Six of the most unusual towns in the world

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
— Oscar Wilde

Traveling to unknown cities makes us aware of the vast culture, diversity, tradition, and religion around the world. Every place and the people living there have a story to tell. It is a fantastic experience to take some time out of the daily routine and lose yourself to the untouched places on Earth. All these places below are untouched and away from modernization. It is their unique and remote nature which distinguishes them from the rest of the cities. Here is a list of six unusual places in the world worth visiting once in a lifetime.

  1. Blue Town, Morocco

Chefchaouen, a town in Morocco, is popularly known as the blue town. The town belongs to the Jews and has its basis on the Islamic culture. As blue is their sacred color, everything from walls to stairs to doors is in blue.

It is home to many mesmerizing peaks, valleys, and landscapes. Trekkers have a choice to trek through the Rif Mountains and Alaska ranges while viewing the Mediterranean Sea. You can also visit the Talassemtane National park, Farda River, and God's Bridge.

Here we can find Berber tribespeople wearing colorful clothes with wool hats. Visitors can shop for brass teapots, plates, handmade blankets, tortoises, Moroccan slippers, and Aztec bags from the streets of Chefchaouen. They can also taste the mint tea at the Tissemlal Restaurant. April to June is the best time to visit Chefchaouen.


2. Roopkund, India

You need a strong heart to visit the scary Roopkund glacial lake. The lake lies at an altitude of 5020 meters in Uttarakhand. Rocky mountains and snowy mountain glaciers surround the lake. It is also a popular tourist and trekking destination in the Chamoli District of Himalayas.

The lake is popularly known as the skeleton lake because of the three hundred skeletons that exist beneath the lake. It is an estimation that the corpse belongs to the family of the King of Kanauj. Everyone died because of a sudden hailstorm which took place while returning from Nanda Devi Shrine.

Hikers get to trek from the Lohajang Pass at the Trishul and Nanda Ghunti peaks. The visitors can also enjoy the Bedni Bugyal festival that takes place every year during the autumn season.


3. Weeki Wachee, Florida

It is an unusual and smallest city popularly known as the city of mermaids. It lies in the Hernando country of Florida, and mermaids are its sole owner. Currently, there are about fifteen female mermaids and four male mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs. They are also the deepest natural springs in North America.

The underwater theatre built twenty below the surface presents live mermaid shows. Apart from this, the area also includes animal shows, manatee watching, water rides, and Buccaneer Bay water park. Nowadays, the mermaids use free-flowing air tubes for oxygen and depict the history of Florida. They also enact the popular fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Little Mermaid every year.


4. Dwarf Village, china

The village of dwarfs is a theme park near Kunming, China. It is home to about 100 dwarfs of height 3 feet 10 inches. They all live together in a tiny mushroom structure castle, and their head is known as the King.

People have various beliefs regarding their condition. Some believe it is because of the poisonous gas emission during World War II, whereas some see it as a serious illness. They also regard it as a curse of the ancestors for not properly burying them.

The group of dwarfs dress up in colorful clothes with mushroom prints and entertain the guests twice every day. The performance begins with the king's speech, who arrives wearing a yellow coat and sunglasses. It is a type of amusement park in which the dwarfs sing and dance, and live fearlessly.


5. Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy is a small town in South Australia that lies at the Stuart Highway. It is known as the Opal Capital of the world as it is the biggest opal mine in the world. The main attractions of the city include the dugouts, houses, churches, and 4-star hotels built underground.

The desert cave hotel, ancient golf club, lake Eyre, and 3488 miles long Dingo fence are places worth visiting. Visitors can visit the popular film sets like Moon Plain, Pitch Black, Mad Max, Red planet, and Queen of Desserts. Tourists can also try digging the landscapes or hire expensive tunnel machinery.


6. Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island is one of the most unusual places on Earth. It lies to the south of the Arabian peninsula and is home to about 800 rare species. The island has mainly three divisions, the coastal plains, limestone plateau, and Hijhir mountains.

The popular UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its ancient strange looking dragon shape blood trees and plants. The visitors can go paragliding above the Arabian Sea, witness the sunset and dolphins along the coast. As it is away from the mainland of Africa, it lacks in the commercialization. Still, it has an airport and guest houses to ease out the traveling experience. It is best to visit Socotra Island between October to April.



Planning a trip to such undiscovered cities requires some help from the localities or the navigation tools. When you have luggage along with you, it is best to have a roof rack installed. It would ensure your luggage is safe. It is also useful while going for any trekking places. So, get ready to enter into a new world while visiting such unusual cities in the world.


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