When Man Himself has tucked a few pieces of Heaven on Earth itself, why to imagine to die to know what heaven might be . Once in a lifetime, everyone likes to visit places with spectacular mountain ranges, sparkling emerald lakes, thundering waterfalls, dreamy ancient towns perched on high cliffs, and parks that attract millions of people from all over the world.
Why travel thousands of miles, spending thousands of dollars and your precious time away from the real world & beauty of nature? The real allure is found in nature — no man-made object or structure is as captivating as the picturesque scenes of this planet. So, let’s have a look on the Heavenly Places on the earth that you must surely visit, once in a lifetime!!
- Grand Canyon, USA : The Grand Canyon, an immense gorge carved by the Colorado River over the last 5,000 years, is a steep, 1-mile-deep, and up to 18-mile-wide gash in the fabric of the world. The layers of colorful rock show the passage of time and some of the rocks at the bottom are even 1,8 billion years old. Its sheer size is mindblowing and although only a small portion of it can be viewed, even from the best vantage point, its geology and its age give you butterflies in the stomach. Most people may limit their visit from the southern rim. There is a lot of life growing on the canyon’s steep sides – you can see more of it hiking the trails of the northern rim, where it is also less crowded. Some of the most popular viewpoints are Yavapai Observation Station, Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio, and Mather Point
- Bodiam castle, East Sussex, England: This castle became open to public in 1925,only after Lord Curzon’s death. Although, it was was built in 1385 and its possession was passed through several generations until the line of its owners became extinct and a new king was appointed in 1483. But, this castle remains unseen an unknown for so many of us.It’s one of England’s best known and loved castles, encircled by its iconic moat and surrounded by the lush greenery so characteristic of this land. It was built in a unique and interesting way. It is one of the few truly quadrangular castles and has chambers on the outer walls and inner courts. There are towers at each of its entrance points and all four of its corners, which acted as lookouts for potential attacks.
- Tunnel Of Love, Ukraine : It is a 3-km part of a railway track located in Klevan. This tunnel, embellished with emerald green foliage, seems to be right out of a beautiful dream, especially for couples. Many tourists, ride the trains to enjoy this beautiful experience. It is also believed, that if you make any wish here with your significant other, it will definitely come true.
- Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe : The largest water curtain in the world, this enormous waterfall on the Zambezi River on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe can be heard from 40 kilometers away. Across the falls ,is a basalt wall of the same height covered with dense jungle, offering magnificent views of the main falls and the number of continuous falls as the water zigzags through the series of gorges. The waters of the normally placid Zambezi river falls over the edge of the wide basalt cliff into the magnificent gorge 100 meters below. It is aptly named Mosi-oa-Tunya – the Smoke that Thunders – by locals as its breathtaking view is of incomparable beauty and majesty. The spray of the water can be seen from 50 km away as it rises 400 meters in the air, creating permanent clouds and endless rainbows.
- Hashima island, Japan: The island saw population between 1887 and 1974 as a coal mining facility. This is one of the 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. As petroleum replaced coal in Japan around 1960’s, such coal mines began shutting down and Hashima fell in the same category. The key features of the island, includs the entrance to one of the mine shafts, and some of the ruined, concrete apartment buildings. There are plenty of great photo opportunities throughout, and the tour guides give interesting insights into the lifestyle and conditions on the island for its former residents.
- Mount Roraima , Venezuela,Brazil : This peak is claimed by Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil and the summit is about 31 sq. km in area . The mountain is the highest peak in the Guyana Highland Range, and Maverick Rock, the highest point of this peak, lies in Venezuela. The only way to reach atop is by trekking, and the best time to do so is from December through March. This cloud-covered Heaven on Earth is a flat top mountain bound by cliffs on all three sides that are around 400 m high.
- Oia, Santorini, Greece : Oia is the most popular and the most beautiful of all the picturesque villages of the beautiful Greek island of Santorini and also, one of the prettiest places in the world. Only about 11 km from Fira, on the north of the island, Oia is known for its traditional stone houses lining the narrow streets, breathtaking blue-domed churches, and sunbaked verandas. Oia is more quiet than busy Fira and most people enjoy its quaint beauty by slowly exploring its narrow streets. It is located on top of a cliff with a spectacular view of the Palea volcano, Nea Kameni, and the island of Thirassia,.