7 Natural Wonders of the World
When thinking of the wonders of the world, what comes first to your mind? It’s such a common and important question that many of us begin to answer with confidence.
These 7 Natural Wonders of the World include, Aurora Borealis : the Northern Lights, the Great Barrier Reef, Paricutin Volcano, Mount Everest, Harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Grand Canyon skywalk and the Victoria Falls. These 7 Natural Wonders were named for the purpose of protecting and promoting the natural wonders of the world. Some of them also have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and they symbolize how peaceful life can be for humans and nature in this wonderful world.
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Let’s check out what they are!
Aurora Borealis also referred to as the Northern Lights, named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora and the Greek name for the north-wind, Boreas, have become a sensation of tourists travelling the Northern Hemisphere. This unique and amazing natural phenomenon is a reflection of the natural light in the Earth’s sky caused by the interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field and the cosmic particles charged by the Sun.
Many locals often tend to experience this natural lights of the sky in winter months. It has been a challenge for those traveling to Northern Hemisphere, just to watch the Aurora Borealis, as these lights appear in the sky at random. It is less well-known that the Auroras occur in the night sky of Southern Hemisphere too.
Best time to visit : Even though they occur throughout the year, only he dark skies in winter allow us to see them easily in the months of September to mid-April.
Best time to visit : The peak season from June to October offers some major benefits to tourists such as optimum weather conditions, clear waters, better diving and living conditions.
This is also one of the 7 natural wonders of the world! Paricutin, once-active cinder cone volcano in Michoacán, Mexico, is famous because it being the youngest volcano to have an actual sudden formation in the Northern Hemisphere, in a farmer’s cornfield.
Paricutin last erupted for 9 years continuously from 1943 to 1952. This is accessible by horse or if you’ve got the enough fitness, then you can hike up through the lava rocks and up to the crater! Make sure to visit this incredible place with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. A must see if you can make it!!
Best time to visit : From January to April when the rainfall it relatively low.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth, above sea level that lies within the Himalayan mountain range on the border of Tibet, Nepal and China. It has an approximate elevation of 29,029 ft.
Every year, tourists, adventurers and climbers from all over the world visit Nepal and Tibet, with the dream of climbing the mountain. But as of 2019, more than 300 mountaineers died attempting to reach the summit of the mountain. Anyhow, Mount Everest still stands as one of the most Impressive of the 7 natural wonders of the world!
For those who wish to explore the beauty but still can’t go for trekking, can take a helicopter ride capturing a scenic distant view of the peak from above.
Best time to visit : From April to May ( during spring ) is arguably the ideal time to visit the mountain as it is locked away by stormy snow, mostly for rest of the year.
The harbour of Rio de Janeiro, also known as Guanabara Bay, Brazil, is recognized as one of the “7 natural wonders of the world.” Created by the erosion caused by the Atlantic Ocean, this natural harbor, where the bay stretches for over 20 miles, is now surrounded by granite and high mountains.
The Harbour of Rio de Janeiro is the largest bay in the world based on the volume of water. The best way to see the bay is taking a helicopter flight so that you can get a breathtaking aerial view of its surrounding scenic landscape. If not, you can head to the highest point around the granite peaks, that overlook the harbor. You can witness the famous Christ the Redeemer Monument from there too.
As Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful and worth seeing places in the world, remember to add Harbour of Rio de Janeiro to your travel bucket list in Brazil!
Best time to visit : Ideal time to explore this natural wonder is in the months of September to October before the humidity seats in.
The Grand Canyon extending over 400 km through the Colorado Plateau in northwest Arizona, USA, is a massive natural formation that is distinguished from the layers of red rock. It offers spectacular views that can’t be found anywhere else in the world!
This canyon which is one of the natural wonders of the world, is an erosion of water, ice and wind that never fails to cross-examine millions of years of geographical history.
Over 5 million people visit the canyon each year!
Those who have stood on the rim (south rim is the most visited due to its good viewpoints) of the Grand Canyon once, know why this Grand Canyon is one of the 7 natural wonders. Never miss the Skywalk (a glass bridge that extends about 70 ft. over the canyon) which happens to be the main attraction of the Grand Canyon and the Geological Museum at this site, which will help you learn many things about this wonder of nature.
Best time to visit : March to May and September to November are the best months to visit except in during the winter months.
Victoria Falls, which is also known as “The Smoke THAT Thunders” is a cascading waterfall stretching 1.7 km wide, which runs off from the Zambezi River, at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also renowned as the world’s largest falling sheet of water. You can visit the Falls and have an awesome sight at any time of the year depending upon the season in which you visit.
We are 100% sure that it will never fail to amaze you with its dramatic beauty. Most importantly if you’re an adventure lover, there really is a lot to see and do in this area. The tour is absolutely worth it!
Best time to visit : From February to May are recommended as the best time to visit the Falls as you’ll get to see the sheer amount of water falling from the waterfall which is spectacularly a scenic view. But you can visit the Victoria Falls at anytime of the year as it’s a year-round destination.
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Make sure to add these most amazing wonders of the mother earth, into your list of next travelling destinations! We hope to bring out many more travelling destinations which will keep you inspired in the future! So stay tuned with us ! Don’t forget to comment the places you find fun to travel..