Top 30 Most Beautiful Cities in India

India is known for its rich diversity, vibrancy and exceptional culture. Each Indian state is extremely distinct from each other and unique in their own way. The beauty of India lies in its accepting nature, welcoming locals and of course its incredible geography. From the peaks of Himalayan ranges and the lushness of Western Ghats to the expansive deserts and incredible rivers and more, India is not just a destination it is an experience. When it comes to beautiful Indian cities, the list could go on and on. Here are the 30 top beautiful cities in India.

List of the 30 Most Beautiful Cities in India

1. Varanasi

Varanasi City
Gracing the banks of the holy Ganga River, Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in India. Also known as Kashi or the city of life, this ancient city is the spiritual capital of India. The entire city is spread across a labyrinth of narrow gullies with each gully showcasing its own personality. The beauty of Varanasi is its people, the well-preserved culture and the ancient temples. It is a place where the morning sun brings life to every corner of the city and the day ends with a one-of-a-kind Ganga Aarti or homage to Maa Ganga.

Best Time to Visit: October and February

Tourist Attractions: Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Kalbhairav Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Kalbhairav Temple, Saraswati Bhawan, and Godowlia Market.

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1 Day Varanasi Sightseeing Tour
1 Day Varanasi Sightseeing Tour
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INR 3,500
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3 Days Best of Varanasi Tour
3 Days Best of Varanasi Tour
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INR 24,900
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5 Days Varanasi with Bodhgaya Tour
5 Days Varanasi with Bodhgaya Tour
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INR 22,900
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2. Jaipur

Jaipur City
Ever since Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh 2, the pink city has garnered a reputation for being one of the most eclectic cities in India. It has accepted the modernities of the changing world while staying true to its roots. Centuries have passed and Jaipur has managed to retain and preserve its beauty which makes it unique. Displaying its royalty the city is adorned with majestic forts, stunning palaces and a culture that is exclusive to this part of the world.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Tourist Attractions: Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Wax Museum, Albert Hall Museum, Dolls Museum, Galtaji Temple, Birla Temple, and Govind Dev Ji Temple.

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3. Gulmarg

Gulmarg City
This heaven on earth needs no introduction. The term Gulmarg literally translates into ‘meadow of flowers’. Showcasing lofty snow-clad peaks, lush greenery, crystal clear lakes and an array of colourful wildflowers, Gulmarg is stunning from every angle. This quaint hilly hamlet is nestled in the cup-shaped valley of the Pir Panjal Range in the Western Himalayan region along the boundary of the Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary. Blessed with clear glacial lakes, lush green forest foliage of pine and fir and a rich biodiversity makes Gulmarg a place like no other in the world.

Best Time to Visit: April to June

Tourist Attractions: Gulmarg Gondola, Khilanmarg, Apharwat Peak, Gulmarg Golf Course, Skiing, Alpather Lake, Children’s Park, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Baba Reshi Shrine, Nagin Valley, Strawberry Valley, and Ningle Nallah.

4. Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari City
The coastal town of Kanyakumari is known for its diverse range of tourist attractions. Being the point of convergence of Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, the beauty of this place is amplified. From the iconic landmark of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar statue to its pristine beaches and picturesque corners, Kanyakumari is the gem of the south. Displaying a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural and spiritual significance is what makes a holiday in Kanyakumari truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist Attractions: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Bathe At Triveni Sangam, Watch the Sunrise And Sunset, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Courtallam Falls, Vattakottai Fort, Tsunami Monument, and St. Xavier Church.

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5. Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong City
Famous as one of Asia’s cleanest villages, Mawlynnong in Meghalaya is a hill station like no other. The charming village offers its visitors pristine surroundings, clean environment and a no-plastic way of life. The year-long pleasant weather also works in its favour. Even though tiny in size, this place will leave a massive mark in your heart. This place is also home to the famed Living Root Bridge, clear water streams where you can cool off, fruit orchards and panoramic sights that will be nothing short of a dream come true.

Best Time to Visit: June to September

Tourist Attractions: Dawki/Umngot River, Balancing Rock, Mawlynnong Waterfall, Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, Brun Khongmen View Point, and Mawlynnong Village.

