With increased urbanisation, people have lost connection with nature. We are so occupied in our work and life that we do not have time to appreciate what is around us. Subsequently, we have disconnected ourselves with our planet and are only unintentionally exploiting it of natural resources. But, here we bring you a chance to reconnect with nature and how truly amazing our planet is. The quickest way to do that is visiting the national parks that offer pristine wilderness. We have compiled a list of the world's greatest national parks that you can visit to witness nature at its best.
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano National Park is located in the dense rainforest of Costa Rica. There is also a rumbling active volcano in the park where you can actually see the lava pouring down the sides of the volcano. The national park is full of hot springs, plenty of hidden waterfalls and fauna-filled forest. The place is a paradise for nature lovers as it is a perfect balance of everything.
Iguazu National Park, Brazil/Argentina
The Iguazu National Park is situated on the Argentina-Brazil border and is full of most amazing waterfalls on the Earth. It gained World Heritage status in 1984 and is home to Iguazu or Iguacu river that runs across the width of almost three kilometres and drops vertically some 80 meters in a series of cataracts. The river, aptly named “great water” forms a large horseshoe-shaped bend in the hearts of two parks before it flows into the mighty Parana River. This water wonderland is a must-visit once in your life.
Yosemite National Park, USA
The best time to visit Yosemite National Park is in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom and the scenic waterfalls are their fullest. Yosemite National Park is situated on the lap of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and is famed for its ancient and giant cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. The national park is rich in flora-fauna and scenic beauty in all directions. Be it snowy peaks, crystalline lakes, pine forests, lush green wonderland the place has it all and will not disappoint you. Yosemite Village offers a variety of shops, restaurants and lodging.
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Africa is known for its rich wildlife for its houses plenty of national parks, but there is nothing compared to the wildlife and landscapes of Etosha National Park in Namibia. The national park not only offers a glimpse of various wildlife including leopard, zebras and tall giraffes at park’s watering holes, but there are more than 2,000 ancient rock paintings to explore.
Banff National Park, Canada
One of the coldest countries in the world, Canada houses the beautiful Banff National Park which is the best of North America wilderness all in one beautiful package. Take a high through Alberta’s Banff National Park to know why it is known as the crown of the Canadian Rockies. It constitutes towering peaks, massive glaciers, pristine mountain lakes and a lot more than one can imagine.