The lists of the best travel destinations are always biased towards a few places like France, England and Switzerland, and in some cases India and Turkey. While these places are of course spectacularly awesome, there are some other places in the world that are less heard of but offer quite a captivating experience for adventure lovers. Sometimes we want our travel experience to be more unique and special. Sometimes we do not want the hassle of the famous tourist destinations. This is a list dedicated to the people who are looking for a more offbeat place, less popular and less crowded place but have plenty of adventurous activities in store for travelers.
Sri Lanka may not have great buzz floating around but it has seduced the travelers from all around the world for ages. The famous Marco Polo described it as one of the most beautiful islands of its size – a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka would impress even the most discerning of holidaymakers. People of Sri Lanka will receive you with a warm welcome and from there, the land mysterious beauty will surprise at every step. Whether you are looking for some reminiscent of ancient Buddhist civilizations or trying to catch a glimpse of its fascinating wildlife, Sri Lanka has great adventures in store for you. Its palm-fringed shores filled with varied species of birds, secluded coastlines and a fascinating breed of elephants, all add to the mystical beauty that is Sri Lanka. It’s most famous locations include the diverse wildlife of Yala national park, the giant rock footprint at Adam’s Peak, the magnificent mountain palace at Sigiriya, the renowned ancient city of Maha Nuvara and many more.
Oman is a magnificent nation that carries the vibe of the ancient Arabian life with a touch of extraordinary Arabian landscapes. It is located at the southeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula and its land contains deserts, long riverbed oases and secluded coastlines by the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The grand Wahiba Sands region of Oman will take you back to olden times of the Bedouins and give you a nice glimpse into their heritage and culture. The capital port of Oman has one of the most magnificent mosques in the world, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. And the old waterfront Muttrah quarter will give you the perfect picture of the Arabian life with its busy fish markets and its mazelike alleys. Like the neighboring country, Oman does not boast some largest and biggest things in existence. But what it does boast of is a marvelous culture and some traditions of their old Bedouin trading life that they are indeed very proud of. With some spectacular natural landscapes like mountains and golden deserts, the peaceful yet noisy streets of its charming low land towns will win your heart.
You should never judge a book by its cover, and this could not be truer of Iran. Whilst the country may have a turbulent recent past, it’s ancient history and architecture more than make up for it. The Persian empire was one of the largest empires known to man and has left Iran littered with astonishing archaeological wonders and buildings with such great and intricate detail, you can only applaud and be mesmerized by the craftsmanship. The birthplace of the Achaemenid and Pathian civilisations, you must visiting the ruins of the Persepolis in the Fars Province, along with the other ruins of the lost cultures. When you visit you must be prepared to immerse yourself in their culture, sampling traditional Persian food such as camel steak and traditional Iranian ice cream. A holiday to Iran is an absolute must for the adventurous holiday maker.
One of the finest reminiscent of the ancient trade route called “the silk road” that existed between China and the Mediterranean countries, Uzbekistan is a land full of many fascinating architectures and some delightful people. The history of the brilliant architectures and ancient cities of the country is deeply rooted with the Silk Road and create some of the most impressive sights in central Asia. Cities like Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand can amaze people from all walks of life with their fabulous medressas, mausoleums and mosques carrying the Islamic traditions quite brilliantly. And if you are looking for a more unusual attraction then the fast disappearing Aral Sea, the incredibly developed capital of Tashkent, the famous fortresses of the distant city of Karakalpakstan or just sightseeing on the Nuratau Mountains will fell your senses with joy. But the most fascinating thing probably remains the adorable hospitality of its people. If you get to meet some of its amazing people then they will certainly make your stay worthwhile.