6. Shillong

Shillong City
Often referred to as the ‘Scotland of the east’, Shillong is the absolutely gorgeous capital of Meghalaya. Known for being the only hill station in the country that can be accessed from all the sides, a trip to Shillong will be just the kind of holiday you may need. This place boasts of impressive, green-covered lofty mountains, crystal clear lakes, cascading waterfalls and picturesque sights. Gardens, lush green covers and views of the snow-capped peaks is an everyday scenario that will truly be a mind-blowing experience.

Best Time to Visit: March to June

Tourist Attractions: Umiam Lake, Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Laitlum Canyons, Christian Cathedral, Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Museum, Lady Hydari Park, Air Force Museum, All Saints Cathedral, Phan Nonglait Park, Sweet Falls, Sohpetbneng Peak, and Mawjymbuin Cave.

7. Chandigarh

Chandigarh City
Being the first planned city of Punjab, the union territory of Chandigarh can be defined as the perfect little city. Since it is the dual capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana, the culture of Chandigarh is an amalgamation of both. ‘The City Beautiful’ is consciously planned to make your holiday here extremely memorable. From the iconic rock garden to boating at the Sukhna Lake, this city is well known for its clean streets, well-maintained public parks and organised localities.

Best Time to Visit: September and November

Tourist Attractions: Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Mohali Cricket Stadium, Terraced Garden, ISKCON Temple, Pinjore Garden, Leisure Valley, Shanti Kunj, Japanese Garden, and International Doll Museum.

8. Gangtok

Gangtok City
Gracing the eastern Himalayan range, Gangtok is the heart of Sikkim. Tucked in between the higher Himalayan peaks and blessed with mildly pleasing temperatures all year round, Gangtok is all about displaying some of the most stunningly awe-inspiring natural beauty India has to offer. With snow-laden peaks gazing down at the appealing valleys, lush landscapes and raw alluring nature this capital city of Sikkim is also the tourist hub for all the right reasons. One can look out at the majestic Kanchenjunga Mountain ranges, spend some peaceful time at the Enchey Monastery, and go on an amazing drive on the Nathula Pass and more.

Best Time to Visit: March and May or October and mid-December

Tourist Attractions: Tsomgo Lake, Col de Nathula, Hanuman Tok, Himalaya Zoo, Ranka monastery, Namibian Institute of Tibetology, Exhibition center for flowers, MG Marg, Ganesh Tok and Rumtek Monastery.

9. Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands need no introduction. Consisting of a collection of 571 different islands, this union territory of India is placed at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. This is the reason why the natural beauty of these islands is multiplied tenfold and to witness this beauty each year thousands of tourists make their way to the island. The islands are renowned for its marvellous natural attractions, water-based activities and sunbathing on the pristine white beaches. Due to its inaccessible nature, the forest cover of Andamans have remained dense and continues to only grow.

Best Time to Visit: October and May

Tourist Attractions: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Mount Harriet And Madhuban, Museum Circuit, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, North Bay Beach, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Diglipur, Ross Island, Neil Island, Baratang Island, Elephant Beach, and Barren Island.

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7 Days Best of Andaman Tour
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7 Days Andaman Honeymoon Tour
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10. Delhi

Delhi City
Over the years the national capital of Delhi has managed to embrace its pace of growing modernity with managing surrounding natural beauty. The seat of power is also known for its quintessential gardens and parks that grace almost every locality. The city displays some of the most stunning and well-kept lawns and gardens complete with incredible plants and wholesome trees to beautify it. From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Amrit Udyan at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Deer Park to the peaceful charm of Lodhi Garden and Buddha Jayanti Park and more, one can easily find a peaceful escape amidst the bustle of the city.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist Attractions: India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Agrasen Ki Baoli, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Lodhi Garden, Garden of Five Senses, Connaught Place, and Hauz Khas.

11. Mysore

Mysore City
Mysore or Mysuru is situated on the southernmost end of the state of Karnataka and is one of the best metros of the south. Known for being one of the cleanest cities of India, Mysore is known for its well-maintained architectural heritage, especially the Mysore Palace. When it comes to natural beauty, this place has no dearth of it. The cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore occupies the foothills of the Chamundi Hills and displays expansive wide green cover. Due to this reason, there are several iconic picnic spots in the region.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist Attractions: Mysore Maharaja Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilas, Chamundeshwari Temple, Philomena’s Cathedral, Rail Museum, Oriental Research Institute, Srirangapatna, Somnathpur, Brindavan Gardens, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and Trinesvaraswamy Temple.

