese gardens, hospitals, London streets, etc.

iii) Chowmahalla Palace

This palace was built almost 200 years ago. As the name suggests, this palace consists of four palaces. The word Chowmahalla is an Urdu word that means "Chow - Four" and "Mahalla - Palace". It is very much in resemblance to the Shah palace in Iran. In the beginning, the palace is said to have covered around 45 acres but now it covers about 12 acres of land. There are two Courtyards in this palace namely the southern and the northern courtyard. The southern courtyard has four palaces: Afzal Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, and Aftab Mahal. Aftab Mahal is the biggest of all four that has two storeys.

iv) Qutub Shahi Tombs

Qutub Shahi Tombs consists of Seven tombs of the Shahi rulers. These tombs boast the architectural beauty of Persian and Indian Styles. The seven tombs differ in their sizes. The smaller tombs have a single storey while the bigger tombs have two storeys. The tomb of Quli Qutub Shah is the biggest of all. Each tomb is surrounded by the minaret.

v) Mecca Masjid

Mecca Masjid is one of the popular spots among tourists. It is one of the largest mosques in the world. This beautiful artifact took around 80 years to complete with its construction and took about 8000 men to do so. It is said that the main hall itself can accommodate around 10,000 devotees. There are 15 arches that are supporting the main hall. The pillars here are carved from a single slab of granite. The construction of this masjid was initiated by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah.

