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10 Greenest Cities of India For a Soulful Time

Written by: Akshatha Vinayak
Updated: Friday, April 22, 2016, 14:20 [IST]
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We see traffic and mighty buildings everywhere. We have made our cities a concrete jungle and have polluted it. So for the city folks, the traffic filled environment is not a new thing. However, there are some places that have balanced the urbanisation and tried to protect the green pastures. Here is a list of greenest cities that have preserved their nature along with the urban landscapes in India.

If these places can preserve their greenery then why not others?! It is a must to visit some of these cities that look ever green and soulful. On the eve of Earth Day, we celebrate the gifts of nature and take a pledge to preserve our forests and wildlife.

Let us enjoy the preserved nature of these beautiful cities!

Chandigarh

Chandigarh is one of the first planned cities of India. The beautiful urban infrastructure along with protected greenery makes it one of the top greenest cities of India. There are many more interesting things to know about Chandigarh that'll make you love it even more!

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Mysore

Mysore was recently voted as the cleanest city of India. There has always been a tug of war between Mysore and Chandigarh for being the top greenest cities of India. The serene landscapes of Mysore has made it one of the best tourist places in Karnataka.

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Nagpur

Nagpur is one of the prime commercial centres in Maharashtra. It is also a well developed city with a large green cover. Nagpur which is famous for its oranges, is also a famous tourist place. Nagpur tops the chart as one of the greenest cities of India.

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Gandhinagar

The capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar is said to be one of the best planned cities in India. It is located on the banks of Sabarmathi river. Along with the increasing urban development, Gandhinagar has also protected the greenery.

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New Delhi

New Delhi is not only known for its monuments but also for being one of the top cleanest cities in India. The capital city is known for undertaking several projects to make it plastic free and also greener.

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Trichy

Tiruchirappalli or Trichy is known for its ancient temples and monuments. Trichy welcomes you with an old world charm and amazing green cover.

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Dehradun

Dehradun in the foothills of Himalayas is surely one among the green cities of India. Visitors love to stroll around this serene city and enjoy the picturesque landscapes. The beauty of Doon Valley is more alluring because of the lofty mountains and the forests.

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Guwahati

Guwahati is not only a fast growing cities but also one of the popular tourist places in North East India. It is located on the banks of Brahmaputra River and the foothills of Shillong plateau. Guwahati is also known for its vast forests and a number of animal species.

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Bhopal

Bhopal is one of the city of lakes in India. It is not just a prominent uraban centre but also a place with greener pastures in Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal has preserved its forest heritage and has also developed as a commercial centre. Thus, it is one of the greenest cities of India.

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Shimla

The dense Himalayan forests surround this capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was once the summer capital of the British and till today retains its charm. People just love the ambiance of this city and visit it often to enjoy its cooler landscapes. Shimla is definitely one among the greenest cities that enchant the visitors around the globe.

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