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Madurai: The Athens of the East

Athens, Hadrian's Library

  Madurai, the third largest city in Tamil Nadu, is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. Positioned on the banks of River Vaigai, this city has emerged as the 25th most populated city in the country. Madurai Sultanate, Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Carnatic kingdom, Madurai Nayaks, and the British East India

GUWAHATI: GATEWAY TO THE NORTHEAST INDIA

Brahmaputra River

Positioned between the foothills of the Shillong plateau and north bank of the Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is the largest urban area in Northeast India and among the 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission. It is true that the Kamakhya temple is considered as the main point of attraction in

KOLLAM: THE CASHEW CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Kollam

Kollam is a city in Kerala which is positioned on the banks Ashtamudi Lake; it owns strong commercial reputation from the years of the Romans and the Phoenicians. It was one of the five Indian ports Ibn Battuta had visited during the course of his twenty-four-year travels. Persian merchant Sulaiman

ASANSOL: THE LAND OF BLACK DIAMOND

Asansol Coal Mines

Tier-II city Asansol is the second largest and second most populated city in West Bengal, after Kolkata. The Y-category city in terms of House Rent Allowance is the 39th largest urban agglomeration in India. The Malla dynasty rulers ruled it for around 1000 years until the emergence of the British.

KASHMIR: THE SWITZERLAND OF INDIA

Dal Lake boat

Kashmir, the northernmost city in India, is denoted as the Switzerland of India owing to its mind-blowing scenic beauty. In 1339, Shah Mir inaugurated Shah Mir dynasty and became the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir. The region was a part of the Mughal Empire from 1586 to 1751 and then

COIMBATORE: THE PUMP CITY OF INDIA

Adiyogi

Coimbatore, positioned on the banks of the Noyyal River, is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and 16th largest urban agglomeration in India. Surrounded by the Western Ghats, this city covers an area of 642.12 km2 and offers reserve forests on the northern side. As it provides more than

AGRA: THE CITY OF MUGHALS

AGRA FORT

Agra is a Yamuna River adjacent city which is positioned 206 kilometres south of the national capital, 58 kilometres south of Mathura, 125 kilometres north of Gwalior, and 378 kilometres west of the Lucknow – the state capital. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was first mentioned in the Mahābhārata epic,

CHANDIGARH: INDIA’S FIRST PLANNED CITY

Chandigarh Tech Park

Bordered by Punjab to the west and Haryana to the east, Greater Chandigarh or Chandigarh capital region includes Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Kharar, Kurali, and Zirakpur. Globally acknowledged for its sustainable design, it is one of the early planned cities in post-independent India. Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier had prepared the master

DIBRUGARH: INDIA’S ORIGINAL TEA CITY

India's Original Tea City

Dibrugarh, well-connected to the rest of India by three means of transport, has emerged as one of the communication, educational, and industrial hub of North East India. It is positioned 439 km east of Guwahati and serving as a gateway to eastern Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The British arrived in

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