When I think of India I imagine busy markets with spices of all kinds and exotic fabrics with glorious patterns in all the colours of the rainbow. As well as intricate, eye catching architecture and mouth-watering CUISINE…
India is one country that remains on my bucket list of places around the world that I would love to visit one day.
Today I thought it would be fun to learn more about 6 Famous Cities In India, we can explore them together, from afar (for now 😉
I’ve loved learning a little more about India from writing this post so that one day if and when we visit, I’ll be a bit more informed about where to go and what to expect.
A few years ago, my husband and I spent over a month in Sri Lanka, which is a small tear-shaped island off the coast of India, it was absolutely beautiful!
Right, here we go!
6 Famous Cities In India You Should Visit
With the opening of international travel between UAE and India, many direct flights are being operated between the two nations. It has become easy to visit the cities in India from the UAE through these direct flights. Now you can book your tickets at a reasonable price and plan for an exciting trip to visit the famous cities of India.
The 6 most famous cities in India
Here are the top 6 cities of India that are worth visiting:
Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” of India and is one of the most exotic tourist destinations. This city is known for its astonishingly beautiful Royal Palaces and forts, some of which are painted with murals and extremely intricate patterns in combinations of the most vivid colours – truly a feast for the eyes!
The Jah Mahal Palace (meaning “Water Palace”) in Jaipur is breathtaking as it is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, and was built in 1699.
If you are even slightly artistic (and even if you’re not), you will LOVE Jaipur.
The welcoming vibe and great hospitality is inherited from the Rajasthan Imperial culture and heritage. Soak up the royalty of this great city and visit all the wonders it has within.
Bursting with interesting places, unique local foods and shopping centres, this city encourages you to enjoy the best India has to offer.
New Delhi is the capital city of India and is the perfect place to experience a blend of urban development with a touch of Mughal legacy.
Full of splendid architecture, the temples and monuments overflow with beautiful ancient designs and culture.
There are fun places for the kids to enjoy too! And if you love shopping then you have plenty of options here. Do not miss out on the flavourful local foods, be adventurous and try everything at least once.
Mumbai is the city of dreams where it is said people of every kind dwell, from slums to multi-millionaires.
This city has a long list of amazing places to give you an incredible experience. The most memorable of which is probably the Gateway of India which is an arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Mumbai, and was erected to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V, the first British monarch to visit India.
There are also many national parks and beaches where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. For kids, there are several amusement parks, entertainment zones and educational centres. The ancient caves and temples are amazing and definitely worth a visit.
Apart from famous sites, the other exciting part of this city is the street food that you should definitely try. This mouth-wateringly delicious food will have you going back for seconds and thirds!
Bangalore is known as the hub of IT in India and is also a great tourist destination. The lush botanical gardens are glorious and are why Bangalore is known as the “Garden City”.
Also famous for their national parks, palaces and museums, which should all definitely be on your list of places to visit.
Don’t miss out on trying the authentic south Indian dishes served by street venders in Bangalore! For shopping lovers, this city holds numerous shopping malls that attract thousands of people.
Chennai is among one of the biggest educational and economical centres in south India. The beautiful monuments and beaches have made this city a must-visit holiday destination.
The longest beach in India, Marina Beach, is the perfect spot to view the sunrise or sunset.
The temples in Chennai depict ancient history through marvellous architecture. There are many museums, parks, zoos and gardens to include in your itinerary. For the foodies, there are countless delicious items to enjoy in sit down restaurants and markets.
Ahmedabad is a city that is colourful, fun and boasts a cacophony of tasty Indian cuisine. It is the first city in the world to be declared as a World Heritage City by UNESCO.
Ahmedabad is the home of Mahatma Gandhi and several freedom struggles took place here. This city celebrates life and preserves its culture and heritage through its architectural wonders and colourful people.
There are many tourist attractions and parks that are worth a visit. As with all the above mentioned cities, when you come to Ahmedabad, do not miss out the shopping markets and famous street foods!
There are now direct UAE India flights available, so, why not plan a holiday trip to visit one, two, three or ALL of the 6 most famous cities in India.
For getting around in these Indian cities, there are many fun and unique modes of transport that will make your journey even more adventurous.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post on the 6 Famous Cities In India You Should Visit!
India is even more firmly etched onto my bucket list of holiday destinations now than it was before!
I must say, Jaipur is the most enticing to me with its absolutely gorgeous Royal Palaces (especially Jah Mahal Palace), painted archways, beautiful fabrics and yummy food.
Who knows, maybe Mike and I will find ourselves there one day soon, and if we do, you can be sure I’ll be blogging all about it right here!
Check back soon for my next travel post, which is going to be on our day trip to Imire Rhino Conservation in Zimbabwe, until then, have a happy weekend everyone!