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12. Darjeeling

Darjeeling City
Darjeeling or the queen of hills is known for being the stunning natural beauty of the eastern Himalayas. The rustic charm combined with pristine natural surroundings and overlooked by the majestic Kanchenjunga mountain ranges from every corner, the beauty of Darjeeling remains unparalleled. What makes a holiday better than stunning lush surroundings? With an impressive tea plantation cover offering a captivating view, this tea capital of the country is all about offering panoramic views, gentle glacial breeze and clear cotton clouds. Just one toy train ride will unravel the pure pristine splendour of this place.

Best Time to Visit: April to June

Tourist Attractions: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Ghoom Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, Mahakal Temple, Singalila National Park, and Tinchuley Village.

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13. Shimla

Shimla City
Shimla is not only the capital of the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, it is also the largest city in the state. This former summer capital of the British has always managed to attract a huge crowd of tourists all year long. Gracing the southwestern Himalayan range and on an elevation of 2,206 metres above sea level, Shimla is blessed with some of the most pristine collections of flora and fauna. The rich Himalayan biodiversity coupled with majestically awe-inspiring panoramic views of the lush green cover makes this place truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Best Time to Visit: May to June and December to January

Tourist Attractions: The Ridge, Jakhoo Hill and Temple, Mall Road, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kufri, Christ Church, Green Valley, Rashtrapati Niwas or Viceregal Lodge, Kali Bari Temple, Himachal State Museum, Tara Devi Temple, and Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

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6 Days Shimla Manali Tour
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7 Days Shimla Manali Volvo Tour
7 Days Shimla Manali Volvo Tour
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10 Days Majestic Himachal Tour
10 Days Majestic Himachal Tour
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14. Pondicherry

Pondicherry City
Situated on the southeast coast of India and surrounded by the Bay of Bengal, this union territory of India, is a natural marvel. Also known as Puducherry, the place boasts of an expansive coastline where tourists spend quality time on the beach just relaxing and sunbathing. The remnants of the French occupation in Pondicherry is well preserved and paints a stunning picture of a charming coastal hamlet by the sea. Lovingly named as the French Riviera of the east, Pondicherry is home to the experimental stay of Auroville, the iconic paradise beach, serenity beach, Basilica of sacred heart Jesus and more. Everything works together in making Pondicherry more beautiful than ever.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist Attractions: La Maison Rose, Villa Helena, Rock Beach, French War Memorial, Paradise Beach, Serenity Beach, Ousteri Lake, Botanical Gardens, Auroville, Shri Aurobindo Ghosh Ashram, The Pondicherry Museum, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and Chunnambar Boathouse.

15. Khajjiar

Khajjiar City
If you have read elaborate descriptions of scenic small hamlets in Ruskin Bond novels, then Khajjiar is one place where you will feel like you are walking in your dream. Situated in the Chamba district, on an elevation of about 2,000 metres above sea level, Khajjiar is a picturesque little hamlet lying on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle. Its location on the foothills of Dhauladhar ranges of the western Himalayas has worked in its favour since it has a combination of three ecosystems i.e. lake, pasture and forest. Being termed as a mini Switzerland for people to imagine its unparalleled natural beauty.

Best Time to Visit: April to June

Tourist Attractions: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Khajjiar Lake, Kailash Villages, Panch Pandav Tree, Khajji Nag Temple, Tibetan Handicrafts Center, Nine Hole Golf Course, HP State Handicrafts Center, Dhauladar Range, Dainkund Peak, Church Of Scotland, and Ganji Pahadi.

16. Rishikesh

Rishikesh City
Rishikesh is famous all over the world as the yoga capital however, this spiritual city is more than that. Situated on the point where the holy Ganga River meets the plains, Rishikesh is steeped in a deep sense of divinity and peace. Frequented by top-notch ancient sages, philosophers and saints. Occupying the Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is a scenic pilgrimage town and is also referred to as the gateway to the Char Dham Yatra. The gushing Ganga River is utilised as the best spot for white river rafting and other adrenaline-pumping water sports activities.

