India is a diverse nation. It is famous for its cultural and traditional values all over the world. It is also famous for its beautiful tourist attractions which include historical buildings and monuments. India is also known for its diverse cuisines. Every city in India offers a number of must visit places and food items worth trying. Let’s see what to eat and where to go when we visit some of the top cities of India.
1. Bangalore, Karnataka:
Bangalore is known as the IT hub of India. 33% of India’s IT companies are located in Bangalore. Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Cubbon Park are some of the famous tourist spots here. The tempting street food of Bangalore includes Mangalore buns, Dal Obbattu, Bhaji and Vadapav.
2. Chennai, Tamil Nadu:
Chennai is one of the biggest cities in India in terms of education, culture and economic centres. It has many temples, beaches and institutions worth visiting. The Marine beach stands at the top of must visit places list in. It is the second largest beach in the world. It has a lot of water activities, fairs, shops selling delicious food items and games. Some of the other tourist attractions include Marundeeswarar Temple, Vandaloor Zoo, Iskcon Temple and Santhome Church. Chennai is famous for its traditional south Indian food that includes idli, vada, dosa, uttapam along with sambar and chutney. Some of the other local delicacies are puliyogare, thayir sadam, thogayal, appam, pongal, payasam and kesari.
3. Hyderabad, Telangana:
Hyderabad is known as the ‘city of pearls’. It is famous for its rich culture and history. Ramoji film City is one of the famous tourist spots in Hyderabad. It is the world’s biggest film studio with more than 50 film sets. The other tourist attractions include Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Salar Jung Museum and Nehru Zoological Park. Hyderabad is famous for its Hyderabadi Biryani. The other local delicacies include mandi, shawarma, haleem, paya and irani chai.
4. Mumbai, Maharashtra:
Mumbai is known as the city that never sleeps. Mumbai is famous for its monuments and historical places. People prefer to visit the houses of famous Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and many more when they are here. Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, etc., are some of the tourist attractions here. Mumbai’s pav Bhaji, vada pav, batata vada, bhel puri etc., are some the food items that people all over India are in love with.
5. Kolkata, West Bengal:
Kolkata is one of the most beautiful cities of India. It is known as the ‘city of joy’. The largest library of India, Shanti Niketan, is located in Kolkata. Howrah Bridge and Victoria Memorial attract tourists from all over the world. Kolkata is famous for its Kathi rolls, Macher jhol, Kolkata Biryani, Jhalmuri, Roshogullas, Sandesh and Mishti Doi.
6. New Delhi, Delhi:
Delhi is the heart of India and is also known as the ‘city of kings’. Lajpat Nagar, Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Lajpat Nagar are the famous shopping places located in Delhi. Some of the famous tourist attractions of Delhi are Qutub Minar, India Gate, Jantar Mantar etc. The famous food items of Delhi include Momos, Chole Bhature, Chaat, Parathas and Butter Chicken.
India is a beautiful country in which every state and city has its own culture, tradition and tourist attractions. It is a country definitely worth visiting at least once in lifetime.