These three Indian Cities are known as the ‘Venice of the East’!

Due to its surreal beauty, Venice has become an epitome of the same and people often compare other places in the world to Venice. There are three cities in India that are compared with Venice in beauty and are given the tag of ‘Venice of the East’. Let us know about these cities and why are they known as the Venice of the East.

Srinagar, Kashmir

These three Indian Cities are known as the ‘Venice Of East’!
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The northern parts of India are quite beautiful- snow-capped mountains and clouds melting down. One of the beautiful places located in North India is Srinagar, which is a popular tourist destination. Popularly known as the ‘Paradise on Earth’, the place is also called the ‘Venice of the East’ and ‘Kashmiri Venice’. Like Venice, stunning water bodies with boats and ‘Shikaare’ floating over the lakes make it a dreamlike sight. Wular Lake in Srinagar is Asia’s largest freshwater lake and other lakes in the place are Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake, Khushal Sar and Gil Sar that make this place spectacular one.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

These three Indian Cities are known as the ‘Venice Of East’!
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Udaipur in Rajasthan is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Amidst the sand and the sun, Udaipur stands flawlessly flaunting gorgeous lakes and palaces, truly justifying its title of Venice. Stunning lakes like Fateh Sagar Lake and Pichola Lake make this place a must visit in Rajasthan. Majestic City Palace stands overlooking the waters of Lake Pichola and the Ganguar boat making it a remarkable view.

Alleppey (Alappuzha), Kerala

These three Indian Cities are known as the ‘Venice Of East’!
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Alleppey in Kerala is too the ‘Venice of the East’ and the most popular one as well. Alleppey is known for its tranquil backwaters and the picturesque beauty it radiates. A houseboat cruise is something to experience here. Alleppey is also among the top tourist destinations in Kerala.

Apart from the above-given cities in India, there are other cities in the entire world that are compared and given the title of Venice of the East. Have a look at the list of these cities.

  • Dhaka in Bangladesh
  • Barisal in Bangladesh
  • Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei
  • Lijiang in China
  • Hanoi in Vietnam
  • Bangkok in Thailand
  • Ayutthaya in Thailand
  • Manila in the Philippines
  • Melaka in Malaysia
  • Osaka in Japan
  • Basra in Iraq
  • Palembang in Indonesia
  • Wuzhen in China
  • Suzhou in China
  • Tongli in China

Aren’t you amazed to know that Srinagar, Udaipur, and Alleppy all are given the same title of the ‘Venice of the East’!? Have you been to any of these places in India? Do tell us your experience below in the comment section.

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