Cleanest Cities in India That Are Examples For The Rest!

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While India is not very famous for cleanliness, some cities still stand out as examples for the rest of the country. With more and more local authorities are taking control of their city's hygiene and the recent initiative by the Indian government to launch the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' campaign, people are more inspired to recycle, reuse and keep their streets clean. These clean cities in India take pride in their efforts towards sustainability and environmental preservation.

Here is the list of 14 Cleanest Cities in India That Are Examples For The Rest!

1. Mysore, Karnataka

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Known For : Mysore Palace Brindavan Gardens Somanathapura Temple

1,320 active cases 1,152 in last 7 days

Famously known as The City of Palaces, it wouldn't be wrong to say that Mysore is one of the most flamboyant places in the country. While catering to millions of tourists every year, Mysore has consistently ranked as one of the cleanest cities in India over the years. The city replete with the history of its dazzling royal heritage, intricate architecture, its famed silk sarees, yoga, and sandalwood, to name just a few. The streets are Mysore is lined with 100-year-old trees, trash cans in every corner and information tit-bits about environment preservation displayed throughout the city.

Best Time: Throughout the year

2. Indore, Madhya Pradesh - The Cleanest City In India

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Known For : Lal Bagh Palace Rajwada City Shopping

15,824 active cases 4,168 in last 7 days

Indore has been one of the fore-runners in the development of the country in the era of modernization. With a population of over one million, Indore has managed to consistently rank on top as the cleanest city in India. The city was ranked as the cleanest city in India in 2018 by the Government initiated Swachh Bharat survey. The charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and still continues to soar. Indore is the quintessential example of a soaring city with countless opportunities which has not lost touch with its history and heritage.

Best Time: July to March

3. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh - The Home of Mahakaleshwara

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Known For : Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Kal Bhairava Temple Ram Mandir Ghat

344 active cases 160 in last 7 days

Ujjain is considered to be one of the holiest cities of India, however it is also India's cleanest cities. It is an ancient city situated on the eastern bank of the Shipra River in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. The city bagged the award for 'Cleanest Medium City' thanks to their waste management and recycling programs along with public awareness campaigns.Ujjain is one of the four sites for the Kumbh Mela, the largest peace gathering on the planet that attracts 100 million people to the festival.

Best Time: October to March

4. Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Known For : Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad Dada Hari Wav Sabarmati Ashram

56,720 active cases 22,712 in last 7 days

A rapidly growing metropolis, an industrial hub, an educational hotspot, and a city with a magnificent past – Ahmedabad is one of the most important cities in Gujarat. Despite all this progress,Ahmedabad has been ranked as the 6th cleanest city in India. Their door-to-door garbage collection was a huge success and earned them the title of the cleanest 'big city in the country.Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the former capital of Gujarat, and its delicious food, colourful culture is making it a fast-growing tourist destination. The historic city of Ahmedabad or the old part of the city was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Tiruchirapalli

The small temple town of Tiruchirapalli or Trichy might sound like a surprise entry into the list. But Trichy has consistently ranked among the top 10 cleanest cities in India over the last three years. The ancient town founded in the 3rd century BC, the city has maintained that cleanliness is next to godliness. Trichy also stood first in the under 1 million population category of the cleanest cities in India.

6. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - The Place of Victory

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Known For : Bhavani Island Kanaka Durga Temple Undavalli Caves

13,144 active cases 5,776 in last 7 days

With scrumptious fruits, sensational sweets and scenic marvels, Vijayawada literally translates to 'The Place of Victory'. Vijayawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh and was voted as the 'Cleanest Urban City' in India by the government initiated Swachh Bharat survey. Located on the banks of the beautiful Krishna River, Vijayawada is bounded by the lndrakeeladri Hills on the west and the Budameru river on the north. The Kondapalli Fort, Mogalarajapuram Caves, Gandhi Stupa and Undavalli Caves are extremely known in the city and showcase a blend of history and nature unimaginable. The Vijayawada City corporations efforts to preserve the environment and its heritage are highly commendable.

