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10 University Towns in India That Have A Lot More Than Gorgeous Campuses!

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Some of the best University towns that double up as fantastic places for your camera lens.

10 University Towns in India That Have A Lot More Than Gorgeous Campuses!:

  1. Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
  2. Kota (Rajasthan)
  3. Pilani, Shekhawati (Rajasthan)
  4. Munger (Bihar)
  5. Warangal (Telangana)
  6. Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Baroda(Vadodara) (Gujarat)
  8. Udupi (Karnataka)
  9. Solan (Himachal Pradesh)
  10. Tezpur (Assam)

1. Vellore

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Vellore, a historical city cast with shadows of a glorious past, is located on the River Palar in Tamil Nadu. Now, a very calm and understated place, it was once a battleground and has seen many wars.

Tarun says: I have visited this place during my summer holidays. It is very hot here during summer, better take air conditioned hotel. I have visited golden temple. The temple is simply amazing. We then went to nearby places. Mainly our tour is religious tour. You can visit many temples as this place is famous for temples.

2. Kota

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Kota is well known as an education hub for IIT, NIT and medical aspirants. It’s also famous for a host of temples, forts and its River Chambal.

Harsh Vikram Singh : Very Pleasant atmosphere and lots of places to visit. You can find heritage, nature modern parks and shopping malls. Students related activities and foods are awesome. Visit Maharao Madho Singh museum, City Palace, Kishore Sagar Lake(locally known as Bada Talao), Chambal Garden and most interesting Seven Wonder park.

3. Pilani

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Pilani is a small town in the Shekhawati region, which is famous for the Birla Institute of Technology and Science. Major tourist attractions in this town are the BITS Museum, Saraswati Temple, Shiva Ganga Canal, Pachwati, Birla Talab, Saraogi Haveli and Dada Haveli.

4. Karagpur

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Kharagpur is famous for IIT and although there are no major tourist attractions in Kharagpur. However, if you move somewhat 150 km around it, there are places like Kolkata, Digha, Haldia and Sunderbans that serve as excellent weekend getaways.

Sanjay: Visit to Sunderbans is a must for nature lovers. What I like most is the peaceful and noiseless environment of Sunderbans. Here you will get to listen the music of birds is you are a bird lover. 


5. Warangal

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Warangal is not only famous for the NIT but also for its gorgeous temples, including the Thousand Pillars Temple, Swayambhu Temple, Rayaparthy Shiva Temple, Siddeshwara Temple, Inavolu Temple, Veeranarayana Temple.

 Rahim says: Warangal was the capital of Kakatiya kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries.Warangal is the second biggest city next to Hyderabad. It has too many historical place to visit like, Ramappa Temple Thousand pillars Temple, Fort warangal, Bhadrakhali Lake and the famous Sammakka Sarakka Jatara.

6. Aligarh

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Aligarh, famous for the Aligarh Muslim University, is widely considered the ‘Mecca of Education’ by many Muslims in India. Another interesting fact about Aligarh is that it is divided into new and old Aligarh, and the former has a ‘Dhorra Mafi’ or ‘Sir Syed Nagar’, which is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as 'the most educated colony of Asia'.

 Ankur says: Situated in the doab of Ganga and Jamuna on both sides. Aligarh city is famous for its Tameez and Tehzeeb ( manners and etiquettes). It is famous for its old heritage culture and the world famous university AMU, the aim of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.

7. Baroda

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Believed by many to be the cultural capital of Gujarat, the city is home to one of the largest Universities of Gujarat - MS (Maharaja Sayajirao) University of Baroda, which caters to about 100,000 students. 

Suresh feels: The city is vibrant with energetic and commercially inclined people. Good facilities for visitors in terms of hotels, restaurants etc. Well connected with Mumbai by flight, rail and road. Also well connected with Ahmedabad by road and flight. Pleasant and friendly people. The city appears to have a reasonable cost of living. 

8. Manipal

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This beautiful university town is located on the West coast of India near the famous temple town of Udupi. With a unique food and student culture, the town is close to Coorg, Udupi, Gokarna, Jog Falls and Kudremukh. One of the greenest university towns in the country, its tropical climate is a treat for rain lovers.

Sachin: Manipal is a bustling student town with an interesting feel, sometimes you might forget that you are in Udupi district. Almost every other person here is a youngster. Thanks to the many educational institutions in town. 


9. Solan

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Home to the famous Jaypee University of information and technology, Solan is situated in the beautiful Himachal and is known as the ‘Mushroom City of India’.

Kunal says: Last year I with my father went to Solan to attend my college counselling. The place was so nice and cool and also the view there was awesome. My college JIIT was located at Kadnaghat, a place between the mountains. We reached there through Volvo Bus and trip was very exciting. 

10. Tezpur

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The institute is surrounded by greenery and with many historic as well as tourist places nearby, including Ganesh Ghat, Agnigarh etc.

Bhaskar: Nice cool and beautiful city to visit in  Assam. It's the heart of Assam. Near Brahmaputra, it has attractions like agnigarh, chitralekha park, ganesh & jahaz ghat, mahabhairab temple, bhairabi temple. Several park & monuments to visit. Transport facility is very good.

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