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Written by : LifeStyle Team

Many of us might have dreamt of traveling to some beautiful locations on the earth and will definitely try to make it true, if we get any chance. Sometimes, we even think of visiting a place where there is no human existence for a thrilling experience. But, there are some limitations for adventure seekers as some of the places on this blue planet are either marked 'restricted entry' by the local government or simply impossible to reach. Some places are permitted for entry to only a few people on valid reasons.

Here are such destinations curated for adventure seekers like you.. Have a look..

1. Snake Island (Brazil)

The name itself speaks that this island is a home for variety of snakes. Reportedly, there is about one deadly snake per square foot on this island. This mysterious island is known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, and no local would dare to step on this island and Brazil has made it illegal for anyone to visit. The island consists of lance-head snakes, a species of pit viper, which is one of the deadliest serpents in the world. These snakes are so venomous that, we will die within an hour of its bite.

2. Lascaux Caves (France)

The Lascaux Caves located in southwestern France are home to a series of stunning Paleolithic cave paintings, close to some 600 paintings, mostly of animals. Horses are found most in numbers, and deer, ibex, bison, etc, can be also found. The most incredible among all the paintings is 'Hall of the Bulls', which is known for its four bull murals, one of which is 17 feet long.

Sadly, these 20,00 year-old caves have been banned to the public since the 1960s, as they have been occupied with fungi and black mold, both of which can affect the human health. Added to that, human presence is considered destructive to these fine arts.

3. Area 51 (United States)

Although the exact reason for restriction of entry into this place is unknown, many claim that, the US Government is supposed to have restricted the entry as this place is used for secret military operations like development and testing of air-crafts and weapon systems by the US military.

4. North Sentinel Island (Andaman & Nicobar)

This island has become famous in the recent times as the 27-year-old US citizen named John Allen Chau was killed by tribes who are living here since many years. North Sentinel Island is a home to some fiercely independent tribes who have violently rejected any contact or entry with the outsiders. Reportedly, North Sentinel Island has been a home to this tribe for an estimated 60,000 years. This island has been described as ‘the world’s most dangerous island’ and home to ‘the most isolated tribe in the world’.

5. Tomb of Qin Shi Huang (China)

One of the greatest discoveries of all time, Tomb of Qin Shi Huang remains as a mystery for archeologists as it remains sealed and unexplored. The tomb was discovered in the year 1974, when a group of farmers digging wells in Lintong County, have dug up a life-size terracotta warrior from the ground. Around 6000 and 8000 warriors were found buried along with Chinese first emporer Qin Shi Huang.

The tomb will likely remain sealed for the rest of the future, as it is rumored that there is a high concentration of mercury within the tomb that would be deadly to anyone who enters without proper precautions. Around 2,000 warriors, as we can see in the glimpse below are exposed to the public, and still another 6,000 remain within the tomb.

6. Niihau (United States)

Where there is only family who can reside on the island, it is called Niihau, named after its inhabitants Niihauans. A single family has owned the island for more than 150 years and it doesn't have any roads, cars, stores, etc. The Niihauans who are currently residing on the island mostly follow the steps of their Native Hawaiian ancestors, with hunting and fishing as their major occupation. The 2010 census listed its population as 170, but the current number of permanent residents are unknown.

7. Robins Island (United States)

The 435-acre privately owned island has been in controversy throughout its history. Currently owned by Louis Bacon, transfers of ownership over the years has stooped it from becoming a nature preserve and sanctuary. It is also home to one of the largest populations of turtles in the state.

8. Surtesy (Iceland)

It is a volcanic island formed due to volcanic eruptions that took place between 1963-67. Although, this island looks beautiful from a distance, human entry is strictly prohibited, as scientists feel that human disruption would minimise the colonisation by plants and animals, biotic succession and the shaping of geological formations.

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