Saturday, 12 March 2016

5 Places You Must Visit Before You Die!

Post my entry into the 30's club, life has been much sorted out than I had imagined. I am calmer, organized, health conscious, and matured than I have ever been. However, it has also brought in a little bit of anxiousness.
I feel like I am almost half way to 60 and there’s still so much more I would like to do and achieve.
One such thing that bothers me is that what if I do not get to travel to the places in my bucket list before I die? God forbid, but my spirit will definitely haunt those exotic locations after I die. (LOL)

So today I am sharing my list of top 5 destinations which I want to visit before I die, and rather everyone should, before they die. (Die…??? I promise this is not a sad post.)

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

If you thought the Grand Canyon was grand, wait until you see the Antelope Canyons. The older generation of Native Americans believed that they felt an uplifting spiritual feeling whenever they visited this place and I am not surprised to hear that. This place is one of nature’s beautiful mystery and looks so unreal. It gets its English name because long time ago, herds of pronghorn antelopes grazed and roamed freely in this place.

Banaue Rice Terraces, Philipines 




The Banaue Rice Terraces also referred to as the eighth wonder of the world are 2,000-year-old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people with minimal equipment; they used hands. To me they look like a stairway to heaven, don’t you think so?

Mount Nemrut, Turkey


This place brings history and belief to life. This place has remains of stone statues of God Nemrut Dagi, which are now rotten and broken. But what remains is still an impressive sight. One can imagine how huge and gigantic these statues actually were from the remains here. The mountain where these remains stand was built by King Anthiochus and is a tomb-sanctuary.

Glass beach, California


One can discover the Glass Bleach while cruising along Fort Bragg in California. The glass beach has a stunning shoreline that sparkles and shimmers with tiny pieces of colorful sea glass. A popular myth says that the glass pieces are mermaid tears. Every time a sailor got lost in the sea, mermaids would shed a tear which would wash ashore and form the sea glass.


But in reality, since 1906 the residents of Fort Bragg had established this place as an official dump site. Many glass items like pots, crockery, etc were dumped here, which over a period of time was broken into small, smooth and round pieces by the pounding waves and formed the Glass Beach.

And last but not the least…
Pangong Lake, Ladakh

The very moment I saw the final scene of the movie “Three Idiots” where Kareena Kapoor rides a scooter to confront Aamir Khan, I had resolved that I want to visit this exact location where the scene was shot. Not because I am a Bollywood buff, but because the place looked serene and magical beyond words. When I went home and googled about it, I was surprised to find out that this place was in Ladakh, India. Booking a Ladakh tour seemed like the most sensible decision that time, but only.. if wishes were horses..! (sigh)
The Pangong Lake is a beautiful water reservoir which is about 134 km long and falls majorly under China. The clear blue water of the lake reflects the towering mountains all around and appears so unreal to the tourist here. This is definitely a major highlight of
Ladakh tourism and has been on my bucket list for the longest time.

So, what do you think, guys? Which places are on your bucket list? Let me know.


P.S. I do not own images used in this post.

7 comments:

  1. Great post Adi! I have been to the rice terraces in Philippines and have paid visit to Turkey (not to nemrut) but US is high on my list!
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  2. Hey Aditi, love the breath taking images you wanna visit and wish you fulfill all of them..I wanna visit Dharamshala in India, Istanbul, Egypt, US, London and Brazil..many more:)

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  3. Absolutely wonderful post dear. The places a really amazing. I have been to Ladakh and Philipines and must say both the place are just heaven. Loving your choice of places dear. Keep it up... :)

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  5. This is a good compilation. There are many more one should visit, if time permits 😊

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