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Debangana Sen Jan 20 2015

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

Etti Bali Jan 20 2015
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Soak up the wondrous sights and sounds of these beautiful villages around the world and learn how to just loose yourself to the bounty of nature. Pure, unadulterated joy awaits you as you explore the true essence of these places.

Hobbit Village, Matamata

The location for famous film trilogies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Hobbit Village is a picturesque farmland in the Northern Islands of New Zealand. Take a guided tour and revisit your fantasies with iconic structures such as hobbit holes, double-arched bridges, green dragon inn and the mill.

Hobbit Village as seen in the films (from the official website)

Bibury, Gloucestershire

Poetically referred to as the “most beautiful village in England”, Bibury is famous for its honey-coloured 14 BCE stone cottages. This picturesque riverside village is perfect for a leisurely holiday.

A village right off a picture postcard! (by Jenny Brown)

Popeye Village, Malta

Once the set for the famous musical production of Popeye, the village is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malta today. The extensive film set is the perfect place for romantic sojourns and fun activities.

The kaleidoscopic village by the sea (by Tobias Scheck)

Hallstatt, Austria

With a population of just 788, the quaint village of Hallstatt in Upper Austria is a thriving hub of history, culture and art. Also known as the “pearl of Austria”, the village is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sleepy village of Hallstatt (by Jiuguang Wang)

Pucon, Chile

Nestled between a lake and a volcano, Pucon was originally built as a fort! During the summer months, this Chilean retreat comes alive with tourists. Known as Chile’s “adventure capital”, it is famous for hiking, trekking, rafting and canoeing.

The volcano at Pucon (by Stephen Colebourne)

Leh, Ladakh

A culturally and historically rich land, Leh is also referred to as the “lost kingdom”. Go on a spiritual discovery of the self in this beautiful cold desert. Accommodation won’t be an issue here as Leh has many resorts and hotels to suit all budget needs! It is, without doubt, among the most beautiful villages around the world!

Buddha in meditation (by Priyambada Nath)

Munnar, Kerala

Once a favourite hill retreat of the British rulers, Munnar is the country’s most sought-after tea producing region. Stately plantation homes, aromatic fields and the faint smell of eucalyptus in the air welcome you to this picturesque village. Whatever be your reason to visit Munnar, you are sure to come back rejuvenated!

The aromativ tea fields (by himanisdas)

Sandakphu, West Bengal

The highest peak of the Singalila Ridge in West Bengal, Sandakphu also houses a small village and a few hostels at its peak. A trek to Sandakphu leads you to the top from where you can view four majestic summits of Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. How’s that for a view!

View of Kanchenjunga from the top (by Anirban Biswas)

Anjuna, Goa

One of the most popular beaches in Goa, Anjuna Village is also a collector’s paradise as it hosts flea markets every week. The idyllic silver waves and golden sunsets coupled with the right dose of fun make this village an ideal holiday destination!

Beach, breeze and coconut groves! (by Prateek Rungta)

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Known in India as the “land of coffee”, Chikmagalur is situated on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri Hills. Enjoy a tranquil vacation in the lap of nature as there are many exotic hotels in Chikmagalur that offer a perfect getaway retreat.

Lush green hills (from the official website)

A country is best experienced through its villages and with this compilation, you can now go on your own personal journey of self-discovery! There are many beautiful villages around the world and you are free to add your own to this list.

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