Some people may consider their dream travel destination to be a beach with a dock walk, white sands and flashy streets for the evening but if you are someone who always tries to explore more and your wish to ‘see more’ don’t seem to shrink, you are born on the right planet. However, the world is too big to actually cover all of them, so here is a good list of the  Most Beautiful Landscapes of the World which actually can be believed to be real only after seeing them.

1. St. Wolfgang, Austria

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Image: Tomáš Vocelka

Situated along the banks of a beautiful Wolfgangsee lake, this town is one of the cleanest and offers a wide range of tourist activities like hiking, trekking, swimming, skiing. Entire hillside of Austria is known for its charming and peaceful getaways.

Tourist flock into this city mostly from April to August, however, St. Wolfgang serves the tourists throughout the year. Don’t think twice to include this country in your itinerary if you are travelling to Europe.

Who can Visit: All Age Group.
Currency: Euro
When to Go: April to August
How much time to Allocate: 3-4 days

2. Elephant Island, Antarctica

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Image: Gadv Leolove

This one is a bit extreme but the sight is worthy of experience if you can make the trip possible. It’s most popularly known as the shelter of the British Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew in 1916. As the polar conditions cannot be survived by all, its highly recommended only those who are qualified for tolerating extreme cold should attempt this trip.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group, provided that all below 18s should be accompanied by an adult.
Currency: –
When to Go: November to February
How much time to Allocate: 14-16 days

3. Manang, Nepal

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Image: Rishav Adhikari

It’s remote, yet accessible. It’s extreme, yet one of the most visited. Manang (Annapurna Circuit) is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. This picturesque destination lures thousands of visitors every season who leave with a bucketful of memories to cherish all their life.

The massive boulders and gigantic mountains on the north run throughout your trek. Manang and Mustang, that covers a major section of the Annapurna Circuit Trek are actually called a district beyond mountains in Nepal. Its highly recommended that you pack only the right things required, overpacking does nothing but delays your trek.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group. Multiple stops for acclimatization to the high altitude is recommended.
Currency: Nepali Rupee
When to Go: September-November
How much time to Allocate: 16-21 days

4. Dolomites, Italy

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Image: Luigi Alesi

Also known as the Pale Mountains, the Dolomites are named carbonate rock dolomite that they are made of. The Dolomites are actually a mountain range in northeast Italy. An uncommon natural phenomenon in the mountains makes it change colour into pink during dusk and dawn.

The beautiful villages beneath the mountains give the landscape a fairy tale look.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group.
Currency: Euros
When to Go: July – September
How much time to Allocate: 2-4 days

5. Fjord, Norway

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Image: Yom Te

If you have ever googled images of Norway,  its the fjords of Norway that appear most of the times (another popular being probably the images of the Northern Lights). So it’s very likely that you have seen some of the pictures already.

According to Google Dictionary, a fjord is, a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley”.

The blend of preserved and wild nature with the beautiful settlements in the western coastline of Norwegian sea is truly a site to see. The beautiful villages, clean and green landscapes are something you would fall in love with. One can experience the sublime nature of fjords from the train journeys or a cruise. There are a lot of hiking trails as well.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group.
Currency: Euros
When to Go: June – September
How much time to Allocate: 7-10 days

6. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

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Image: Victor Lima

Spanning the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu (or Iguacu) falls is considered to be the largest waterfalls system in the world. You can witness the spectacular view of this gigantic movie-like natural phenomenon from either of the countries.

Which side to choose? If you can, do both. If not most of the travellers have recommended that the Argentinian side gives a better experience.

Walking through the metal and wooden walkways (as in the picture), lets you experience this monumental natural site.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group.
Currency: Argentina Peso or USD
When to Go: Mid February-April
How much time to Allocate: 3-4 days

7. Shey Phoksundo Lake, Nepal

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After Peter Matthiessen’s book ‘The Snow Leopard’ made some buzz about this place, Shey Phoksundo has become a place for solitude and peace for adventure seekers from around the world. This region is remote but not as extreme as other trekking destinations in this part of the world.

The deep blue water offers a rewarding experience with towering mountains along the coast. Along the trek, villages like Ringmo and Juphal offers a heavenly view of the massif Himalayan landscape.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group.
Currency: Nepali Rupee
When to Go: September to November
How much time to Allocate: 8-10 days

8. Peyto Lake, Canada

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Image: Mark Bowen

The best way to enjoy this lake is by viewing it from Icefields Parkway. You might think that the colour of the water cannot be that blue and it’s enhanced or doctored. But thanks to the glacial rock flour that flow down to the lake from surrounding mountains, it’s all natural and the water even appears the same with the naked eye, hence, it’s NOT photoshopped.

You can get to the Icefields Parkway from downtown Banff in about an hour driving through a scenic highway. Hikers often find an adventurous way up to the viewpoint.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group.
Currency: Canadian Dollars
When to Go: June to August/ December to late February
How much time to Allocate: 2-4 days

9. Upper Mustang, Nepal

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Image: Anton Jankovoy

This hidden paradise of the Himalayan country is also known as the ‘forbidden kingdom’. Its an old settlement that has preserved the Buddhist culture and local tradition being isolated from the modern world yet being welcoming to everybody.

The landscape is magical and the friendly people of the village with make you want to stay longer that you have actually planned for. One of the reasons to visit this place would be a largely popular Hindu temple of the ‘Muktinath’ where thousands of tourist especially neighbour India come.

Very popular among the domestic tourist as well as the duration is not long and much areas are covered with roads.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group.
Currency: Nepali Rupee
When to Go: June to October
How much time to Allocate: 9-12 days

10. Haifoss Waterfall, Iceland

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Image: Jkboy Jatenipat

Although it looks uninhabited and remote, it’s only 2 hours drive by Reykjavik.

Who can Visit: 10+ Age group.
Currency: Icelandic Krona / Euro / USD
When to Go: June to August
How much time to Allocate: 1-2 days

Other Beautiful Landscapes you wouldn’t want to miss!

Trolltunga, Norway

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Image: Sylvie Monharoul

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

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 Giuseppe Milo

13. St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

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Image: Tomáš Vocelka

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