Top 10 Cleanest Cities of India You Need to Know

The recently introduced list of Top 10 Cleanest Cities of India is here. Read to explore more about these cities

top 10 cleanest cities

“A clean city is a canvas awaiting the brushstrokes of progress and prosperity.” A pivotal role in shaping a city for tourists is its cleanliness. Dirty environment can be highly off-putting and overshadow the most attractive places. Unpleasant experiences due to garbaged streets can influence the overall perception of the destination. As the first impression matters, many visitors often notice cleanliness as the initial factor whether it is about well-maintained streets, litter-free public places or an efficient management system. To avoid this, there is a Swacch Survekshan, initiated by MOHUA, serving as a valuable tool for identifying the top 10 cleanest cities. 

They conduct a survey including various factors that are waste management, sanitation and overall hygiene practices. These top 10 cleanest cities have demonstrated commitment to maintaining cleanliness across every area they have in, setting an example for others.

Top 10 cleanest cities in India of 2023

  • Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Indore is ranked as the 1st cleanest city in India. This city owes its pristine surroundings to meticulous waste segregation, conversion, and waste disposal practices. A well-planned working structure for waste management with proper supervision and review is the secret of Indore. Tourist attractions in Indore are Rajwada Palace, Lalbagh Palace, Central Museum, Sarafa Bazaar, and Chappan Dukan. 

  • Surat, Gujarat

The second-ranked out of the top 10 cleanest cities is Surat. The hub of the textile and diamond industry has stood as a testament to both commercial prowess and urban development. The municipal corporation, aware of dynamic changes, has placed a significant emphasis on maintaining cleanliness, solidifying Surat’s reputation as a clean and vibrant destination. 

Famous places to visit are the Ambaji Temple, Sardar Patel Museum, Dutch Garden, Dumas Beach, Swaminarayan Temple, Sarthana Nature Park, and Vansda National Park. 

  • Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ranked as the thirst cleanest city in India, Navi Mumbai has earned its distinction by focusing on reducing waste, reusing, and recycling waste. If you’re looking for a clean and lively destination for a walking tour or leisure trip, this is the place. This city has a range of man-made attractions such as Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Wonders Park, Pandavkada Falls and ITC Park. Exploring these places is quite a unique and enjoyable experience.

  • Ambikapur, Chattisgarh

Ambikapur is one of the oldest cities in India setting an example by being one of the cleanest cities too. “The temple city of Chattisgarh” worked quite amazingly on recycling waste quite effectively and economically. 

Ambikapur has great tourist attractions like Ramgarh, Sita-Bengra, Maharana Temple, Tiger Point waterfall, Chendra waterfall, Tattapani hot spring and Jogimara caves. 

  • Mysore, Karnataka

Another beautiful city ranking in the top 10 cleanest cities is Mysore. The City of Palaces and Gardens has set another example by developing a proper segregation system along with planned waste management. Places to visit in Mysore are, the mesmerising Mysore Palace, St. Philomena’s church, Karanji Zoo and Mysore Zoo with a very different experience than a zoo. 

  • Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Being quite an attraction for tourists this city has also been an attraction for a clean and healthy environment. With well-planned waste management techniques Vijayawada once again ended up in the list of the cleanest cities. Major attractions this city has – are Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Vala, Undavalli caves and Prakasam Barrage.

  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The Manchester of India, residence of Mahatma Gandhi, having outstanding architecture has been witnessed as one of the top 10 cleanest cities in India. Salute to their effective waste segregation and disposal practices. Though Ahmedabad as a whole city is quite an attraction for tourists, some of the major ones are – Vaishnodevi temple, ISKCON temple, Auda garden, Kankaria lake and Sabarmati ashram. 

  • New Delhi

As surprising as it seems, in the list of top 10 cleanest cities New Delhi has been added. The capital of India and the city is full of hustle have been all respectable this year for its cleanliness. Various measures taken over the years like the odd-even vehicle Rotation scheme, limiting construction work and much more have finally started showing the results. Must-visit places in New Delhi include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple. Other than this Delhi has got a vibrant nightlife to enjoy. 

  • Chandrapur, Maharashtra

The other clean city is Chandrapur being the eastern part of Maharashtra is quite a desirable place for tourists to spend a leisure holiday. From nature to lovely Architecture, Chandrapur has got it all covered such as Shree Mahakali temple, Pathanpura Gate, Junona Lake and Bhamrah Wildlife Sanctuary. 

  • Khargone, Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has got 1st and 10th ranks in the list of top 10 cleanest cities. Indore and Khargone being the prestige of Madhya Pradesh witness cleanliness and effective waste management and disposal practices with due care. Khargone is a growing tourist destination with many temples, caves and zoos to visit. Samadhi of Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa also rests in this beautiful metropolitan city.