List of major cities of India

Sr. City State
1 Ahmedabad Gujarat
2 Surat Gujarat
3 Vadodra Gujarat
4 Rajkot Gujarat
5 Bhavnagar Gujarat
6 Jamnagar Gujarat
7 Junagadh Gujarat
8 Gandhinagar Gujarat
9 Gandhidam Gujarat
10 Anand Gujarat
11 Navsari Gujarat
12 Nadiad Gujarat
13 Bharuch Gujarat
14 Mehsana Gujarat
15 Bhuj Gujarat
16 Porbandar Gujarat
17 Valsad Gujarat
18 Vapi Gujarat
19 Somnath Gujarat
20 Patan Gujarat
21 Jodhpur Rajasthan
22 Jaipur Rajasthan
23 Kota Rajasthan
24 Bhiwadi Rajasthan
25 Bikaner Rajasthan
26 Udaipur Rajasthan
27 Ajmer Rajasthan
28 Bhilwar Rajasthan
29 Alwar Rajasthan
30 Sikar Rajasthan
31 Bharatpur Rajasthan
32 Pali Rajasthan
33 Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan
34 Hanumangarh Rajasthan
35 Beawar Rajasthan
36 Pune Maharashtra
37 Nagpur Maharashtra
38 Nashik Maharashtra
39 Thane Maharashtra
40 Aurangabad Maharashtra
41 Solapur Maharashtra
42 Jalgaon Maharashtra
43 Amravati Maharashtra
44 Kolhapur Maharashtra
45 Ulhasnagar Maharashtra
46 Malegaon Maharashtra
47 Latur Maharashtra
48 Dhule Maharashtra
49 Ahmednagar Maharashtra
50 Miraj Maharashtra
51 Chandrapur Maharashtra
52 Jalna Maharashtra
53 Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
54 Satara Maharashtra
55 Kamptee Maharashtra
56 Gondia Maharashtra
57 Achlapur Maharashtra
58 Nandurbar Maharashtra
59 Wardha Maharashtra
60 Hingaghat Maharashtra
61 Dhar Karnataka
62 Hubballi-Dharwad Karnataka
63 Mysuru Karnataka
64 Kalaburagi Karnataka
65 Mangaluru Karnataka
66 Belagavi Karnataka
67 Ballari Karnataka
68 Vijayapura Karnataka
69 Shivamogga Karnataka
70 Raichur Karnataka
71 Bidar Karnataka
72 Hospet Karnataka
73 Robertsonpet Karnataka
74 Hassan Karnataka
75 Bhadravati Karnataka
76 Chitradurga Karnataka
77 Udupi Karnataka
78 Kolar Karnataka
79 Mandya Karnataka
80 Chikmagalur Karnataka
81 Gangavati Karnataka
82 Ranebennuru Karnataka
83 Kasaragod Kerala
84 Kannur Kerala
85 Alappuza Kerala
86 Ernakulam Kerala
87 Idukki Kerala
88 Kollam Kerala
89 Kottayam Kerala
90 Kozikode Kerala
91 Malappuram Kerala
92 Palakkad Kerala
93 Pathanamthitta Kerala
94 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
95 Thrissur Kerala
96 Wayanad Kerala
97 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
98 Madurai Tamil Nadu
99 Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
100 Tiruppur Tamil Nadu
101 Salem Tamil Nadu
102 Erode Tamil Nadu
103 Vellore Tamil Nadu
104 Thoothukkudi Tamil Nadu
105 Dindigul Tamil Nadu
106 Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
107 Ranipet Tamil Nadu
108 Karur Tamil Nadu
109 Nagercoil Tamil Nadu
110 Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu
111 Karaikkudi Tamil Nadu
112 Neyveli Tamil Nadu
113 Cuddalore Tamil Nadu
114 Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu
115 Pollachi Tamil Nadu
116 Pudukkottai Tamil Nadu
117 Vaniyambadi Tamil Nadu
118 Ambur Tamil Nadu
119 Nagapattinam Tamil Nadu
120 Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
121 Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh
122 Guntur Andhra Pradesh
123 Nellore Andhra Pradesh
124 Kurnool Andhra Pradesh
125 Kakinada Andhra Pradesh
126 Kadapa Andhra Pradesh
127 Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
128 Anantapuram Andhra Pradesh
129 Vizianagaram Andhra Pradesh
130 Eluru Andhra Pradesh
131 Nadyal Andhra Pradesh
132 Ongole Andhra Pradesh
133 Adoni Andhra Pradesh
134 Madanapalle Andhra Pradesh
135 Machilipatnam Andhra Pradesh
136 Tenali Andhra Pradesh
137 Proddatur Andhra Pradesh
138 Chittor Andhra Pradesh
139 Hindupur Andhra Pradesh
140 Srikakulam Andhra Pradesh
141 Bhimavaram Andhra Pradesh
142 Gudivada Andhra Pradesh
143 Guntakal Andhra Pradesh
144 Dharamavaram Andhra Pradesh
145 Tadipatri Andhra Pradesh
146 Mangalagiri Andhra Pradesh
147 Warangal Telangana
148 Nizamabad Telangana
149 Khammam Telangana
150 Karimnagar Telangana
151 Ramagundam Telangana
152 Mahabubnagar Telangana
153 Nalgonda Telangana
154 Adilabad Telangana
155 Suryapet Telangana
156 Siddipet Telangana
157 Miryalaguda Telangana
158 Jagtial Telangana
159 Indore Madhya Pradesh
160 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
161 Jablapur Madhya Pradesh
162 Gwalior Madhya Pradesh
163 Ujjain Madhya Pradesh
164 Sagar Madhya Pradesh
165 Dewas Madhya Pradesh
166 Satna Madhya Pradesh
167 Ratlam Madhya Pradesh
168 Rewa Madhya Pradesh
169 Murwara Madhya Pradesh
170 Singrauli Madhya Pradesh
171 Burhanpur Madhya Pradesh
172 Khandwa Madhya Pradesh
173 Bhind Madhya Pradesh
174 Chhindwara Madhya Pradesh
175 Guna Madhya Pradesh
176 Shivpur Madhya Pradesh
177 Vidisha Madhya Pradesh
178 Chhatarpur Madhya Pradesh
179 Damoh Madhya Pradesh
180 Mandsaur Madhya Pradesh
181 Khargone Madhya Pradesh
182 Neemuch Madhya Pradesh
183 Pithapur Madhya Pradesh
184 Narmadapuram Madhya Pradesh
185 Itarsi Madhya Pradesh
