The Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is going full steam, with people striving to give their cities a brand new look. From the nationwide list of Class I cities issued recently by the GoI, Karnataka has the honour of having four cities in the top ten! The erstwhile royal city of Mysuru tops the list, with Tiruchirappalli, Navi Mumbai, Kochi and Hassan rounding off the top 5. We bet you want to visit Mysuru in all its splendid glory!
Cleanliness not only means garbage-free streets. It is measured on two parameters–solid waste management and reduction of open defecation. Apart from government authorities, many NGOs are involved in this mission in varying capacities. Other cities in the list of top 10 cleanest cities in India are Mandya, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Halisahar and Gangtok. If you are planning a monsoon getaway to Gangtok, then this is a good time as any to pack your bags and go zipping through this north-eastern paradise!
States in South India rank high in this list, and it won’t be a bad idea to cover these in your upcoming vacation plans. With the monsoon beating a retreat, some of the most beautiful moments can be spent in the coastal cities of Kochi and Trivandrum. Watch the fishermen cast their net as the sun descends into a bleak haze in the Laccadive Sea even as the briny breeze caresses your soul in Kochi!
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A wordologist, Etti Bali loves playing around with words, creating a world of absurd. In an ideal world, she would never wake up as she thinks slumber is the answer to all world problems.