Best Time: September to March

7. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh - Preservation At It's Best

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Known For : Upper lake Van Vihar, Bhopal Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

7,624 active cases 3,336 in last 7 days

Bhopal is a town which steps into the future with a rich heritage and vibrant history tracing its footsteps. With fantastic roads and many eco-friendly practices being implemented, the city sets a fine example for the rest of the country. The city will also catch your attention through its breathtakingly beautiful havelis and museums as well as Nawabi food that is an absolute delight for foodies. Bhopal is also the cultural hub with numerous art performing centres in the city. The city is also a reminiscence of a tragic disaster in the chemical plant of Union Carbide that took a toll on multiple lives and has been actively trying to offset it with multiple environments and ecosystem preservation projects.

Best Time: July to March

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8. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - A Gem of South India

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Known For : Kailasagiri Katiki Waterfalls Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary

285 active cases 175 in last 7 days

You simply cannot go to a coastal city like Visakhapatnam and not notice its clean emerald green beaches. The city of Vizag is surrounded by majestic hills on three sides, and by the Bay of Bengal. One of the best things about Vizag's beaches is that they are a lot cleaner and a lot less crowded than other famous beaches along the Indian coastline, and Yarada beach is no exception. It is the perfect place to sit back on the golden sands and witness a marvellous sunrise or sunset.

Best Time: September to March

9. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - Andhra's Temple Town

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Known For : Sri Venkateswara Temple Akasaganga Teertham Silathoranam

10,904 active cases 6,632 in last 7 days

Tirupati was ranked as the 'Best City in Solid Waste Management' in 2018 by the Government initiated Swachh Bharat survey. This world famous Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple is the wealthiest temple in the entire Indian subcontinent, owing mainly due to the fact that it receives a staggering number of donations each day. A significant portion of the funds is used to maintain the city and keep up with its constant influx of pilgrims. With over 30 million devotees visiting the temple annually, it is truly a remarkable feat to rank as one of the cleanest cities in India.

Best Time: September to March

10. Kochi, Kerala - Queen of Arabian Sea

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Known For : Mattancherry Palace Fort Kochi Jewish Synagogue

2,792 active cases 960 in last 7 days

The southern state of Kerala has always been ahead of the rest regarding education, infrastructure and now cleanliness. The small city of Kochi is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and plans to retain that title by preserving its unique backwaters and biodiversity. The municipal corporation of Kochi has managed to reduce the waste problem by 60% by decentralising its waste management. The city has also started a plastic waste shredder unit allowing it to surpass big cities by a mile.

Best Time: July to April

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11. Chandigarh, Punjab - India's First Planned City

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Known For : Rose Garden Rock Garden Sukhna Lake

1,144 active cases 368 in last 7 days

Chandigarh is a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab, as well as Haryana, is a subtle and ideal definition of the word 'city'. Frequently known as one of the best-planned cities in India, Chandigarh functions efficiently with well-planned drainage systems, green parks at every turn and compulsory recycling practices. In a culture that includes instances of both traditional Punjab as well as a modernity, Chandigarh is a pretty town resembling a morning dream which is sure to flatter you with its innocence and pleasantness.

Best Time: August to March

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12. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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Known For : Nathula Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Gangtok is considered the cleanest city in North East India and was awarded the cleanest tourist city in India in 2016. Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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13. Surat, Gujarat - Diamond City of India

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Known For : Dutch Garden Dumas Beach Hajira Village

22,472 active cases 19,480 in last 7 days

Surat, having its name associated with Saurashtra (the good land) is a port city in Gujarat. Surat is the second most populated city in Gujarat. Known as 'the city of flyovers', it is the pride and joy of Gujarat. Great efforts have been taken to keep the city clean by implementing sustainable development measures such as solar power and solid waste recycling. Due to its clean water and environment, Surat which attracts tourists who come to experience its vast colonial history of the region and wildlife. This city also has the reputation of being light-hearted, easy-going, and fun-loving, making it a great place to visit.

Best Time: October to March

14. Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai has consecutively been declared as one of the top 10 cleanest cities in India. The Government initiated Swachh Survekshan of 2018 ranked Navi Mumbai as the 9th cleanest city in India. The carefully structured city incorporated various modern techniques and mobilising the community towards a more sustainable capital thereby setting an example for the rest of the Maharastra state.

These amazing clean cities in India are going above and beyond to make a difference to their environment and preserve it for future generations. They truly deserve a standing ovation.

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