Easter's just around the corner and while that may mean egg hunts around the house, for others it means an opportunity to check off a few destinations off their bucket list. But if the idea of a squeezing in some travelling time before everyone heads back to the nine-to-five grind isn't enough to motivate you, perhaps this infographic will.
The world's a gorgeous place; that much is for certain, but according to the graphic's ranking, parts of the world are at risk of losing their luster or could shut down altogether. At the top of the list is the Taj Mahal, a well known tourist attraction and one of India's UNESCO heritage sites.
According to graphic, the world-renown marble mausoleum is on track to close down in five years due to air pollution that is eating away at the building's exterior. The Taj Mahal's issue with pollution isn't anything new and measures to protect the building's façade have failed, reports the Guardian.
Closer to home lies the growing issue with Glacier National Park located in the state of Montana in the U.S. The National park has been shrinking in size due to climate change. As the park's website states, the park was once home to 150 glaciers but is now only home to 25. The park also estimates that in less than 20 years, that number will drop even further to zero before it may need a name change.
Which at-risk destinations are still on your bucket list? Feel free to sound off in the comment section below or on Twitter @HPCaTravel.
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic falls border Brazil and Argentina. With two international airports a short drive away, they're easy to access too.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Fish every colour of the rainbow, warm tropical waters and the world's largest coral reef system are just a few of the reasons why the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Site, is a must-see. If it's this beautiful on top of the water, just imagine what's waiting below.
Great Wall Of China
It goes as far as the eye can see and is steeped in history. With some portions built as far back as the 7th century BC, a the wall stretches 21,196 km.
The spectacle will make your jaw drop. Scalding lava running down an active volcano until it gets crushed by cool ocean water. Hawaii can offer tourists a nice mix of R&R and a glimpse of nature's force.
Muir Woods National Monument
Towering redwoods, lush foliage and every shade of green can be found in this park near San Francisco, Cali. Follow the path through the towering trees and feel your shoulders drop as you inhale the crisp, clean air.
Jordan's most-visited tourist attraction, Petra is known for its stunning stone architecture and may have been established as early as 312 BC. It also has the coveted UNESCO designation.
You might think there's nothing to look at but sand but that couldn't be further from the truth. The world's hottest desert, the Sahara is home to flora and fauna found in few other places in the world, and sand dunes have been known to reach 180 metres.
With snow-capped peaks and picturesque landscapes that humble even the most seasoned traveller, the Rockies are Canada's pride and should not be missed.
Serengeti National Park
Vast landscapes, breathtaking beauty and Africa's Top 5 animals. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is on many traveller's bucket lists for its opportunity to witness wildlife in all of its raw glory.
Would you like a glass of Chianti with that view? Home to six World Heritage Sites, Tuscany is known for its traditions, the arts, historical figures, wine (obviously) and rolling landscapes. The secret is out however. The region's capital, Florence, gets approximately 10 million tourists a year. Is it still worth it? Yes.