Living closest to nature makes our life worth living. Take a break from your daily routine and step out of your busy life. Give some time to smell the freshness of nature, listening to the chirping birds, and be surrounded by a verdant blanket of a kind. You might prefer to live in a city for growth and development but, from time to time, you should also revive yourself from your heavy schedule. So, to open your mind to nature and its beauty, we have compiled a list of 20 most beautiful places on earth. Check it out and start adding them to your bucket list!
Here Are The 20 Most Beautiful Places On Earth
It’s time for you to take a vacation! A vacation will not only make you rejuvenate and be relieved, but it also helps you discover new things in life. It offers a chance to get rid of your stress and feel composed. The beauty of our planet is mesmerizing, and we are here to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything. We have prepared the most enthralling list of 20 most beautiful places on Earth, start scrolling to know in depth.
1. Whitehaven Beach
One of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled beaches, Whitehaven beach is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. It is a 7 km stretch along the Whitsunday Island. The beach posses brilliant white silica sand, which is the purest in the world, giving the beach a luminescent color. The beach is lined with Whitsunday island and has lush tropical forests and colorful coral reefs. Discover the breathtaking scenic view of the island from above and under the water. Take to the skies by a helicopter or a seaplane and enjoy the stunning views of Hamilton Island. This one was bound to top our list of 20 most beautiful places on earth.
The Hamilton Island, the ports of Shute Harbour and Airlie Beach could be perfect for one-day exploration. It is recommended to time your trip with low tides as you’ll get to see the spectacular fusion of colors that always promises the grandest of views. The month of September tends to be a popular time to visit the place due to the consistently sunny weather and low humidity. While October to May is the best time for diving and snorkelling, to spend a day in Whitsundays, you may require an average price of INR 8,108.
- Location: Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia
- Suggested Duration: 3 to 5 hours
2. The Fairy Pools
These crystal clear blue pools are at the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle. If you like swimming, the icy “wild swimming pool” water will be quite an experience for you. It is impossible to resist slipping into the clear blue water even in the cold days. The pool is panoramic, photogenic, and not too difficult to access. There are some high cliff jumping spots, which can be an action-packed episode in your getaway.
The Fairy Pool is just a 30 minutes drive from Portree. The path is well marked and safe for walking. But be prepared for rain and mud. It is open for 24 hours and free to visit. It is highly recommended to bring waterproof hiking boots, waterproof pants, and a wet suit as these pools can be bracing at times. Even though visiting the lakes are free, parking costs almost INR 454.
- Location: Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye, UK
- Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3. Grand Canyon
Your hiking dream is about to come true! The Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s awe-inspiring natural attractions and has been a road-tripping destination for generations. The Grand Canyon consists of North Rim and South Rim. The South Rim is open year-round while the North Rim remains closed during the winter. The primary access point of the park is the southern entrance, where the main visitors center is situated. March through May and September through November are the best months to visit the place.
The first hiking in the park is the Bright Angel Trail, which starts with departing from the Village, where the shuttle bus to Hermit’s Rest begins its route. This hike culled as it hugs the canyon walls, with cliffs. But it is not suggested to people who have a severe fear of heights. Other activities include Desert View Drive, a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, railway adventure from Sedona, white water rafting from Las Vegas, and South Rim mule rides. The park entrance fee is 2,470 INR (conversion rate) per person.
- Location: Arizona, US
- Elevation: 2600 ft
- Suggested Duration: 3 days
4. Salar De Uyuni
Bolivia’s Salar De Uyuni also famous as the world’s most enormous mirror is an excellent slat flat that has a hexagonal outlined pattern of salt made all over the region. This intensively peaceful, surreal landscape appears to be otherworldly and offers experiences that you will get nowhere in the world. It looks like a snowy glacier when you have a bird’s eye view. You can reach there by taking a flight or overnight bus from Bolivian capital La Paz into the small dusty town of Uyuni. It takes almost 1,764 INR per person to explore the landscape in a day.
Erstwhile the area was entirely covered by a lake. But once the plane tectonics beneath the water retraced to the lower regions, mountain ranges were formed. When the water of the lake evaporated, and the land was left with salt and minerals. The salt on the surface is feeding rainwater; the Salar is an endless source of salt in the world. During the rainy season, the place turns into a fascinating mirror puddle.
One of the famous annual events of South America in the Dakar Rally, where competitors drive in various motor vehicles, The Dakar monument is just near to Salar, so don’t forget to click a selfie! You can even plant your country’s flag over there and visit the world’s first salt hotel. It absolutely had to be in our list of 20 most beautful places around the world.
