If the gray of monsoon has you feeling a little blue, here’s what you can do: Let your flights of fancy wander to the vivacious locations of far-off places. Nothing encourages the desire to travel quite like a colourful picture, a spectacular panorama, and some of the most colourful cities in the world are awash in violet, golden yellows, turquoise, rainbow colours and more.
Whether it’s a boulevard painted in the shades of a rainbow or a whole town decorated in shades of blue or pink, the colors of a travel destination can leave an eternal imprint on your travel memoirs. It also sure to make your trip photos -the envy of all your friends.
From the stunning pink lake in the Dominican Republic to ice-blue Crystal Caves in Iceland to the mind-blowing deserts of Ethiopia to rainbow-hued mountains in China and the colourful city in India Jaipur, most colourful places in the world are waiting to be discovered. Some places are so vibrant that they look unreal.
A recent survey of Twitter and Facebook followers picked the cities mentioned below as the most beautiful cities in the world
Top 10 beautiful cities in the world
Prague, Czech Republic
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
We at Kesari picked a few of the most colourful cities in the world, some of them our favourites.
Lavender farms, France: If the sweet-smelling plants don’t entice you, then the vibrant sea of violet will. Just picturing yourself encircled in a delightful violet cloud as far as the eye can see is sufficient to bring down your blood pressure a little.
Procida, Italy: The hike trails of the Cinque Terre villages are more well-known than the town of Procida in Italy. This unexplored isle off the Naples coast is quite stunning. Narrow lanes with buildings in sherbet-coloured facades that front the sparkling waters. You will find the most remarkable colours in the Marina Corricella. Legend has it that the fisherfolk painted their houses in vibrant hues, so they could identify their homes from the sea.
Lake Hillier, Australia: Western Australia is home to some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world and the extraordinary pink lakes are among the list. Lake Hiller is one of the most famous pink lakes and you must see it to believe it. Known for its high salt content and pepto-pink colour, the lake is surrounded by paperback and eucalyptus trees. The lake covers around 1.5 hectares and a long thin shoreline separates it from the Southern Ocean.
Marble Caves, Chile: Engraved into the Patagonian Andes, the “Capilla de Mármol” – Marble Chapel is sited on an isthmus of rock-hard marble adjoining the Lake General Carrera, an isolated ice-cold lake that extends along the Chile-Argentina boundary. These caves are a unique geological formation made up of caves, pillars, and tunnels of marble that waves have created in the last 6000 years. These stunning caves change hue depending on the color of the water. You can take a boat tour that leaves from Puerto Tranquillo; or take a kayak out, only if the weather permits and the seas are calm.
Lake Natron, Tanzania: A salt and soda lake located at the base of the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in northern Tanzania, the Natron Lake has a stark lunar beauty. This lake can be lethal to some animals, yet it is one of the most important breeding grounds for the Lesser Flamingos in the world. The alkaline water is enough to scald anything that tries to swim in it. Coincidently it’s the same alkaline levels that give it a red, broken appearance. Walks around the pond, the brooks, and cascades along the ridge make for a fantastic escapade away from the touristy activities.
This small list is just a glimpse of the most colourful places in the World. Explore and enjoy the various cities that catch your fancy with Kesari Tours.