The Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the birthplace of Canada’s National Park system. The growth and development of Canada’s national parks are celebrated in interactive displays and exhibits. Naturally occurring, warm mineral springs can be found inside the cave, and outside in an emerald coloured basin.
Prabalgad Fort, also known as Kalavantin Durg (Kalavantin’s Fort), is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2,300 feet in the Western Ghats. It is located on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran Prabalgad fort does not have a good source of water supply.
If you like nature, panoramic views and trekking you should have a trip to Cavagrande del Cassibile during your holiday in Sicily. It’s a huge nature reserve which surrounds the canyon formed by the little Cassibile river. The Canyon is about 10 Km long and has steep stone walls, over 300 m high in some points. Cavagrande is located few kilometers from the little town of Avola, southern of Syracuse. The main access point to the canyon is the little road which passes near Avola antica, a town destroyed by a terrible earthquake in the year 1693.
It’s not necessary to do a tiring excursion to enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the province of Syracuse till the sea or look down in the canyon to admire the little lakes and the curves of the little Cassibile river. Spring is a great season to visit the nature reserve because the temperatures are mild and the landscape is fullfilled with flowers. During the summer months it’s also possible to have a bath in the fresh little lakes which are located at the base of the canyon.
Lake Braies is a pearl among Dolomite lakes. The Lago di Braies is situated in the homonymous valley, the Val di Braies, which diverts from Val Pusteria between Villabassa and Monguelfo. This lake, located in the heart of the Braies Dolomites, is characterised by its unique position in the north of the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Braies. The geological origin of the emerald green lake is referable to a reservoir dam, consequence of a mudflow.
Also in the world of sagas the Lago di Braies has got an important role to play. According to legends, the south end of the lake, where the Croda del Becco (2,810 m) is situated, there was the gate to the underworld. This is also why the Ladin name of the Croda del Becco is “Sass dla Porta”, which means “gate mountain”.
The Lady Knox Geyser is a geyser in the Waiotapu area of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is named after Lady Constance Knox, the second daughter of Uchter Knox, 15th Governor of New Zealand. The geyser is induced to erupt daily at 10:15am by dropping a surfactant into the opening of the vent. Eruptions produce a jet of water reaching up to 20m and can last for over an hour, depending on the weather.
While there are countless caves that can be visited throughout Europe, perhaps one of the most popular destinations is that of the Lamprecht’s Cave (Lamprechtshöhle) which can be found in Austria. The Lamprechtsofen is located in the northermost outcrop of the Leoganger Steinberge. It is the youngest of the Dachstein Caves.Read More