186 Sehore Madhya Pradesh
187 Morena Madhya Pradesh
188 Betul Madhya Pradesh
189 Seoni Madhya Pradesh
190 Datia Madhya Pradesh
191 Nagda Madhya Pradesh
192 Dindori Madhya Pradesh
193 Raipur Chhattisgarh
194 Durg Chhattisgarh
195 Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh
196 Raigarh Chhattisgarh
197 Korba Chhattisgarh
198 Jagdalpur Chhattisgarh
199 Dhamtari Chhattisgarh
200 Chirmiri Chhattisgarh
201 Bilaspur Chhattisgarh
202 Bhilai Chhattisgarh
203 Ambikapur Chhattisgarh
204 Mahasamund Chhattisgarh
205 Koriya Chhattisgarh
206 Bhubaneshwar Odisha
207 Cuttack Odisha
208 Rourkela Odisha
209 Berhampur Odisha
210 Samalpur Odisha
211 Puri Odisha
212 Balasore Odisha
213 Bhadrak Odisha
214 Baripada Odisha
215 Kolkata West Bengal
216 Asansol West Bengal
217 Siliguri West Bengal
218 Durgapur West Bengal
219 Bardhaman West Bengal
220 Malda City West Bengal
221 Baharampur West Bengal
222 Shantipur West Bengal
223 Ranaghat West Bengal
224 Haldia West Bengal
225 Krishnanagar West Bengal
226 Jalpaiguri West Bengal
227 Balurghat West Bengal
228 Bankura West Bengal
229 Darjeeling West Bengal
230 Alipurduar West Bengal
231 Purulia West Bengal
232 Jangipur West Bengal
233 Bangaon West Bengal
234 Cooch Behar West Bengal
235 Patna Bihar
236 Gaya Bihar
237 Bhagalpur Bihar
238 Muzaffarpur Bihar
239 Purina Bihar
240 Begusarai Bihar
241 Katihar Bihar
242 Munger Bihar
243 Chhapra Bihar
244 Danapur Bihar
245 Hajipur Bihar
246 Dehri Bihar
247 Siwan Bihar
248 Motihari Bihar
249 Nawada Bihar
250 Bagaha Bihar
251 Buxar Bihar
252 Sitamarhi Bihar
253 Jamalpur Bihar
254 Jehanabad Bihar
255 Aurangabad Bihar
256 Jamshedpur Bihar
257 Dhanbad Bihar
258 Ranchi Bihar
259 Bokaro Bihar
260 Deoghar Bihar
261 Phusro Bihar
262 Hazaribagh Bihar
263 Giridih Bihar
264 Ramgarh Bihar
265 Medininagar Bihar
266 Chirkunda Bihar
267 Meerut Uttar Pradesh
268 Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh
269 Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh
270 Noida Uttar Pradesh
271 Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
272 Agra Uttar Pradesh
273 Moradabad Uttar Pradesh
274 Bareily Uttar Pradesh
275 Etawah Uttar Pradesh
276 Jhansi Uttar Pradesh
277 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
278 Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
279 Prayagraj Uttar Pradesh
280 Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
281 Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh
282 Basti Uttar Pradesh
283 Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh
284 Faridabad Haryana
285 Gurugram Haryana
286 Panipat Haryana
287 Ambala Haryana
288 Yamunagar Haryana
289 Rohtak Haryana
290 Sonipat Haryana
291 Bhiwani Haryana
292 Ludhiana Punjab
293 Amritsar Punjab
294 Jalandhar Punjab
295 Patiala Punjab
296 Bathinda Punjab
297 Mohali Punjab
298 Batala Punjab
299 Pathankot Punjab
300 Firozpur Punjab
301 Malerkotla Punjab
302 Khanna Punjab
303 Muktsar Punjab
304 Sunam Punjab
305 Srinagar Jammu And Kashmir
306 Jammu Jammu And Kashmir
307 Anantnag Jammu And Kashmir
308 Shimla Himachal Pradesh
309 Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh
310 Solan Himachal Pradesh
311 Palampur Himachal Pradesh
312 Sundarnagar Himachal Pradesh
313 Kullu Himachal Pradesh
314 Manali Himachal Pradesh
315 Dalhousie Himachal Pradesh
316 Rohru Himachal Pradesh
317 Jawalamukhi Himachal Pradesh
318 Indora Himachal Pradesh
319 Kasauli Himachal Pradesh
320 Naina Devi Himachal Pradesh
321 Kotkhai Himachal Pradesh
322 Narkanda Himachal Pradesh
323 Sarkaghat Himachal Pradesh
324 Una Himachal Pradesh
325 Dehradun Uttarakhand
326 Haridwar Uttarakhand
327 Roorke Uttarakhand
328 Rishikesh Uttarakhand
329 Kashipur Uttarakhand
330 Hadwani Uttarakhand
331 Rudrapur Uttarakhand
332 Gangtok Sikkim
333 Namchi Sikkim
334 Udalguri Assam
335 Karimganj Assam
336 Cachar Assam
337 Kampur Assam
338 Dhubri Assam
339 Sivasagar Assam
340 Guwahati Assam
341 Silchar Assam
342 Jorhat Assam
343 Papum Pare Arunachal Pradesh
344 Changlang Arunachal Pradesh
345 Lohit Arunachal Pradesh
346 West Siang Arunachal Pradesh
347 Tirap Arunachal Pradesh
348 East Siang Arunachal Pradesh
349 Kuma Kurg Arunachal Pradesh
350 Dimapur Nagaland
351 Kiphire Nagaland
352 Kohima Nagaland
353 Longleng Nagaland
354 Mon Nagaland
355 Phek Nagaland
356 Tuensang Nagaland
357 Wokha Nagaland
358 Noklak Nagaland
359 Chandel Manipur
360 Imphal East Manipur
361 Imphal West Manipur
362 Senapati Manipur
363 Thoubal Manipur
364 Churachandpur Manipur
365 Dhalai Tripura
366 North Tripura Tripura
367 South Tripura Tripura
368 West Tripura Tripura
369 Mamit Mizoram
370 Aizawal Mizoram
371 Kolasib Mizoram
372 Champhai Mizoram
373 Serchhip Mizoram
374 Saiha Mizoram
375 Lawngtlai Mizoram
376 Divided into Districts Meghalaya

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