India, the sovereign, democratic, republic country, with Delhi as its National Capital Territory, has immense tourist destinations with plenty amenities. This country with diverse cultures, languages, religions and beliefs houses many beautiful and famous cities.
Some of the major Indian Cities
which form its famous tourist destinations as well are:
Delhi, the erstwhile Indraprastha, founded by the Pandav brothers, is a combination of the Old and the New. Old Delhi was developed by the Mughals and New Delhi by the imperialist Britishers. Delhi one of the metropolitan cities of India has come up as one of its major travel destinations.
Some of the important tourist destinations within Delhi are:
- The Red Fort
- Qutab Minar
- India Gate
- Rashtrapati Bhawan
- Parliament House
- Bahai Temple
Located in the state of Maharashtra, this is India's largest metropolitan city , with a large population. Mumbai has a glorious history with many Mumbai attractions which is quite evident from the heroic legends of the Marathas. Mumbai the commercial capital of India is also the motherland of modern Indian cinema.
Mumbai one of the famous tourist destinations has a mesmerizing beauty. Some of the famous places of Mumbai attractions in Mumbai are:
- Elephanta Caves
- Victoria Terminus
- Nehru Planetarium
- Hanging Gardens
- ESSEL World
Kolkata, one of the famous metropolitan cities of India, has rich cultural heritage. Kolkata popularly known as the "City of Joy" is the abode of famous poet and author Rabindranath Tagore. This delightful city enthralls you with its modern entertainments and cultural grandeur. Kolkata the hub of Indian classical music, fine art, theatre and sports holds in stores for its visitors several places of attraction. Some of them are:
- Howrah Bridge
- Victoria Memorial
- Bellur Math
Chennai, erstwhile Madras and the capital of Tamil Nadu, was founded in 1639. The East India Company first came and settled here. It is the fourth largest metropolitan city of India amongst the others. An exciting city with a beautiful combination of old and new mesmerizes with its temple architecture and modern amenities.
Some of the famous places to visit in Chennai are :
- Fort St. George
- Kapaleeswarar Temple
- San Thome Cathedral
- Parathasarathy Temple
- National Deer Park
- Madras Snake Park
Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, was founded by Kempe Gowda. During the reign of Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, it was one of the important fortress cities. Today it is one of the important cosmopolitan cities and an important industrial and commercial centre of India. It is the biggest IT hub of India. This well planned metropolitan city possesses a lot of greenery for which it is also known as the garden city of India.
Bangalore attracts people not only for jobs and higher studies but also for its old world charm. Some of the famous tourist sites of his happening city are:
- Vidhana Soudha
- Lal Bagh
- Cubbon Park
- Venkataramanaswamy Temple
- Gavi Gangadhareswara temple
Last Updated on: April 18, 2020