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

23186 Ratings & 362 Reviews

52 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
The city kochi(cochin) is Kerala biggest and developed city which... More »

Ummer Kutty K , 2 weeks ago

Kochi (Cochin), Kerala

Ranked 1 of 36 City destinations
5.7 / 7

65766 Ratings & 911 Reviews

492 sightseeings
The city is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and was... More »

Ashok Gupta , Vadodara , 2 weeks ago

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ranked 2 of 36 City destinations
5.9 / 7

39000 Ratings & 725 Reviews

770 sightseeings
This hotel has all the facilities that a world class five star... More »

Jaimin Vyas , Vadodara , 2 days ago

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 3 of 36 City destinations
5.6 / 7

34783 Ratings & 492 Reviews

516 sightseeings
I was in Chennai for a work trip. The climate was OK. With on and... More »

Siddharth Bhushan , 2 weeks ago

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 4 of 36 City destinations
5.8 / 7

27692 Ratings & 619 Reviews

1271 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Nice to see all sculptures, culture & your national haritage. L... More »

Kaushik Pal , 4 weeks ago

Pune, Maharashtra

Ranked 8 of 338 Heritage destinations
5.8 / 7

16544 Ratings & 338 Reviews

411 sightseeings
India is blessed with many tourism places and the most endearing... More »

Rajesh Kumar Gupta , Today

Kolkata, West Bengal

Ranked 5 of 36 City destinations
5.7 / 7

17121 Ratings & 447 Reviews

772 sightseeings
Have to better more things. Spl dump area. Some area are clean. We... More »

John Murmu , 2 weeks ago

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Ranked 6 of 36 City destinations
5.8 / 7

23897 Ratings & 428 Reviews

47 sightseeings
I was in garividi dist, having some time with my wife and childrem,... More »

Ramakrishna Moida , Today

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Ranked 7 of 36 City destinations
5.7 / 7

10387 Ratings & 263 Reviews

681 sightseeings
Great experience staying at this wonderfully located hotel right in... More »

Sushant Gholap , Thane , 3 weeks ago

Panjim, Goa

Ranked 8 of 36 City destinations
5.8 / 7

9731 Ratings & 205 Reviews

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

Jagdish kulur , Feb 15, 2018

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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.