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Bharti Chutani Nov 21 2014

Journey through the twin cities in India

Etti Bali Nov 21 2014
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You love your country, now its time to learn more about the twin cities in India! The concept of twin cities or “Sister Cities” was developed in order to promote and enrich cultural and commercial ties between different countries.


Delhi was the declared the capital of independent India in 1949, after a long-drawn struggle with the British Empire. Many places in the city have English names, and bear stark resemblance to places in London.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi and St. Paul's Cathedral, London


Both are the financial centres of their respective countries, both are situated on the coast and both cities are cosmopolitan, multi-cultural hubs. More so, talks of developing Mumbai on the Shanghai Model have been on for a long time now.

Skyline of Mumbai and Shanghai

Bangalore-San Jose

Bangalore is dubbed as the “Silicon Valley of India” and compared to San Jose, California for all the right reasons. The beautiful weather only accentuates the experience of living in the IT capitals of the world! This makes Bangalore one of the twin cities of global importance in India.

Tech hubs of Bangalore and San Jose


Where on one hand Kolkata has been the birthplace of several revolutions in art, literature, drama and poetry, Naples in Italy has been conferred with the title of “City of Literature” by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. The port cities of Kolkata and Naples have long served their respective countries in terms of riverine trade.

Ports of Kolkata and Naples


Chennai has a sister-city relationship with Volgograd in Russia. Both cities are important cultural and educational hubs for their respective countries. The architectural wonders in both cities are remarkable.

Cityscape of Chennai and Volgograd

India is a land of rich cultural diversity and this list of twin cities only highlights the wonders of our land. Go on an adventure to these places and do write back with stories of your experience!

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