Hawaii as the name suggests to me , its a beautiful destination with pristine waters splashing on rick bottoms and secluded from the world, beautiful landscapes and many natural wonders!  I used to hear alot about Hawaii at American Express New York office during my visits to US. So, I always wished to visit Hawaii, once at least in my lifetime! While I wait for the day when I visit this famous destination, I am writing down some facts about it that are fascinating!

Hawaii

Hawaii

The word ‘Hawaii’ means “Place of the Gods” or “Homeland”.

Fascinating facts of Hawaii

1. Islands of Hawaii were formed because of under-sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago. Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world is continually erupting for the last 30 years. The island is growing by 42 acres every year due to these eruptions.

2. Mauna Kea mountain which is 33,476 ft from the sea floor is twice as tall as Mount Everest.

3. Olivine crystals that are formed due to volcanic eruptions create green sand at Papakalea beach which is famous!

4.Some of the largest amd attractive waves in the world that would definitely bring adrernaline rush can be found in Pe’ahi on the north shore of Maui. These waves are as high as 60 feet+

Surfing

Surfing

5. Lava fields of Hawaii have been used for trainings of astronauts before they went for expeditions to moon.

Lava

Lava

6. It is the only state in the U.S. that is made up entirely of islands. This state consists of 132 different islands, including eight main island (Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe).

7. Hulope Bay is a marine preserve and considered one of the best diving spots in the world.

Apart from these natural wonders, there are many more traditional, religious, foodie and hospitality facts that must be explored as well!

So, we have some good reasons to visit! What say??

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