Travelling has always fascinated the human mind and heart since time immemorial. The desire for exploration and discovery is coded deep in human DNA. Deep inside we are all travellers and explorers. Nothing else thrills the born traveller more than to backpack and hit the road. And if you are one with an adventurous spirit, you would like to tread the less trodden path and explore the unexplored.
The 8 most unexplored places on earth call the adventurous traveller to explore, discover and experience their pristine beauty and mystery. These places are not family holiday destinations and definitely not for the faint-hearted. However, most of these places are foreign destinations and you need to spend a substantial amount of money. We don’t recommend you dig into your savings to quench your thirst for travel but opt for a travel loan to take care of the expenses.
In our opinion, these 8 most unexplored places on earth should feature in every adventurous traveller’s wish list.
Hang Son Doong, Vietnam
The world’s largest cave passage by volume, Hang Son Doong in Vietnam was only discovered in 1990. The full exploration of the cave started a few years ago and only 1,000 visitors are allowed in a year to preserve the pristinely beautiful place. It is said that the cave has its own weather system owing to its size and at its tallest point can easily accommodate a 40-storey skyscraper. A single tour of the cave passage takes four days and three nights and costs a hefty approx. INR 2 Lakhs per head. To reach Hang Son Doong from Hanoi, you have to travel by bus, train or flight to Dong Hoi, which is the starting point of the journey to the incredible cave.
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Cape Melville National Park, Australia
Cape Melville is a peninsula in Australia surrounded by dense rainforest and giant granite boulders. In 2013, a group of scientists and filmmakers discovered three new species of animals in the peninsula and tagged this place as a “lost world.” Visitors have to take a long drive in a 4×4 vehicle from Cairns to reach Cape Melville National Park. Several campsites are available in the region for travellers.
Most people enter the park from the west, coming either from Musgrave or Laura on the Peninsula Developmental Road, and then driving through Lakefield National Park.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world – bigger than Sweden, Thailand, Spain and Germany. Yet, large swathes of this island are still unexplored. Unlike the movie ‘Madagascar’ you will not encounter hippos, tigers and giraffes here, but it is home to half of the world’s population of chameleons and lemurs. The island includes world heritage sites such as the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga and Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. Daily expenses of travelling around Madagascar comes to around INR 2,700.
Athens and Santorini are what most holidaymakers think of when they think of Greece. However, there is a secret place at Meteora in Thessaly which is a UNESCO site. Here you’ll find a unique natural wonder which includes huge pillars of rock-studded by six Christian monasteries on the top. This breathtakingly beautiful place can be reached via train from Athens in five hours. Hotel accommodation are available around Meteora for tourists ranging from Rs. 4,000-8,000 per night.
Fiordland, New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the lesser explored countries in the world as a major chunk of the landmass still remains uninhabited. For the traveller seeking solitude and intimacy with nature, the Fiordland offers a perfect escape. The place offers an extraordinary spectacle of glacier-carved peaks, waterfalls, lakes and fjords.
Kyrgyzstan is a great fit for travellers seeking an offbeat destination with a lot of trekking and camping opportunities. Over 90% of this country is mountainous and decked with stunning landscapes and one gets to experience the taste of nomadic culture in the region. Some of the popular destinations in this landlocked country include Peak Lenin, Song Kul Lake, Alay mountains, Karakol, Osh and Jyrgalan.
Located off the coast of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a country in East Africa that boasts of the largest volume of land under conservation. Mostly untouched by human civilisation, 50% of the island is preserved and teems with rich flora and fauna, pristine landscapes, beautiful islands, and rare birds and animals. Rs. 50,000 would do just fine for a 4-day/5-night trip to this scenic getaway!
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
India is home to many natural wonders, which still remains unexplored, especially in the North East part of India where commercial tourism is still in its developing stage. If you don’t want to spend much on a foreign destination, Ziro is a perfect destination to zero-in for your next holiday. Perhaps, you may not even have to apply for a travel loan to enjoy an amazing holiday in the blissful hills and rolling greens of Ziro as you bask in the rich cultural heritage, cuisine and hospitality of the Apatani tribe. Getting to Ziro is easy, a flight to Guwahati and then take a car. In terms of expenses, a 3-day/4-night trip could cost you around Rs. 30-35,000. This would include flight tickets, travel by car (to and from Ziro), hotel accommodation, sightseeing and gorging on delicious food.
If you are an adventure lover or if you want to explore the unexplored, these 8 magical destinations should definitely be a part of your wish list. Are you planning an adventurous exploration or a family holiday this year? Bajaj Finserv Travel Loan at Finserv MARKETS can help you find the best travel loan with flexible repayment terms and minimum travel loan documents.
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