You only get one chance to live and if you do it right, one is enough. Life is all about experiences and the most pleasant of them all would always be related to travelling. It brings out the best in you and helps you understand this wonderful universe with a more holistic approach. Some journeys even help you identify your own self. But as there are so many benefits (spoken repeatedly) and considering the number of fascinating options that we have today, where should one really go to see the best in the world?
Some of you might even have the list ready with all that you have seen on the internet, in pictures of your friends or even magazines but wait till you see what we have brought for you.
Below is a compilation of 15 most amazing places on Earth that one should definitely visit before they die. These locations are filled with captivating beauty, challenging activities and Instagram worthy attractions, which together will make you wish to visit these again and again.
1. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Starting off with one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, this place is home to the largest collection of coral reefs. The crystal clear water with spectacular glimpses of underwater life is spanned up to 1,400 miles and can even be seen from space. You are in for an unforgettable treat if you decide to dive here.
2. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Built-in 2,560 BC, it is the oldest wonder of the Ancient World that is still intact. All the three pyramids hold great significance in the Egyptian history and a visit here will take you back to the time when Pharaohs of the fourth ruling dynasty of Egypt ruled the world with their immense power and intelligence. These man-made structures also remained the tallest for over 3800 years.
3. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Comprised of the ancient lakes, this salt like flat surface is so reflective that people often call it as the largest mirror on Earth. Driving here will make you feel as if you are moving through the clouds.
4. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
You might have seen these crevices in some of your favourite wallpapers before, but what you don’t know is that this natural wonder was made millions of years ago with the way water carved out the crevices– making light hit each wall and giving rocks different colours.
5. Reed Flute Caves, China
Inside this 240-meter long cave, you will see incredible stalactite, stalagmite, and pillar formations decorated with multi-coloured lights. With a history of over 1200 years, it is now China’s one of the most popular attractions.
6. The Great Wall of China, China
If you want to have the walk of your life, then this man-made wall stretched on the top of mountain ridge should be in your bucket list. The views from this marvellous structure will give you the feel of being on top of the world.
7. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Boasting off crystal clear waters, lush green scenery, and stunning waterfalls, this place is a true definition of ‘Heaven On Earth’
8. Redwood National Park, California, USA
Everything is tall in the Redwood National and State Parks when we move towards California’s North Coast. The redwood trees here are over 300 feet tall and a drive beneath the shades of greenery and wood will soothe all your worries.
9. Yellowstone National Park, USA
Although the Yellowstone National Park covers up almost three states in the US and features sights to satisfy every taste, the most popular attractions in the park are the Old Faithful geyser and the Mammoth Hot Springs. An aerial view of water boiling up in between the cold green fields is the real show.
10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Living on top of crystal clear water and spending days with your love at the most romantic tropical island in the world should be your priority. The island is 143 miles northwest of Papeete, in the South Pacific, and has everything to make you go wow.
11. Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and looking at this architectural masterpiece, one can undoubtedly say that love makes everything extraordinary.
12. Machu Picchu, Peru
This place will make you wish to live in the mountains for the rest of your life. Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca site from the 15th century that sits atop a mountain above the Sacred Valley. The whole historic site has been restored to let people enjoy the fabulous view of surroundings.
13. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Snow-capped mountains, green alpine forests, and clear lakes, what better can you really ask for? Besides that, there are hiking trails spread across 700 miles which makes it the ideal adventure spot for the majority of travellers.
14. Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
Nothing can ever beat the stunning views of Victoria Fall. This waterfall is 354 feet high and more than 260,000 gallons of water flow over the edge per second (along with rainbow during the day)
15. Venice, Italy
The speciality of Venice lies in the fact, that at every corner of this city, based on water, you will experience something so unique, which you might not have even imagined as well. You just cannot afford to miss the exquisite architecture and canals that run through the city as roadways. It is also regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.