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Top 10 Cities in India

The most populous democratic country of the world, India, is considered as the world’s one of the fastest developing nations. The sub-continent of India is made up of 28 states and 7 union territories. India is a land of numerous cities that account for the growth of the financial, commercial and economic sector of India. Out of the numerous cities, top 10 cities in India form the backbone of the country.

List of Top 10 Cities in India

The following is a list of top 10 cities in India that have made recognition globally.

Mumbai
The capital city of state of Maharastra, Mumbai, is also known as the ‘New York of India’. Mumbai, formerly known as ‘Bombay’ is a metropolitan city of India and with the production of 5% of the total GDP, Mumbai is considered as the financial capital of India. In addition, the city is also dubbed as the economic capital of India and also houses the Indian film industry, popularly known as Bollywood, which along with the television industry makes a contribution of $6.2 billion to the economy of India.

New Delhi
New Delhi, the capital of India, is also considered as the political capital of the country. New Delhi accommodates numerous ancient places that include monuments of historical significance like Jantar Mantar. The monument that bears testimony to the war memorials of the country, the India Gate, is located in center of New Delhi. The service sectors of New Delhi mainly accounts for the economy of the state.

Kolkata
Situated on the eastern bank of Hooghly River, Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is the cultural capital of India. Kolkata has remained the capital of British India till 1912. The center of commerce, finance and main of the eastern India as well as for the states of the northeastern India, Kolkata, is ranked as ‘Gamma World City’.

Chennai
One of the four metropolitan cities of India, Chennai, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Located in southern India along the Coromandel Coast, the economy of Chennai is based on technology, car, healthcare and hardware.

Bangalore
The capital of Karnataka, Bangalore, is an emerging metropolitan city of India, the city is considered to be the IT hub of India. Alternatively known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, ‘City of Gardens’ as well as ‘Pub Capital of India’, the economic growth of Bangalore accounts for 10.3%.

Pune
The second largest city of Mahastra, Pune is also known as the ‘Queen of Deccan’ owing to its picturesque beauty and abundance of natural resources. Pune is slowly and gradually emerging to be an important city for IT as well as for the expansion of industrialized companies of India.

Hyderabad
Hyderabad is popularly known as the ‘City of Pearls’ and the ‘City of Nizams’. The capital city of Andhra Pradesh is considered as the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical hub of India. A perfect combination of the old and the new, Hyderabad, houses the Ramoji Film City which is the largest film studio in the world.

Ahmedabad
The earlier capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is boastful of its growing economy. The biggest city of Gujarat bases its economy on the retail industry, which accounts for the largest number of employers in Ahmedabad. Not only is Ahmedabad the largest denim supplier in the country, but also the largest gems and jewelry exporter of India.

Nagpur
Located in Maharastra, Nagpur, is the biggest city of central India. The city which is also known as the ‘Orange City’ of India, has gained importance for its banking sector. The city is also an important center of education in Central India.

Surat
The 8th biggest city of India is located on the left bank of Rive Tapti. Popularly known as the textile business and as the world’s diamond capital, Surat, as of 2008, with 11.5%, has one of the highest growth rates of GDP.