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Why you should travel to far-flung Kamchatka in Russia for your next trip

Adventure, natural wonders, and alone time — these are just some of the reasons why you should visit Kamchatka.

travel Updated: Feb 10, 2018 13:53 IST
Asian News International
Volcanic landscape at Kamchatka. (Shutterstock)

If you want to get away from all the worries and enjoy a relaxing trip, the Kamchatka peninsula in far-east Russia might be perfect for you. Jayanth Sharma, co-founder and CEO, Toehold, shares some reasons to visit:

Kamchatka isn’t even connected by manmade roads. (Shutterstock)


Kamchatka is an isolated geographical spectacle. In today’s world, where almost every corner of Earth is explored, finding an uncivilised land is rather a miracle. Kamchatka is one such peninsula that’s not been tamed: so much so, that it isn’t even connected by manmade roads. The only way you can reach it is by helicopter. All of which means it’s about as remote as it gets.


The fact that there are no roads nor permanent civilization, presents a fair idea about how adventurous your visit to Kamchatka could be. The treks and volcano climbs are worth the effort, for they grant you a glimpse into the mind-boggling geographical wonders and majestic wild creatures. Marine expeditions, too, are a highly exotic experience, and offer an opportunity to see orcas and humpback whales. In the rugged terrains of this peninsula that are hardly accessible, adventure is as unique as it can get.

Kamchatka is a fabulous place to photograph brown bears. (Shutterstock)

Geological attractions

Kamchatka is a geologically active domain. Snow-capped peaks, dormant volcanoes, glaciers and geysers, hills, meadows, and lakes that punctuate the peninsula make Kamchatka a breathtaking place. You can also spot the magnificent killer whale in the sea.

Great space for photographs

Kamchatka is a fabulous place to photograph brown bears. The diverse geographical features lend themselves to be captured into strikingly beautiful images.

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First Published: Feb 10, 2018 13:50 IST