Now-a-days, it is not uncommon for people to move from one city to another in search of better lives. As a large country, India has a large number of cities which have better opportunities and higher living conditions. But which city is the best for you – doesn’t only depend on a certain set of facilities. There are different factors that need to be considered.
The basic things to consider about a city are its living conditions, infrastructure, social facilities, available educational and medical institutions, and job sector. We should also keep in mind that choosing the best city to live in largely depends on your personal condition and preferences too. Anyways, based on some general assessments, here are the top ten Indian Cities to live in.
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Mercer’s list of 2015, which lists the top cities of the world, puts Pune at number 2 in India. However, people of India ranks Pune as No. 1 city to live an enjoyable life with family. A rich cultural atmosphere and a strong presence of top notch educational instaurations make Pune stand out from all other cities of Maharashtra. The city is often compared with Oxford, due to its emphasis on higher education.
The job sector of Pune is modern and dynamic. The reason behind this is the city houses a lot of emerging Indian IT firms. The environment of Pune is really pleasing. The natural beauty of the city gives it a clam and peaceful ambiance. The green city is also rich in diversity of people. There is no doubt that the city’s clam and culturally rich lifestyle attract all of us. But unlike Mumbai, it is far less populated. This gives Pune a relaxed lifestyle but one which is quite rich with opportunities.
We previously mentioned that Pune is the number 2 city to live in India according to a list by Mercer, which was published in 2015. So you might be wondering which city got the top spot in that list. Now, here is your answer. It is Hyderabad. Hyderabad achieved the top spot by competing with cities like Pune, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore etc. The natural question that comes to mind is – What makes Hyderabad different from others?
The first thing to note about Hyderabad is that it is a cheap city to live in, compared to other big names in the list. The educational facility is strongly backed by several international educational institutions. There are a lot of opportunities for work. Hyderabad is not a luxurious city. But it is definitely a very good city for living. The weather is sometimes much hot though in summer. In other times of the year the city has a pleasant atmosphere.
Chandigarh is different from all other cities due to the fact that it is one of the cities of India which was constructed based on a well developed city-plan. The arrangement and over all structure of the city is very beautiful as well as modern. The straightly designed roads, well marketplaces and other beautifications like fountains, gardens etc give Chandigarh a really neat look. The gardens of the city are quite famous. Two of the gardens worth mentioning are the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden and the Rock Garden. The Rose Garden is considered to be the largest rose patch of the world.
Educational system of Chandigarh is well developed. There are many good higher studies institutions as well as schools. The city also has a proper health care system. Being close to the capital and having a very well developed infrastructure makes Chandigarh the city with top income rate compared to all other cities of the country. The social life here is a lot safer with very low crime incidents.
Chennai, often called the “Detroit of India”, is well known for housing the country’s prominent motor industries. It has a better road network compared with other cities of similar population. The city is not congested and has a very well controlled traffic system. Apart from its industrial benefits the city has a number of good educational institutions including universities. Like Chandigarh, Chennai is also a safe city considering its low crime rate.
Surat has got much recognition for being a great place to live in. It was recently chosen as the best urban city of India. Being the number two city of Gujarat based on population – Surat has proven its well maintained society by winning “Cleanest City of India” award in 1995 (2nd place) and again in 2011 (3rd place). The city can also boast of its law and order condition as it won the “Best City Award 2013” by India Today in the “Crime and Safety” category.
Bangalore is not only the City of Gardens; it is also the best city of India for new start-up companies. The city dwellers also enjoy a great job prospect considering the fact that there are a lot of big commercial companies and intentional brand shops in the city apart from the start ups. The income rate of the job market here is also quite high. If you are someone who is aiming for better jobs to take your career forward, Bangalore might be the best city for you. Bangalore may seem somewhat expensive compared with other cities but it has good urban facilities like transport and shopping places.
Mumbai is one of the prominent economic hubs of India. The always booming city is always a great place to live. Though recent increase of population has put the city in common problems like pollution and congested traffic, the Maharashtra capital is still considered a place where people can make their dreams come true. The social condition of the city makes it safer for female population.
The capital city will definitely have a place in the top ten city list. New Delhi enjoys some special facilities being the center of countries governance with the presence of government and foreign institutions, plus embassies. The educational opportunities are definitely higher than most other Indian cities thanks to the availability of top class institutions by a large number. The city can provide better jobs and higher income for its habitats.
The communication system of New Delhi is very well developed as expected. The international airport and metro rail system are the main contributors. As a capital, Delhi definitely has a bigger economy and is buzzing with people from all over the country. The ever increasing population is the main drawback of living here.
Kolkata has always had a special charm of its own. The colonial center has historically boasted an intellectual society with a very well developed cultural atmosphere. The Bengal foods add extra appeal to the temptation of living in this lively city.
Though Jaipur is unfortunately listed for having a competitively poor law and order, the city is changing its conditions by establishing a large number of private companies and educational institutions throughout the city. The city is naturally calm with less traffic and an enjoyable weather.