Whenever we plan trips, we always like to go around the greenest places because it gives us the best refreshing feeling. It is mainly the hills or villages, but there are also many greenest cities that you must know about. Green cities encourage a sustainable lifestyle for their citizens. They expand and maintain parks and open spaces across cities. There are many cities in India with high cleanliness. If you are curious to know about them, then you must keep on reading.
Many Indian cities are working on maintaining the ecological balance. With each passing day, the flora of these cities is increasing at a decent pace. Here is a list of the top 8 greenest cities in India.
1. Mysore, Karnataka
Mysore has been crowned as India’s top green city. With several city gardens, waterfalls, and mesmerizing lakes, this city sits perfectly in the first spot. It has a lot of zoological gardens as well. Swachh Bharat Urban has felicitated it with the title of greenest and cleanest city. It must be refreshing to live around such beauty.
2. Bengaluru, Karnataka
A city has also occupied the second spot on this list from Karnataka. Yes, we are talking about Bengaluru. This is a city that has the busiest traffic but with beautiful tree-lined avenues. If that is not a plus factor, then what is? The road trips to Bengaluru are the most enjoyable part of visiting this place. In addition, they also have the most beautiful urban parks in India.
3. Mumbai, Maharashtra
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Arbor Day Foundation have accolades Mumbai as the 2021 Tree City of the World. Mumbai shares this huge recognition with Hyderabad city. Although Mumbai is the most populated city in India, it still has a lot of greenery. In addition, there has been a massive increase in its forest cover, which deserves appreciation.
4. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Jamshedpur is very well-known as the ‘steel city’ of India. But in addition, it is also the most populous city of Jharkhand, and regardless it has a lot of greenery. Studies reveal that 33% of the city’s total land area has a green cover.
5. Hyderabad, Telangana
Hyderabad has constantly been preserving its greenery. In 2020, Hyderabad received accolades from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Arbor Day Foundation. It was given the title of the “2020 Tree City of the World.” In 2021 it was again crowned with the same title it shared with Mumbai.
Along with being a Union Territory, Chandigarh is also the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. It is one of the most beautiful cities in India. It is famous not just for its well-planned trait but also for its eco-consciousness. Go anywhere in the city, and you will come across many gardens and big trees.
7. Gandhinagar, Gujarat
If the talk is about cities with the most significant green covers, how can we not mention Gandhinagar? Gandhinagar has greenery that can be described as 22 trees per person, which is fantastic. In addition, Gandhinagar’s cool climate also helps maintain the ecology.
8. Guwahati, Assam
Northeast is the best hilly destination to visit, mostly because of its hills and, of course, its greenery. The city of Assam has a lot of its original forest cover still intact, which is beyond praiseworthy. If you have not visited this place yet, then you must!
These are the greenest cities in India. If your city has not made it to the list, it’s a sign that you must contribute to making your city greener and more beautiful.
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