Indian cities & Towns of India
India is a diverse country, rich in traditions and customs. With colossal heritage panned across the country and over one thousand languages. With 28 states, 7 union territories and 5161 cities, the country is one pool of intelligent resources. Its major cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Madras where commercial activities are at an all time high.
The names of the 28 states are as follows:
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka,
Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and West Bengal.
The names of the 7 union territories are:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu,
Lakshadweep and Puducherry.
A town is defined as an area that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city. Hence when villagers go far off for purchases, they go into a town. Basically a town is better connected than a village but not with as good infrastructure as a city. India has more than 6 lakh villages, i.e. far more than towns and hence we say India is rooted in its villages.
Nonetheless some villages are picture perfect making it a tourist haven. Indians and foreigners make their way to these tiny covets that take leisure to the next level with green landscape, colourful birds displaying nature’s beauty in its virgin state. Some of the tourist destinations are Pune, Kerala, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Bhopal.
But if you go to any village on the Indian map, you will not be disappointed. Take up any state Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala….the beauty in the interior villages are beyond anything you have ever imagined. Even towns are places you can reckon with and the cities of India are ever bustling. They never sleep; you can dine and party all night long. Infact many opine that Mumbai city is almost like New York. Fast paced and there’s nothing stopping it.
India has four major metros, which are Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, and Madras. Other Indian cities of tourist interest include Pune, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Bhopal-to name but a few.