Away From Pollution, Travel To These 5 Eco-Friendly Destinations

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Who would have thought that in strive to make our lives more comfortable, we will be struggling for the most basic of all necessities i.e., clean air? Thankfully, the world is huge and there are still many places that have managed to escape the havoc of pollution and rapid urbanization. 

This holiday, ditch the normal getaway and escape to one of these destinations to give your body a much needed O2 boost.


Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

With lush greenery all around, Thiruvananthapuram justifies the sobriquet the ‘Evergreen city of India’. The city comprises of beautiful beaches, palm-fringed coastlines, serene backwaters and age-old heritage. Away from the polluted cities, this is a perfect destination for a relaxing vacation. 

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Mawlynnong, located 90 km from Shillong, has won the status of being the cleanest village of Asia. It is referred to as the ‘God’s Own Garden’ for all the right reasons. Even the dustbins here are made of bamboo and the waste is recycled as manure. The main highlight of this village is the Sky View, which is an 85-feet viewing tower made of bamboo, again! 😉


Chandigarh, Punjab

Famed for being India’s only planned city, Chandigarh offers the best of both worlds. With open spaces, lush greenery on one side and all the conveniences of modern life on the other; spending time in Chandigarh is a sheer delight. The city is completely smoke-free and environmental laws are strictly implemented. Whether you want to soak in solitude or have a party, there is something for everyone in Chandigarh. You can book flights from and get some amazing discounts. 

Matheran, Maharashtra

A strict no-car policy has helped Matheran stay pollution free and hence, it has become one of the most recommended destinations to breathe in fresh air. Panorama Point provides a 360-degree view of the entire hill station and is sure to spellbind you. Don’t forget to book your hotels in advance as it is one of the most popular of all places in India. Also, if you don’t get a place to stay in Matheran, you can book your hotels in Mumbai and enjoy a wonderful stay. 

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Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Tiruchirappalli, also known as Trichy, is counted among the cleanest cities in the country. It boasts of some of the most exquisitely sculpted temples and is considered as an important educational hub. Visit this city during Pongal when the entire region is filled with festivity and celebrations. The Sri Ranganatha and Rock Fort temples are the most famous attractions among visitors. 

So, wait no more and plan a refreshing getaway at one of these green destinations.