16 NOV, 2023

Sweta Gupta

As always, India's air quality has worsened in autumn with cities like Delhi and Mumbai facing severe air pollution. Here are a few cities that remain safe and enjoyable to visit even during this period.

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Silchar, the second-largest city in Assam, is by the Barak River near Bangladesh. Known for its picturesque beauty, Silchar has 'good' air quality, making it an ideal place to visit.

1. silchar, assam

Sivsagar, a town in Assam with Ahom dynasty roots, features historical sites like forts and temples. Its air quality is categorized as good or moderate.

2. sivasagar, assam

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Aizawl, famous for its tribal culture and crafts, is set in stunning natural surroundings with air quality usually below 100, creating an ideal natural ambiance.

3. Aizwal, mizoram

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Madikeri is a beautiful hill station in South India, often called the Scotland of the region. It has green hills, rivers, waterfalls, and coffee estates. The air is good, usually below 100.

4. madikeri, karnataka

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Chamarajanagar is a district with lots of wildlife and beautiful hills. The air is usually okay for most people, falling under good and moderate quality.

5. chamarajanagar, karnataka

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Shillong, Meghalaya's capital, is a famous tourist spot in Northeast India, known as the 'Scotland of the East.' The air quality is generally good and healthy.

6. shillong, meghalaya

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Bagalkote, Karnataka, has a rich history from the Chalukya dynasty, featuring ancient temples and picturesque landscapes. The air quality here is generally good to moderate.

7.  bagalkot, karnataka

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Rishikesh, in Uttarakhand, India, has a humid subtropical climate. The air quality is generally moderate, safe for health.

8.  rishikesh, uttarakhand 

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Nestled in Karnataka's Western Ghats, Chikmagalur is a haven for nature and history enthusiasts. The environment helps maintain air quality below 100, categorized as moderate.

9. Chikkamagaluru, karnataka

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Sangli in Maharashtra, known as the "Turmeric Capital of India," is by the Krishna River and has many sugar factories. The air quality is generally moderate, staying within 150 on average.

10. sangli, maharashtra

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