There is one thing to which we all would agree, that it’s the photographs that make our holidays timeless. They create memories for a lifetime. But times have changed. The hard cover album is now replaced by Instagram. With millions of pictures flowing everyday it has become a hub of photographers and travel enthusiasts too. Folks an Instagram picture is now a social status, of where you have been lately. To put those perfect pics in that feed we have sorted the most instagrammable places around the world, to help you choose your next stop.
Eiffel Tower, Paris – This romantic city with picturesque setbacks is perfect for all those who love travel and photography. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of French Revolution. It is a living symbol of the the marvel of french engineering. In present times, Eiffel Tower records almost 7 Million visitors per year.
Eiffel Tower is not just a structure of some metal standing in mid of wilderness, but is also houses restaurants and dining in them is a life time experience. The two restaurants of Eiffel towers are Madame Brasserie, and Jules Verne. If you haven’t come across a picture of Eiffel Tower on Instagram, then your app has a bug.
Opera House, Sydney – We all have grown up seeing its pictures in magazines, television, newspapers, etc. The trend continues, now on Instagram. Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in this world. Opera House comprises of two large performance halls and also a restaurant. Opera House is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It is estimated that on average more than 40 shows take place in Opera House every week, with one show or the another suited for every person. The majority of the shows that are hosted here belong to contemporary music, classical music, musical theater, comedy, dance, opera, theater, and more. If you are on Instagram then you got to have this one on your feed.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai – Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the world, and truly represents the soul of Dubai. It is located in close proximity to Dubai Mall and is also one of the most visited spots on our planet. Burj Khalifa is simply too tall to be avoided. Jokes apart, but every photographer wants this one in their photo space.
The light displays at night make it even more attractive, and they are themed on the latest trends. Since its opening in 2010, Burj Khalifa has not only made highlights for being the tallest building of the world but also for world’s longest elevator distance, and for the world’s highest restaurant. The Burj Khalifa also houses a hotel and has observational docks.
Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo – World’s busiest intersection has to be picturesque. Picture of this spot has unofficially become the mascot of Tokyo, or rather identity. There are huge television screen mounted in the intersection that flashes display all day long. The Shibuya crossing has also made its way in the popular culture by being featured in Lost in Translation, and Fast and The Furious movies.
There are many cafes and restaurants around this crossing that offer great views. One of them is also the Starbucks outlet which also is a contender of being the busiest Starbucks of the world. It is estimated that around 3000 people cross the Shibuya crossing at a time. It is estimated that close to 500,000 people cross it on the busiest of days.
Taj Mahal, Agra – This symbol of eternal love fascinates every couple around the world and even families to have this wonder of a place in backdrop. It is one of the seven wonders of the world and also is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore has described Taj Mahal as ‘teardrop on the cheek of eternity’.
Taj Mahal is a architectural marvel and a mark of heritage left behind by the Mughal dynasty. It is built from entirely white marble sourced from the best quarries of Rajasthan. The night viewing facility under the full moon even enhances the beauty of Taj Mahal and is an experience that should not be missed.
Disneyland, California – Overly popular with families, this is a sure spot for young parents, and even teens and their families. This is where magic becomes real, as they say it. Disneyland California opened its door in 1955 for public, and since then it had many other addition within the park. It is estimated that more 18 million people visit it annually.
Disneyland California is unarguably the second most visited amusement park, while the first being one which was inspired by Disneyland. The most popular sections of the Disneyland are Main Street, Adventure land, Frontier Land, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Star Wars the galaxy’s edge, Fantasy Land, Mickey’s toon town, and tomorrow land.
South Beach, Miami – Its warm out there in South Beach, and Travelers love it for the hang out scene and art displays. The beach is also popular for its celebrity chef restaurants, and the night clubs that are dotted along the beach. One of the luxuries of the life is also sitting in the outdoor cafes of the South Beach and sipping a cup of cold coffee.
The best thing about the South Beach in Miami is the Art Deco architecture reflected in the buildings surrounding it. The beach is popular for its white sand, and has been featured in number of TV shows and Movies. In short it is a melting pot of people that like to have fun. It remains to be the top visited and most clicked place in Miami.
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro – Christ the redeemer is the fourth largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world, and it is also the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world. The statue was constructed to deal with the godlessness situation of the city back then. The statue is placed on the top of Mount Corcovado which is at the height of 2300 feet.
The statue and the entire set up was constructed between 1922 and 1931. It is estimated that approximately 2 Million people visit this monument every year. The best thing about this place is that it offers breath taking views of Rio De Janerio. We are sure that you all must have seen the picture of the statue and Ariel views of the city are all over the Instagram.
Grand Canals, Venice – It’s a lovely affairs to be on those Gondola and exploring the city of Venice. It is truly a must do thing before you die. Grand Canal of Venice has a stretch of over 3 kilometers with 30 to 70 meter of width. The grand canal of Venice is dotted with churches, hotels, and palaces on both of its sides, which are built in Gothic and Renaissance style.
The grand canal has four bridges in total, and the most popular one is Rialto Bridge, which is also eye candy of all the photographers across the world. If there is something more popular than itself the city of Venice then it has to be the Grand Canal. The mere experience of travelling in those water taxis and passing by the pieces of history is truly beautiful, and worth a click.
London Eye, London – The giant Ferris wheel, has become a symbol of the city. City of London is incomplete without London Eye being in the picture. Its former name was Millennium Wheel. It is located on the south bank of River Thames. It has an overall height of 443 Feet, which makes it too large to be avoided of eyes and even the camera shutters.
