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Natural Wonders of the World

 Exploring the 7 Natural Wonders of the World

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Ever wondered what makes the natural wonders of the world so astonishing? Or why are these seven naturals considered tops of the earth’s beauty? Welcome to the journey of the extraordinary elegance of the planet’s natural treasures.

From the towering peaks of Mount Everest to the vibrant colors of the Barrier Reef, these are nature’s incredible charm and wonder. Besides, it will remind your connection to the earth and inspire you to protect and preserve these irreplaceable treasures.

In this blog, we’ll explore the world’s greatest natural wonders to learn about their uniqueness and embrace their beauties. Let’s begin!

1. Mount Everest

Mount Everest
  • Countries: Nepal and China
  • Best time to visit: April and May

Mount Everest has an approximate elevation of 29,029 feet. Mountaineers consider this mountain the highest spot on Earth. Moreover, it is part of the Himalayan mountain range and straddles the China (Tibetan)-Nepal border, with the summit marking the official boundary.

Visitors can schedule a flight around the mountain for an amazing and breathtaking view. Alternatively, adventurous trekkers can also hike to base camp to fully experience Mount Everest’s site. Besides, you can capture a distant view of the peak from the comfort of a lodge at a hill station in Nepal.

Mount Everest is known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet as Chomolungma, translating to “Mother Goddess of the World,” Everest’s English name comes from George Everest, a notable surveyor of India. Furthermore, it hosts one-of-a-kind wildlife, including the snow leopard and Himalayan tahr, both of which adapted to extreme altitudes.

Above all, many people have enjoyed while climbing Everest, a formidable natural wonders of the world. More than 6000 people have managed to conquer this wonder, however, approximately 300 people have tragically lost their lives in their attempts.

2. Paricutin

  • Country: Mexico
  • Best time to visit: January to April

Paricutin is located in the Northern Hemisphere and is considered one of the wonders of the natural world. The eruption of this volcano, the youngest in the world, was observed by contemporary humans. Besides, it grew rapidly to a height of 424 meters (1,391 feet) over nine years.

In brief, the Paricutin volcano first emerged in 1943 at a local cornfield. The last eruption was in 1952, and Paricutin continues to astound visitors with its perfectly symmetrical shape. Moreover, during its active phase, Paricutin released extensive lava flows and ash, covering approximately 25 square kilometers.

Visitors have the opportunity to climb on the top of the volcanic peak and explore the area, which includes the significant effects of the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church. Generally, it takes an average of over 7 hours to reach the spot for the visitors.

Interestingly, the primary importance of the Parícutin eruption was that it was the first time in the history of mankind that volcanologists were able to fully document the entire life cycle of a volcano. As a result, it is considered as the natural wonders of the world.

3. Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon
  • Country: United States
  • Best time to visit:  March-May & September- November

Grand Canyon is in the northwest corner of Arizona, USA. It is situated in the traditional homeland of eleven related tribes and covers 1,218,375 acres. In brief, the Colorado River flows through the canyon, comprised of water from seven states, but the feature is entirely in Arizona.

Interestingly, the Grand Canyon is home to many species of wildlife including 355 bird species, 1,500 plant species, 47 reptiles, 89 mammals, 17 fish species, and 9 amphibians supported by ecosystems and varying climates.

The South Rim is the most visited area of the Grand Canyon, it has the greatest number of viewpoints, hotels, and visitor services. Also, the North Rim takes a four-and-a-half-hours drive from the South Rim. Although there is a lot of snow in the north, it is closed from October to May.

Besides, more than 5 million people visit the natural wonders of the world every year. The best months to go are September and October because there won’t be as many tourists, it will be colder, and lodging will be less expensive than in the summer.

4. Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis
  • Countries: Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland
  • Best time to visit: September-March

Aurora Borealis also commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a sensation for tourists traveling in the Northern Hemisphere. It occurs when charged particles from the sun collide with gases in Earth’s atmosphere which create vibrant colors that paint the night sky.

Moreover, the Aurora Borealis is visible in several colors including green, pink, and violet. The best places to see the Aurora Borealis include Norway, Sweden, Alaska, Iceland, and Finland.

It occurs throughout the year, but the probability of seeing Aurora, the natural wonders of the world, increases during the winter months. Luckily, people who reside in these northern regions frequently experience this natural wonder.

Today, it remains a sought-after spectacle for adventurers and stargazers, as a celestial masterpiece, reminding us of the intricate interplay between our planet and the vast expanse of space.

5. Harbor of Rio de Janeiro

Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
  • Country: Brazil
  • Best time to visit: September to November

The Harbor, also known as Guanabara Bay, is among the natural wonders of the world, located in the southeast of Brazil. It covers 412 square kilometers with depths of up to 56 feet.

It is also surrounded by peaks and pinnacles made of green granite, such as Corcovado Peak, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the Tijuca Hills.

The traditional way of seeing this natural wonder is to travel from Rack Railway to Tijuca National Park. Thus, it will lead you to the summit area, where the Christo Redentor statue stands atop a granite peak with a view of the port.

Today, it stands as a symbol of Brazil’s rich maritime history where the energy of Rio converges with the tranquility of the sea, inviting visitors and locals to revel in its breathtaking panorama. As a result, it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

6. Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls
  • Country: Zimbabwe
  • Best time to visit: February to May

Victoria Falls is located at the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls globally, spanning over 108m high and 1708m wide. Interestingly, the falls are known as Mosi-oa-Tunya; which means ‘The smoke that thunders,’ by the locals.

Furthermore, its high-water season is between February to July, and the low-water season is between August to January. During high-water season, more than 17 million cubic feet of water fall over the edge every single minute which is almost 200 times more than an Olympic swimming pool.

Walking down the pathways of Vic Falls National Park, a breathtaking natural wonder of the world, can be quite an experience. You’ll find yourself in a lush rainforest, and then reach viewpoints of the gorge edge which thunders down into the rock chasm below, causing tremors beneath your feet.

Besides, visitors from all over the country flock to this location for a variety of activities. In low season, they swim to the edge of the falls, bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, and observe the falls from a variety of viewpoints.

7. The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef
  • Country: Australia
  • Best time to visit: June to October

Located in Australia, is a natural marvel nestled in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland. Great Barrier Reef stands as the world’s largest coral reef system with over 900 islands, and 3,000 separate reefs roughly, which sustains a diverse ecosystem. Besides, it covers approximately 2,300 kilometers in length.

Barrier Reef is also known for its biological diversity and is home to 411 types of hard coral 1,500 fish species, and a third of the world’s soft corals. Moreover, Reef helps 134 shark and ray species, over 30 marine mammal species, and more than six turtle species.

Furthermore, it offers visitors boat trips and excursions to see colorful fish, coral, and marine life. Popular destinations to explore the reef include Cairns, Port Douglas, and the Whitsunday Islands.

Despite challenges from tourism and climate change, the reef remains a significant natural wonder of the world, attracting visitors worldwide for diving and snorkeling amidst its vibrant marine life.


In this blog, we explored the natural wonders of the world and witnessed the raw power of nature marveled at its beauty, and gained a deeper appreciation for our planet.

Above all, these wonders serve as a reminder of our duty to safeguard these natural resources for future generations. We hope this has motivated you to find out more, see these marvels for yourself, and preserve the planet’s natural legacy.

Note: Every journey starts with a single step. Where will your next step take you?

Singam Horam

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