My city is not just the place I live in but an essential part of my identity. Everyone has fond memories of their city and they always remain a part of a person’s life. My city for me is a place where I have spent most of my childhood. It is a place I love and want to be in all my life. It is a place where I belong. After going through these essays you will know how is my city an integral part of my life, what does my city constitutes and how many other lives, families it supports, etc.
Long and Short Essay on My City
Essay 1 (250 words)
I was just 2 years old when my parents shifted to Noida. Noida is a planned city that forms a part of the National Capital Region of India. The city came into existence on 17th April 1976 and the day is celebrated as Noida Day each year.
My City My Lifeline
I have been living in Noida for the last 12 years. I still remember our old house where I spent 3 years of my life. Though I was very young at that time, I still have fond memories of my friends who lived in our neighborhood.
We stayed in rented accommodation for the first 3 years and then moved to our own flat in a beautiful society that has all the modern amenities. My school is at a distance of just 3 km from my house and my parents’ office is close by too.
The Mall Excursions
Noida is known for its big malls and shopping complexes. People from Delhi and other parts of NCR specially visit these malls to spend a good time with their family and friends. I have visited all these malls and just love the fun time spent here. We go to these malls for movies, gaming and also for family dinners. Since the last few months, my parents have also started allowing me to go to the malls with friends although they pick and drop me to the place. Excursions to these malls are super exciting. I especially love playing different games such as bowling and air hockey at these malls.
Noida Foodie’s Delight
Noida is certainly a Foodie’s delight. With so many offices and educational institutes around, Noida is a hub for delectable street food. All kinds of food items, from Lucknowi kababs to Chinese momos – everything available here is just delicious.
My city is one of the most happening cities in the country. Everything here is just awesome. I just wish the government here strengthens women’s security too.
Essay 2 (400 words)
Lucknow is my city of birth. It is where my family and extended family live. We used to live here until I was 10 years old but around 2 years back we had to move to Rajasthan because my father’s business demanded so. I and my parents shifted to Udaipur, Rajasthan, however, my grandparents continued to live there. However, my father’s project is now complete and we shall soon be moving back to Lucknow. I will be celebrating my thirteenth birthday in my very own city and I am super excited about it.
My Early Memories of Lucknow
We lived in a joint family. I lived with my parents and grandparents. My early memories of Lucknow are all related to my grandparents, their stories, the streets of Lucknow and the weekend trips to the nearby markets. I remember going for a morning walk with my grandfather who used to narrate his childhood experiences on the way. I remember the freshness of the bougainvillea plant that grew in our backyard.
I remember my evening visits to the beautiful white marble temple with my grandmother. I remember the fragrance of the freshly prepared kabab paranthas at the street stall in our neighborhood. I also remember my weekend trips to the market with my parents. We shopped and ate and had a lot of fun during that time.
My Favourite Spots in Lucknow
Lucknow is known for its markets, its scrumptious food, and beautiful monuments. My favorite spots in Lucknow are Imam Bara, Marine Drive, Hazrat Ganj market and Bhootnath market. I have a lot of fond memories of these places.
I have visited Imam Bara quite a few times. The first time I visited this place with my parents when I was very young. A few years later I visited the place as a part of my school excursion. We also went to the place when my maternal aunt and cousins visited us. I can visit Imam Bara over and over again and still not get bored.
We often visited a marine drive in the evening. A stroll by the riverside was extremely rejuvenating. I also loved shopping trips to Bhootnath and Hazrat Ganj markets with my mother. We both love shopping and the variety of things we got there was just amazing.
I just can’t wait to be in the city of Nawabs yet again. I am craving to have the delicious kabab roles and korma of Lucknow. I also want to visit all my favorite places in the city and meet my old friends.
Essay 3 (500 words)
I live in Chandigarh. I am born and brought up here and I simply love the essence of this place. My city is the most beautiful one in the country. It is one of the seven union territories in India and is the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana.
History and Origin of the City
Chandigarh happens to be the first planned city in India. Its origin dates back to the post-independence era. During the partition of India, Punjab was also divided into two parts. Punjab’s capital, Lahore formed a part of the newly formed Pakistan and the state was thus left without any capital. Chandigarh was planned with the aim of giving capital to Punjab. In the year 1966, a new state was carved from Eastern Punjab. It came to be known as Haryana. Chandigarh serves as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana.
