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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Top 10 Richest Towns in India

It was in the 1990s that India experienced a sudden boom with the liberalization of the economy and since then has stood firm to sustain poverty, cultures and extremists. Home to a number of billionaires, India has seen a sudden rise among the affluent middle and upper-middle class people who have immense purchasing and spending power. This phenomenal increase in the per capita income of people has made a number of towns and cities flourish too.

Top 10 Richest Towns in India
Listed below are the names of top 10 towns that are considered the richest towns in India:
  • Chandigarh: The per capita annual income of people in this city is about Rs 26710. Chandigarh, a Union Territory, is known as City Beautiful and is acquired international fame for being the best urban planned city with architectural dominance that has seen projects like Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Mathew Nowicki and Albert Mayer come and go.

  • Panaji: Panaji, the capital city of Goa has a per capita annual income of Rs 26075 and is the third largest city in Goa after Margao and Vasco. Located on the banks of the Mandovi estuary, Panaji is home to about 65000 people. The city incorporates educational institutions, government offices and major research centers like the National Institute of Oceanography in Dona Paula. 
  • Delhi: Delhi, the capital city of India is a hub of cultures, faith and tradition. Thriving on the philosophy of alive and let live, the city's malls, markets, offices, international set ups and educational institutes are all as renowned as none other. Delhi has a per capita annual income of Rs 24141. 
  • Valparai: This evergreen town lies in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Having a per capita annual income of Rs 23772, Valparai is growing to be an ultimate tourists destination. With its ever fresh green lush meadows that spread across the hills and valleys, Valparai is a peaceful retreat from the busy world of cars, noise and pollution. 
  • Greater Mumbai: Greater Mumbai has a per capita annual income of Rs 23109 and is located in Maharashtra. Needless to say Mumbai or Greater Mumbai is home to budding film stars and industries because of which Greater Mumbai is considered to be one of the richest cities.
  • Pune: Pune has a per capita annual income of Rs 22817. Being the second largest city in Maharashtra and one of the 8 megacities in India, Pune is considered to be a major financial hub. A grooming ground for the manufacturing industry which excels in the automotive sector while information technology following close behind, Pune is a major investment destination.

  • Ludhiana: Ludhiana has an annual per capita income of Rs 22178. Located in Punjab, this city is a major educational and industrial hub in Northern India. Ludhiana is popular for politics and real estate and has been termed as the Manchester of Punjab
  • Chennai: Chennai has an annual per capita income of Rs 21885. The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai has a population of about 7.5 million and is the 4th largest metropolitan city in India. Chennai is a major industrial hub and has an influential base for the automobile, hardware manufacturing, technology and health care industries.
  • Shimla: Shimla has annual per capita income of Rs 21348. Shimla, is also known as the “Queen of Hills. Draped with abundant greens and lush green forests, the city is popular for its cool summers and snowy winters. Shimla thrives on the tourism industry and it is the administrative capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla has grown to be a pompous city with million of tourists flocking the region at peak times and with its exquisite display of malls, colleges, health care centers and the St Michael Catholic Church.
  • Jalandhar: Jalandhar in Punjab has an annual per capita income of Rs 21254. Jalandhar has a total population of about 2 million, both rural and urban. Jalandhar is also known as the “land between the three rivers Ravi, Sutlej and Beas. Jalandhar city is famous for its sports equipment, automobile parts, leather and rubber goods.
   Source India Today - R K Swamy BBDO Guide to Urban Markets  

                These rich towns and/or cities are mesmerizing from their latest technological developments to their rural and uncontaminated locales. So if you âre looking forward to finding unity in diversity by these cities and towns.


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