Saturday, April 30, 2011

Travel Destinations: Best unearthy places

In the near future, it might be possible for travellers (who have big bank accounts to boot) to fulfill their childhood or life long dream of travelling to space. Well, not into deep space but at least beyond the known limits of the earth’s atmostphere.
For now, astronaut wannabe’s can visit some of the oddest travel destinations on earth:
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Once you see the Salar de Uyuni, the image of a bright white sea of salt will stick into your mind for ages to come. It is purely amazing. Jaw-dropping.
Nazca Lines in Peru

The Nazca Lines are among the most enigmatic out of this world sights. Viewed from above, it seem to appear as some hands from space decided to do some doodles on the desolate deserts of Peru. Up to now, it is a mstery what the Nazca Lines are for and who or what did it. It will truly tickly anybody’s imagination.
Volcanic Iceland

The landscapes in Myvatn in Iceland will make you think twice if you were beamed onto another planet. The land is dotted with mudpots, odd rock formations, lava fields, and steaming holes. It is both strange and beautiful and can be compared to a scene from a science fiction fim.
Nubra Valley in Ladakh, India
Ladakh is a region in India surrounded by mountains. It is also often referred to as Moonland because of the unfriendly landscape with some travellers saying that it is easier to reach the moon than get deep into the Nubra Valley during winter time. Human settlement is really sparse in the region.
Cappadocia in Turkey

Cappadocia boasts of labyrinthine underground paths, cascading cliffs, and chimneys that may fit the outerspace as imagined by creative geniuses. The picture is full of mystery but has a tinge of endearing characteristics.
Southeastern Utah

The Arches National Park and Canyon Lands in Utah, United States come close to the landscapes of the Red Planet, Mars. Visit this place in the summer and it will be a better experience the all the planetarium features about Mars. The rocks form bridges, arches, needles, and other odd shapes.
Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef along the the coast of Whitsunday Islands in Australia is among the most colorful places on earth. The colors are comparable to the pictures of the known universe that you might have seen on books or over the internet. The spectrum of color is there with all the play of lights, colors, and hues. There are no aliens here, but the sea creatures are marvellous.
Valle dela Luna in Chile

Centuries of wild weather have shown its toll on the lunar like land forms in Valle dela Luna in Chile. Nature has made a surreal scene of the place, with volcanoes and dunes blending to a magnificent desolation just like that of the moon.