6 Colourful Places Around the World You Need Visit Immediately

Last Updated on February 5, 2023

If you’re a lover of colour, then you’re going to love these wonderful colourful places and destinations around the world.

From bright blues to vibrant purple and lime green, these colourful places are a must-visit and need to be added to your bucket list immediately!

Whether you want busy, urban and colourful cities, off the beaten track destinations or natural beauty, below are some of the most colourful places in the world!

Within these colourful places, you’ll find vibrant cities with interesting histories, fun and colourful buildings around the world, breathtaking nature, and more!

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6 Most Colourful Places in the World

Make sure to see these colourful cities, aerial view of Jodhpur India with old stone fortifications to one side and a wide valley full of buildings painted bright blue stretching off into the distance under a bright sky

1. Jodhpur, India

Nestled in Rajasthan, lies the famous blue city of India, Jodhpur. You can grab the best view of the highlighted blue city from the fort above.

From here, you can see some of the most colourful buildings around the world

Thousands of tourists’ flock here to get a glimpse of the gorgeous blue buildings. The reason behind the blue?

It is said they are painted blue because the locals believe this keeps away the insects, which over the years have eaten through walls of the buildings.

It is also believed that the houses that are painted blue are those of the Brahman caste, the highest of the Hindu caste.

2. Jaipur, India

India might be the most colourful country in the world because it has two amazing colourful places on this list!

Jaipur is another incredibly colourful city in India but instead of blue, this city is called the pink city.

When Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales came to visit in 1876, the entire city was painted pink for their arrival.

In India pink is the colour of hospitality, so to welcome the new guests to Jaipur the old city was painted pink.

Ever since then the city has kept the theme of pink and you can still see the pink-coloured buildings within the old city walls today.

Although pink is the main colour used in Jaipur, you’ll generally find some of the most colourful buildings around the world here!

There are plenty of places to visit in Jaipur so I highly recommend staying for at least a few days.

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Don't miss the pink city Morocco, two goats standing on an outdoor stairway with the steps and walls painted different soft shades of blue

3. Chefchaouen, Morocco

The blue city of Chefchaouen, located just 3 hours’ drive from the ancient city of Fes, has become hugely popular in the last few years.

This city has been painted bright blue since 1492 by the Jewish community who have a tradition of painting their buildings blue.

Ever since then the town has kept that tradition and been painted the brightest and most beautiful shade of blue you can imagine.

Chefchaouen is a must if you visit Morocco and love seeing colourful places.

PS: Did you know that the Moroccan city of Marrakesh is also known as the Pink City? Morocco is full of beautiful, colourful cities, but Chefchaouen is definitely the most colourful and unique!

4. Júzcar, Spain

This is another entirely blue town instead this one is located in Spain.

Júzcar was painted by Sony Pictures to promote the new Smurfs movie, and since then thousands of tourists flocked to see this colourful town, which is home to only 250 people.

Since the movie came out, there have been disputes between Sony and the village.

This is because tourism drove this little place to be a hot tourist destination by using its colour and reference of the Smurfs to their full advantage.

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Have you been to the most colourful country in the world? Wide field full of bright purple lavender plants with a row of green trees behind on a bright cloudy day

5. Lavender fields, Provence, France

From mid-June until mid-August the fields of Provence, France light up a stunning purple colour as the lavender blooms.

If you want to miss the mass crowds of European families, I recommend you visit before mid-July when most families with children go on holiday.

So long as you visit at the right time, you’ll find one of the most colorful places in the world!

Also, get up early or visit late in the day to get the perfect photograph if that’s what you’re there for!

Explore the colourful places in the world, wide open hot spring with a mixture of colours in the steaming water in front of a row of hills and trees under a wide blue sky with white fluffy clouds

6. Rotorua, New Zealand

One of my favourite places on earth is Rotorua located in my home country, New Zealand. The Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is lathered in assorted colours.

Rotorua is a geothermal playground and the most active volcanic place in New Zealand. In the park, you can see colourful mud pools and even a geyser.

The pools colours range from bright lime green, bright oranges, and blues, nearly every colour of the rainbow!

Rotorua is one of the most colourful places on earth and what makes it so interesting is that this is natural, no paint required!

A visit here is a must and lovers of colour, and one of the top things to do in New Zealand!

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Frequently Asked Questions

✅ Are there any natural colourful places in the world?

Yes, absolutely! The world is a beautiful place. Some of my favourite naturally beautiful places are Rotorua and the Lavender fields of Provence, France.

✅ What is the most colourful place in the world?

India is probably the most colourful country in the world! India is full of colourful places that will absolutely blow you away. The country even has a famous festival called Holi known for it’s colourful celebrations.

Which colourful place would you love to visit? Are there any amazing colourful places that I missed? Tell me your favourite colourful cities and other colourful destinations below!

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  • Kasia
    November 18, 2017

    Ooooh! Haven’t been to any of these yet!

  • Anne Slater-Brooks
    November 19, 2017

    I love the idea behind this and want to visit everyone bar Rotorua that I have already visited. As awesome as it was I do not need a refresher of the air!! Jodphur looks incredible

  • Mellissa Williams
    November 19, 2017

    Those photos are beautiful. I really want to go to Cinque Terre with the gorgeous colourful houses. The lavender fields of Provence must be amazing to see and smell!

  • Louise
    November 19, 2017

    What a lovely idea for an article. The only one I have been to of those is Rotorua in New Zealand. Those lavender fields in Provence are gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to visit Jaipur too. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  • noel
    November 19, 2017

    Gorgeous locations and I haven’t been to any of these spectacular locations, but I’ve been close in Morocco, the blue city is stunning – saw something similar in Rabat, the capital. You picked some real gems here.

  • Dany
    November 19, 2017

    I’m definitely in love with vibrant colors and I appreciated your suggestions! I knew Chefchaouen, the lavender fields in Provence and Jaipur but I’d love to see Jodhpur with my eyes, it looks pretty!

  • Ryan Biddulph
    November 19, 2017

    All the places look awesome Anita. I would add Granada, Nicaragua to this list, as a multi color town. Not dominated by any one color but goodness the place has so many vivid, eye-popping, fascinating coloring through most of the buildings, from homes to places of commerce. Like a rainbow when you walk down the street.


  • Mizhelle
    November 20, 2017

    Chefchaouen is one of the places I intend to visit one day. I also recommend Tomita Farm in Hokkaido, Japan for colorful flower fields.

  • Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
    November 20, 2017

    The lavender fields of Provence are just incredible. I’d go back anytime. India has long been on my bucket list and Jaipur looks so pretty! I love how the color pink means hospitality. What a fun fact, but also a great welcome “message” to visitors who understand the significance.

  • Penny Sadler
    November 21, 2017

    What a great idea for a blog post! I love the forts in India, and of course, the blue buildings of Morocco and well known. The lavender fields must be really spectacular in real life, as well as Rotorua in NZ. Hope to visit all someday!

  • Paige
    November 22, 2017

    I love the theme of this post! You’ve definitely chosen some gorgeous, colorful sites! I’m happy to see that 1/3 are in India since I’m going there in March! I wish I wasn’t allergic to lavender, because those lavender fields look magical!

  • Sara Broers
    November 22, 2017

    Those lavender fields look amazing! The older I get, the more of a flower nut I am becoming. Thanks for sharing this colorful post.