Chandigarh City – Planned and Organized
Chandigarh is known to be a well-planned city. It is appreciated for its design and architecture all over the world. Since it was the dream city of the then Indian Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru special care was taken to build its architecture. American Architect, Albert Mayer was specially called to lay its design. Popular French architect Le Corbusier designed various buildings and contributed to the city’s architecture. The city is divided into various sectors and each sector has its own market and residential area. The city is well planted with a variety of beautiful trees.
Chandigarh’s main attraction is the Sukhna Lake which is an artificial lake in sector 1. It was created in 1958 and has since been one of the most happening spots in the city.
The people of Chandigarh have kept up with the systematic approach it was built with. Not only is the city well designed but it is also kept extremely clean in every way. You will not find any litter around as is seen in various other parts of the country. Traffic police in the city are extremely vigilant. No one can dare to break the traffic rules here. The discipline is maintained at every level. People live in peace and harmony here.
Sukhna Lake – My Favourite Spot
My favorite spot in the city is, of course, Sukhna Lake. The place is becoming happening by the day. The atmosphere here in the morning is completely different compared to that in the evening. In the morning, the place is calm and serene filled with fresh air. It is the best place to relax and unwind. In the evening, it is crowded with people enjoying boat rides and having snacks. Electronic swings have also been installed for children. The place is full of hustle and bustle during the evening hours. It is a good place to go out with friends as well as family. I can visit the place early morning as well as in the evening. I love it when it is calm and quiet as well as when it is full of people.
Chandigarh is not just my city, it is my lifeline. I wish to spend all my life here. I don’t think I will be able to live happily and peacefully in any other city.
Essay 4 (600 words)
I live in Delhi since I was 3 years old and I am completely in love with this city. Life here is fast, people here are full of life and the food you get here is just awesome. The capital of India, Delhi boasts of a rich historical past and beautiful edifices.
Delhi’s Historical Past
The history of Delhi dates back to the 12th century. It is known as the oldest inhabited cities not just in India but around the world. Delhi has been ruled by several powerful kings including Ibrahim Lodi, Zaheeruddin Muhammad Babur, Sher Shah Suri, Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Qutub-ud-Din Aybak, Jalal-ud-din Firuz Khilji, Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I and Akbar Shah II to name a few. The city was destructed and rebuilt several times by different emperors.
It is believed that the Pandavas also lived in this part of the country. During that era, the city was known by the name, Indraprastha. The Old Fort (Purana Qila) is said to have been constructed during that time.
Delhi’s Beautiful Monuments
Delhi is known for its beautiful monuments. There are a number of spectacular monuments standing tall for centuries. Many new edifices have been built later and are as magnificent. Tourists from around the world visit Delhi to see these monuments. Here is a look at some of the most popular monuments in my city:
- Red Fort
Red fort is one of the oldest monuments in Delhi. Made of red sandstone, the fort encompasses various museums. This brilliant piece of architecture was built by the Mughals in the 16th century. The Mughal emperors lived here for almost 200 years.
- Humayun’s Tomb
It is said that Humayun’s Tomb is a replica of the marvelous Taj Mahal. It is made of red sandstone and white marble. The tomb is an example of the Persian style of Islamic architecture. The tomb is 47 meters high and 91 meters wide and is surrounded by a beautiful Persian-style garden.
- Lotus Temple
As the name suggests, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus. It has 27 petals made of white marble. It has nine doors that open into the main hall. The marvelous edifice is big enough to accommodate up to 2500 people at a time.
Lotus Temple is a Bahai House of Worship however it is open for people belonging to any religion.
- Qutub Minar
Yet another architectural brilliance, Qutub Minar is also made of red sandstone. It was built by Qutub Ud-Din-Aibak. This 73-meter tall edifice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It consists of five stories that are connected through the spiral staircase.
- India Gate
India Gate is yet another historical monument in the city that draws numerous tourists from around the world. The names of martyrs are engraved on this monument. The Amar Jawan Jyoti lit under this monument is a tribute to the Indian soldiers.
- Akshar Dham Temple
Akshar Dham Temple is a place of devotion and purity. It is the latest addition to the list of monuments in Delhi. It was opened for the public in the year 2005. Besides the beautifully carved temple and other marvelous buildings, the Akshar Dham complex includes lush green gardens and water bodies.
I have been to all these places and can visit these over and over again. I have beautiful memories of these places.
Apart from the historical monuments, Delhi also includes numerous places to shop around. It can certainly be called a shopper’s delight. I love visiting different markets that do not only give me an opportunity to buy good stuff but also gives me a chance to have delectable street food. I can’t imagine myself living anywhere other than Delhi.