Colours have the positive effect to brighten a dull day and bring a smile to a sad face! There are tons of places on this planet that are naturally colourful while some are man made. Call them quirky or a mere piece of one’s imagination, here is a list of 10 unbelievably colourful places on earth that will leave you mesmerised.
1. St. John’s, Canada
The largest city in the state, St John’s is also one of the most colourful cities in the world. Even though the climate is usually sullen and chilly, it doesn’t stop the locals from painting their buildings in vibrant colours. The unspoiled environment of St. Johns provides several outdoor activities for travellers. One of the biggest Canadian urban park, Pippy Park offers some amazing hiking trails, skiing opportunity, and abundance of flora and fauna. This city is not to be missed on your tour of Canada.
2. Wroclaw, Poland
Wroclaw, the ‘Holy blossom of Europe’, is one of the most architecturally and culturally diverse cities in central Europe, thanks to its majestic old town square, stunning architectural marvels and quirky, old-fashioned buildings. Tucked away behind the Old Town Square, the trademark colourful buildings look straight out of a comic.
3. Burano Island, Italy
A photographer’s paradise, Burano is a pretty Island in the Venetian Lagoon. Famous for lace-making workshops and brightly coloured fisherman’s houses, Burano is a great excursion from Venice. These colourful houses are fisherman’s desire to identify their own houses when they are fishing out. Exploring Burano gives countless photo opportunities, as there are plenty of charming yards and squares, several little lanes and alleys, impressive leaning Bell tower, and much more. Take a tour of this pretty Italian island on a 30-minute vaporetto ride.
4. Pattaya, Thailand
Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya has developed a colourful reputation over the years. A popular beach resort in Thailand, Pattaya is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. Once a quiet fishing village, it is not bustling with high-end resorts, shopping malls, restaurant, and clubs. Take a break from beaches and nightlife, and head to Buddha hill, one of the highest points in Pattaya. The 18m-tall golden Buddha statue is something to marvel at!
5. Amorgos Island, Greece
One of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, Amorgos is a stunner in true sense. The Island of ‘the Big Blue’, Amorgos boasts of some secret beaches and authentic scenery. Walking in the alleys of Katapola, explore traditional lighthouses, and go bak in time as you visit the Castle of Amorgos. Take a stroll around the miniature streets of Amorgos Chora and stop for coffee and dessert at Calisto, where the Brazilian cake is a favourite of many intrepid travellers.
6. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Brilliantly coloured houses (pink, green, orange, and turquoise), situated at the foot of signal hills, Bo-Kaap is a spiritual home for the Cape Town’s Muslim community. The place feels like a dreamland and will leave you in awe as you step foot in this neighbourhood. Apart from its picturesque surroundings, strolling down the streets of Bo Kaap, provides a taste of a distinctly Cape Tonian community replete with its rich history and lifestyle.
7. Naples, Italy
Colourful buildings and stunning natural landscape, welcome to the historic city of Naples! For an authentic Italian experience, head to Naples. Ancient ruins, picturesque islands, and of course, Pizza – it is a paradise for travellers. Enjoy a wide array of shopping in more than 40 eclectic shops offering antique pieces, traditional and contemporary art galleries, home furnishing, boutiques, and more.
8. Balat, Istanbul
Istanbul’s old Jewish quarter and a town immersed in historical glory, Balat is a traveller’s paradise. Most famous for its magnificent architecture, where the delights of the modern day blends with the city’s old world charm leaving you captivated. Balat offers a perfect contrast with its bright blue sky looking splendid against the century-old Ottoman colorful buildings, all painted in shades of pink, red, green, and yellow. Balat has become one of the coolest places for summer strolls, offering several chic cafes, art galleries, and boutiques.
9. Jodhpur, India
When you visit Jodhpur, the city reminds you of Smurfs, the movie. The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is known for its sensational blue coloured buildings and is a big draw for tourists. With a striking similarity to the Spanish city of Juzcar, Jodhpur is a true-blue destination. Do visit the bustling old city market, full of handicrafts, spices, saris, and fabrics shops. Absorb the beauty of stunning monuments, forts and museums, and feel the essence of the culture, here in Jodhpur!
10. Old San Juan, Mexico
One of Mexico’s most popular winter destinations, Old San Juan offers great diversity and near-perfect climate. Puerto Vallarta is a paradise for vacationers along with its mountains and golden beaches, crystal blue waters, idyllic old towns and vine-hung foothills. Old San Juan has one of Mexico’s best nightlife scene, apart from its beachfront luxurious villas, quaint boutiques, golf courses and options for adventure activities. A trip to Old San Juan would not be complete without experiencing the great adventures of the region such as kayaking, zip lining, and much more.