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India has many large and famous cities. Below is a list of the most well-known. Other cities are listed under their specific regional section.

Largest cities

  • New Delhi, the Capital of Ancient Bharat (then called "Indraprastha") and Modern India - The political capital of India
  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore - The Garden City, Pub City, Silicon Valley of India, Land of Silk, Gold, Sandal Wood, Incense etc.
  • Bombay (Mumbai) - The financial capital of India, "Bollywood" (Indian Film Industry's hub)
  • Calcutta (Kolkata) - Known as City of Joy.
  • Hyderabad - Pearl city of India, and part of the Silicon Plateau with Bangalore
  • Madras (Chennai) - City of Temples, Home of famous Marina Beach, Automobile Capital of India
  • Pune - Pune is located in the Western India and is Maharashtra's cultural capital.

Tourist destinations

  • Agra - Home of the Taj Mahal
  • Amritsar - The Golden Temple, Sikh holy city
  • Shimla - The summer capital of former British India is a small jewel in the lush Himalayan foothills.
  • Srinagar - Famous for Dal lake, located in the picturesque Himalayas
  • Varanasi - A sacred Hindu city located on the banks of the Ganges.

Other destinations

Sacred sites

As the birth place of several world religions, India is home to many sacred and holy sites: