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Nowhere is India – a great land of ancient cultures and modern dynamism – better showcased than in its contemporary cities, where the rewards of its economic miracle overlay an urban landscape and cultures thousands of years in the making.‬

 

INDIA – Chennai is home to most of the film studios in the large Indian Tamil movie industry – known as Kollywood.‬



Mumbai

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) was developed as a trading city largely by the British, but its relatively short history belies its role as India’s financial powerhouse, not to mention as the centre for Bollywood, the world’s largest film industry. A visit highlights all the problems, potential, and boundless energy of India, from its markets and malls to pulsating street life, monumental buildings, and ocean-view setting.‬
 

WHY
The financial and economic capital of India pulses with energy and is one of the world’s great cities.
 

WHERE
Mumbai lies on the central west coast of India and is a principal gateway to the subcontinent.
 

HOW TO GET THERE
Qatar Airways flies from Doha to Mumbai daily.‬
 

 


Chennai‬

Chennai (formerly Madras) is India’s fourth-largest city and the face of its contemporary economic boom. Home to the nation’s stock exchange and headquarters of numerous IT companies, Chennai has Asia’s best healthcare institutions and some of southern India’s biggest shopping malls. Non-business visitors can enjoy a variety of sights, from British-era monuments such as Fort St George and the High Court to Portuguese-built churches, Hindu temples, and one of the world’s most extensive city beaches, the 12km Marina Beach. A vibrant contemporary visual arts scene thrives here, while restaurants offer spicy flavours of southern India. The Government Museum is a must for Indian art and bronze sculpture dating back 1,000 years.‬‬
 

WHY
This modern city is also a major centre for culture and the arts, and renowned for classical dance.
 

WHERE
The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is located on India’s southeast coast on the Bay of Bengal.‬
 

HOW TO GET THERE
Qatar Airways flies from Doha to Chennai daily.
 

 


Bengaluru‬

Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) is India’s Silicon Valley , the centre of the country’s high-tech revolution. Its international business connections generate a cosmopolitan edge and buzz, while many Indians consider it India’s most liveable city, thanks to a sense of order and agreeable climate, while showcasing the best of contemporary Indian professional life. Bengaluru has great dining, art exhibitions, and excellent luxury and medical spas. Shopping, centred along M.G. Road, Brigade Street, and Commercial Street, guarantees good buys: silks, textiles, antiques, and homewares. Bengaluru’s long history is manifested by such impressive sights as the 200-year-old Lal Bagh botanical gardens, elegant British architecture, the former sultans’ palace, and several ancient temples with colourful statuary cluttering the rooftops. ‬
 

WHY
One of the biggest and fastest-growing cities in India has great shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.‬
 

WHERE
Bengaluru is the capital of the state of Karnataka and lies on the Mysore Plateau in southeast India.
 

HOW TO GET THERE
Qatar Airways flies from Doha to Bengaluru daily.‬
 

 
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