3 Indian cities that are called “Venice of the East”

Three cities across India have earned the nickname “Venice of the East”.

These cities are blessed with nature’s unspoiled beauty, drawing the attention of tourists from several parts of the world.

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Venice – located in northern Italy – has always been touted as one of the most elegant cities in the world. What’s unique about Venice is that there are lots of canals, bridges, and waterways, along with the absence of cars. So, needless to say, that this floating city is incomparable by all means. But still, considering the standard it has set, many cities around the east part of the world are called “Venice of the East”. And when it comes to India, we have three cities that have won this title so far.

Srinagar: The Paradise on Earth

The summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar is located in the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. The city is so beautiful that no words can ever describe that. On the first morning, as the sunlight hits the snow-covered mountains, it seems like heaven by all means. It’s blessed with lush valleys, charming rivers, as well as enchanting gardens. Moreover, there are several structures that boast a rich history, cultural heritage, and stunning architecture. On the other hand, it has a number of glittering lakes surrounded by houseboats and shikaras, whichkind of give you the vibes of Venice. Some must-visit attractions here are Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Khushal Sar, etc.

Udaipur: The City of Lakes

Udaipur, a famous city in Rajasthan, holds an unmatched charm that offers rejuvenation to all types of tourists. The city has a rich historical significance, as it once served as the capital of the Mewar Kingdom. There are huge palaces, massive gardens, and well-equipped museums that give an insight into its royal past. Also, it’s packed with a series of artificial lakes, and hence the title “Venice of the East”. The best places to visit here are Udaipur City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, etc.

Alleppey: The Hub of Kerala’s Backwaters

Finally, the most popular “Venice of the East” in India – Alleppey. Located at a near distance from Kochi, this city is home to a huge network of waterways, surrounded by thousands of houseboats. It also has pristine beaches, vast paddy fields, lush coconut groves, and more that offer a refreshing escape from all the chaos of city life. Moreover, it hasnumerous structuresthat seem appealing with their unique architecture. The most visited tourist attractions in Alleppey are Marari Beach, Vembanad Lake, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, St. Mary’s Forane Church, etc.

To know more, you surely have to visit the above-mentioned cities at least once.

Sayan Paul

Sayan is an art lover with a passion for life and food. Films and music are his two biggest companions and he learns and grows with every film he watches and every song he listens to. He is whom we turn to for all things related to entertainment and films.
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