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Swachh Survekshan Awards: From Indore to Tirupati, check out India’s 10 cleanest cities

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Mon May 08 2017, 10:17 am
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    Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced the Swachh Survekshan Awards in New Delhi on Thursday morning, in which Indore - the largest and most populous city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh - grabbed the top spot while Bhopal came in second. New Delhi Municipal Corporation was placed at the 7th spot while two cities from Gujarat - Vadodara and Surat - also made the list of 10 cleanest cities of India. Speaking on the occasion, Naidu highlighted government’s efforts to make India clean and said it has commissioned Swachh Survekshan in 434 cities and about 37 lakh citizens participated in the survey this year. (PTI)

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    Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh having a fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty, old historic city and modern urban planning. Split by a pair of lakes, Bhopal is two cities within a city with two starkly contrasting cityscapes. While, towards the North there is the old city having a fascinating area of mosques, serpentine alleys, chowks, milling crowds, exotic havelis and crowded bazaars, in South there are two lakes comprising the new Bhopal, according to Madhya Pradesh Tourism's website. (Website)

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    Visakhapatnam is the largest city, both in terms of area and population, in Andhra Pradesh. The city, which is popularly referred to as Vizag, is a port city, located along the shores of Bay of Bengal. Although considered to be an industrial city, Vizag has a rich and vibrant culture and heritage, according to Andhra Pradesh Tourism's website. (YouTube)

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    Surat is the economical capital of Gujarat. Its finely carved mosques, Parsi agiaris, European tombs and colonial houses all testify to the eclectic mix of ethnic communities that continue to live in the city, according to Gujarat Tourism's website. (PTI)

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    Mysore officially renamed as Mysuru, lies in the Southern Maidan (Southern Plateau) and it is in the southernmost part of Karnataka State, stated official website of the district. (PTI)

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    Tiruchirappalli also called Tiruchi or Trichy, is a city in Tamil Nadu. (Website)

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    New Delhi is the capital of India and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is the municipal council of the city of New Delhi. It has several tourist attractions including Jantar Mantar, Connaught Place, Birla Mandir, National Museum, Mughal Garden, India Gate and others. (Reuters)

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    Navi Mumbai is a planned township of Mumbai off the west coast of Maharashtra. One of the largest planned cities in the world, Navi Mumbai holds a population of 21 lakhs people, according to its official website. (Reuters)

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    Tirupati is a temple town that located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. Each year millions of devotees and believers come to the town to pay homage at the Sri Venkateswara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Besides, the town has other numerous temples giving a tranquil and serene ambience to Tirupati. It is also famous for its wooden toys, which are made from a type of redwood, stated in official website of Andhra Pradesh's tourism. (Twitter)

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    Vadodara is the Cultural Capital of Gujarat and is the third largest city in the Western Indian State of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. According to the website of Gujarat Tourism, it is situated on the Vishwamitri River and is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District. (Website)

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