- Location: Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia
- Suggested Duration: 2 to 3 days
5. Plitvice Lakes
The most visited place in Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes National Park, is nested in the mountains of the Lika region, halfway between the coast and the capital Zagreb. It consists of over 16 interconnected lakes and 90 waterfalls. They are mystical as they change color as per the angel of the sunlight, minerals, organisms flourished in the season. The color of the water changes from emerald green to aqua blue, which is mesmerizing to see such clear water where fish can be found shoaling. So it can be visited at any time of the year. But it is not preferred to visit during summer as the level of water will be low. Spring and Autumn seasons are the best, and in winter, the Plitvice waterfalls are covered with snow and look majestic.
The park is accessible on foot via dirt paths and walkways. You can have a boat ride, and shuttle buses also run every 20 minutes along with the designated areas of the park. This place is more than a lavish water body. There are several hiking routes, which usually would take 2-3 hours for you to have a thrilling experience. There is no entrance fee for children below seven years, and for adults, it ranges from 594 INR – 2700 INR according to the season.
- Location: Lika- Senj County, Karlovac Country, Croatia
- Suggested Duration: 2 to 3 days
6. Milford Sound
Another one on our list of 20 most beautiful places on Earth is Milford Sound. Described as the “eighth wonder of the world,” Milford Sound is located on the west coast of the South Island, and is a fusion of spectacular natural features with extraordinary visual cues around every corner. Wondrous in every weather, the mountain peaks scrape the sky, and waterfalls cascade downwards from a height of 1000 meters. The peak season to visit this place is from November to March and also during the winter season, from June to August.
There are so many must-dos in Milford Sound. You can visit the mirror lakes nearby and do a Milford Forest shore walk. You can take a 20-minute loop walk from the waterfront car park to some of the best views of Milford, where you’ll witness beyond belief the Mitre Peak, Lion Rock, Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls, and Sinbad Gully, all from one place. Cruising and sailing activities will cost 4,606 INR per person. Other than hiking, the site is well known for scuba diving, underwater observatories, multi-day tramps, and a lot more!
- Location: Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand
- Suggested Duration: 1 to 2 days
7. Rainbow Mountains
Vinicunca, also called the Rainbow Mountain, is located in Peru with an altitude of 5200 meters above the sea level. It takes a 3 hours drive from the Cusco region to get to the trailhead. The trip is challenging even for experienced hikers due to continuous change in weather, and to get to the lookout, you’ll have to hike almost six miles or more to start witnessing the astounding beauty of the place. Thus it is not recommended for beginner hikers.
The mountain covered with ice, and when it melted, was mixed with the minerals found in the ground, depicting a land of several colors. The hue of yellow widely spread due to iron sulfide, green from the chloride, red due to the rust mixtures, and purple shaded areas are affected by goethite or oxidized limonite. Hiking during winter can make the trip more difficult and less enthusiastic. Thus to have an extraordinary adventure in this fjord, you should visit the place between March to November and June to August. The best part is that you get to enter the fjord in a very pocket-friendly amount of INR 212 per person.
- Location: Cusco, Peru
- Mountain Range: Andes
- Suggested Duration: 5 to 6 hours
8. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the another entry in our list of 20 most beautiful places on Earth. Situated in the Andean hills and sits on the top of a ridge overlooking several vast valleys. This ancient city gives you a glimpse into the lost cultures of the Incas. The Sun Gate is one of the essential features of Machu Picchu with stairs believed to have been as a control port for people entering and exiting in the city. The sunrise from this spot is spectacular.
Climb the Huayna Picchu, and you can have an expansive view of the entire terrain. The towering mountain is located directly behind the city and is a reasonably straightforward climb and requires no technical abilities. The Inca Bridge is another attraction of the place which was built to be a secret entrance for the Incan army. There are so many other exciting sites like Watchman’s Hut, Funerary Stone, Temple of the Sun, Royal Tomb, and the list goes on!
Machu Picchu is open all year round, including holidays. However, the best time to visit the place is from April to October. It is recommended to avoid the trip from January to March as there are chances for floods and landslides during the rainy season. The entrance fee is 3,118 INR per person. It deserved a spot on our list of 20 most beautiful places on earth.
- Location: Cusco Region, Peru
- Suggested Duration: 4 to 5 hours
9. Moraine Lake
The lake situated in the Valley of Ten Peaks. The lake is glacially fed at and has a shade of deep blue due to the rock slit deposition. You can enjoy the extraordinarily beautiful scenery and hike the rockpile trail. The best time to visit the place is during September to see the lake decked in autumn colors. You can fish from July to October. While the Lake road will be closed from early fall to late spring, usually from mid-October to June. Often, there are no entrance fees, but prices may rise to 1,275 INR according to seasons.
