I was thinking about what next and that is when I realized I only know handful of beautiful places around the world. Hence this series focuses on making our readers aware of the less known places. This would be a fun read for sure. These places deserve more than just a visit :).
Melissani Cave, Kefalonia Greece
Melissani Cave is basically a lake surrounded by cave and this place is surely not well known to a lot of tourists. However, the clear blue water and the sunlight falling through the cave make this place a must-visit. It surely is very serene and surely is a therapy for the mind.
The best time to visit is when it is bright and sunny (mostly afternoon), while visiting during sunrise and sunset may have its own advantages to visit. Probably proposing to the love of your life in this unique place would make it even more special. This place is one of the top contenders for less known places that surprised me pleasantly.
It is not very tough to reach here. You can take a bus from Sami to reach here. More information about this place here.
Gunung Mulu National Park, Borneo Malaysia
For those living in South east Asia, this may not look like it should belong in less known places article. So, this part is more for the people who know the Langkawis and the Gentings of Malaysia and never heard of this place. To be honest I live in Singapore for about 5 years now and I have never heard of this place until recently.
Gunung Mulu National park is a beautiful but unexplored rain forest in Borneo region of Malaysia. What makes it so special is the spectacular peaks and the soul immersing caves. There is a huge bat-filled Deer cave which leads to the Garden of Eden (a hidden valley).
The valley is hidden by limestone cliffs and we can see some scarce orchids and it definitely makes a good hiking destination. If you are wondering about how to reach to this beautiful but less known place, you can check that out here.
Cueva de Los Cristales, Chihuahua, Mexico
This is probably one of the craziest and weirdest places to visit. It definitely falls under the category of less known places because it is not a fancy place to visit. However, for an adventure junkie like me, this place makes it to the top of my bucket list.
Cueva de Los Cristales or Cave of the crystals in English was discovered in 2000 by two brothers when they were mining for silver. Well yeah, that amazing accident did happen haha. It is connected to Naica Mine and is about 300 mts deep.
The large crystals as seen in the picture above are basically selenite crystals and there is a huge science behind the formation and let’s not get into that. What matters most is that it is safe for a tourist visit if you can survive extreme temperatures and 90% humidity.
The tours as per my last knowledge are on Sundays only as the Naica mines are working mines and hence tours are arranged on workers off-day. So if you feel that you would want to tour this bizarre but cool place, pack your bags and get set go. Do let us know in the comments if you want to visit Cueva de Los Cristales.
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