8 Of The Greenest Travel Destinations In India
The growing Indian economy aided to rapid industrialization and urbanization has rendered great harm to the environment. The beautiful landscapes have transformed into concrete jungles and that's happening at an increasing pace. We are developing at the cost of the nature while there are still some places exhibiting sustainable development. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Here is a list of the Indian cities believing in this Native American proverb.
As per the recent survey conducted by the World Health Organization of over 1,600 cities around the world, including 123 Indian cities, Pathanamthitta has been ranked first when it comes to least polluted places in India. Kollam of the same state is ranked second.
Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
The place in India with the cleanest air and home to gorgeous valleys, Kinnaur is an under-rated tourist destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The level of particulate matter in the air of Kinnaur is 10 % lesser than our national air quality target. Want some fresh air? Visit Kinnaur.
Chandigarh, Union Territory
Located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of Himalayas, Chandigarh is one of the most planned cities of India. The city is full of parks and is famous for its Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Suhana Lake. It ranks third in forest cover after Lakshadweep and Goa and that's awesome for a state capital.
“The poor man’s Ooty”, Hassan is is a peaceful bounty of nature that is pristine, clean and green. It was ranked as the third least polluted city in India by WHO, with its pollutant level 6 times lower than the national capital.
Lying in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Gangtok is known for its stunning natural beauty and cleanliness. Located at an altitude of 5,410 feet, the city is a famous tourist destination famous for the Nathu La pass and the Tsomgo Lake.
Pondicherry, Union Territory
If you want to go to France and yet stay in India, visit Pondicherry. It’s hippie, it’s classical, it’s beautiful, it’s Indian. There has been a very pleasing shift in terms of air and noise pollution in the recent times. Thanks to the combined efforts of the local government, NGOs and its people.
Madurai, Tamil Nadu
The Athens of East and the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, Madurai is famous for its hundreds of years old architecture and the world renowned temples. The city is one of the five cities declared to be least polluted in India by the WHO.
The capital city of Gujarat, Gandhinagar is famous for its admirable neighbourhoods, parks, and retreats. It is considered to be a green city internationally. The state government has exhibited some good work by providing higher drinking water quality, lower level noise pollution and well planned garbage disposal. Over 32 lakh trees have been planted to cut down the harmful effects of pollution.