Best Time to Visit: September and March

Tourist Attractions: Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, The Beatles Ashram, Shivpuri, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Neer Garh Waterfall, Kaudiyala, Jumpin Heights, Swarg Ashram, Rishikund, Geeta Bhawan, Vashishta Gufa, and Kunjapuri Temple.

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17. Kovalam

Kovalam City
The seaside resort beach town of Kovalam in Kerala is one of the most iconic beach destinations of India inviting both national and international travellers. The three adjacent crescent-shaped beaches have gained a lot of popularity throughout the world. The beauty of Kovalam lies in its expansive panoramic sea views as far as the eyes can see. It is an ideal destination for people looking to have a calming relaxing holiday. Go sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the calm waters, get herbal toning massages and indulge in deep spiritual cultural programs. Experience the best of the tropical sun and get the best shade of sun tan by the end of your holiday.

Best Time to Visit: September to Feb

Tourist Attractions: Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Karamana River, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, Kovalam Art Gallery, Valiyathura Pier, Neyyar Dam, Aruvikkara Dam, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Shri Padmanabhswamy Temple, and Edakallu.

18. Panaji

Panaji City
Panaji is the iconic capital of the state of Goa. Settled on the banks of the Mandovi River, Panaji showcases stunning terraced hills along with a modern urban combination of concrete buildings, red tiled roofs, churches and amazing riverside promenades. Goa has managed to reclaim its beauty by incorporating nature along with its modern buildings that has created a beautiful amalgamation of modern natural beauty. Also known as Panjim, this place displays a magnificent charming beauty of the lush green surroundings, cobblestoned streets and aesthetically colourful villas. Although a small city at first looks, Panaji is made out of all things pretty and nice.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Tourist Attractions: Dona Paula Beach, Basilica Of Bom Jesus, Casino Royale Goa, Fort Aguada, Goa Archeological Museum, Se Cathedral, Coco Beach, St. Augustin Towers, Vainguinim Beach, Reis Magos Fort, St. Cajetan Church, Odxel Beach, Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, and Corjuem Fort.

19. Kochi

Kochi City
Gracing the Southeastern state of Kerala, Kochi is a stunning coastal city and is celebrated worldwide for its iconic backwaters, lush green landscapes and historical landmarks. There is much more to this Pandora Box of a city than what meets the eyes. Beyond the famous touristy spots there are several hidden gems waiting to be explored. This major port along the Malabar coast of India is also commonly referred to as Ernakulam or even as the queen of the Arabian Sea. This bustling commercial port city boasts a lengthy trading history with the rest of the world and is also one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in India.

Best Time to Visit: October to February

Tourist Attractions: Fort Kochi, Willingdon Island, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Cherai Beach, Kalady, St Francis Church, Areekkal Waterfalls, Indo-Portuguese Museums, Mattancherry Palace, Bolgatty Island, Ginger House Museum Hotel, and Paradesi Synagogue.

20. Nainital

Nainital City
The hill city of Nainital is developed around the eye-shaped Naini Lake and is also a major headquarters of the Kumaon region. Gracing the foothills of the outer Himalayan region, Nainital is overlooked by majestic cliffs and lush green mountain cover. From the top of the higher peaks tourists can savour magnificent views of the vast expansive plain south along with a mass of tangled up ridges in the north, not to forget the great snowy ranges. Located very close to the bountiful Jim Corbett National Park and many other remote hill stations like Mukteshwar, Nainital can be visited all year round.

Best Time to Visit: March to June

Tourist Attractions: Bhimtal Lake, Eco Cave Gardens, Gurney House, Hanuman Garhi, G B Pant High Altitude Zoo, Jama Masjid, Kainchi Dham, Kamaltal, Khurpatal Lake, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Mukteshwar Temple, Naina Devi Temple, Naina Peak, and Nainital Lake.

