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20 Small Cities Many Indian's Will Be Proud To Call Their Hometown

Some cities, despite not being metros, have an identity and charm of their own. We list 20 of them that make their residents proud!

20 Small Cities Many Indian's Will Be Proud To Call Their Hometown:

  1. Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Amritsar (Punjab)
  4. Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  6. Kovalam (Kerala)
  7. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
  8. Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  9. Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
  10. Patna (Bihar)
  11. Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  12. Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)
  13. Mangalore (Karnataka)
  14. Udupi (Karnataka)
  15. Mysore (Karnataka)
  16. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  17. Guwahati (Assam)
  18. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  19. Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
  20. Udaipur (Rajasthan)

1. Agra

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The city known for the famous Taj Mahal, Agra is home to many cultural sites of immense significance.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ganesh says, "Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of world. It is beautiful place. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, Buland darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra fort.The travelling season to Agra is in winter but I travelled in summer due to holidays. I visited Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & fort. Fatehpur Sikri is mainly the palace of Akbar badshah."

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2. Lucknow

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The city of nawabs and kababs! 

HolidayIQ Traveller Aruvan says, “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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3. Amritsar

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The single most important city for Sikhs, Amritsaris can be proud to tell anyone that they come from the land of the Golden Temple. 

HolidayIQ Traveller says, “It's a holy place of sikh. They attended their guests with a true heart. A totally amazing experience. You can have free meal there. Many historic Gurdwaras were around the Golden Temple Complex. Even if you want to stay at hotel you will get at reasonable rates.”

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4. Bhopal

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HolidayIQ Traveller Stendra says, “Amazing experience to visit ancient buildings, forts, Lakes & meet loveable people who are very friendly with tourists. I really enjoyed couple of days here and these days are the best of my holiday visit here. I visited Bhopal's badi Jheel, Moti Masjid, Uper lake, Rabindra Bhavan, Lal Ghati Jain Mandir, Bhojpur, Salkanpur, etc. Very nice tourist places. I really enjoyed a lot. I loved to visit again.

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5. Bhubaneswar

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HolidayIQ Traveller Rimjhim says, “It is really nice place, to be in the capital of the state adds more to its value. Transportation is good. Mainly famous for the two caves udaydiri and khandagiri. The two places are just place to go what great scenario and what caves it really depicts more than what we have studied. Very close is the nandan kanan zoo a must go place. Overall one of the best destination to go for a tour.”

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6. Kovalam

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HolidayIQ Traveller Manoranjan says, “Nice place with lots of foreigners hopping around. Very friendly people. Scenic beauty is loveable. And for honeymoon couple it is one of the best place in India with not so much of gathering crowds. The disadvantage of this place is that after spending some time you will understand that India has lost its adored culture and its flying to the hands of new generation. Nice place to stay.”

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7. Trivandrum

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HolidayIQ Traveller Ganpati says, “Padmanabha temple was so good and kovalam beach was exciting. I had some good snacks on the beach side and I played some game. I went boating which as excellent. The path way travelling was with trees and found pleasant. When we look the surrounding it was beautiful.”

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8. Nagpur

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The city is famous for its fruits, especially oranges.

HolidayIQ Traveller Puru says, “I had visited Nagpur for Business visit. Staying in Nagpur was cool, I would like to go to Nagpur whenever possible. The hotels was good. People are helpful. The most exciting thing was it is less crowded and roads are less congested. The sweet shops like Haldiram are where you can get variety of sweets to take back to your home for loved ones.”

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9. Visakhapatnam

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Vizag has some of the largest ports in the country.

HolidayIQ Traveller SK Sinha says, “Visakhapatnam is considered a centre for education in Andhra Pradesh. Visakhapatnam has one of the country's largest ports and its oldest shipyard. It has the only natural harbour on the eastern coast of India. As the city is located on the Bay of Bengal, the humidity remains high throughout the year. The months from November to February are the best times to visit the city.”