- Location: Banff National Park, Alberta
- Suggested Duration: 3- 4 hours
10. Blue Ridge Mountains
The charming mountain town, Blue Ridge located in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. Its pleasant atmosphere, fantastic trails, unique shopping areas, and the beautiful scenic Appalachian Railway makes it amazing. Baugh House historical Museum is the best place in town to learn about its culture and history. One of the best tourist attractions of the spot is the Long Creek Falls, which is a 50 feet high waterfall located near the Three Forks Valley in northern Georgia.
The month of October marks the best time to visit the falls when the leaves start changing, walking to the falls becomes a magical experience. As the season changes, the trees blanketing the mountain also vary from vibrant green shades to fiery yellows and reds. There are no entrance or exit fees, but for camping, it costs 1,133 INR per site.
- Elevation: 2037 m
- Highest Point: Mount Mitchell
- States: Maryland, West Virginia, Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia
- Suggested Duration: 3 to 4 days
11. Arches National Park
The park located in eastern Utah, featuring stunning landscapes that have to be seen to believe. It has more than 2000 arch-shaped rock formations with hundreds of pinnacles and enormous rocks stretching into the sky. The Landscape Arch, which is the second-longest span in the world, stretches over 300 feet, and there are great easy day hikes, including Double Arch, Broken Arch, and Park Avenue. Fiery Furnace is another hike that should not be missed. It is a 2-mile loop explaining the incredible natural history of the area. You also get to see rare plant species all over the way, as well as the semi-concealed arches. A must-visit place that has all the rights to be on our list of 20 most beautiful places on Earth.
For landscape photographers and amateur geologists, Arches National Park is a wonderland to explore. The best time to visit the place is from April to May and from mid-September till the end of October. The estimated amount for entry fee is 708 INR per person.
- Location: Moab, Utah
- Suggested Duration: 5 to 6 days
12. Bora Bora
This small island is a part of French Polynesia. It is the best tourist spot, especially for honeymooners. The weather is warm while there still little rainfall from May to October. It is the peak time to visit the place. While April and November months are preferable to avoid mass gathering. From the Faa International Airport in Papeete, which is the capital city of the island of Tahiti, you can fly on any of the frequent Air Tahiti flights, which take only 45 minutes to reach Bora Bora.
Cycling is the best and easiest way to explore the island as it takes only 4 hours to cycle around the entire Bora Bora. However, rental cars are also available but could be a bit steep. The best thing about the island is food! You will get world-class food which is as famous as the island. The hotels are opulent, fancy, and few, starting from INR 28,350 per night.
- Location: Tahiti, Papeete, France
- Highest Mountain: Mount Otemanu
- Suggested Duration: 3 days
13. Geiranger Fjord
Nothing compared with Norway’s beautiful Fjords. The entire coast is littered with incredible scenery with permanently snow-capped mountains, even in the middle of summer. Cruise ships are the most popular things in this World Heritage Site. The awe-inspiring waterfalls, especially the seven sisters and the Bridal Veil, are the best spots to be visited. Certainly one of the most beautiful place on Earth.
Summer is the best season for visiting the site that is during June, July, and August. The entry fee starts from 1,217 INR depending upon the age.
- Location: SunnMore, More og Romsdal, Norway
- Suggested Duration: 2 days
14. Iguazu Falls
More than just an espy of the massive waterfall, there are a lot of things to do in the town of Iguassu, plus an impressive surrounding jungle. The fall was listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Muoco Jetboat safari is preferable after a ride through the forest, followed by a short hike on a rainforest path. The journey takes you into the thrilling Devil’s Throat, where you run rapids and drive right under the thunderous falls.
The rainforest filled with exotic birds, and if you’re lucky, you might get the chance to spot the rarely seen birds. Spend at least one night in the park to explore the best. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel available inside the park. The park opens at 8.00 am and closes at 5 pm, so you should prefer to stay at the hotel to witness a fantastic sunrise and sunset over the falls. The best time to explore the place Falls is during March, parts of April, August, and September. The general entrance fee is 1,219 INR per person.
- Location: Misiones Province, Argentina
- Suggested Duration: 2 days
The very symbol of Santorini, Oia, is a delicious combination of bright bougainvillea in bloom, volcanic cliffs, and sparkling white clifftop cave-style houses with blue rooftops. The spectacular colors in the sky during sunset and the breeze are incomparable. The Vantage Point of the Castle of Oia is preferred to see a sunset. Interestingly, donkey rides are frequent among the locals, and they are increasingly becoming popular among tourists too.
