Himalayas Visible In Northern India for the First Time in 30 Years

As air pollution plummets, Indians are posting photos of the Himalayas from 100 miles away

India is home to 21 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities.

Many of those cities have seen air pollution cut almost in half during the last two weeks the country’s citizens have been quarantined to their homes for the coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, the majestic Himalayan mountain range is visible from Punjab, over 100 miles away, for the first time in 30 years:

With factories and office buildings shut down, cars off the roads and planes grounded, airborne particulate matter has settled, allowing Indians to breathe easier when they need clean, fresh air most.

Unfortunately, however, many of the country’s mountains (including Mount Everest) are closed to climbers, who would probably benefit greatly from the vitamin D and outdoor air.

Still, we’ll take all the silver linings we can get during these crazy times.