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Look How These 10 Iconic Indian Cities Have Changed From 1947 To 2015

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HolidayIQ Travellers takes you through memory lane. Presenting 10 Indian cities and their fascinating change from 1947 to 2015. Read on.

Look How These 10 Iconic Indian Cities Have Changed From 1947 To 2015:

  1. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  2. Delhi
  3. Bangalore (Karnataka)
  4. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  5. Pune (Maharashtra)
  6. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  7. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  9. Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
  10. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

1. Mumbai


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HolidayIQ Traveller 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. There are several eateries there you must not miss. If you're a beer fan then Cafe Mondegar and Cafe Leopold are just waiting for you to enter. These places are always full, bustling with people from all around the country and abroad!. We also took a ride on the sea link. It was one of the best rides of my life. The view from there is total spectacular. Speaking of views, don't for to see the Queens Necklace at Nariman Point!”

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31336 Ratings | 19206 Reviews | 744 Sightseeings | 665 Photos

2. Delhi


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HolidayIQ Traveller Navdeep Bharadwaj shares, “World class city having each and everything for everyone. If you have to experience India, Delhi is must visit as it's rich in culture, heritage, friendliness, helpful people. Here there are so many activities to do and see that you have to choose the agenda of being in Delhi. 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 a food capital Mughlai, tandoori, choley bhaturey, architecture delight having red fort humayun tomb, best places for worship having akshardham, chhatarpur, jama masjid, bangla sahib and what not, you think of something and delhi have it. I am a true lover of delhi city dilse.”

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15874 Ratings | 9088 Reviews | 1 Sightseeings | 653 Photos

3. Bangalore


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HolidayIQ Traveller 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.”

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47921 Ratings | 26749 Reviews | 456 Sightseeings | 1115 Photos

4. Kolkata


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HolidayIQ Traveller Alok Kumar shares, “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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12647 Ratings | 7891 Reviews | 761 Sightseeings | 495 Photos

5. Pune


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HolidayIQ Traveller Rashmin Joshi from Morvi shares, “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 so worst as other metropolis in India. People here are very educated and friendly and city is quite a cosmopolitan in nature as you find people from all around India and foreigners too.”

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12895 Ratings | 8340 Reviews | 403 Sightseeings | 334 Photos

6. Chennai


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sam Raj from Bangalore shares, “Chennai is one of the metro city in India. It is a place which must visit city. But now it is very hot but evenings little cool and good for shopping. Lots of places are there to visit here beaches like marina besant nagar etc. It is one of the Indian heritage and culture because here we can see so many temples and well architecture. Food also very nice idly sambar is the famous breakfast, North-Indian chinese and western dishes also available here. It is cheaper ciy than other cities in South-India.”

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24262 Ratings | 14059 Reviews | 501 Sightseeings | 345 Photos

7. Lucknow


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HolidayIQ Traveller Arunav Singh from Allahabad shares, “The best city in entire India and I say it proudly. There is no other city with as perfect proportion of its cultural heritage to modern age as Lucknow is. Indulge in our rich variety of cuisines (we Lucknowites prefer street food to dining in big restaurants, actually the real taste here resides in the street food), discover locations, all the original Lakhnavi Chikan you have heard of, dive in headfirst into Love Lane to buy awesome clothes for her or into Prince Market for him, roam the streets of Chowk to get a bite out of everything, visit the Malls if you want a brand. Welcome to Taj if you want the taste of upper class, learn the Lakhnawi Tehzeeb of saying PEHLE AAP, take away some unforgettable memories which you would cherish your entire lifetime that's for sure.”

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4170 Ratings | 2564 Reviews | 148 Sightseeings | 96 Photos

8. Cochin


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sabu Chettan from Pune shares, “Kochi also known as Cochin is one of the best place for a vacation trip. The city is occupied with 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 deal.”

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15447 Ratings | 8551 Reviews | 32 Sightseeings | 230 Photos

9. Ahmedabad


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HolidayIQ Traveller Harsha Bhatia from Mumbai shares, “Ahmedabad is a lovely city. Life is very peaceful there. There is less pollution compared to Bombay. We visited many places in Ahmedabad but I liked Akshardham temple and Kankaria lake the most. At Kankaria, the kids enjoyed a lot. There is a toy train which circles the entire lake and runs on a track. We can view the entire lake on boarding the train. There is boating, amusement park, food stalls there so we do not have to go out for anything. The whole lake is lighted so beautifully, it looks very nice especially after sunset. It was a very lovely trip.”

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7663 Ratings | 5012 Reviews | 671 Sightseeings | 385 Photos

10. Varanasi


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HolidayIQ Traveller Swastik73 from Kolkata shares, “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 even and the River along with the crowds will mesmerise your senses. A must visit place before you die.”

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4547 Ratings | 2683 Reviews | 24 Sightseeings | 246 Photos

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