City Destinations in India

 India is a land of cultural diversity. Travelling the length and breadth of this beautiful country will expose you to different sights and sounds; each alluring in its own way and deeply rooted in culture and proud heritage.  Travelling through India is akin to how distinct pieces come together to form a quilt, beautiful in parts but stunning when experienced as whole.        

36 City destinations to visit in India

Kochi (Cochin), Kerala

Ranked 2 of 135 Beach destinations
5.7 / 7

23106 Ratings & 346 Reviews

51 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Hi . I'm a native of Kochi. Hence writing about Kochi is always... More »

Sureshbabu Kumaroth , Kochi , 3 weeks ago

Bangalore, Karnataka

Ranked 1 of 36 City destinations
5.7 / 7

65604 Ratings & 891 Reviews

492 sightseeings
Preferred by: Family, Couple
Awesome place to even live for longer duration of time. The lakes... More »

Sanjeev Verma , 1 week ago

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ranked 2 of 36 City destinations
5.9 / 7

38753 Ratings & 691 Reviews

770 sightseeings
Mumbai is a fantastic city, full of drama and contradictions. I... More »

Rakesh jangra , Jind , Today

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 3 of 36 City destinations
5.6 / 7

34684 Ratings & 481 Reviews

516 sightseeings
Big Metro city . North indian will face many problems while stay... More »

Irshad Pawar , Bharatpur , 3 weeks ago

New Delhi, Delhi

Ranked 4 of 36 City destinations
5.8 / 7

27597 Ratings & 606 Reviews

1270 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
I must say that Delhi has something in it that all people from... More »

Rajat Sabharwal , Delhi , 3 days ago

Pune, Maharashtra

Ranked 8 of 338 Heritage destinations
5.8 / 7

16441 Ratings & 325 Reviews

411 sightseeings
During my first visit of Pune I spent around three days in the city... More »

ABHINAV Kumar , Delhi , 2 months ago

Kolkata, West Bengal

Ranked 5 of 36 City destinations
5.7 / 7

17062 Ratings & 431 Reviews

772 sightseeings
It is good to know that the city of joy is fast becoming the city... More »

Rambabu Vankayalapati , 6 days ago

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Ranked 6 of 36 City destinations
5.8 / 7

23830 Ratings & 416 Reviews

47 sightseeings
Awesome place to enjoy weekend in beach. Are k beach is awesome... More »

Ravikant Thawait , 3 months ago

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Ranked 7 of 36 City destinations
5.7 / 7

10295 Ratings & 254 Reviews

681 sightseeings
Hotel holiday resort is located at posh location of Ahmedabad. It... More »

Rohitmaheshwari , 1 month ago

Panjim, Goa

Ranked 8 of 36 City destinations
5.8 / 7

9726 Ratings & 205 Reviews

104 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
I visited Panjim during Carnival. The people there are very good.... More »

Jagdish kulur , 2 months ago

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City Destinations in India

You will be keenly aware of a warm fuzzy feeling of being welcomed and the explosion of color as you travel to different destinations. India, is about one-third the size of the United States and has close to 1600 cities and towns. It is nearly impossible to describe each and every Indian city in the space that is given here among city destinations in India, the objectives can be broadly classified, and often overlapping, into the following categories: historical cities, religious cities, metro cities and cities that are meant to be wholly for fun and sightseeing. 

Love of Architecture

Among the historical cities, Allahabad has been the centre for important events mentioned in puranic scriptures and has always been an important centre for learning. Modern day visitor to Allahabad can marvel at the Sangam which is a confluence of three holy rivers and host million pilgrims every year, the Allahabad fort and museum. Taj Mahal, the universally accepted symbol of love, in present in the city of Agra situated on the banks of the River Yamuna is must visit if you are a romantic at heart or if you simply have a penchant for good architecture. Agra is also home to  Agra Fort and Fatehpur- Sikri. The city of Hampi situated on the banks of River Tungabhadra amidst the ruin of the once might Vijayanagara Kingdom. Agra and Hampi have both been declared as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

The Metros

India traditionally had 4 metro cities. New Delhi, the capital city, is colonial in design. New Delhi is home to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Qutb Minar to name a few. A visit to Delhi is the dream of every architecture buff in this world. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is akin to LA and Hollywood. Apart from the stars of 'Bollywood', Mumbai is also colonial in origin and boasts a number of architectural splendours and is also known as nightlife capital of India. If you are a party-animal and want to rub shoulders with the rich and the famous, Mumbai is a must-visit.  Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is rich in colonial architecture, is the hub of arts and is lavish with its highly colourful festivals steeped in heritage. Chennai, as Madras is known these days, was ranked as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet. It is truly cosmopolitan and is a beautiful  mix of the old world traditions and new world values. Recently other cities have granted metro status, among which Bengaluru and Hyderabad are worth mentioning. According to Mercer's Quality of Living Report - 2015', Hyderabad is ranked as the best city in India.

India is a nation filled with a number of cities of rich religious importance. Among these Varanasi ranks number one. This city is home to approximately 2000 temples and a dip in the Holy Ganges is said to have the power to absolve you from sins. Kanchipuram, located in Tamil Nadu has historically been known as centre for learning. Both Buddhism and Hinduism have flourished in early Kanchipuram and is only second to Varanasi as a destination for religious pilgrimage. The temples in Kanchipuram have been built by various dynasties that ruled the city with the oldest temple being built in 567 CE. Many of these monuments are changed into hotels or resorts in India.

If you just want a holiday, only to relax and destress and not do any sightseeing, there are plenty of choices for that too. Be it the beach front cities such as Goa, Pondicherry or the pristine beaches of the Andaman Islands. Days of lazing around on the beaches only to interrupted by a session of scuba diving or snorkelling or underwater walking and scrumptious sea food. Or if you prefer the cold,  hill stations like Nanital, Manali, Shimla, Ooty, Kodaikanal etc. Situated amidst awe-inspiring and gorgeous landscapes are aplenty in India. So what are you waiting for; pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in this all-encompassing experience that is India.