There are many populated cities in the world. Some have millions of residents living in the city and surrounding metropolitan areas. You need to know if your next vacation is going to be in some of the most populated cities in the world. These include:


1. Mumbai

Mumbai is a city in India that is famous for its population which is a whopping 21.4 million people.

You will be glad to know that the city has some fantastic hotels to stay if you decide to visit. Hotel Sofitel Mumbai BKC, the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai and the Grand Hyatt Mumbai are some of the best options since they are 5-star hotels.

Apart from being densely populated, Mumbai is famous for the Taj Mahal Palace. Located in Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, the Taj Mahal is India’s most-photographed monument.

It blends Islamic and Renaissance styles into a beautiful palace that’s been standing for a long time. If you want to interact with a few of the millions in the city, you can visit the Colaba Social.

It is on the ground floor of Glen Rose building in Apollo Bunder as well. Here you can enjoy a cocktail and partake of Indian or Brazilian cuisine which is the specialty.

2. Delhi, India

India leads the pack when it comes to populated cities. Delhi also has a massive population of 26.5 million people.

You can stay in some of the fancier hotels to avoid crowding in this populated city. These include the JW Marriott Hotel and the Taj Mahal Hotel, both of which are 5-star rated.

If you visit Delhi, one of the attractions is The Lotus Temple. It is constructed in the shape of a lotus flower and is quite a beautiful structure.

People come to worship from all over the world since the temple is dedicated to the Bahai faith whose principle supports people worshipping.

The Hauz Khas complex is another area that you must visit since it is of historical significance. It comprises of an ancient community that lies in ruins.

There are tombs, mosques and even a water tan which was used to store rain water in the 1300s for the dry season.

3. Tokyo

Tokyo has always been one of the most populated cities in the world. It has about 38.1 million people going in and out of the city on any given day.

If you happen to find yourself in the city and do not mind dealing with many people, then you should definitely visit the Rainbow Bridge.

Tokyo has some great 5-star hotels that guests can stay in to avoid the crowds. Like every other major city, there is the Four Seasons Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton and you could also stay in Park Hyatt Tokyo.

These hotels are highly rated, at over 4.5 stars by former guests. As long as you are in the city, you can enjoy more of the culture and have some fun instead of focusing on how populated the city is.

Ninja Akasaka is a great place where you can dine in style. Some ninja-waiters sneak up on you to usher you through the establishment while others sneak up on you with menus.


4. New York City

Who would have known that New York City is so populated? The city had over 8.5 million people in July 2016. So when people tell you to avoid Time Square because it is crowded, it is not just an exaggeration.

Instead, you can see the rest of what the city has to offer. You cannot mention New York without thinking about the Empire State Building.

It is a monument in New York City and has gained quite some recognition from the fact that it has been featured in many romantic movies.

You can enjoy great views from the 86th or even further up on the 102nd floor. You might have to bump into a few people but it is worth going to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island which is a significant part of the city.

The Ellis Island has the National Museum of Immigration which tells the story of immigration from the colonial era all the way to today.

5. Osaka

Osaka is a city in Japan that boasts of over 20.3 million people. Those who have visited the city tell of friendly and vibrant people.

The city has grown in leaps and bounds and is commonly referred to as the kitchen of the nation because of the tasty and unique food.

Forget the people. If you want to shop until you drop you would need to visit the Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Arcade which has a total of 2.6 kilometers or road to shop from.

There are four streets with shops on either side that you can buy food, clothes and sweets or have a meal in the numerous restaurants.

Additionally, visitors can see how the city has evolved over the past 400 years. This is possible if you take a tour of The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living.

It is a great sightseeing opportunity as well as a walk through history. The place also has events from time to times.

6. Beijing

China also has some of the most populous cities in the world. Beijing is one of them and it has a population of over 21.2 million people.

Apart from the population, the city also has numerous monuments to visit and activities that you can take part in. The Forbidden City is one of the monuments that you cannot miss.

If you are in Beijing, make your way there and see where the 24 emperors who served through the Ming and Qing dynasties had their homes.

It is the best preserved imperial palace in China. Another Chinese cultural treasure that is present in Beijing is the opera. It features unique dressing, masks and voices.

It is considered one of the most entertaining performances. You can mix this up with watching Kungfu shows.

If over 21.2 million people find it entertaining, you will probably feel the same way after attending the shows.


7. Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is one of the more populated cities in the world. This Brazil city has about 21.3 million people. However, even with these numbers there are enough 5-star hotels to stay in during your visit.

These include the Grand Hyatt, InterContinental Sao Paulo and the Renaissance. One of the things that Sao Paulo is known for is the love for music.

You therefore have to enjoy some Samba music in Bar Samba in Vila Madalena on a Saturday afternoon. You cannot claim to have visited Sao Paulo if you haven’t had some traditional feijoada food to go along with the great music.

You can also visit the Museu Afro-Brasil which is housed in a building credited to one of the most popular architects of the 20th century, Oscar Niemeyer.

This is a great museum where you can learn more about African history in Brazil. There are other great museums in Sao Paulo as well.

8. Shanghai

Shanghai is another Chinese city that ranks as one of the most populated cities in the world. It has over 24.5 million people.

However, even with the huge population, the city is always ready to accommodate more visitors who can enjoy the culture and see what Shanghai has to offer.

One of the greatest attractions in Shanghai is the Malev Train. It moves at 403 kilometers per hour and connects the Pudong airport to the city center.

The train is fascinating since it is levitated magnetically. It also covers 30 kilometers in 8 minutes which is record-breaking.

Even with the large population, you would still want to get a taste of the entertainment scene in the city. To do this, you can visit Shanghai Circus World.

There are sea lions in the shows in addition to some international and domestic live performances. You might even get to attend a cockfight or two.

9. Mexico City

Mexico City ranks as one of the most populous cities in the world. It boasts of over 21.2 million people but this does not stop people from longing to visit the place.

Mexico City is actually one of the most popular vacation destinations especially for people in the United States. There was a time when the crime rate was up and the air was polluted, discouraging people from visiting the place. It is possible that the population pressure might have contributed to these vices. However, the city is now cleaner and safer so you can plan a visit. One of the best things to do in the city is to visit the Anthropological Museum. It has age-old artifacts which have preserved a lot of history throughout civilization and is one of the greatest museums in the world. You would not want to miss out on the Aztec sun disk which is the museum’s centerpiece.


10. Cairo

Cairo is one of the most populated cities in the world.

It has over 19 million people and you can tell that this is true because of the number of people who have complained about the noise, pollution and traffic after visiting the city.

However, even with the large population and noise, Cairo boasts of a number of beautiful places to visit. It is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza which is one of the classic wonders of the world.

This is one of the main attractions in Cairo and is only half a day’s trip. Cairo, known for its rich historical background, has the Old Cairo which is also known as the Coptic Cairo.

This is a great attraction to see since it features a small church and meandering laneways which are within Old Babylon’s walls. This museum has a lot of information about the early Christian period in Egypt.