Nainital Tour Packages
1 Day Nainital Sightseeing Tour
1 Day Nainital Sightseeing Tour
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21. Guwahati

Guwahati City
Famous as the biggest city of the hill state of Assam, Guwahati graces the south bank of the great river of Brahmaputra. The Guwahati port has turned it into one of the fastest-growing cities in India. Also referred to as the ‘Gateway to North East India’, Guwahati is all about embracing the wonderful ancient past and the modern future. Guwahati occupies the foothills of the Shillong Plateau which is blessed with some of the most eye-catching and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Dotted with several temples old and new of deep spiritual value including the Kamakhya Mata Shaktipeeth, Guwahati is also known as the city of temples.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Tourist Attractions: Umananda Temple, Kamakhya Temple, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Dipor Bil, Assam State Museum, Kaziranga National Park, Guwahati Zoo, Fancy Bazaar, Nehru Park, Guwahati Planetarium, and Navagraha Temple.

22. Dehradun

Dehradun City
Replete with cascading waterfalls, gently rolling green hills and clear open blue skies, the city of Dehradun is like no other in India. This capital of Uttarakhand is a part of the Garhwal Himalayas and as a result of this it is home to some of the most scenic natural beauty in India. This metropolitan smart city on the hills is also the third largest city in the Himalayas. Located in the Doon Valley in between the Song River, which is a tributary of Ganges and Asan River, which is a tributary of Yamuna River. The city is noted for its picturesque sights, expansive landscapes and scenic vistas all around.

Best Time to Visit: April to June

Tourist Attractions: Sahastradhara, Robber’s Cave, Tiger Falls, Tapkeshawar Temple, Tapovan, Lachhiwala, Mindrolling Monastery, Malsi Deer Park, Forest Research Institute, Daat Kali Mandir, Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara, Chetwoode Hall, and Khalanga War Memorial.

23. Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam City
The beach city of Vishakhapatnam is located in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and it is also the largest and most populous metro city of the state as well. Situated between the sweet spot of the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam is not only rich in history and culture but also equally blessed with natural beauty. When it comes to tourism in Visakhapatnam, one can be sure that there is not even a single dull moment. From the high hills to the lowest of the valleys the region is dotted with several stunning parks and wonderfully stocked museums. Home to the iconic historical mountain of Simhachalam, Vizag is all about calming beaches like the Rushikonda Beach and cultural experiences.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist Attractions: Yarada Beach, Dolphin Hill, Rushikonda Beach, Rama Krishna Mission Beach, INS Kursura Submarine Museum, Kailasagiri, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Simhachalam Temple, Borra Caves, Katiki Falls, Araku Valley, VUDA Park, Victory at Sea War Memorial, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Bojjannakonda, and Ross Hill Church.

24. Ladakh

Ladakh City
The high-altitude union territory of Ladakh is India’s own moon land. The region extends from the Siachen Glacier to the main great Himalayas which is replete with majestic lofty treeless hills. From the clear lake of Pangong Tso to the aesthetic village of Lamayuru and a plethora of monasteries, the Ladakhi experience will be unique. While many people may see this place as a challenging destination, for many it is a breathtaking serene destination and a place so remote that not even a single tree can survive. The region is replete with many small villages where the traditions are still alive and an unparalleled biodiversity.

Best Time to Visit: April to July

Tourist Attractions: Pangong Tso Lake, Thiksey Monastery, Zanskar Rivers, Hall of Fame Museum, Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Shanti Stupa, Hemis National Park, Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri Lake, Magnetic Hill, and Spituk Gompa.

25. Udaipur

Udaipur City
The city of Udaipur is situated in Rajasthan and is also known as the ‘city of lakes’. Udaipur has served as the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar and was founded in 1559. The beauty of Udaipur lies in its people, its rich heritage and well-preserved culture and traditions. Stepping into this place you will feel overwhelmed with the royalty this place exudes. The city occupies the southernmost part of the state with a shared border with Gujarat. It is also surrounded by the Aravali Hills and demarcates it from the Thar Desert. All these things put together makes Udaipur a must-visit.

Best Time to Visit: September and March

Tourist Attractions: Udaipur City Palace, Lake Palace, Jagmandir, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Sajjangarh Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Udaisagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, and Rajsamand Lake.

26. Chennai

Chennai City
Chennai or formerly known as Madras is the state capital of Tamil Nadu and is situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is a favourite among tourists from all over the world. Replete with temples, beaches and various centres of historical and cultural importance, Chennai is truly a Pandora Box of experiences. Home to the UNESCO world heritage site of Mahabalipuram, this is the reason why Chennai is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. Serving as the gateway to the south of India, Chennai is the perfect representation of bringing the best of both worlds together.

