Busy in the concrete jungle, juggling our 9-5 job takes a toll on human mind and body. And nature has provided us with ample bountiful beauties that make it a sin not to visit or cherish them to enjoy them. Here is a list of such 10 out of many natural marvels nature has bestowed us with:
1. Marvel at Mount Everest- Nepal
Image – Jonathan Mitchell
The tallest mountain in the world, climbing Everest is the ultimate test of physical endurance. But if you can’t make it to the summit, or even base camp, you can view this peak in all its glory from the window of a plane. Most domestic airlines offer scenic flights, which are available from Pokhara and other locations.
2. A carnival of lights- The northern lights-Norway
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On a very basic level the northern lights are quite simple to explain. The lights come at night when the sky is dark. It’s like a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky, with a colour palette (green, pink, violet). It is often said that the Northern parts of Norway are the best places in the world to see the northern lights.
3. Sea Of Stars in Maldives
The surreal beach in Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives is where the phenomena occur which is basically due to its glowing blue waves caused by a natural chemical reaction known as bioluminescence, which occurs when a microorganism in the water is disturbed by oxygen. It’s definitely a fantasy-like experience but before you roll over in search for that specific beach.
4. A hike on the Grand Canyon- USA
Even the most skeptical of travelers becomes awestruck at the sight of the Grand Canyon’s massive expanse of gorges, ridges, and rock formations. So simply enjoying the view — from a variety of vantage points — is an activity that could take hours. One of the best ways to see the canyon is on a hiking tour that takes you to the bottom.
5. Glacier Behind the Town-MENDENHALL ICE CAVE
The Mendenhall Glacier is a 12-mile-long glacier in the Mendenhall Valley, located only 12 miles from downtown Juneau in Southeast Alaska.In few places can you experience every stage of the water cycle at once. But there’s magic in the Mendenhall Ice Caves, where water runs over rocks under blue ceilings inside a partially hollow glacier.
6. A trek into history in Machu Pichu
The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America which manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”.
7. Listen to the 230-Ft Organ That Uses The Sea To Make Music In Croatia
In a mesmerizing collaboration between mankind and the elements, this 230-foot sea-organ in Croatia harnesses the energy of the winds and waters of the Adriatic sea to create random but soothing and harmonized notes.
8. The mirror in Salar de Uyuni
The world’s largest salt flat, in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. This is the world’s largest natural mirror, created when a thin film of water gathers on a vast plain of salt deposits.So magnificent is the dream-like sight that the salt pans in the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia have been dubbed ‘heaven on earth’.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page – Saint Augustine