Nature has so much to offer that if we look through its beauty, we are sure to be star-struck…possibly forever. Presenting here are extraordinary places which are truly a paradise on Earth. Witness the most beautiful places in the world!
1. Stairway to Heaven, Iceland
Located about 25 km west of the town of Erfoud, lies a stairway so magical, that it has been termed as the Stairway to Heaven. Basked in its sunbathed glory, The Stairway to Heaven looks even more magnificent during sunrise and sunset. The way it lies among the magnanimous and lush mountains of Iceland, it seems like a passage that leads straight to heaven. The beauty of Iceland has long been celebrated by many people who’ve visited the breath-takingly beautiful country. But, this is one special stop that you absolutely cannot miss experiencing before you die.
2. River of Flowers, Keukenhof, Netherlands
Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. This gorgeous, colorful corner of paradise was named as such because it used to provide kitchen herbs for the castle of Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut during the 15th century. Flowering approximately 7 million flower bulbs, Keukenhof harbors an endless river of tulips moving across like a water stream all through the area. About a half an hour from Amsterdam, the “Tulip Season” in the Netherlands attracts 800,000 people in just an eight week time frame who come to witness paradise right in front of their eyes!
3. Silver Forest, Aspen Colorado, USA
The Rocky Mountain town of Aspen, Colorado draws visitors from all around the globe to witness the alluring Silver forest. The forest consists of silver birch trees that are termed as shade-intolerant species as they require full sunlight and no competition in terms of food space and sunlight. These birch trees are the highlight of the autumn season with silver and golden colors strewn all over the forest. It is just too magnificent to miss out on such a place.
4. Glow Worm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand
What seems like a sky lit with thousands of glittery green stars is actually the fabulous Glow worm cave in New Zealand. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is known for its population of glowworms. This species of glow worm (Arachnocampa luminosa) is found exclusively in New Zealand. They are around the size of an average mosquito and glow in the dark. Larvae of the worms glow to attract prey into their threads, perhaps luring them into believing they are outdoors, for the roof of a cave covered with larva can look remarkably like a starry sky at night. A hungry larva glows brighter than one which has just eaten. Amazing as it sounds, a trip to these caves include organized tours that include a boat ride under the glowworms…absolutely magical!
5. Rottenburg Village, Germany
A fairytale come true, Rottenburg is a colorful and beautiful town situated in the district of Ansbach ofMittelfranken, the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. This town is known to be the worldwide symbol of German romance. How can one miss on seeing such a romantic place? Artists have long taken inspiration from the unique location of this medieval town whose skyline with its 42 gates and towers is quite unmistakable. Nestling amidst beautiful, unspoiled countryside and still with a largely intact walkable town wall with medieval fortifications surrounding the historic center, Rothenburg with its winding alleyways and artistic treasures is the ideal place to relax.
6. Shifen Waterfall, Taipei, Taiwan
A scenic waterfall located in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Shifen Waterfall is the most majestic of waterfalls in Taiwan. The falls’ total height is 20 meters and 40 meters in width, making it the broadest waterfall in Taiwan. It is a cascade style waterfall, where in one direction and the rock is sloped in the opposite. A popular tourist attraction, Shifen waterfall is unique as it comprises of several small waterfalls that come together to create a fantastic view.
7. Athabasca Falls, Alberta, Canada
Athabasca Falls is a waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River, approximately 30 kilometres south of the townsite of Jasper, Alberta, Canada. It is the most powerful waterfall in Canada. Athabasca Falls is actually one of the major tourist stops along the Icefields Parkway and is a very busy place on a mid-summer day. To admire it in its full beauty, the best time to visit it is at dusk, when the falls look like a beautiful blue orb dancing along the surrounding golden cliffs.
8. Red Beach, Panjin, China
Sand is probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about beach. However, this is not the case with the Panjin Red Beach in China, which is, actually, red, and not covered in sand at all. Such phenomena is caused by a type of sea weed Sueda.The Red Beach is located in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world, and actually hosts the most completed ecosystem that can be found: the area has become home to more than 260 kinds of birds and 399 kinds of wild animals. You can find the endangered Crown Cranes and Black Beaked Gulls there, which is why the area is even called “home of the cranes”. it’s just one of those places that are hard to believe really exist!
9. Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai is an island in the mid-Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s nicknamed “the Garden Isle” thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface. The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast have served as backdrop for major Hollywood films, while 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traversing the Sleeping Giant ridge are hiking destinations. But the most magnificent attraction is the falls at Kauai that resemble a silky vibrant stream of water slowly gliding down into a array of magic!
10. The Rolling Hills, South Moravia, Czech Republic.
The Proverbial Rolling Hills In South Moravia are a spectacle to watch. A scenic view of what seems like hills carpeted in bright green is a mesmerizing view to experience atleast once in your life time.
11. Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Kawachi Flower Garden, Japan
Located in the city of Kitakyushu, Japan, Kawachi Fuji Garden is home to an incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. The garden’s main attraction is the Wisteria tunnel that allows visitors to walk down an enchanting tunnel exploding with colour. Located about 6 hours (according to Google Maps) from Tokyo, the best time to visit is from late April to mid May, typically peaking at the end of April. The garden is private so there is an entry fee.
12. Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
Cathedral Cove is arguably one of the most picturesque spots in New Zealand. A gigantic arched cavern passes through a white rock headland to join two secluded coves. The cathedral-like arch gives whole area an air of grandeur. The beach is sandy with shady pohutukawa trees along the foreshore – a perfect place for a picnic and a swim. Just off the beach at Cathedral Cove is a large pinnacle of pumice breccia rock known as ‘Te Hoho’. Over centuries this has been sculpted by wind and water – it now looks like the prow of a large ship steaming into the beach.
13. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice National Park in Croatia is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe. Due to its natural beauty and significance, this system of 16 interlinked lakes and a large forest complex around it were set aside as a national park in 1949. In 1979 the park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Within the boundaries of this heavily forested national park, 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades, creating a paradise like scenery….one that you would only find in a fairy tale!
14. National Park, Utah
Forge new memories among fiery red rock and embrace your most adventurous side in Utah’s national parks — whether that side likes to explore new terrain on a short nature hike, pedal a canyon rim, or navigate a slot canyon. Utah’s national parks feature some of the most astonishing landscapes in the world. Golden arches line the area with a spectacular view, you just can’t afford to miss.
15. Path of Pink Tulips
A perfect ending to a perfect love story…nature offers an insight into its relationship with flowers by this absolutely marvelous path of flowers that seem to lead towards a happy ending. Just imagine – among the lush green forest, a staircase lined by beautiful pink tulips…all you can think of is love, happiness and heaven!
16. Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei is situated on the south of the Namib Desert (Namibia). It is a salty clay pan encircled by red sand dunes.
Sossusvlei’s Dunes are among the highest dunes on earth. Deadvlei offers amazing sights due to the strong colors: Red (the dunes themselves), White (clay pan), Blue (sky, which are usually clear) and Black (the dead trees) making this place breathtaking. There once used to be a river flowing near which provided water to the Acacia trees, which are now all dead.
17. Turquoise Sea, Cyprus
There are few places on earth that can compare with the charm and beauty of Cyprus. The color of the Mediterranean changes from crystal clear turquoise to lapis to azure and there is no end to blue water. As magical as it sounds, the turquoise sea is a popular tourist attraction admired for its deep color, glory and sunshine which is a beacher’s dream!
18. Magic Forest, Shanghai, China
The utterly amazing Magic Forest in Shanghai, China once the westbound lanes of theCentury Avenue and was a major trafficartery; these lanes were always congested. After the opening of now 4 new tunnels andthe subsequent restructuring of the trafficflow at the triple intersection of Century Avenue, Pudong Avenue and Lujiazui Ring Road gave the city planners the opportunityto close one direction on Century Avenue andcreate a small “park in the middle of theroads“. A spectacular place you should visit in your life.
19. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Approximately 15 minutes east of Page, Arizona is the entrance to one of the most exciting slot canyons in the Southwest United States. This incredible canyon has been created over many thousands of years by the relentless forces of water and wind, slowly carving and sculpting the sandstone into forms, textures, and shapes which we observe today. The views in Lower Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky, filtering lights softly across the stone walls. These ever-moving sun angles bounce light back and forth across the narrow canyon’s walls, creating a dazzling display of color, light, and shadow.
20. Chittorgarh Fort, India
Chittorgarh is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. Chittorgarh Fort is a massive and majestic fort situated on a hilltop near Chittorgarh town in Rajasthan state in India. Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most historically significant forts not only in Rajasthan but whole of North India. Chittorgarh Fort reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice, which is evident as it echoes with the tales sung by the Bards of Rajasthan. The main reason for visiting Chittorgarh Fort is its massive hilltop fort, which is a depiction of Rajput culture and values. Perched on a 180 m high hill, it sprawls over 700 acres. The Fort of Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India is a treasure trove of history and offers to the traveler an insight into the life of the Great Rajput rulers, who laid down their lives fighting a superior enemy instead of leading a life of submission under them.
21. Santorini, Greece
A town of dreams, Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. With multicoloured cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean, looking like a giant slab of layered cake. Santorini is no secret and draws crowds for most of the year, yet it wears its tourism well and its offerings make it worth the bustle. The sandy, multicoloured beaches are simply the icing on the cake.
22. Taiwan during Cherry Blossom Season
The Cherry blossom season in Northern Taiwan, is a host to crowds attracted by the sight of the first cream and pink blossoms. Yangmingshan National Park north of Taipei is a perennial favourite spot for cherry blossom viewing, while inside the city, trees will be blossoming near a number of tourist hotspots, including Taipei 101 and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Every year thousands of people flock to these spots to treasure the fabulous view.
23. Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
One of the purest and most beautiful lakes in the world is located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Moraine Lake, which features turquoise water and a mountainous surrounding, is hidden in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. While many people will visit Moraine Lake to fish, hike, or stay at the Moraine Lake Lodge, there are other options as well. Without exaggeration, it is one of the most tranquil places on Earth.
24. The Cave of Three Bridges, Tannourine, Lebanon
The Baatara Gorge Waterfall is easily one of the most beautiful sights on earth. This incredible waterfall flows through the Three Bridge Chasm, an amazing vision on its own. Located in Tannourine, Lebanon, this natural feat has been a masterpiece in the making for millions of years. After winter, when Mount Lebanon begins to melt, the ice turns to water and floods down into these cliffs, creating a waterfall that slowly carves away the limestone, year by year. Today this limestone is over 160-million years old, that means it was around back when the dinosaurs roamed earth. The age of these limestone cliffs, paired with all of the water damage they have received over the years, gives the walls of this waterfall so much character.
25. Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. The city-center market features horse-drawn carriage rides and 17th-century houses converted into restaurants and cafes, as well as the 13th-century belfry with its 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.
26. Beachy Head, England
Beachy Head is a chalk headland in the United Kingdom, close to the town of Eastbourne, England, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. Beachy Head is located within the administrative area of Eastbourne Borough Council which owns the land. The cliff is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the south east coast from Dungeness in the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world.
27. Venice, Italy
The epitome of romance and probably the most spell-binding city in the world, Venice is just a romancer’s paradise. Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Its stone palaces seemingly rise out of the water. There are no cars or roadways, just canals and boats! Just pure magical!
28. Campo Andaluz – Andalusian Countryside, Spain
The world today is fast paced, amidst a lot of chaos and much hustle of huge cities is located a different countryside – Andalucia in Spain. As country Spain is one very lavish and jaunty place and it is a nation that have many cultures and traditions in it. The visit in it is an unforgettable experience of placidity, peace and a chance for connection with the increadible beauty of a deep countryside.
29. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
Welcome to one of the most amazing road trip in the world – The Atlantic Road! Situated in Norway, The Atlantic Road is a part of Norwegian national road 64 (Rv 64). It is close to the cities Molde and Kristiansund in the midwest part of the Norwegian coastline. It is ranked first on The Guardian’s list of the world’s best road trips! This fantastic and spectacular road is a very popular tourist attraction. Both the local population and tourist visitors frequently use the road to go fishing for cod and other fish directly from the bridges.
30. Shasta Lake, California, USA.
31. Dal lake, Kashmir, India
Over 15km around, Dal Lake is Srinagar’s jewel, a vast, mirror-flat sheet of water reflecting the carved wooden balconies of the houseboats and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains. Flotillas of gaily painted shikaras (gondola-like taxi boats) skiff around the lake, transporting goods to market, children to school and travellers from houseboat to shore. Most visitors to Srinagar stay out on Dal Lake in one of the delightful houseboats left behind from the Raj, but landlubbers can hire shikaras for tours around the lake, visiting floating gardens and the floating flower and vegetable market.
32. Dunottar Castle, Stonehaven, UK
Dunnottar Castle is one of the most striking and romantic ruined castles in Scotland. Perched on a gigantic rocky outcrop almost detached from the mainland, it is the highlight of this coastal circuit which extends southwards from the harbour at Stonehaven. Dunnottar is not only one of the most beautiful medieval fortresses in Britain, but the site of some of the most fascinating and dramatic events in British history. Over the turbulent centuries it has been burned, rebuilt, and burned again. It has been besieged, visited by saints and queens, and been the setting for dramatic escapes. It has been a religious community, a fortress, a terrible prison, and the scene of one of the most famous episodes in the story of Scotland.
33. Mendenhall Ice Caves – Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile-long mass of ice in Juneau, Alaska, is a popular tourist attraction. Few visitors, however, see the the glacier from its most spectacular vantage point: inside it. Rising global temperatures have caused the glacier to start melting—it has receded by about two miles since 1958. Water has carved caves into the interior, creating surreal, turquoise-toned worlds whose shapes are ever changing. A trip to the Mendenhall ice caves requires an arduous journey—it involves a kayak ride or long hike, an ice climb, and faith that the melting caverns won’t collapse in on you—but the incredible landscapes are a once-in-a-lifetime sight.
34. Châtenois, Alsace, France
Chatenois is an beautiful but quiet little village on the wine road in Alsace with lots of interesting outdoor festivals (from May to December) Talking about Chatenois is somewhat difficult without mentioning Scherwiller. Because the two villages have formed a sort of partnership (not to mention that they are less than 2 miles away from each other) although they are separate villages. And between the two villages, you’ll find 15 wine makers to try out plus 10 restaurants so it may be a small village but you could easily spend the day here wine tasting, hiking and eating great food!
35. Cinque Terre, Rio Maggiore, Italy
If you ever get tired of life, bypass the therapist and decamp immediately to Cinque Terre. Here five crazily constructed fishing villages, set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, ought to provide enough to bolster the most jaded of spirits. Buildings aside, Cinque Terre’s unique historical feature are the steeply terraced cliffs bisected by a complicated system of fields and gardens that have been hacked, chiselled, shaped and layered over the course of nearly two millennia. So marked are these artificial contours that some scholars have compared the extensive muretti (low stone walls) to the Great Wall of China in their grandeur and scope.
36. Split Pinnacle, Hunan, China
Located in China, the split pinnacle are made of thousands of art like peaks. The highest peak of the mountains is 1262.5 m above sea level. Around it you can find rolling ridges and peaks and high picturesque rocks. On the top of the mountains, one can have a bird‘s eye view of numberless inter winding hills and deep valleys of the Wulingyuan area as well as downpouring waterfalls and lofty old pines in drifting mists and clouds.
37. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein is known all over the world as a symbol of idealised romantic architecture and for the tragic story of its owner. After losing sovereignty in his own kingdom, Ludwig II withdrew into his own world of myths, legend and fairytales. Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Bavaria is without doubt one of the most frequently photographed sights in Germany and is in fact a must add on to your bucket list!