Top 10 Best Cities in India

India is a land of dazzling contrasts, bustling energy, and a history richer than a royal feast. Its cities are just as diverse. Some are historic metropolises steeped in tradition, others boom with cutting-edge tech and innovation. Each has its own story to tell, its own flavor to taste, its own vibrant heartbeat.

So, where are the best ones to visit, or even call home? That's where you come in! Maybe you were swept away by the grandeur of a Rajasthani palace, or were forever changed by the spiritual hum of a holy city. Perhaps a coastal gem stole your heart or did a tech hub's energy light you up?
The Top Ten
1 Bangalore

Namma Bengaluru, one of the best cities in India in terms of weather, economic growth day by day, one place can see the Indian language people in the city, citizen culture, garden and park, IT hub, etc.

The best city in the country today. Nice place to live. Love it. No doubt, Bangalore is the top city.

Yes, it is beautiful, also like Cochin.

The best weather, best food, talented people, IT companies, music, the list goes on and on. Couldn't be any better.

Love Bangalore and am a proud Kannadiga.

2 Mumbai Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home... read more

India's financial, commercial, entertainment, and skyscraper capital, India's largest metropolis and cosmopolitan city, and a world's alpha city is enough to describe Mumbai. Having slums is an indication of how eager and strong-willed people are living in Mumbai. If seen from another point of view, they are ready to live in slums but don't want to leave Mumbai.

Just countless times better than Bangalore. How can this happen! I am not an Indian. I live in and am from the USA. I have been to Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Puri, but according to me, by culture and civilization, Mumbai is the best.

3 New Delhi New Delhi is the capital and seat of government of India. It is also a municipality and district in Delhi and serves as the seat of Government of Delhi.

The best city in India without any doubt. It is rapidly becoming the first Indian world city. Beautiful road infrastructure, great public transport, and a model metro rail, which is being copied by other cities in India and even elsewhere in the region.

Home to huge parks and well-maintained monuments. Truly the most livable city in India today.

Delhi, the capital of India, has a rich history and culture. Visitors are always awed by the amazing juxtaposition of modernity and rich Indian culture in Delhi.

It has remnants of mosques, forts, and gardens from the Mughal era. And the best places where you will find the multicultural flavor of Delhi are the markets.

Over the years, the influx of migrants is on the rise in the capital. We give you ten reasons why hordes of migrants want to live in Delhi:

4 Chandigarh

Chandigarh has all the ingredients to be the number one. It boasts:

1. Greenery.
2. Planned markets.
3. Planned resistance.
4. Plenty of parks. In fact, it has hundreds of parks for playing and running.
5. It features a nice shopping mall and Sector 17 as well.
6. Moreover, it attracts a high-class crowd from Punjab and Haryana, who roam all around Chandigarh.
7. Beautiful Punjabi girls!
8. It has the highest per capita income in India.
9. It also has the highest number of cars per household.

The fact is that life is so classic in Chandigarh that you wouldn't believe you are in India when you're there. I love Chandigarh!

5 Chennai

Chennai is the best city in India. It is the second oldest corporation in the world after London. So IT city, silicon city, pink city, green city are nothing in front of the city like Chennai.

Chennai is the only city to have no slum area like the ones in Mumbai and Kolkata. I agree Bangalore is #1, Chandigarh is #2, and Goa, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur were at #3, #4, & #5 respectively. Mumbai may be #6 and Delhi #7. Chennai and Hyderabad shall be #8 & #9, and Kolkata is the 10th.

Chennaites are the most humble, fun, and friendly people when compared to other cities in India, yet hated everywhere else. Proud to be a Chennaite!

Haters, go hate yourselves!

6 Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the best city to live in. It is ranked No. 2 in the world for the best destination, 29th most developed city in the world, and 4th most developed in India. And it deserves the number 1 position.

Has excellent architecture and history. Very peaceful and is free from most natural disasters. Just excellent.