It is never dull to explore the hidden paths, including see-for-miles viewpoints with out-of-this-world vistas. Santorini’s most exceptional volcano, hot springs, lighthouse, the Indian Rock, beaches, Mesa Pigadia, and sunset cruises offering dinner are most popular. Ammoudi Bay is the most famous spot for swimming in Santorini. Many stores are selling gorgeous potteries and amazing local crafts for shopaholics. Featured in plethora of movies and videos, Oia reserves the right to be on our list of 20 most beautiful places on Earth.
April to November is the best time to visit the place while if you prefer hot weather for nightlife, swimming and sunbathing, visit from June to September. The entrance fee is 962 INR per head.
- Location: Santorini, Thira, Southern Aegean, Greece
- Suggested Duration: 4 days
- Opening time: 8.00 – 20.00
16. Maroon Bells
It is a reflective lake with two giant snow-striped mountaintops situated in the glacial valley of the Rocky Mountains. It is 10 miles west of Aspen or 16 from Snowmass. There provides access to so many trails in the White River National Forest with beautiful wildflower fields. Bring proper shoes, drinking water, and sunscreen for hiking. Dogs are allowed for the trails only when kept on a leash. The beauty and surrounding of this place earn it a rightful mention in our list of most beautiful places on Earth.
Silver Bell Camping nestled on the banks of the Creek at 8460 feet. It boasts gorgeous panoramas of aspen groves and wild forest meadows in the forest. The roads remain closed during the winter season, but you can cross the ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile to the area.
The month of September is the best time to visit the place. Soon after October, it gets snowy. The parking fees start from 355 INR to 1,778 INR, depending upon how many hours you park your vehicle.
- Location: Gunnison and Pitkin countries, Colorado, US
- Suggested Duration: 3 to 5 hours
17. Cliffs of Etretat
Etretat located on the Normandy coast and 20 kilometers north of Le Havre. There is a lot more the town apart from the cliff. The Etretat is a historic fishing village. The city has attractive and exciting medieval half-timbered buildings with beautiful wood cravings. Add some fun! The beach has many sporting activities available. Windsurfing, horse riding, cycling are most popular along with golf, tennis, and swimming. The recommended time to visit the place is from July to September. The entrance fee for adults is 842 INR, and for kids, it is 360 INR.
- Location: North coast of France
- Suggested Duration: 1 to 2 days
18. Grand Prismatic Spring
The Grand Prismatic Spring is one of the most photographed thermal features in Yellowstone. It has bright bands of green, yellow, and orange colors ring the deep blue waters. The high shades of spring are due to thermophile bacteria living in the progressively more refreshing water. From the West Entrance, drive almost 25 miles to the Midway Geyser Basin parking area. April to May and September to November are the ideal time to visit the place for mild weather and fewer crowds. The entrance fees start from 5,700 INR onwards.
- Location: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
- Suggested time: 1 week
It’s the fairytale charm, traditional cuisine and heavenly beauty makes it a favorite among avid travelers. Hot air ballooning is the best way to explore and enjoy the beauty of Cappadocia. Children younger than seven years are not allowed for the activity. So many hiking trails are available in the place. A hike to Rose Valley and Pigeon Valley worth the effort. The rock valley of Ihlara takes hiking to a different level. It is the biggest canyon in the region, and even the trek is not very arduous. A definite mention in the list of most beautiful places on Earth.
The best time to visit the place is between April to June and September to October. The general entrance fee is 94 INR.
- Location: Nevsehir, Ankara, Turkey
- Suggested Duration: 3 days
20. Keukenhof Park
These mesmerizing gardens located near Amsterdam nestled in the patchwork of tulip fields. Over 7 million flowers bloom in 32 hectares! It consists of a flower bed, fountains, ponds, canals, and bridges. The beauty of nature is so spectacular, which makes it once in a lifetime experience. You can even take a boat tour along the canal for better viewing of the garden and the fields.
You make use of public transportation of Keukenhof Express bus 858 from Leiden, Haarlem, Amsterdam, and Schiphol Airport, which will take you directly to the park. The best time to visit the place is from mid-April to early May. The entrance fee for adults is 1,442 INR, and for children, it is 640 INR.
- Location: Stationsweg, Lissie, Netherlands
- Suggested Duration: 4 hours
The world itself is a treasure with a lot of places to explore. Glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, and meadows are eagerly waiting for us. While we are busy in making money and letting ourselves ruin our only life. Do you still want to waste your precious time? Its time to get off your couch. Just get your backpacks ready because you have a gazillion things to tick off in your bucket list by visiting these most beautiful places on Earth.