6 Reclusive Destinations for Those who seek Ultimate Solitude
Living in the world where technology drives the flow of life and people hide behind the digital veil to express themselves, finding solace and respite from all the hustle is difficult. Thankfully, the world still has some mesmerizing destinations that are not much exposed to the human touch. These destinations offer the perfect combination of pristine landscapes and solitude, where one can lose all inhibitions and enjoy the comforting presence of nature. Therefore, if you are finding it difficult to cope with the daily grinding, take time off to reconnect with nature and re-discover your priorities. Even if you are doing fine in your workplace, visiting a far-off place will only give you perspective. Here are six of the most secluded places in the world that offer the ultimate solitude to those who seek.
Located in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, is the uninhabited island of Barra. This small piece of terrain is only 60 square kilometers in area and features pristine pearl-white sand beaches. While the western coast of the island is laden with shell-sand, the coast in the east is riddled with numerous rocky inlets. Among the prominent places here, you can visit the ruined church and museum at Cille Bharra or go exploring various Iron Age brochs. With mild temperatures throughout the year, Barra is the perfect destination to enjoy some peace of mind.
Not many know about the reclusive French Alps ski resort of Courchevel. The resort is a part of Les Trois Vallées, which happens to be the largest linked ski area in the world. Courchevel is one of the most difficult places to access, given the fact that it is perched at a height of 1,747 meters above the sea level and is accessible only through private charter flights for the Courchevel Airport. While the resort is covered in snow all-year round around the year, Courchevel can be the perfect destination to find respite from the scorching summer heat and your mundane life.
Although Lukla is a small town in Nepal situated at 2,860 meters above the sea level, it is slowly gaining prominence in the itineraries of avid travelers. This quaint town in the foothills of the Himalayas is the closest place to the Mount Everest that has an airport - Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Therefore, Visit Lukla to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the mighty Himalayas and participate in awesome trekking expeditions. Who knows, what undiscovered trails you may come across. You will also marvel at the exceptional hospitality of the locals and the cuisine that comprises several unique lip-smacking dishes.
Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras, is a central valley region surrounded by mountains and is adorned with numerous historic and modern architectural marvels. Hence, the exceptionally picturesque views that adorn some of the most influential nature calendars around the world. There are well-preserved Spanish colonial architectures and as many as 14 museums here that offer an insight into the country’s history. Traveling to Tegucigalpa, you can experience the thrill from the moment you land at the 6,601 feet long runway at the Toncontín Airport (it is among the shortest runways in the world.)
Saba is a small island located in the Caribbean with a total land area of 13 square kilometers, is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. Here you can find the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, standing at a daunting height of 2,910 ft. In addition, the island is home to a number of beautiful beaches that offer numerous water activities in the tranquilizing waters of the Northeastern Caribbean Sea. Visit Saba to enjoy the perfect retreat, complete with pristine landscape views and refreshing local cuisine.
Motuo (it means ‘hidden lotus’ in Tibetan), the county of merely 12,000 people in Tibet, was inaccessible by road until recently. Therefore, the place and the communities within were untouched by outside influences. Motuo is considered a holy land in the Tibetan Buddhist scripture, and earlier it took four days of an arduous trek across mountains to reach this place. On the way, you will come across several small villages and an indigenous population that relies entirely on farming paddy, cotton, soybean, and gingeli.
In our technology-driven world, where urbanization has culminated into a number of large cities cropping up, we may often forget what the world looked like in the times of our forefathers, before all the pollution and hustle-bustle. Luckily, there are still some pristine, far-off places in the world that are almost completely off-the-grid like little oases of nature. Visiting these destinations, you can experience the ultimate peace of mind and solitude; therefore, pack your bags, keep away your gadgets, and venture forth!