The metro-cityscapes that were once covered with a veil of historical prominence and archaic architecture, now glitters with sparkling lights. These neighborhoods symbolize the readjusted fashion fiesta and trendy culture of its people. From vintage galleries, doled-up mannequins to a defined gastronomical paradise, these streets overflow with unbeatable quirkiness.
To beat that post-work stress and recharge your lethargic brain cells, here’s a curated list of the coolest neighbourhoods in India to indulge in ethereal pleasures.
1. The time-honoured recreation centre - Park Street, Kolkata
Kolkata is where the grandiose lies inside chaos and where people have managed to keep calm. Park Street is a place that never sleeps and it is where the nocturnal essence of the city comes to life. Make sure you drive through its twinkling lights during the major festive seasons to catch the real Calcutta surrendering into plain brilliance.
2. The quintessential Pub Town of India – Koramangala, Bangalore
Bangaloreans have nourished the true meaning of the phrase, work hard and party harder! The IT mecca of the country has perfectly pulled off the outfit of being the pub capital of India. As if its perfect round the year weather wasn’t enough, there are ample other reasons to visit Bangalore. Be prepared for a rich nightlife and chilled out evenings at Koramangala, or discover other popular places among youngsters like Indiranagar and MG road.
3. Paharganj and Hauz Khas Village in Delhi
A city that knows how to ornament itself and revamp its outlook has spoilt people for choice. With abundant options for jamming the hangout scenes like a boss, Delhi has painted its old and rustic canvas with fresh new vogue colours. From the nuances of the old school budget travelers haven, Paharganj to the re-establishing the definition of party and all-night pullers at Hauz Khas village, Khan Market or Shahpur Jat. The capital has something for everyone.
4. Where you let go of yourself – Koregaon Park, Pune
The prime city of the Maratha chronicles, Pune is the cultural capital and the educational hub of the country. As it sits quietly on the edge of Maharashtra, Pune has gained a magnetic affinity from students and youngsters from all over the world. Koregaon Park is the most happening neighbourhood in the city that covers all the happening joints and bars. For the ultimate pub crawl, explore Koregaon Park.
5. Time- travel to Bombay at Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
The centre square of Mumbai, Colaba causeway brings out the old Bombay charm, which has now become the main area for the artists to unleash their talent. From Cafe Leopold to Sassoon Docks, this place underlines that Mumbai still reeks of the historic essence. It stores some of the best shops and antique galleries for budget travelers.
6. Take a foodie Marathon - Necklace road, Hyderabad
There is a nonchalant swing to the city of pearls, which makes a perfect gateway for the foodies. Hyderabad still knows how to highlight its Nawabi significance and enhance its royal charms. Necklace road is where people stop by for a quaint waterfront stroll and satisfy their impromptu hunger pangs. It offers great evening dinners, night outs and an amazing view of the lake along the city.
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7. The ultimate Punjab connection - sector 17, Chandigarh
The least chaotic city in India speaks for itself; it has the beauty to stand apart from the rest of the country. Chandigarh runs at a relatively slower pace, but the fact that it has been blessed with some epic hilly regions makes up for the loss. People here are patient and helpful to guide you through its organized beauty and much of the crowd gets their charm from the legendary sector 17. It is the hub of major brands and houses amazing eateries to quench that undying thirst for finger-licking Punjabi taste.
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