Travelling allows most of us to escape the mundane city views and be in the midst of gorgeous nature. If that sounds like the kind of vacations you like to take, read on to know about 15 magical places around the world that deserve a place on your travel bucket list!
15. Grand Prismatic Spring, USA
Located in the world-famous Yellowstone National Park, this hot spring is the third largest in the world and largest in the USA. The striking colours of this spring – blue, yellow, green and red/orange is what makes it so stunningly fetching!
14. Red Seabeach, China
Suaeda Salsa, a red plant gives this site it’s distinct red colour. The area is state protected and while most of it is closed for tourists, there is a part of the site where tourists can visit and take in the unreal view of this unusual beach.
13. Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat, India
Located in West India and extending a little to the neighbouring country Pakistan, the Rann of Kutch is an area of salt marshes in the Thar desert. The vast white landscape lends this site a captivating look.
12. Green Canyon, Indonesia
A stunning emerald river lined with greenery makes for a stellar scenery. Take a boat ride, swim and take in the enchanting view of this magical place located in West Java in this South Asian country.
11. Antelope Canyon, USA
The beauty of this slot canyon is quite spellbinding, but also a little dangerous because of the risk of flash floods. Due to this reason, one can visit the site with guided and authorized tours.
10. Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan
Located in the outskirts of Kyoto, the Bamboo Forest in Japan is incredibly popular with the tourists. Visitors can walk through the enchanted grove and experience the beauty with ease.
9. Tulip Fields, Netherlands
The tulip fields in Holland are a treat for sore eyes with their vibrant hues and neatly organized rows. One can visit the fields after a short 30-minute drive from Amsterdam.
8. Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil
Get set to be mesmerized by the largest waterfalls system in the world. The sheer magnitude of the area, the water, is really something else.
7. Moraine Lake, Canada
Situated in the Banff National Park, this glacially fed lake, surrounded by mountains and greenery is the definition of classic, surreal, natural beauty.
6. Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
Located in Northeastern Brazil, this site consists of large, white sand dunes, however, this site is, in fact, NOT a desert. During the beginning of the year, the region experiences a rainy season which forms small lagoons between the valleys of the dunes. The water doesn’t travel down due to the presence of a certain kind of rock present underneath the sand. This is what gives the site an exquisite scenery compromising white dunes and blue lagoons.
5. Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
The presence of a species of glowworms found exclusively in New Zealand makes this cave in Waitomo stand out spectacularly. Visitors can take a boat ride into the cave and experience the magic of this illuminated cave.
4. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
A UNESCO world heritage site, this park was founded in 1949. Visitors walking through the site can see sixteen lakes, arranged beautifully in cascades. All the lakes are interconnected but separated by natural dams of travertine, which is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs.
3. Pamukkale, Turkey
This surreal-looking site located in Southwestern Turkey is popular for its thermal pools and the presence of travertine – a carbonate material left by the flowing water. The milky pools make for an unbelievably beautiful picture.
2. Prachov Rocks, Czech Republic
Located roughly 95 – 100 km from Prague, the Prachav Rocks look like they came straight out of a fantasy movie or video game. The sandstone formations are over 60 million years old and have been a protected natural reserve since 1993.
1. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Also known as Salar De Tunupa, this stunning place is the world’s largest salt flat. With an elevation of a little under 12,000 feet, Salar De Uyuni is located in South West Bolivia. People from all around the world flock to the location to experience magical mirror-like natural scenery.