At a time it has been the biggest Ferris wheel in the world. Interestingly much of the funds used to built the London Eye was provided by the British Airways. At night the structure becomes even more beautiful because of the lighting. There are total 32 capsules on the wheel that can carry the passengers and they donate the 32 boroughs of Greater London. Londoners and Travelers both love it alike.
Big Ben, London – All traditional images of London on Instagram starts with this iconic clock tower. It not only shows the right time, but fact that you are in London. The great hour bell of Big Ben weighs more than 15 tonnes. It is located on the northern end of the House of Parliament in the region of Westminster in London.
The hands of the clock are 9 and 14 feet long, and the tower is at the height of 320 feet. The time of the Big Ben was originally tuned with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The great clock of Big Ben is wound three times a week, and in every wound of the clock it takes more than an hour of time. It is estimated that the clock is accurate up to 2 seconds.
Las Vegas Strip – This place is synonym to night life, and has something for everyone. It features shows to casinos, and concerts to clubs. The neon lighting which is used by most of the establishments here and the Bellagio fountains attracts the shutterbugs from all across the world. Las Vegas strip is known to have the maximum concentration of hotels and casinos in the world.
Some of the most popular resorts and casinos of Las Vegas are located on this stretch of land. Some of the prominent ones are Bellagio, Venetian, Palazzo, and Wynn. The Las Vegas Strip also consists the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign. Since the opening of the first casino on this strip in 1931, the place has never looked back.
Niagara Falls, US & Canada – Everyone wants to lean back on the edge with falls in backdrop, and take that lovely memory home or Instagram home. That is what Niagara falls is known for and that are the best pictures of Niagara Falls that revolve around the internet. The famous fall is located on the Niagara river and falls in the intersection of United States and Canadian border.
For the best views of the Niagara falls one must head to the Queen Victoria Park which falls on the Canadian side of the fall, or the Prospect Point which falls in the United States side of the fall. The best part of the Niagara Falls though is the Cave of the winds, which takes you behind the curtain of the waterfall. In short it’s a wonderful place to be at.
Notre Dame, Paris – Notre Dame Cathedral is a great example of French Gothic Architecture, and this place remains a top attraction for locals and travelers alike. It is the most popular Gothic cathedrals which were built in the middle ages. The site where it is constructed were the former sites of two more churches that existed in the past.
The sculptures and the stained glasses that are used in the Notre Dame are worth a sight and give the beauty to this cathedral. The construction of the cathedral began in the 12th century and took over 300 years for it to be completed. People can also attend the Mass which is held every 3 times in a day, which is a popular attraction for christian visitors.
Sigiriya Rock, Sri Lanka – Sigiriya Rock is also known as Lion Rock or the Lion Mountain. This rock fortress is immensely popular with travelers and locals alike. It was built in 5th century as a stronghold, over a monolithic rock pillar. The site of Sigiriya Rock is now also a pilgrimage site. It is always surrounded by forests and admirers.
Since 1982 it has also earned the status of UNESCO World Heritage site. While visiting Sirigiya Rock you must also see the popular 21 rock paintings of the celestial dancers and singers, which are painted in the rock caves, which depict the glory of this structure back from time. The word Sigiyira is derived from the word Sihagri which means rock lion.
Times Square, New York – This is the place where hustle of New York meets at the heart of New York. Times Square falls on the intersection of Seventh Avenue, Broadway and 42nd Street. It was earlier known as Long Acre, but was renamed to Times Square in 1904 after the opening of the The New York Times offices in the vicinity.
Time Square is popular among the people for being the place of New Year Celebrations, and this tradition has been a long affair. Over the years Times Square has gained popularity because of the Broadway. There are many theaters and restaurants that dot the region and make it a place worth visiting. Neon lights and displays of Times Square make it eye candy, and everyone wants this on their camera.
Brooklyn Bridge, New York – Manhattan bridge connects the Manhattan area to Brooklyn. It was the first bridge of the world that used steel wires as cables for the suspension. The towers of the bridge are constructed using limestone, granite and cement. At the time when it was inaugurated it was also the longest suspension bridge of the world.
The usage of bridge for common public started in 1883. It is estimated that more than 100,000 vehicles cross it each day. The total length of the bridge is more than 6000 feet. For the shutterbugs, there is a particular spot for pictures, named DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), rest you will see it all over the Instagram.
Central Park, New York – Central park is the largest public park of New York, it is also the lungs of the city owed to its lush greenery. It was one of the first public parks of the United States that was constructed with landscape architecture techniques. Officially the park got operating in 1876 for public use. It also houses the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It is not just any other park but also houses a zoo, even a ice skating ring, open air theater, playgrounds, fountains, and monuments spread across the length of the park. A picture New York gets complimented by Central Park, such its is reputation. The birds eye view pictures of the Central Park immensely trend on Instagram with views of the park.
Empire State Building, New York – New York is also known by the views of this building, from top of the rock, or anyplace else in New York City. Empire State Building comprises of 102 stories, and was completed in 1931. For over four decades it has been the tallest building in the world. Empire State building is a fine example of Modernist Art Deco design.
Th height of Empire State Building is 1250 feet. The empire state building has been featured in pop culture through romantic movies such as Love Affair, An Affair to remember, and even a recent one in Sleepless in Seattle. Many people also remember this building from the movie King Kong, which showcases the might of its tower.