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Exploring The Virgin Beauty Of Planet Earth

  1. Puerto Balandra, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Puerto Balandra

The Puerto Balandra is a strikingly scenic coastline featuring eight beaches, red mountains, and a lagoon. The water in the lagoon is a clear turquoise in color and is ideal for diving. It is home to a wide variety of colorful marine life, including hundreds of different kinds of fish and corals. The lagoon is also ideal for swimming. Puerto Balandra is located near the city of La Paz. Apart from a few diving rentals and restaurants, the rest of the area has mostly been left untouched. Along with the beaches and the striking red mountains, the area also features unusual rock formations. Known as the ‘El Hongo’, these rock formations look like giant mushrooms.


  1. Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands ares a group of gorgeous islands located in between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Norwegian Sea. Belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark, this group of eighteen islands is teeming with amazing natural beauty. Despite  being a part of Denmark, the islands have their very own distinctive culture and language. The cities and villages are very clean and the houses boast of a riot of colors. The Faroe Islands can provide you with complete peace because it is quite a remote place. Along with the great views, you get to enjoy a quiet atmosphere and a wild climate. Out of the eighteen islands, only one is not inhabited. The remarkable thing about the uninhabited one is that it is treated as a different nation altogether!


  1. Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
Milford Sound

Milford Sound is often referred to as the number one tourist spot in New Zealand. A true natural wonder, it is home to two beautiful waterfalls. Known as Stirling Falls and Lady Bowen Falls, these are visited by a large number of nature-loving tourists every year. Often the two waterfalls are accompanied by several other seasonal waterfalls. The infrastructure is well developed and tourist service is great. Author Rudyard Kipling visited the Milford Sound and had called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. Milford Sound is the only fjord in New Zealand which can be reached only by road. At the centre of the Milford Sound is the Mitre Peak. Standing tall at 1692 meters, it is undoubtedly a very impressive sight.


  1. Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
Svalbard Archipelago

When it comes to being an untouched pristine beautiful place, the Svalbard Archipelago wins hands down. The archipelago is best explored via foot or by ship. Don’t get surprised if you come across seals or polar bears while you are exploring the place. You might also get to see reindeer and various exotic birds. All of these animals co-exist with the harsh conditions of the archipelago. It is quite a wonder in itself. The archipelago is home to the ‘Global Seed Vault.’ In popular culture it is referred to as the ‘Doomsday Vault’. It is reportedly home to 4.5 million seeds to be used in case of any global calamity. It is kind of sad that tourists are not allowed inside!


  1. The Himalayas

The majestic Himalayas are spread across several countries. Tourists mostly prefer to go to Nepal, India, China, or Tibet. These snow-capped mountains are home to numerous hiking trails and glacier lakes. There are also quaint monasteries and many small remote villages. Many people also visit the Himalayas seeking enlightenment so do not be surprised seeing people meditate at remote places.


  1. Azores, Portugal

The Azores is an autonomous region in Portugal. It is located almost 900 miles away from the mainland. The island is blessed with very fertile soil and lush green scenery because of its volcanic origin. The Azores comprise a total of nine islands and all of them are popular tourist destinations. Popular activities at the archipelago include diving, hiking, playing golf, fishing, going on safaris and bathing in the sea. You can also enjoy a hip and active nightlife at the bigger cities on the islands. If you prefer to spend a quiet time instead, then there are the small sleepy towns with a laid-back ambiance.


  1. Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

The Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is certainly one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. It is quite easy to hike up the canyon and watch the scenery from the top. Watching the river that carved the canyon flow gently from the top is a very soothing experience. The surface of the canyon is quite rough to walk on, so good hiking shoes are needed. Visit the Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon for an amazing hiking experience and for taking breathtaking pictures.


  1. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Bazaruto can be truly described as totally unspoiled. Located far away from mainland Mozambique, it is quite a remote area. Bazaruto is scattered with sandy dunes, white beaches,  and completely clear water. There are a few lodges for tourists who want to stay overnight. Popular activities include sailing, paragliding, fishing and water skiing. You can also go for dolphin and whale watching. Other marine creatures which can be found here include flamingos and whales.


  1. Lysefjorden, Norway

The Lysefjorden is famous because of the Preikestolen. It is a huge flat and steep cliff that attracts thousands of visitors every year. The viewers like to stand on the edge and look down below. It is regarded as the best place to admire the beauty of Lysefjorden. There are no fences anywhere on the cliff to give you a natural feel of the surroundings. It is also the reason why, as a visitor, you have to be very careful while admiring the scenery around. A visit to the Preikestolen ensures that you get to see all the vast fields, waterfalls, islands and mountains at one go. Tours for the Lysefjorden start from the town of Stavanger. The mode of transportation is usually a bus and it takes you through a stunningly beautiful landscape.


  1. Aleutian Islands, USA and Russia
Aleutian Islands

The Aleutian Islands is a very unique place. It comprises  69 islands located on the Pacific Ocean. 55 of these islands are small and 14 are big. Together they cover an area of almost 7000 square miles. These islands are also home to part of the ‘Ring of Fire,’ with  group of 57 volcanoes. About 8000 people live on these islands and most of them are fishermen. The Aleutian Islands are the place for you if you are looking for some adventure in a pristine natural setting. You can indulge in kayaking, hiking, skiing and even in looking for ancient archaeological findings.

Originally posted 2017-05-05 05:54:32.

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