Most Beautiful Landscapes

Rank 1: Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park, Canada

   Banff National Park is Canada's most beautiful and oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park offers the most beautiful landscapes in the world. The park, located west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain. Many glaciers and ice fields, green coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes make this park one of the most scenic in the world....

Rank 2: Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

   Geiranger, considered the most beautiful Fjord in the world, is the crown jewel of all the famous fjords of Norway. The snow-covered mountains, beautiful waterfalls, lush green vegetation and the clear blue waters make the Geiranjer Fjord one of the most visited fjords in the world. The beauty of the Geirangerfjord can be explored by one of the 130 cruise ships that come here every year or by taking the car ferry between Hellesylt and Geiranger,...

Rank 3: Grand Canyon, USA

Grand Canyon, USA

   The Grand Canyon is a deep steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona, United States of America. Beautiful landscape which is beyond imagination makes the Grand Canyon the most photographed and the most visited canyon in the world. It lies within the Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. US President, Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand...

Rank 4: Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound, New Zealand

   Milford Sound is a fjord in the southwest South Island, New Zealand, within the Fiordland National Park. It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey (the 2008 Travelers' Choice Destinations Awards by TripAdvisor). Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world which attracts thousands of tourists every day. One million tourists visit every year, making it one of New Zealand's most-visited...

Rank 5: Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

   Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is 2,430 metres (7,970 feet) above sea level. Machu Picchu is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Cusco. Archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472). Often referred to as the "City of the...

Rank 6: Stone Forest, China

Stone Forest, China

  The Stone Forest or Shilin is a huge set of limestone formations located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, China. Located approximately 85 kilometres from the provincial capital Kunming, the Stone Forest is a beautiful landscape. Numerous stone cliffs and peaks which are steep and majestic seem to emanate from the ground like stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees they create an illusion of a forest made of stone. Two parts...

Rank 7: Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Swiss Alps, Switzerland

   The Swiss Alps are part of the beautiful Alps Mountain Range that lies within Switzerland. Their central position within the entire Alpine range makes them also known as the Central Alps. Huge snow capped peaks in the Alpine mountains offer breathtaking views which are best experienced by travelling in a train. The highest summit in the Swiss Alps is Monte Rosa (4,634 metres) near the Swiss-Italian border. The highest mountain which lies entirely in...

Rank 8: Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Brazil

   Iguazu Falls area is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Iguazu is a mega waterfall which is split into about 275 discrete falls and large islands, offering a heavenly landscape. Sitting on the Iguazu River, it is shared by Brazil and Argentina as both countries are separated by the river. Walkways are built on both sides of the falls providing spectacular views of the great waterfall. The falls divide the river into the upper and...

Rank 9: Munnar, India

Munnar, India

   Munnar, located in the state of Kerala, India, is a beautiful hill station on the Western Ghats, a range of mountains along the west coast of South India. Munnar, with its dazzling green coffee and tea plantations on the hill sides, is home to the most beautiful landscapes in India. The name Munnar is believed to mean ""three rivers"", referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha,...

Rank 10: Li River, China

Li River, China

  The Li River or Lijiang River, is a scenic area, totaling 83 km (52 miles) in length, is situated near Guilin City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Li River is famous for its beautiful landscape which includes unique bright green mountains, clear waters and huge rocks. Deep pools, murmuring springs, and buzzing waterfalls along the Li River make it an attractive destination for tourists. Most beautiful scenery can be experienced by travelling...