Top 12 Best Metropolitan Cities in India – Most Famous

India is a country, which is reaching new heights in terms of economic development. There has been a focus on the development of cities and many cities are now emerging as metropolitans, with the best facilities and amenities.

Here is a list of top 12 famous and best metropolitan cities in India 2018:

12. Indore


Indore is the largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which is also known for commerce, research, finance, entertainment, technology, and fashion. It has the third oldest stock exchange in the country.

11. Ahmedabad


Ahmedabad is the former capital city of Gujarat and also the largest city in the state, which also has the seat of Gujarat High Court. It is the 5th largest city in the country, which has a population nearing 6 million. It lies on the banks of River Sabarmati and houses a flourishing textile industry, in addition to automobile, gemstone and jewelry, pharmaceuticals, detergent and IT industries.

10. Kanpur


Kanpur is a city located in Uttar Pradesh and it is also the second largest city in Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow. As per the historians, the name Kanpur is derived from the world Karnapur which translates to The Town of Karna. If you do not know, then Karna was the name of a character in Mahabharata. The city has an area of 403.70 sq km and in addition to this, the population of the city is over 2.9 Million. The city has a hot climate just like any other city in Uttar Pradesh and the city is still developing. Kanpur is popularly known for its leather product and there is a huge market for Leather products.

9. Vizag


Vizag is also known as Vishakhapatnam and it is the port city in Andhra Pradesh. Vizag is also the financial capital of Andhra Pradesh and it is popularly known as the commercial ports and Naval Command of Indian Army. The city has a metropolitan area of 540 sq km which houses over 4 Million people. In addition to this, the GDP generated from Vizag is over $43.5 Billion. Vizag has a very old history and the history is dated back to the 6th century B.C.E. Vizag is also a popular tourist spot and there is also another popular tourist spot nearby. The main source of income for Vizag is the fish industry, oil refineries, steel plant, and shipyards.

8. Surat


Surat is a major metro city in the state of Gujarat, which is high on economic development as well as the standard of living. It is the 8th largest city in the country with a high GDP. It is known for its diamond and gemstone industry, besides being a center for IT. The city has an area of 326 sq km and in addition to this, the city has a population of over 4.4 Million. At present, the city is being developed into a Smart City and you would be able to see the change very soon. Apart from diamond industry, the city also has a well-established textile industry which contributes a lot towards the GDP of the city.

7. Chennai

Chennai Central Station

Chennai is another leading metro city in the country, which is also known by the name of Gateway to South India. It has a growing automobile industry, which has earned it the title of Detroit of India. Population wise, Chennai is the 4th largest metro city in the country. It is a major tourist hub and center of art and culture, besides housing numerous corporate houses. Talking about the area, the city is spread over an area of 426 sq km and the city has a population of over 8 Million. There many weekend getaways near city and two of the most popular getaways are Mahabalipuram and Puducherry. The city had been impacted by the floods many time but the city never gave up and continued towards the path of development like any invincible hero.

6. Hyderabad


Another South Indian city to feature on this list is Hyderabad, the capital city of the state of Telangana. The area of the city is about 650 sq km and in addition to this, the city was earlier a part of Andhra Pradesh but it became a part of Telangana after the formation of new state.It is considered as the 4th most populous city in India, having crossed the 12 million mark this year. Besides being famous for its historical sites and Nawabi cuisine, the city is famous for its biotechnology and IT industries.There are many amazing architectures across the city like Charminar, Chowmalla Palace, and Birla Mandir. Hyderabad is also voted as one of the best city to live in and that is because of the amazing climate as well as the facilities that city offers. There are many beautiful lakes across the city and it is also the home of Telugu Film Industry.

5. Pune


The city of Pune comes next on the list of top 12 metropolitan cities of India, which has made it to the list on account of being home of some of the best educational institutions, corporate houses and shopping malls in the city. The city has an area of 243 sq km and the population of the city has grown to 3.1 Million. In addition to this, the city has a budding IT industry which has a lot of population increase in the city. Apart from this, the city also has an air base which is responsible for the protection of western command. The city is still under development it is also one of the best city to live in.

4. Bengaluru (Bangalore)


Also called the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is the IT hub of the country, with a large number of IT industries in the city. It is the city of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and is considered as one of the best cities to live in. it also has a large number of leading public sector companies and educational institutions. Bengaluru is also known as the silicon valley of India and it is also famous for many historical places. The city has an area of 709 sq km which houses a population of over 12 Million people.

3. Kolkata


Next on the list of the most famous metros in the country is the Eastern city of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. It is the 7th most populous city in the country and a major commercial, cultural and educational hub in this part of the country. It is ranked 3rd on the list of highest GDP cities, after Mumbai and Delhi. Talking about the land area, the city has an area of 1886 sq km which provides shelter to over 14 Million people. Many of the designers brands in the country originated in this city and they are popular for their traditional bridal collection. Kolkata is also the home of Bengali film industry and fine arts.

2. Mumbai


Next on the list of top 12 metropolitan cities of India is the city of Mumbai, which is the 5th most populous city in the world. The city is a natural harbor and has the highest GDP in the country. It is the commercial and entertainment capital of the country, which is the home to large industries, stock exchange and the Hindi film industry, Bollywood. Mumbai is also known as the financial hub of the country and the GDP of the city is higher than the GDP of many countries in the world. You might be surprised to know that 33% of income tax in India comes from Mumbai.

1. Delhi


Delhi is the capital of the country and also the second most densely populated city in India, with nearly 25 million residents. It is a Union Territory, which is administered by the Central Government along with the local government of Delhi. Besides having the major government offices, this city has a large number of historical sites and is also the epitome of economic development and progress of the country, housing numerous industries as well as corporate offices. The city is also known for many popular food joints and there is a popular saying ‘Dilli Dilwalon Ka Shehr’.

All these cities in India are becoming the best places to live in as they provide numerous opportunities for growth and advancement.

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