Top 10 Places to See Before They Disappear

 

1.Galapagos Islands : Born of fire in the depths of the Earth, the Galapagos Islands are an overflowing pot life. This volcanic archipelago is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet, with species that have adapted to their environment unique way. There are avout 40 species of fish.

Threat ( Reason of disappearance) : Ecosystem is being destroyed.
Expected time remaining : Unknown
Cause : Rising sea level

Galapagos Islands
2.The Maldives : The Maldive is smallest Asian country in population and land area.The island paradise of the Maldives coral allows us to dive into the water and discover a world of coral reefs populated by the most beautiful and exotic fish in the Indian Ocean. Maldives has 1200 islands and it’s world’s lowest nation.

Threat : Sinking
Expected time remaining : Less than 100 years
Cause : Rising sea level

The Maldives
3.Great Barrier Reef : The Great Barrier Reef of Australia extends over 2,300 kilometers and is the largest structure ever built by living creatures. Just as the Great Wall of China, it is perfectly visible from the moon.It is considered as World Heritage Site since 1981. World’s largest coral reef covers an area of 347,800 sq km, which is more than the size of (Holland + Switzerland + The United Kingdom).It contains 350 species of coral and 3000 individual reef and coral cays.

Threat : Coral Bleaching
Expected time remaining : Less than 100 years
cause : Water pollution, Ocean acidification

Great Barrier Reef
4.Venice : The historic center of Venice is made ​​up of 118 small islands with more than 400 bridges which unite and form a single territory.From Mestre to Venice can be reached using the Freedom Bridge, which leads to Piazzale Roma. But this canal island is going to disappear in less than 70 years. It sunk by 9 inches in last 100 years and every year floods are getting more severe. Sea level of Venice is rising by 4-6mm per year.

Threat : Sinking
Expected time remaining : Less than 70 years
Cause : Rising sea level

Venice
5.The Dead Sea : It is called the Dead Sea because its salinity prevents the existence of some form of life in this lake. Moreover, the same salt provides a relief to the many visitors who have any condition and come here regularly to benefit from its healing properties. All this and more make the Dead Sea a fascinating, unique and quirky place.It is also known as world’s saltiest body of water, with 37.7% salinity( 10 times more than ocean). It’s water make swimming similar to floating and it is lowst place on earth which is 1388 feet below sea level.

Threat : Shrinking
Expected time remaining : Less than 50 years
Cause : Receiving less water from Jordan River

The Dead Sea
6.The Alps : The European Alps sit at a lower attitude than the rocky mountains and their glaciers and sky resorts are more susceptible to the effect of global warming.Since 1880’s, tempertaure have increased two times faster than global average temperture and every 10 years temperture will increase by 0.72°F.Alpine glaciers have lost 20% of their size since 1980’s.

Threat : Ice Loss
Expected time remaining : Less than 40 years
Cause : Global warming

The European Alps
7.Madagascar : Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world after Australia, Greenland and Borneo. It lies south of Africa, east of Mozambique Channel between Mozambique and the Indian Ocean.Harboring 58% of species of animals and plants in the world, of which over 80% are endemic to Madagascar. Of the most notable are the lemurs, endemic bird families, the carnivorous fossa and six endemic baobab species gives. More than 80% of Madagascar’s flora and fauna are found nowhere else on earth and it’s home of 20 species of Lemurs.

Threat : Forest being destroyed.
Expected time remaining : Less than 35 years
Cause : Logging

Madagascar
8.The Congo Basin : World’s second largest rain-forest after the Amazon’s i.e more than 1.3 million sq.mi.A country with few natural resources and unique landscape, which also has a score worthy artistic culture in its diversity. According to UN, upto 2/3rd of the forest and its unique plants and wildlife could be lost by 2040 unless more effective measures are taken to protest it.

Threat : Tropical Forest being destroyed.
Expected time remaining : Less than 25 years
Cause : Minning,Illegal Logging, farming

The Congo Basin
9.Glacier National Park : Created as a National Park in 1937 is located in the southwestern part of the province of Santa Cruz, has approximately 600,000 hectares and has 2 National Reserves: – Zona Viedma National Reserve (north) – Rock National Reserve Zone (south).In the Park combine: glaciers, ice boulders, a thick forest with different types of conifers and an intensely cold weather. There were more than 150 glaciers strewn 100 years ago but by 2005, only 27 remained and they are expected to disappear by 2030.

Threat : Ice Loss
Expected time remaining : Less than 20 years
Cause : Global warming

Glacier National Park
10.Taj Mahal : This marvelous structure of Mughal architecture was ordered built between 1631 and 1654 by the Muslim emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife,Mumtaz Mahal.Started in 1632, it took 21 years to complete and made by 20,000 laborers ( over 1000 elephants were used to transport building material). More than 4 million tourist visit this beautiful architecture every year including 200,000 overseas.

Threat : Closing to public
Expected time remaining : 5 years
Cause : Air pollution and Mass tourism

Taj Mahal

Top 10 places to visit in India for short trip

 

India is a truly wonderful country from any point of view and certainly represents an excellent tourist destination for people from around the world.

1.The Golden Temple : Also known as Sri Darbar Sahib, the Golden Temple is located in Amritsar (Punjab) and is named because marble is covered with gold leaf and is in the middle of a Sarovar (pool of clear water).

Golden Temple at night

2.Taj Mahal : Located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is known for the embodiment of love and it was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal

Taj Mahal

3. Ekambaranathar Temple : Located directly in the city of Kanchipuram, the temple covers an area of ​​5 hectares, with four entries. The main temple was called Gayatri Mandapa, which is constituted by 24 pillars representing 24 alphabets of Gayatri Mantra.

Ekambaranathar temple

4. Bengal Tiger, Bangladesh : It is one of the national symbols of India and one of the most amazing animals on the planet earth. The Bengal tiger is almost 3 feet long and weigh up to 200 kilos, one of the most kept species in the world.

Bengal Tiger, Bangladesh

5.The Pangong Lake : This lake has a length of 134 km long, extending from India to China. It is known worldwide as “Heaven on Earth” and it is located 4250 meters above sea level, representing a beautiful landscape on high.

Pangong Lake

6.The Jog Falls : Located in the Indian state of Karnataka.The Jog Falls represent the greatest waterfall across the country, being without doubt one of the most attractive tourist spots for tourists visiting India.

Jog Falls,Sagara

7.Konark Sun Temple  : Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.The Sun Temple was built in the mid-thirteenth century and is located near the city of Bhubaneshwar Orissa.

Konark Sun Temple

8. Mysore Palace : It is one of the most outstanding architectural designs from all over India.The palace, located in the city of the same name, receives the festival known as Mysore Dasara and is a major tourist attraction in the country.

Mysore Palace

9.Races in Kerala : It is a race held every year in India which attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. Each ship (known as snake boats) is manned by four helmsmen to 25 “singers” and over 100 rowers to row in unison to the fast rhythm of vanchipattu (boatman’s song).

Races in Kerala

10. Lotus Temple : Located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986. Lotus Temple is known in the world of architecture for its unique shape and its historical appeal.

Lotus Temple

There is no doubt that this is a truly wonderful country to visit and has much to offer tourists.