Traveling around the world and exploring new races, cultures, traditions and history fills us up with great excitement. The beautiful lakes, snow capped mountains and blue oceans bring us close to nature , revitalizes us and helps us stay healthy. Here are seven healthy destinations that will inspire you to stay fit by harmonizing with nature :
Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean in Europe , Iceland is a country of great contrasts that should be in the bucket-list of any health-tourist. Although Reykjavik is the capital and the largest city of Iceland, the real fun begins when you explore the hidden treasures further south in the small village of Fludir. Fludir is located in the south of Iceland in the Hrunamannahreppur municipality. The rivers Hvita and Litla-Laxa run through Fludir. It is also pretty close to the Gullfoss and Geysir which are famous tourist spots. Fludir is the farming capital of Iceland and will give you the opportunity to check out the beautiful Greenhouses that store fresh fruits and vegetables.Take a dip in the secret Lagoon Hot Spring that uses Magnesium-rich mineral water instead of the Blue Lagoon that uses chlorinated water.
Located in the Banff National Park in the Alberta Rockies Banff boasts of some of the most breathtaking lakes and mountains anywhere in the world. The Banff and Jasper national Parks are all about health tourism. Stay in a hotel near the Lake Louise and the Emerald Lake and experience ultimate peace in the serene landscape. Have a breakfast of organic sandwitches in the Wild Flour Bakery and follow it up with a hike to Lake Agnes Tea House situated at the top of the mountain.
Capetown, South Africa
Cape Town the most popular tourist destination of South Africa is a jewel in its crown if you want to experience the culture cuisine wine and festivities in a modern town of Africa and mix it up with health benefits then Cape Town is your ideal choice. Soak in the Cape Town sun as you hike on lions head take a swim in the ocean and experience stand up paddle boating in the lap of the Blue Ocean. Have fun watching the penguin colonies at the boulders beach and indulge yourself with a wildlife Safari in this lovely town.
Mysore , India
Mysore is the ultimate destination if you are fond of yoga and looking for a place that shares your interest. Mysore is well known as the birthplace of ashtanga yoga. It was here that k. Pattabhi had invented the ashtanga vinyasa Yoga in the 20th century and even before that sage Vaman Rishi had recorded The ashtanga Yoga in Yoga Korunta. Spend some time in the vicinity of the nature with the Bison elephants and leopards of the Kabini wildlife sanctuary and discover new species of bird at ranganathittu bird sanctuary. Connect with your spiritual side at the river Island Srirangapatna and visit the Ranganatha Swamy Temple in Mysore.
London is considered one of the best places for tourists for its history, cultural diversity , fun-loving activities and exceptional architecture. From taking a ferry ride on Thames and visiting the Buckingham Palace to riding the London eye there is plenty to do when you are in London. You can also sail on a boat in the Lulworth cove located in Jurassic coast or visit the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls in Whales. London also has several organic food joints making it easy for you to eat fresh food.
Oaxaca, a UNESCO recognized world heritage site is as renounced for ecotourism as it is for its historic significance in Mexico. The lush green mountains, magnificent lagoons , colonial architecture and the city’s culture make the trip worth your time. The streets and museums abound in pre-hispanic, colonial and modern crafts. Another highlight of Oaxaca tourism is the gastronomic delight that this place has to offer. The farm-to-table process will ensure that your food is of the freshest and the healthiest quality.
Boulder , Colorado
Boulder is considered a place with many happy people and warm sunny days with the sun shining for most of the year. Situated in Colorado , Boulder is a great health tourism destination. Here you can indulge in all sorts of outdoor activities that include hiking , biking and Yoga. It is easy to hike for long distances and bike on the Boulder Creek . The place also has the culture of Yoga and has many Yoga studios that you can visit to perform Yoga with a community. You can also enjoy fresh food in the organic eateries of Boulder.