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India’s Silicon Valley has been ranked as the city with the most conducive environment for trade and digitalisation, as per a survey on business confidence by the Economist Intelligence Unit. A JLL ranking of the world’s most dynamic cities has also ranked Bengaluru number 1, with the city constantly adapting and leveraging technology and innovation to come on top.

While the city is home to the nation’s largest IT companies, with Infosys, Wipro, Mphasis and Mindtree all headquartered there, it has also been the breeding ground for a number of startups including Flipkart, Ola, InMobi, Quikr and Mu Sigma. The city also has some of the largest technology parks in India – Electronic City with around 200 IT and ITES companies, Bagmane Tech Park, International Tech Park (ITPL) and Embassy Golf Links. It is also home to leading educational institutions such as the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), National Institute of Design, National Law School of India and National Institute of Fashion Technology. A cosmopolitan culture also adds on to the ease of doing business in the city. The Bengaluru real estate market has also been relatively stable in the city.
Where the city lags behind is in traffic management, with the city unable to keep up to the exploding road transport situation which has made commuting on the city’s roads a nightmare. However, the Bengaluru metro, the second largest metro system in India after New Delhi, has made commuting relatively easier.

By Bikashrd – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Here are 10 best Indian cities to do business in

India managed the highest jump by any country when it climbed 30 notches to reach the 100th position in World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index. While World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva called the jump rare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it was a ‘historic’ one.

States across India have been doing their bit to make cities more conducive to doing business. From improving connectivity and IT infrastructure to providing the talent pool, Indian cities are upping the ante to make their cities more business-friendly. However, many bottlenecks remain, from infrastructural woes and the high cost of real estate in many cities, to the bureaucratic hurdles involved in running businesses.

We take a look at 10 of the best Indian cities to do business in: