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Honey Chitkara Apr 14 2015

Which are some of the most beautiful fountains around the world?

Etti Bali Apr 14 2015
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Summer is upon us, so we have brought together this list of beautiful fountains around the world for you! Quench your thirst and your love for wanderlust with a new twist to your favourite tourist destinations. These fountains are not just pleasing to the senses, but also a reminder of rich cultural pasts of places that are home to them.

Place de la Concorde, Paris

Flanked by the Champs-Elysees on the west and the Tuileries Gardens on the east, Place de la Concorde is a sprawling complex in the heart of Paris. One of the most fascinating fixtures of this plaza are the fountains, also called Fontaines de la Concorde in French.

Sunset at the Fountain (by hjjanisch)

Peterhof Fountains, St. Petersburg, Russia

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Peterhof Palace Complex is a series of beautiful palaces and enchanting gardens in St. Petersburg. In the centre of the fountains of Grand Cascade lies the Samson Fountain, where the lion’s mouth shoots a jet of water 20 m high!

Peterhof Palace Complex with the fountains (by e_chaya)

Tivoli Fountains, Villa D’Este, Rome

A majestic creation of the Renaissance era Italy, Villa d’Este houses the famous Tivoli Fountains. Terraced gardens, dramatic slopes and a palatial backdrop add to the old-world charm of this place. Add this to your list of not-to-miss experiences in Italy!

The Villa and the fountains (by M.Maselli)

Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas

The showgirls and stage performers are not the only ones to gyrate and set the stage on fire in Vegas! The Fountains of Bellagio, at Hotel Bellagio, are known to dance to the rhythm of Broadway tunes, classics and opera sets.

The fountains with Hotel Bellagio (by Mispahn)

Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Chicago

Located in the centre of Grant Park, the Buckingham Memorial Palace in Chicago is one of the largest fountains in the world. Designed like a wedding cake, the fountain has 820 lights which make for a spectacular light and sound show! It is most certainly one of the most beautiful fountains around the world.

Light and Sound Show (by Chris Pelliccione)

Pineapple Fountain, Charleston, South Carolina

Running along the Cooper River in Charleston, Waterfront Park offers breathtaking views of the harbour and the coast. The park houses walkways, lawns and fountains. The Pineapple Fountain is symbolic of the State’s hospitality values and also makes for a great photo-op!

Pineapple Fountain (by Scott Oves)

Brindavan Gardens, Mysore, India

Fruit orchards, horticultural farms, flower beds and terraced gardens make up the landscape of the Brindavan Gardens in Mysore. To view the gardens in their full splendour, plan a visit in the evenings, when the fountains come alive with a musical light show!

The Gardens with the Fountains (by Ashwin Kumar)

The Dubai Fountain, UAE

The tallest choreographed fountains in the world, the Dubai Fountains are a cluster of five circular fountains and two arcs. The fountains perform to many Arabic tunes and world music. The spectacle of the light and music show can be seen from the promenade of the Burj Lake and neighbouring buildings! Don’t forget to capture some amazing shots on your trip to Dubai!

Fountains and Lake Burj (from the official EMAAR website)

Scott Fountain, Belle Isle, Detroit

The James Scott Memorial Fountain is considered to be the jewel of Belle Isle in Detroit. The beautiful and intricately carved marble fountain is a masterpiece, with a head of Neptune water spout and numerous sculptures of dolphins, lions and turtles.

Scott Fountain (by Rain0975)

Vaillancourt Fountain, San Francisco

Considered a symbol of modernist movement in San Francisco, the Vaillancourt Fountain has been in the eye of the storm ever since its construction. Rock Band U2’s frontman Bono infamously spray-painted graffiti on the fountain, adding to its list of controversies. The fountain is also known as “Quebec Libre”, referring to the Quebec Sovereignty Movement. So much for being a fountain, phew!

Quebec Libre (by Ernest McGray, Jr.)

Whatever be your reason for vacationing in these holiday hotspots, a visit to these beautiful fountains around the world is a must! Planning a vacation already? Explore our holiday packages to your favourite destination and have a happy vacation!
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