A Different Nirvana: Four Destinations Untouched

Yes, there are many beautiful places in the world. Each more picturesque than the other. Scenic beaches, snow-mantled mountains, blue waters, unending valleys—but each touristy, peppered with brick hotels, straw cafes, plastic chairs, and excited humans. Need a more quiet, real and raw getaway? Want to get in touch with your inner self (whatever that is, if we actually have one)? Can be a leeetle adventurous? Try these.

Gran Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

At the end of the world – Gran Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

This is what you will encounter if you go to Gran Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. Located in southwest Bolivia, it is covered with almost ten square kilometres of salt crust which lends it its famous flatness responsible for the optical illusions. The white flat is as arid as a desert and as white as a snow glacier. The eye can look as far as it can see. Go there for a respite for the eyes tired of looking at things, people, colour. And yes, you do have hotels there, offering a simple quaint ambience. Nothingness is what describes this place.

Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway

Lonely at the top – Pulpit Rock, Norway

Pulpit Rock is a huge monolithic … Travel More