During the challenge presented by the tunnel collapsed in Uttarakhand, an unaexpected group emerged as the heroes ~ the so-called “rat-hole miners.”
“There’s nothing nicer than coming back to a village… I prefer that to the craziness of Hollywood,” ~ Jeremy Irvine
Do you travel to explore, to relax and rejuvenate or in search of an escapade or a gold mine? If abandoned joy and unsullied calm are what you are looking for, you must travel to some of the most beautiful villages in the world and spend a good long happy vacation in one, where there lies true beauty of a rustic life. Here’s a glimpse of a few of them that will beckon the soul of a traveller to come home to.
Hallstatt in Austria
Neatly designed and maintained, this is a truly pretty and stunningly beautiful lakeside village. Situated in the heart of Austria and surrounded by green hills all around, dotted with beautiful cottages and gardens, this magical place is steep in history and culture.
Shirakawago in Japan
Situated in lowlands and surrounded by lush green hills, this Japanese village has similar looking houses with steep roof spread over. The region is said to receive the heaviest snowfall in the world, hence the houses are built to protect against the heavy snowfall.
Reine in Norway
The weather here is so fine and the beautiful village with brightly painted houses looks like a small paradise on earth. Its stunning landscape all around is a feast for the eyes.
Bibury in western England
This pretty and charming lush green village is famous for Cotswold stone cottages and its breathtaking unique landscape with the Coln River flowing through the village. Pretty wild blooms and evergreen shrubs and trees all over add to the beauty of the village.
Mawlynnong in India
This is a small, yet exquisitely beautiful village in India’s Meghalaya state. About a 100 km from the capital Shillong, it was listed by Discover India in 2003 as the cleanest village in Asia. Small thatched roofs and bamboo huts dot the village.