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10. Patna

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One of the fastest growing cities in India, Patna has a significant history and is a cultural hub. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Sarfraz says, “Patna is beautiful city. It is the capital of Bihar. Old name of Patna was Patliputra. Patna museum, rajiv gandhi udhyan, echo park, kumhrar park, P & M mall, gurudwara, these are some beautiful places for visiting. I visited all these places, it is too good for tour and a holiday. I think everybody must visit at least once.”

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11. Srinagar

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HolidayIQ Traveller Fatin Amalia says, “Overall, travelling to Srinagar-Kashmir was my best experience so far. If you are travelling in group - with all girls make sure you choose travel agent. They will arrange and prepare everything for you nicely, even itinerary. Make sure you enjoy every activity like skiing because the price was pretty cheap. Make sure you bargain, ask for best price. Spent some time for shikara ride - very relaxing, soothing ,you will never forget!Happy travelling!”

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12. Jhansi

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HolidayIQ Traveller Vikas says, “Travellers should visit to see Fort and museum with Shrine Jude Church and can travel longer to orchard for visit of Ram Raja Mandir also Jhansi is a big Railway junction so travelling is easy through Jhansi route. Jhansi is a awesome place for living, working and also for studying. So everyone wants live there, by the way it is also popular for its historical way.”

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13. Mangalore

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HolidayIQ Traveller Raghvengra says, “Mangalore is a must visit place if you are interested in beaches and temples. There are several lovely beaches all around and numerous temples in different directions. Typical coastal weather of India, that is humid, welcomes you to this city. Being the education hub of Karnataka and India this city bubbles with youngsters and therefore very lively”

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14. Udupi

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HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay says, “This is special destination where you can relax and also find many temples. You can visit St. Marys island, Beach, Sri Krishna temple, Anegudde temple and visit beach nearby. Local buses are available and autos also available for reasonable rates. St. Marys island is a one day trip. Better take some food (especially for pure veg). Relax in beach evening and play water sports.”

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15. Mysore

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Also known as the 'heritage city', Mysore has beautiful palaces and many other attractions tourists can explore.

HolidayIQ Traveller Zain says, “Mysore is called the city of Palaces. The main places to visit are : Mysore Palace (Sunday because light is available only on sunday). Brindavan Garden, Srirangapatna (Tipu Sultans Legacy), Chamundi Hill, Karanji Lake, Sand & Wax Museum, Zoo Garden (Very Big) and St. Philomena's Church.”

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16. Varanasi

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One of the oldest cities in India, Varanasi has huge cultural, religious and spiritual significance.

HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh says, “Varanasi is one of the oldest city in world with amazing history, tradition and architecture it is one of the finest destination to study about civilization and indian mythology. Be it tradition or food varanasi never disappoints you!”

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17. Guwahati

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Famous for being home to IIT, this city is a beautiful place to be at. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Sujay says, “Guwahati is the gateway to many of the eastern hidden jewels like, Cherrapunjee, Kaziranga National Park, Tawang monastery, etc. It caters to all tastes and passions of people with a travel lust. It's idyllic ambience captures the imagination of even the most discerning tourist and will remain with them for ever.”

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18. Jaipur

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HolidayIQ Traveller Rakshit says, “The construction and beauty of all the historical monuments is remarkable. The place is too hot in summers so avoid your travel in peak summer months. The must see destinations are Amber fort, City palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar.Chokhi Dhani is another must see destination to get a feel of traditional culture with a lot of entertainment around. The place could be visited in evening and would definitely be a part of your memory from Jaipur visit.”

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19. Jamshedpur

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HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh says, “This city hosts the likes of park, zoo, natural beauty, good food, sightseeing, Shirdi Sai temple, plenty of greenery and natural beauty. It's hardly 3. 5 hours by train from Howrah and tickets are available in Jan Shatabdi like trains. Although Ispat runs a daily service from Howrah, Janshatabdi is less occupied.”

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20. Udaipur

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HolidayIQ Traveller Parth says, “Udaipur is a small and heritage city. Palaces are real good with scenic view. Location spots are closer and most of the points can be covered in single day. Don't miss rope way and City Palace.Udaipur is full of history and has stories of battles of ancient times. Covers the lifestyles of Maharajas.”

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