City Smoke Choking You? These Are The Least Polluted Indian Cities With An AQI Of Less Than 50 To Visit

by Vaishalee Kalvankar 191

The city life gives you everything, from comfort to modern amenities to accessibility. What it often fails to give you is good, breathable air. Well, it’s true that not all cities have bad air quality. Air Quality Index (AQI) is a tool that helps you know the air pollution level of a particular city. Air quality below 50 is considered to be of good quality and is classified by the colour green. So with respect to this, here are some of the least polluted Indian cities you must visit.

Indian Cities With An AQI Less Than 50

Srinagar, Kashmir

Srinagar is known as the blessed city in Kashmir. This city in Kashmir is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty. The lush greenery, shikharas, lovely lakes, and snow-capped mountains simply make it the best spot for a serene vacation. It has the least AQI among other Indian cities. 

AQI: 17

Places: Dal lake, Shankaracharya hill, Pari Mahal, Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

How to reach: Nearest railway station is Udhampur. You can also reach here by air. 

Stay options: Hotels, motels, homestays and boathouses

2. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong is generally referred to as the “Scotland of the East.” This city is blessed with beautiful waterfalls, mesmerising landscapes, and lush fields. It is blessed with a very comfortable climate throughout the year.

AQI: 21

Places: Umiam lake, Elephant falls, Laitlum Canyons

How to reach: Nearest railway station is Guwahati railway station and nearest airport is Umroi airport. 

Stay options: Homestays, hostels and hotels

3. Barmer, Rajasthan

Barmer city in Rajasthan is the third largest district in the state by area. It is located on a rocky hill and is surrounded by the Great Indian Thar Desert. If you are someone who loves history and heritage, this is the right place for you. 

AQI: 23

Places: Kiradu temple, Barmer fort and garh temple, Chintamani Parasnath temple

How to reach: The nearest airport is Jodhpur airport and Barmer has its own railway station. 

Stay options: Hotels and resorts

Also Read: 5 Affordable IRCTC Rajasthan Tour Packages That Will Suit Your Budget

4. Aizawl,Mizoram


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Aizawl is the capital of the state of Mizoram. The city is located at 3,500 feet above sea level and is known as the home of the highlanders. It is famous for its amazing natural beauty, handicrafts and rich tribal culture. 


Places: Durtlang hills, Reiek heritage village, Tamdil lake, Mizoram state museum

How to reach: Lengpui is the nearest airport and the closest railway station is Silchar

Stay options: Hotels and homestays

5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is a high-altitude city in Himachal Pradesh, popularly known as a honeymoon and backpacking destination in India. The climate of this place is cool throughout the year. The snow-capped mountains and beautiful river streams look like something straight out of a dream.

AQI: 42

Places: Museum of Himachali Culture & Folk art, Hadimbadevi temple, Manikaran Gurudwara

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar and Bhuntar is the nearest airport. 

Stay options: Hotels, resorts, hostels and homestays

Also Read: Majach Village Is A Hidden Gem Near Manali That Will Spellbind You With It’s Natural Beauty