Hyderabad is the city of lakes, biryani, and bangles. Known for its rich heritage sites and friendly people, the cost of living is very less when compared to major metros. Good law and order, citizen-friendly police, good government, less pollution, and traffic when compared to other metros.

Hyderabad is an IT and Pharmaceuticals HUB and the safest place for women.

7 Kolkata Kolkata, situated in eastern India, is known as the "City of Joy" and is a cultural and intellectual center. The Victoria Memorial showcases colonial-era architecture, while the Howrah Bridge is a iconic symbol. The city's rich literary heritage includes famous poets and authors. Kolkata's Durga Puja... read more

Kolkata has a class of its own, and not really for commercial or business activity. This is possibly the only city in the country where people are taken as human beings, and not judged in terms of the money one has in one's bank account.

And being emotional, these Kolkata people will reject or accept you by the way you conduct yourself, not by your so-called status.

You need a little time to understand the mood and the internal life-flow of this city. It is a city of emotion, culture, poetry, and friendship. Once you understand that, it opens its doors to the one who is willing to share and love.

I don't think any other city in India is so open to all irrespective of language, caste, and creed. It is the best place to live without fear.

8 Jaipur

Best city in India. Delicious food of Rajasthan, fast-growing city, has almost all features of a metro city and the best thing is that it is not as overcrowded as other metro cities in India.

Practically the most convenient Indian city to live in, not to mention the plethora of fun places and historical places to visit in and around the Pink City, Jaipur.

Jaipur is famous for its location. What a beautiful and well-planned city! Here, infrastructure is also developed. It is the 24th rapidly increasing city in the world. So, I hope that in the next 5 years, Jaipur will be at the 1st rank in India.

9 Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the fastest-growing city in the world and the best city to live in India according to recent reports, which shows the incredibility of the city.

Friendly people. Relatively inexpensive. Very hot summers, though. Full of foodies.

Ahmedabad is the place where you find peace and gentle people. All forms of entertainment can be found here.

10 Lucknow Lucknow is the largest city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India A major metropolitan city of India, Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous District and Division and the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Lucknow, with a population of 50 lakhs in 2011, is truly a metropolitan city where all communities live in peace and harmony. Lucknow excels in infrastructure. It is the second-largest city in North India after Delhi.

Lucknow is a booming and happening metro. It is a beautiful city too. Lucknow is becoming an international standard city.

A good city to live with all good facilities and a clean city. Not too much safe but good. It's a very beautiful city.

Its transport is very busy and polluted. That's the only problem.

The Contenders
11 Visakhapatnam

Awesome weather. Splendid beach. Exotic foods. You just can't hate this city once you visit. It's also the safest city for women as per a recent survey.

One of the most peaceful cities you will ever find. Once you've been here, you will fall in love with this city.

In my opinion, this city deserves to be in the top ten.

12 Goa

First of all, Goa is a state, not a city. Anyway, it is very beautiful and an enjoyable place.

Goa is the best state in India. People are saying Bangalore is a good city, but Goa will always be our best state. Long live Goa.

13 Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram, formerly known as Trivandrum, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Kerala.

It's the only city in India that has a monorail!

14 Shillong

Beautiful place, also known as the "Scotland of the East" and rock capital of India.

15 Amritsar

Amritsar is also known as a holy city. It's the second-biggest city in the Punjab state, with a population of more than 2 million. The city is famous for tourist places and religious sites like the Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Durgiana Temple, and Jallianwala Bagh. Amritsar is also famous for its food.

16 Navi Mumbai
17 Kozhikode

Of course, it's the best city in the world…

18 Kochi

I love my Kochi, mingled with all the cultures, traditions, customs, etc. My Kochi is safe for all, whether women, men, or children. The lovely lakes and lagoons make the Queen of the Arabian Sea more beautiful. Whereas there are some defects which are always there in all metropolises, here, those defects can be easily corrected by a very strong and loyal administration.

No other city in India has such amazing waterfronts and is an authentic seafood destination. A mix of Kerala-style classical and modern architecture dots the city, and you'll find friendly people throughout! This is also one of the safest places for women and tourists.

