India is a well known industrialized nation in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing countries in the world where new industries are being established. Hence, the level of pollution has been increased. However, there are a few cities in India, which are still beautiful and greener. Most of these cities are planned or administrated by the Central Government of India. So, let’s see these amazing, and beautiful greenest cities in India for the pollution free trip.
8 Greenest Cities in India for Pollution Free Trip
1. Chandigarh, UT
Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful cities to live in India. It is the capital of the two Indian states, Punjab and Haryana. The same time, it is one of the union territories of India. The city has a lush green environment and one of the most beautifully planned cities of India. Earlier, it was ranked as the cleanest city in India, just slipped to 2nd spot this year.
2. Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Gandhinagar is another planned city, located just 30 km from the city of Ahmedabad. It is the capital of the state of Gujarat. The city has a large number of trees and gardens. You would see lush greenery everywhere and most of part of the city is covered with plantation. Gandhinagar is one of the greenest cities in the world.
3. Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital of the state of Kerala. The state is a widely known travel destination around the world. Thiruvananthapuram is located on seven hills and named after the sacred snake Anantha. The city is also known as ‘The city of the Snake God’. Major part of the city is covered with lush greenery.
4. Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Dehradun is one of the most beautiful cities in India. It is the capital of the state of Uttarakhand. The city is located in the Himalayas range, and famous for verdure mountains and waterfalls. You would find the lush greenery environment everywhere. Monsoon is the best time to visit this beautiful city. It is one of the greenest cities in India.
5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh and one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. This beautiful city is also known as the Queen of Hills and has a large number of mountains with rich flora and fauna. Shimla is a popular honeymoon destination in the country. It is the fifth city in the list of the greenest cities in India.
6. Nagpur, Maharashtra
Nagpur is the greenest city in the state of Maharashtra. The city has a good number of natural and man-made lakes. You would find trees in the whole city. Nagpur has also three wildlife sanctuaries, and many gardens. The city is included in the list of the greenest cities in India.
7. Mysore, Karnataka
Mysore is a popular tourist destination, thanks to the historical royal palaces and historical sites. Mysore was declared as the cleanest city in India, according to the national rating agency of the Urban Development Ministry, Government of India. You would find a lush green environment in major parts of the city. Hence, it is included in the list of the greenest cities in India.
8. Guwahati, Assam
Guwahati is the capital of the state of Assam and the largest city in the state. It is the major centre of art, culture and business. Major part of the city is covered with lush greenery. Guwahati has a good number of parks and gardens. Hence, it is included in the list of the greenest cities in India.
Article first published on November 2, 2015.