16 March 2023

Most And Least Polluted Places In India

amrutha pagad
photo: iqair


IQAir recently came out with its annual report of the most & least polluted places in the world. India ranked 8th among the most polluted list of countries in the world. 

39 of 50 most polluted cities

Among the top 50 most polluted cities in the world, India is home to 39 of them. Bhiwandi in Maharashtra was the third most polluted in the world in 2022. 

photo: reuters

most polluted 

New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Patna and Darbhanga in Bihar were among the top most polluted cities in the world. 

photo: representative

least polluted

But, there are some places in India that are still healthy for the lungs. 

photo: representative

tarakeshwar, west bengal

This small temple town was listed at No. 1 among the least polluted regional cities in Central and South Asia in 2022. 

photo: west bengal tourism

digboi, assam

Known as the "oil city of Assam", Digboi was also the least polluted place in Central and South Asia in 2022. 

photo: assam tourism

Thanjavur, tamil nadu

Thanjavur is home to the tallest temple tower in South India, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

photo: thanjavur tourism

muttayyapuram, tamil nadu 

You can visit Muttayyapuram in Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu for a breath of fresh air.

photo: thoothukudi tourism

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pathankot, punjab

Pathankot is known for its scenic location and cultural heritage. It's a meeting point of three states - Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. 

photo: pathankot tourism

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