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Live In These Laid-back Cities Of India

By Srushti

India is spread with happening metropolitan cities. Cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore have extremely upbeat and outgoing people. With easy access to entertainment, latest trending fashion and technology and a fast-moving lifestyle, once living in a city becomes a habit, it's hard to live elsewhere.

But the fast-pace life of a city can sometimes get on your nerves. Traffic jams, polluted air, tight schedules, endless routine and expensive living can be exhausting and you might look for an escape. But since city life is also addictive, it might be hard to switch.

If you've been facing such dilemmas then put your thoughts to rest and read about the relatively less-competitive, easy-going cities of India that you can try switching to.



One of the most beautifully designed cities of India, Chandigarh is not just a union territory, but also capital to both Haryana and Punjab. With the dual efforts of Le Corbusier and former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, who were essentially the architects of Chandigarh, the city is spread with gardens, entertainment centres and lofty buildings.

Apart from being home to fashionable youth, Chandigarh is one of the cleanest cities of India; all the more reasons for it to be the ideal city to settle in!

Also Read: 8 Things To Do In Chandigarh

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Nagpur, the city well-known for the produce of delicious oranges, is the winter capital of Maharashtra. The city is spread with beautiful lakes, wildlife sanctuaries and lush green gardens making it a great place for nature lovers to settle in.

Some of the places you can visit in Nagpur on your weekends include Dhamma Chakra Stupa, Ramtek Fort Temple, Ambazari Lake, Raman Science Centre, to name a few.

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Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a port city that is fondly referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. It is lined with quaint beaches and is now a hotspot for IT companies, making it a city with the best of both worlds.

You can hustle through the week and unwind at the shores of these beautiful beaches during the weekends. Don't forget to visit the Marine Drive, Fort Kochi, Willingdon Island and more while living in this beautiful city of Kerala.

Also Read: Guide To Kochi

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Bhubaneshwar is popularly known as the Temple City of India due to the many magnificent temples that are spread all over the city. To live in a place that has good spiritual vibes and is slowly developing, Bhubaneshwar of Odisha is your destination.

While you're here, you can visit places like Dhauli Giri, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Lingaraja Temple, etc.

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Bhopal is divided in two by a pair of beautiful lakes. In the north of these lakes lies the old Bhopal that consists of mosques, chowks, busy bazaars and havelis. The new Bhopal in the south, on the other hand, is lined with shopping complexes, malls, luxurious hotels and so on.

With a world of old-world charm on the north and an ideal city life on the south, Bhopal is perfect for anyone to live in. You can explore places, such as Moti Masjid, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Halali Dam, etc., here.

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Popular for its textiles and diamonds, Surat is a happy and quaint port city of Gujarat. Somewhat similar to Bhopal, a moat divides the city into two parts, while on one side lies historic places, narrow streets and rustic houses, the other side is the newer suburbs.

Some places of interest in Surat are the Sardar Patel Museum, Surat Palace, Chintamani Jain Temple, to name a few.

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