5 remote places you can escape to for your next holiday
What if you could go off-grid and escape to a remote location away from all the hustle and bustle. No disturbance from anyone or anything. No long queues or hordes of tourists to hamper your view. You get to be alone and disconnect from the world without any worry. If you like imagining yourself away from the usual tourist hotspots, there are plenty of offbeat and remote places. It’s time to reward yourself with some peace and quiet.
Travel to faraway lands
Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most fascinating and culturally captivating countries. It’s often called the ‘Land of Origin’ and for good reason. The Nile River begins from here as well as Lucy, one of the first hominid fossils was discovered here. The country is also home to the most number of UNESCO world heritage sites of any country in Africa.
Ethiopia is a fascinating country with a stunning backdrop. But it is rarely on anyone’s radar. That makes it the perfect place to escape for a quick vacation. You can fully immerse yourself in the local culture and learn more about the country’s long history. If you have an adventurous spirit, visit the otherworldly Denakil Depression, where you’ll come across lakes of salt and sulfur-emitting volcanoes.
Nestled between two superpower countries, Mongolia rarely sees the limelight. But when it does it’s because of its untouched natural beauty. The country has a variety of landscapes from vast steppes to snow-covered mountains to deserts. It’s one of the few places in the world where nomads still exist. The country’s rugged but beautiful terrain will sweep you off your feet.
Get to experience Mongolia’s nomadic lifestyle by sleeping in traditional ger camps, hunting with the help of eagles, and riding horses across the vast steppes. If you want to let your inner explorer out, Mongolia is home to one of the biggest dinosaur fossil reservoirs. You can also follow the trail of Mongolia’s most famous person Genghis Kahn or Chinggis Khan by visiting the ruins of his capital, Karakorum, and his iconic giant silver statue.
Sri Lanka is the tear-dropped shaped country south of India which is often overlooked by many travelers. But the country is a hidden gem with its lush green rainforests, tea plantations, ruins of ancient kingdoms, pristine untouched beaches, and rich cultural heritage.
Sri Lanka may be small but it packs punch when it comes to a variety of places to visit and things to do. All across the island, you’ll get to witness the rich culture and hospitality of the people. Nature and animal lovers will get a thrill from the unspoiled national parks with rich flora and fauna including elephants and leopards. Go south to witness beautiful beaches that are untouched and unpolluted by throngs of tourists. Visit the extraordinary rock citadel of Sigiriya and Kandy, the cultural capital, to get a glimpse into the rich history of Sri Lanka.
Probably the most famous place in this list, Easter Island or Rapa Nui is a sight to behold. This remote island in the middle of the Pacific ocean is home to around 900 gigantic Moai statues, volcanic mountains, and stunning landscapes. A visit to this place will leave you spellbound and in awe of the ancient mysteries of the island.
The most famous and recognized feature of Easter Island is the Moai statues which are scattered all over the island. You’ll find most of the statues in the Rapa Nui National Park which covers nearly half of the island. A perfect escape has a secluded beach and Easter Island is no exception. The island is blessed with Playa de Anakena, a white sand beach reminiscent of a tropical beach. If you want to explore the island more, there are various hiking trails like the hike to Rano Kau, a volcano, and the hike to Maunga Terevaka, the highest point on the island.
Tristan da Cunha
It doesn’t get more remote than Tristan da Cunha. This island with a population of just 200 will leave you mesmerized and in awe. The island is famous for its friendly locals, amazing food, and hiking trails. But this utopia is not for the faith hearted. Often called the most remote island in the world, there are no signs of civilization anywhere nearby with the closest land seven days away. But once you are there, you’ll be blessed with peace and quiet that you’ve never experienced before.
The island has a few hiking trails the most popular being the hike to an active volcano in the middle of the island and the love lake trail. Besides hiking, you can go fishing along with the ever-friendly locals or go for a walk to the local potato patch for some amazing views. The island’s only cafe serves amazing and hearty food that will warm you from the inside.