Raana Kanwal |
The world is full of beautiful and amazing places. It is a collection of attractive and mysterious sites that can blow one’s mind. In today’s busy life, it may be difficult to take out time and go on a world tour, but some places are worth the while. Here are some of the world’s fascinating travel destinations that have to be explored at least once in a lifetime. These places keep the backpackers hooked and make them want to come back again and again.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
This beautiful and attractive resort is located on Bora Bora Island. It is one of those beautiful places where one can enjoy a peaceful, quiet time. Luxurious private retreats are also offered in the resort, ensuring that the visitors have once-in-a-lifetime experience here. The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a South Pacific paradise, combining the highest quality of service with the most sophisticated amenities and natural convenience of Polynesian culture and superb hospitality.
Set on coral atoll around Bora Bora, the resort is a vast tropical grove, replete with coconut bracelets and pandanus trees. The resort offers 100 underwater bungalow suites and seven formal beachside villas, all designed with ceiling roofs and decorated with local artwork. If you ever get the chance, do visit this place.
Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway
This is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Norway. It is a steep rock, higher than 604 meters. The plateau of the cliff—about 25 x 25 meters—was probably shaped some 10,000 years ago during the ice age when a glacier approached it. The water from the glacier froze in the mountain’s crevices and broke large, angular chunks, which were dragged along by the glacier.
The top of this high concrete rock is perfectly smooth. The seawater flows between the two high hills, offering an exquisite view that remains the center of attention. Every year, some 1.5 million to 200,000 people swarm to this place. Its popularity is increasing with every passing year, as people want to see by themselves what the hype is about.
Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China
Located in the middle of the mountains in China, the place is known for charming waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. Crystal Lake is one of the most important attractions of this National Park. Blue and green colors make this crystalline lake more beautiful.
Covering an area of 72,000 hectares, what makes the valley so beautiful is its multi-layered waterfalls, the crystal turquoise lake, and the surrounding peaks covered with ice. Because of its exquisite scenery, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) rendered it the World Heritage Site in 1992, and then in 1997, the World Biosphere Reserve. About two million people visit the lake every year.
Benteng Chittorgarh, India
The fort is located in the Rajasthan state of western India and is one of the largest castles in the country. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort remained the capital of Mewar in the Indian dynastic history. It is now located in the present city of Chittor. It extends over 180 meters of the river, extending 280 hectares from the plains of the valley created by the Berach River.
The site attracts tourists and historians from all over the world, because of its magical landscapes and remarkable features. It offers its visitors the opportunity to learn about India’s culture and history. In this fort, you can see large palaces, historic temples, and beautiful towers.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada
Located in the middle of West Coast Rain, Canada, the bridge is 140 meters long and 70 meters high. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations. History, culture, and nature are portrayed in unique and sensational ways, which are augmented with the guidance of support staff. Apart from the existence of natural trails in the park, there is complete information about the site’s entire environment. There is a regular fee for entry, but that does not stop 800,000 people from visiting this place every year.
Yosemite Valley, USA
The Yosemite Valley is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Located in the Yosemite National Park, it contains a village along with other attractions. The 2010 census revealed a population of 1,035 residing in the valley, up from 265 in the 2000 census.
The Yosemite Valley is about 7.5 miles long and 3000-3500 feet deep. It is surrounded by crests and waterfalls as well as jungles. Another attraction is native fish, present in the lower elevations of the park. There are also hiking trails in the valley, supplementing the spectacular scenery.
Tianzi Mountains, China
The Tianzi Mountains are located in Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province. Their highest peak is 4130 feet above sea level. Waterfalls and rocks adjacent to forests and caves complement the scenic view. There are five beautiful zones with more than 80 platforms for the tourists to explore and take in the jaw-dropping scenery.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island. Sprawling over 7 kilometers, this beach features white sand and tranquil waters perfect for swimming. You can get by boat, helicopter, maritime, or on the beach from Hamilton Island. Whether you want to prepare, enjoy BBQ at the Beachside Burger Bar or just take in this view, this magnificent beach is a go-to attraction.
Raana Kanwal Graduated in Mass Communication from Punjab University. He has worked in Daily Jang and Aaj News TV. He is currently serving in Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad. The views expressed in this article are author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.