While mainstream travel places are popular and very well known, there are numerous hidden getaways that are like heaven on earth. These places make you get lost, only to discover new delights! Here is our list of 7 lesser known tourist-worthy places around the globe:

1. Samarkand, Uzbekistan

This secret tourist spot is the destination to be if you want to experience the culture, beauty and fascinating legends. UNESCO has named it as the “crossroads of culture.” It is home to the “Mausoleum of Tamerlane” and numerous other ancient mosques.

2. Cappadocia, Turkey

Located on a high plateau and over 1000 meters in height, Cappadocia is a popular historic region where people can enjoy trekking or hot air ballooning. Set on the Anatolian plains, Cappadocia is a geological structure of honeycomb hills and tall boulders of stunning beauty.

3. Green Lake, Austria

The very distinct green colour of the Gruner See or Green Lake is because of the growth of foliage and grass found at the bottom of it. This lake’s specialty is that it actually changes with every season.

4. Chefchaouen, Northwest Morocco

Nicknamed as the “blue pearl of Morocco,” this is a small and quiet city, located amidst the Rift Mountains. Chefchaouen is the only place in the entire world which is coloured in blue. Gorgeous blue alleyways and blue-washed buildings, this magical blue city is surely a sight to sore eyes.

5. Haiku Stairs, Hawaii

This stunning stairways in Oahu in Hawaii, aptly describe the term “stairway to heaven.” History suggests that these stairways were constructed to transmit radio signals to Navy Ships across the Pacific Ocean. The total number of stairs is 3922 steps.

6. Stepantsminda, Georgia

Georgia, a small mountainous country located between Europe and Asia is a treasure trove of natural beauty. From stunning waterfalls to awe-inspiring mountains and a mystical castle-like church, that looks like it has come right out of a fairytale, this mesmerizing country has all that you would ever need. Traveling to this area is fascinating. Because of the amount of local history contained here.

7. Ethiopia

Years and years of rock-strewn churches carved from below the ground, remarkable mountain landscapes, castles and plates of delicious local food! Do we need to say more?

So, while you may have often visited or hope to visit known places, we suggest you take a trip to one of these hidden beauties! You’re sure to love it!

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