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Reet Cheema Apr 14 2014

Which are some of India’s most colourful streets?

Benazir Khan Apr 14 2014
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India’s most colourful streets that one can look at and be mesmerised with, are strewn about the geography of India in abundance. The most important aspect of the visual however, goes beyond merely being taken in by a plain view of the colourful streets from a distance. It lies in the fact that these streets are some of the most hip and happening zones in the country where the cooler urban population find one hell of a place to rejoice in.

Fontainhas, Goa

Laid out entirely on land reclaimed area, the Latin Quarters of Fontainhas was planned architecturally by a Goan expatriate. The area lies at the edge of a hillside known as Altinho and is flanked by natural springs on all sides, which makes it an abode of serenity to escape into. You can find cheap air tickets to Goa on ixigo.


A photo of Fontainhas (by Quiebrajano)

Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Uber chic urbanistas know that this is the place that they will naturally be inclined towards once in New Delhi. Hauz Khas Village is the buzzing new circuit and a natural crowd magnet pulling together the populous that is interested in socialising with cheerful hoots, whilst being surrounded with cool, thought-provoking, pun-intended themed interiors. There are several trains provided by the Indian Railway to Delhi.


A photo of Hauz Khas Village (by Bobsodium)

Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Rickshaw rides from Nai Sadak to the bustling Chandni Chowk area (what is referred popularly today as Purani Dilli) are perhaps the best way to absorb the true essence of this place. One will be spoilt for choice with the limitless options of food, drinks, books and souvenirs that they find in its endless little lanes and bylanes.


A photo of Chandni Chowk (by Yiqun Ding)


Also look out for specific streets dedicated to selling specific items - ittar, dupattas, parathas to name a few. From Red Fort to Fatehpuri this is the place to head to. Meander about in the streets of this iconic area in Delhi, where Poet Mirza Ghalib is believed to have lived in his last days.

Promenade Beach, Pondicherry

The beach stretch is one of a kind. Because it - Promenade Beach is reminiscent of Marine Drive in Bombay, and also because it is different in the same regard. Read - quieter, more peaceful and more colourful with several fluffs of soft pink sugar candy dotting the entire promenade area, thanks to the hordes of hawkers selling this often-a-favourite snack. You can check live train running status on ixigo to reach this enchanting location on time.

A photo of Promenade Beach (by Sanyam Bahga)

Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar Cattle Fairs
are the reason why the otherwise holy temple area of Pushkar, with its peace and quiet, is suddenly surrounded by a burst of activity. The loud, cheerful local banter and of course, extremely vibrant colours of pink, blue, golden, red and orange enthuse a vibrancy into the landscape which is quite unparalleled. Now you can book a train to Rajasthan using the online train ticket booking on ixigo.

A photo of Pushkar (by Nick Kenrick)

Colaba, Mumbai

Bearing the rhythm and the pulse of an average Mumbaikar’s head-to zone, to party, shop or simply as they put it, “chill,” Colaba is essentially Mumbai’s happening place. It also is undoubtedly one of India’s most colourful streets. Both the fashionista and the urbanista in you will be delighted with a plethora of options to unwind, party, shop and basically simply indulge in. Check the flight booking option on ixigo and find regular flights to Mumbai.


A photo of Colaba (by McKay Savage)

Charminar, Hyderabad

Very old school, but nevertheless a very deserving place to be in, to get a sense of an era gone by. Charminar in Hyderabad jam packed with locals and tourists alike at all times and the month of Ramzan especially sees a lot more footfall than usual. Famous for bangles, traditional prints of dupattas, sequenced shoes, and raw food ingredients and flavours - “zaffran” or saffron being a famous one, there are endless options for shoppers in terms of traditional, local indulgence. Find cheap Hyderabad to Mumbai flights on ixigo.

A photo of Charminar (by Drprashanthmada)

Park Street, Kolkata

A photographer’s delight and an iconic spot in the city to head to, Park Street in Kolkata cannot be missed out on, when in the city, come what may. Flury’s is a huge reason for the same, as are a host of other food chains and the Oxford Bookstore that together stand lined up here to showcase and redefine a gratifying experience to say the least.


A photo of Park Street (by Nguyen Thanh Long)

Sector 17, Chandigarh

Despite the designer malls that have drastically changed the landscape of Chandigarh city, the main market is still referred to as Sector 17. Lined up with all the major retail brands that one can think of, the market is at best bustling with commercial activity at all points of time and is particularly famous among the young and the brazen for a cool hangout zone.


A photo of Chandigarh by night (by Garconlevis)

Mall Road, Shimla

The road that probably defines all of Shimla for a tourist, the Mall Road is a fashioned to contain everything within it - from shops, to eateries, confectionaries and some chic cafes that serve world-class specialties, the road overlooks the hills and looks picture-perfect at all times.


A photo of Mall Road, Shimla (by sushmab)

Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace, Kochi

An architectural marvel in itself, the entire lane and its whereabouts around the Mattancherry Palace is unique owing to the old homes, buildings, structures, monuments and mansions that still stand tall here. Architectural styles and forms atypical of the Portuguese, Dutch and British, can be seen in the entire stretch of the line-up of structures here. The small markets in and around the area are famous for selling all kinds of local spices - chilli, cardamom, turmeric, among others.


A photo of Paradesi Synagogue (by Wouter Hagens)

India’s most colourful streets are a celebration in themselves, owing to the energy that they bring to the foremost experience of living here, even if just for a short while. Tourist or a local, whether a moment or an eternity. Do check for several other places to visit in India, to simply build on the experience. Cheers!

Leading airlines like Go Air and others ply regularly to these cities, which would make it easier for you to explore these wonderful places.
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