Top cities: India

2020-01-04 17:32
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Add some spice to your Indian escape with these top city suggestions. (Photo: iStock)

Top cities in India:

Mumbai 

This cosmopolitan metropolis was once known as Bombay and is the largest city in India.

Mumbai is the commercial capital and hub of India and is one of the predominant port cities in the entire country.

The city, which houses the Gateway to India, is rich in culture, colours and flavours. Mumbai is sure to spice up and add vibrancy to your next visit to India.

Bengaluru

Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is a megacity home to over 10 million people.

From national parks, seasonal palaces to temple tourism - this city is also mega on its attractions and activities.

Bengaluru is also India's IT capital thriving with innovation - this quality has earned it the nickname of being India's 'Silicon Valley'. 

Agra

Home to the globally beloved and revered Taj Mahal, Agra is undoubtedly a leading tourism city in India.

Alongside the Taj Mahal, Agra boasts another two UNESCO branded sites - the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

So 'jai ho' dance your way on over to the banks of the Yamuna river to soak up some sun, culture and intricate Mughal architecture. 

Jaipur

Why not visit 'The Pink City' on your Indian escape?

Jaipur earned the nickname courtesy of its distinctly coloured buildings which were originally painted this colour to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Maugham cities.

A different tale implies that in 1876, when the Prince of Wales visited India on a tour, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink - as the colour pink was symbolic of hospitality.

The bustling modern city is one of the three corners of the golden triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Other features you'll find include a density of palaces, fairs and festivals that spring up around the city as well as the incredible Hawa Mahal.

New Delhi

India's official capital city is home to a plethora of things to see and do.

You can be sure to marvel at the many sights to see from the Qutb Minar, Lotus Temple to Humayun's Tomb.

The city brims with architectural masterpieces alongside its melting pot of thriving and vibrant cultures - which you can get a taste of in its intricate temples as well as its bustling street markets. 

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