19 Pune

Pune has everything which a metro city has: gardens, malls, flyovers, multiplexes, pizza shops, 5-star hotels, clubs, an international stadium, etc.

It has the biggest university. Has IT parks. It is an educational place. Safe for women and enjoyable for tourists.

Pune is going to be India's first smart city! Why the hell is Lucknow above Pune? Pune is so much more developed! Please vote.

20 Surat

One of the best cities I have ever seen. Not because it is my hometown, but I have seen most of the major cities, including metros. Believe me, Surat is the place to settle, with awesome food, helping people, and a fun-loving and joyful group defining Surat.

One of the cleanest and well-connected cities with Mumbai and Ahmedabad within 3 hours. There's NIT Surat and a beach. Also, lots of expensive cars around with very low noise pollution. Planning to settle here.

It's really fun to live here. Whenever I get the chance, I always travel to Surat. It's a mind-blowing city. I love it.

The green city rocks.

21 Udaipur

Udaipur was ranked the most beautiful city in the world in 2009 by Travel+Leisure magazine, New York.

Several top hotels of India are in Udaipur - The Oberoi Udaivilas, Taj Lake Palace, The Leela Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, and several others.

A life of royals, greenery, mountains, lakes, palaces, what more could you want? Truly a paradise.

The most expensive hotel, the most romantic hotel in India - Taj Lake Palace is in Udaipur.

City Of Lakes. What more to say? Nature's purity all around. Kashmir of Rajasthan. Gaining tourist attraction.

Visit. You will never want to leave.

22 Dehradun

Dehradun is the best place for students and those who really want to enjoy life. It's a cosmopolitan city where native people of Uttarakhand (Garhwali, Kumauni, and Jaunsari), Punjabi, Nepali, Tibetan, Himachali, Baniya, and Jaat live. Migrants from Bihar, UP East, Jharkhand, Bengal, and Odisha also come to do labor work.

The people are fair and beautiful. You can feel good watching beautiful and stylish boys and girls. It hosts some of the best schools in India, where maximum students are foreigners.

Dehradun has beautiful weather. You can enjoy snowfall on Mussoorie Hills in winters and go rafting and camping in Rishikesh in summers. A lot of picnic spots and waterfalls are located in Dehradun.

The crime rate is low because of the Hill culture. Hill people are the most open-minded and modern compared to any other part of India. You can watch beautiful girls roaming in shorts, skirts, and small dresses, but it's not possible in Delhi. So, for a safe and glamorous life, Dehradun is the best, and the second best is Shimla.

23 Guwahati

Guwahati, the financial capital and largest city of both Assam and the entire Northeast India, is one of the fastest-growing cities in India. It is a city where everyone feels at home. Situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra, Guwahati has simplicity to the level of infinity.

The strategic importance of Guwahati is second to none for India, and it is just amazing and awesome to see how Assamese people have successfully created their own urban center of economic power projection from the banks of the Brahmaputra to the entire India.

24 Indore

Indore is an amazing place. It has scenic beauty around it, old traditions and cultures, sites of pilgrimage, and a good education hub. It also offers great food, great living conditions, and best of all, it is the cleanest city in India for the third time in a row.

Absolutely, Indore. This is the cleanest city in India and it ranked number 1. And one more thing, I am also from Indore, so why not.

Indore, the largest city in MP, financial capital of the state, food capital of the nation, IT and education hub of central India. Some areas look like London and downtown. Indore is best!

25 Bhubaneswar

The Temple City of India has made its place in the list of one of the cleanest cities in India. Bhubaneswar hosts a large number of Hindu temples, with Puri and Konark being the most famous.

The capital of Orissa state is well-known for its old sculptures, Odissi dance, Chilka lake, handicrafts, rock carvings, and wildlife. Due to the boom in the metals and metal processing industries in the state, and as one of the information technology hubs in East India, Bhubaneswar is emerging as one of the fastest developing cities of India.

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