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Check Out How These 7 Iconic Indian Cities Have Changed From 1947 To 2016

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How times change! These 8 cities are a testimony to that.

Check Out How These 7 Iconic Indian Cities Have Changed From 1947 To 2016:

  1. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  2. Delhi
  3. Bangalore (Karnataka)
  4. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  5. Pune (Maharashtra)
  6. Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  7. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

Day 1. Mumbai

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Vijay Hebbar shares, “Mumbai is a city with infinite opportunities. You can always find something to amaze you here. Everything from the beaches, restaurants, malls, the transport is top notch. The traffic can get to you at times but its worth it. The people here are very friendly and helpful. If you have never travelled in the Mumbai local trains then you must!. It's quite a mini adventure. But please take care of you belongings. We visited the Gateway of India in the evening. It's quite worth the watch. The famous Taj hotel is situated nearby.

Budget stay: Adarsh Baug Hotels

Mid-range stay: Imperial Palace

Luxury stay: Taj Mahal Palace

Day 2. Delhi

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Navdeep Bharadwaj shares his thoughts, “World class city having everything for everyone. If you have to experience India, Delhi is must visit for its rich in culture, heritage, friendliness, helpful people. Here there are so many activities. Decide well in advance if you want a heritage tour, health tour, sports, weekend break, shopping, culture, nightlife, or whatever here you can do everything. Delhi is known as a food capital too. I am a true lover of delhi city dilse.”

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

Day 3. Bangalore

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Pooja Rawal from Bangalore shares, “Bangalore-the silicon valley of India is the perfect blend of cultures. The way it has accommodated people from all parts of the country clearly shows the hospitality of this city. The energy of this city, the vibrancy, the throb is easily visible at any time of the day! Bangalore has a homely feeling that anyone can connect to and this is what makes the city worth settling down.”


Budget stays: Hotel Sai Ram Residency

Mid-range stays: Treebo Sanctum Suites 

Luxury stays: Angana - The Country Inn

Day 4. Kolkata

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Alok Kumar has something to say this city, “Kolkata, the city of joy lives up to its expectations. A beautiful city with nice and friendly people. This city is one of the most popular city in India but even then it has a lot to offer. Right from the food to the places to visit. The must visit place in Kolkata are Howrah bridge, Dakshineshwar, Kali Ghat, Eco Park, and Bara Bazaar if you are up for some taste buds.”

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Day 5. Pune

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Rashmin Joshi from Morvi shares what she feels about Pune, “Nice City, Good Weather, lots of hill stations nearby, City is known for its IT Companies and it is also a manufacturing hub, there are lots of engineering and management colleges. Pune traffic is not as bad as other metropolis in India. People here are very educated and friendly and city is quite cosmopolitan in nature as you find people from all around India and foreigners too.”

Luxury: Vivanta by Taj - Blue Diamond

Mid-range: Deccan Rendezvous Hotel

Budget: Ginger Hotel

Day 6. Kochi

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Sabu Chettan from Pune tells you all about it, “Kochi also known as Cochin is one of the best place for a vacation trip. The city has a variety of shopping centres like the Lulu Mall, Oberon mall, Gold Souk, etc. Coming to the scenic beauty, Fort Cochin and Mattancherry is the famous places for historical tourism and fun. Overall, it's a good destination.”

Budget stays: The International Hotel

Mid-range stays: Ramada Resort

Luxury stays: Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Day 7. Varanasi

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Swastik73 from Kolkata shares his opinions: “Varanasi is considered as the oldest continuously habituated city in the world. The city is charming and will attract and enchant you. Strange how such an old city with dirt, filth, improper transportation system, congestion can attract you, but it does as it grows into you. The Vishwanath Temple, The Ghats, Banaras Hindu University, Ganga Aarti in the evening at the river ghats along with the crowd will mesmerise you. A must visit place before you die.”

Budget Stay: Ideal Tower Hotel

Mid range stay: Radisson Hotel Varanasi

Luxury stay: Ramada Plaza JHV

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