For a car driver nothing is better if the view of the road and surroundings is soothing, awesome and scenic. There are many beautiful scenic routes across the world which show us some stunning panorama, but where are these awesome scenic drives. Today we have picked up some of the most beautiful and awesome scenic routes throughout the world.
Icefields Parkway: Canada
Hailed as one of the most scenic drives in North America, western Canada’s Icefields Parkway has lush mountain scenery. The backdrop of Alberta’s mammoth black stone mountains – capped in snow – makes this quite an unforgettable drive. The road is bordered on either side in most places by deep verdant forests with an almost unparalleled variety of spectacular flora and Fauna such as Elks, Bears and Moose roaming free across the landscape. Snow-capped peaks topping 11,000 feet and thunderous waterfalls mark the route.
Munnar Road: India
The air here is flavoured with tea and exotic spices from the plantations covering the slopes, making this a relaxing drive which is sure to excite olfactory senses. The beautiful flora and fauna amongst this landscape of green rolling hills make for a sight not easily forgettable. An amazingly beautiful and an idyllic tourist destination in Kerala, Munnar is situated at an altitude of 6000 feet. Munnar has been the favoured summer resort since the time of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.
Furka Pass: Switzerland
This is a spectacular drive with stunning views and the added bonus of glacier ice caves to stop and explore. The verdant scenery surrounding this drive and fun driving offered by the twisty roads make this a pleasure driver’s heaven. However this scenic drive is not without its fair share of danger. The Furka Pass links Andermatt in Canton Uri with Gletsch in Canton Valais and is part of the popular three-passes trip over the Furka, Grimsel and Susten.
Milford Road: New Zealand
Offering some of the world most spectacular scenery and used by many Hollywood Blockbusters as a filming location, New Zealand should top anyone’s list of places to visit. The huge green mountains capped with snow, crystalline lakes, pure air and rainforest make this scenery truly stunning. This road travels alongside a 14 mile long fjord in places with views of the Tasman Sea. The first major highlight is the Eglinton Valley, which was once filled with glacier ice. The valley has steep rock sides and a flat, golden tussock floor – it’s a surreal place.
High Atlas Mountains: Morocco
Trekking through the mountains in Morocco can lead to some of the most beautiful treks and views in the world, and it is a very popular destination among those travelers who want to see the world, and not just tourist traps. It’s a drive of a truly varied nature, ranging from mountains capped in snow to the Sahara deserts open sands. Taking the bustling city of Marrakech as the starting point, the drive takes you through the magnificent landscape through to North Africa.
Let us know if you have been to any of these places and how was your experience. Also, if you have any other place you want us to add on this list, please mention the place with an appropriate link in the comments below.