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Which are the Best Cities in India to Live?

April 15, 2015

Best cities in IndiaThe development of cities and increasing urbanisation in India has transformed the Indian society and culture. A change in terms of occupation, living standards, thinking, education, culinary preferences etc is apparent.
Cities, which are the hub of trade and commerce, attract everyone as growth rate here is higher as compared to small towns and villages. The wish to live a better life results in internal migration. People migrate from town and villages to cities and even from one city to another. But all the cities in India do not enjoy equal growth and you may find it difficult to adjust. All you have to do is to prioritise the reason to migrate and then choose the best option.

Here is a brief list of the best cities in India to live:

Hyderabad: A global survey conducted by consultancy firm Mercer has ranked Hyderabad as the best city to live in India. The global rank of Hyderabad is 138th in the list of 230 cities across the world. The presence of international schools, leading universities, the International airport, and good infrastructure are some of the factors which rank Hyderabad at number one position.
In another study conducted jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Institute of Competitiveness – New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata have been listed as the best cities to live in India.

New Delhi:  The capital of India is the seat of all the prominent government offices, embassies, and consulates. Delhi is one of the best options to live in India for numerous reasons such as a large number of professional colleges and higher educational institutes, job opportunities, booming economy and greater purchasing power. Delhi Metro and the International Airport are other added advantages in the city.

Mumbai: The capital of Maharashtra is a major trading centre in India and the best place to live for its good economic infrastructure, socio-cultural environment and housing. Mumbai is also regarded as a safe place for the fairer sex. Women can travel freely and without fear in this city. Mumbai is said to fulfill people’s aspirations and dreams. Nothing can surpass the experience of sitting beside the sea and enjoying soothing breeze available in the dream city Mumbai.

Chennai: Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is the biggest commercial centre in South India. Chennai is also known by the name of “Detroit of India” because of the well established presence of the automobile industry. The city is regarded safe and boasts of numerous schools and universities providing high-quality education. Chennai has numerous temples such as the very popular Kapaleeswarar Temple and many beaches.

Bengaluru: The Garden City is one of the best places to live in India. The city offers high-class education through numerous schools, universities, management institutes, law colleges, engineering colleges etc. The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) is one-of-its-kind and reputed for its quality research facilities. Bangaluru is home to global IT companies, so there is no dearth of jobs in the city.

Kolkata: Enjoy the colonial charm by living in this city. Kolkata is regarded as one of the well-cultured cities in India. The erstwhile capital of India has quite a rich collection of heritage buildings. It is also the first Indian city to get metro transit system. Kolkata also offers variety of mouthwatering cuisines. Give your taste buds a unique and tasty experience and live amongst intellectuals.
You might be having your viewpoints on the city you are living in or have lived. Do share why you find your city as the best to live in India?


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I completely agree to the fact that Hyderabad is the best city to live in India. I am from Kolkata and I love Kolkata a lot. The very thought of Kolkata makes me feel Nostalgic. However for my work I had been staying in Hyderabad for past two years, and I found that its a very good city for living in India. Women are safe here. You can be out the whole night. Roads are good, people are good. I have noticed even the bus drivers and auto drivers talk to people with respect specially women. Hyderabad is a clean city when compared to many other Indian cities. Night life is good. People even move around wearing gold jewellery on the road. Few isolated incidents may happen here and there but that applies to any place on earth. Overall its very good city with all amenities for comfortable living, well mannered people around, numerous educational institutions, numerous job opportunities, good food, malls, multiplexes, overall you get everything and that too at a reasonable price. Hyderabad is economical as well for the common man to survive. As I am from Kolkata, Kolkata will always be my home as I have an emotional connection with Kolkata but Hyderabad is now my second home. As a lady I feel more safe in Hyderabad than at Kolkata.

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Jaipur is also a best city of India. It is the capital of Rajasthan. There are many international schools, best hospitals, international airport 4 railway stations. It is the best city to live as there are many institutions, professions and job oppurtunities. Jaipur metro is also a advantage of the city. It is also a tourist city there are many tourist places such as hawa mahal, JAL mahal, Albert hall muesuem, Jaipur zoo, sheeh mahal, jaigarh fort etc. There are many big temples such as birla mandir, moti doongri, govind dev Ji, aakshardham and many small temples in each sector. It refers to greenery also and it is also known as pink city.

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