Best Time to Visit: October to February

Tourist Attractions: Marina Beach, Valluvar Kottam, Thousand Lights Mosque, Elliot’s Beach, Dakshinachitra, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Government Museum, Mylapore, Guindy National Park, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple, and Connemara Public Library.

27. Tawang

Tawang City
Located 10,000 feet above sea level, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh has to be one of the most fascinating holiday destinations in India. Surrounded by beautiful glacial lakes, crystal clear blue waters and magnificent lofty green mountains, Tawang is one of the most naturally blessed places in northeast India. Placed on the north end of the Tawang Chu River Valley, it is also the site of the famous Gelugpa Buddhist Monastery. It is one of the most spiritually as well as naturally beautiful places in India. From visiting this place during the peak snowy winter months to exploring the city when the hill station lights up with springtime blooms, Tawang has always something to offer.

Best Time to Visit: March and May to September and October

Tourist Attractions: Sela Pass, Tibetan Settlement Market, Thingbu Hot Spring, Gyangong Ani Gompa, Gorsam Chorten, Banggachhang Lake, Shonga-Tser Lake, Narurang Falls, Bumla Pass, Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Gorichen Peak, and Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls.

28. Dharamshala

Dharamshala City
The winter capital of the hilly city of Dharamshala is situated in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Gracing the scenic Kangra Valley region at an altitude of 4,780 feet above sea level, this hamlet is overlooked by the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas. The spiritual beauty of this place is extremely deep and its mention has even been found in the ancient Hindu scriptures of Rig Veda and Mahabharat. From the high hills and rolling valleys to the clear lakes and babbling streams, this place is a must visit for every nature lover.

Best Time to Visit: March and June

Tourist Attractions: Triund Hill, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, St John in the Wilderness Church, War Memorial, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Bhagsunag Temple, Gyuto Monastery, Kareri Dal Lake, Dharamkot Studio, and Kangra Fort.

29. Dalhousie

Dalhousie City
Snuggled amidst the lap of the Himalayas, Dalhousie is a picturesque little hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Placed on an elevation of 6,460 feet above sea level, Dalhousie is named after a British officer who made Dalhousie into their personal summer retreat. Blessed with lush green landscapes, serene lakes and majestic peaks all around, Dalhousie is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The lush forest cover along with the lingering hint of spirituality makes this place feel truly one of a kind. From the mini Switzerland of Khajjiar to feeling like trekking in paradise at Ganji Pahari, it is a must visit for everyone.

Best Time to Visit: March to May

Tourist Attractions: Khajjiar, Dainkund Peak, Kalatop Wildlife Reserve, St. Francis Catholic Church, Panchpula, Ganji Pahari, Satdhara Falls, Rang Mahal, Chamera Lake, Mall Road, Sach Pass, Tibetan Market, and Bakrota Hills.

30. Kozhikode

Kozhikode City
Situated along the Malabar coastal region of Kerala, Kozhikode has always been the centre of trading port in India gaining it the title of ‘city of spices’. Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode is an idyllic city along the serene shores of Arabian Sea on the west and the high peaks of the Wayanad Hills on the east. This stunning little city was the first place where Vasco Da Gama had set foot in India before establishing trading routes with the west. With trees everywhere and good infrastructure, Kozhikode has climbed up on the list of places to visit in India.

Best Time to Visit: October and March

Tourist Attractions: Pazhassi Raja Museum And Art Gallery, Thikkoti Light House, Kozhikode Beach, Mananchira Square, Beypore, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Thali Temple, Calicut Planetarium, Mishkal Mosque, Mother Of God Cathedral, Peruvannamuzhi Dam, Krishna Menon Museum, Lion’s Park, and Kozhippara Falls.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Most Beautiful Cities in India

Q1. Which Is The Cleanest City In India?

Ans. Indore is the cleanest city in India.

Q2. Which Is Known As The Green City In India?

Ans. Mysore, Karnataka is famous as the green city in India.

Q3. Which Is The Golden City In India?

Ans. Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is the golden city in India.

Q4. Which City Is The Most Luxurious In India?

Ans. Mumbai is the most luxurious city in India.

Q5. Which Is The Cleanest City In The World?

Ans. Copenhagen in Denmark is the cleanest city in the world.

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