There are scores of beautiful places in Nigeria that are worth visiting and it can be a dilemma when it comes to choosing the state to visit.
In this post, we’ve decided to make it a little easier for you by compiling a list of the top 10 most beautiful states in the country.
10 Most Beautiful States in Nigeria
The beauty of most of these states lies in their capital city except in a few cases. As a result, we have selected these states based on the beauty of their capital cities.
Additionally, this list is in no particular order as we have used different features to evaluate the beauty of these states.
Abuja is unarguably the most beautiful city in the country. The beauty of the city lies in its excellent infrastructure.
The city is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s with the objective of replacing the country’s most populous city of Lagos as the capital on 12 December 1991.
The parks in Abuja also make the city quite beautiful. The city is home to several parks and green areas with the largest one being Millennium Park. The Millennium Park was designed by architect Manfredi Nicoletti and was officially opened by the United Kingdom’s Elizabeth II in December 2003.
There is another open area park located in Lifecamp Gwarimpa; near the residence of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. The park is located on a slightly raised hilltop which contains sport facilities like Basketball and Badminton courts. Also, we have the city park which is located in Wuse 2 and it is home to numerous outdoor and indoor attractions such as a 4D cinema, astro-turf, lawn tennis court, paintball arena and a variety of restaurants.
Some of the other major landmarks in the city include the Ceddi Plaza, the National Staduim, ECOWAS Building and the National Christian Centre.
Lagos state is known as the financial and economic capital of the state. The beautiful parts of the states include the likes of Ikeja, Victoria Island and Lekki.
These places are known for their exquisite hotels and beautiful ambience. In West Africa, Lagos is said to be the most popular city in West Africa.
Popularly known as the coal city, Enugu is another beautiful state in Nigeria with its capital city comprising an excellent topography and alluring features.
The state is also home to the beautiful and popular Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
Some of the best places to live include the Independence Layout, New Haven, Enugu GRA and the Achara Layout.
The capital city of Rivers State is Port Harcourt. The city is known for its aqua life and waterfronts.
One of the most beautiful parts of the state is the Bonny Island; it is an island that is set on the southern edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Some of the alluring attractions in Rivers State include Bonny Nature Park and the Finima beach.
Rivers is also known to be home to several top-notch hotels. Also, it has a bubbly nightlife and security has greatly improved.
Kaduna State is another beautiful state and there are many interesting places you can visit in the state.
Some of the tourist attractions in the state include the Kaduna Museum, Lugard Foot Bridge, Kajuru Castle, Kamuku National Park as well as the Nok Village.
The Matsirga Waterfall is a natural beauty that is situated in Madakiya close to Kafanchan. There is also the Trapco Ranch and Resort that is a few km from Kaduna town.
The oil-rich Delta state is known for its beauty particularly the Warri area of the state. The road network in this part of Delta is really good and the buildings and constructions are quite organized.
Some of the interesting tourist attraction in the state includes the likes of the Palace of the Olu of Warri, Chief Nana’s Palace, Effurun Garden Park, Abraka Turf and Country Club, Abraka River Resort Motel and the Golden Tulip Hotels.
If you’re looking for what a modern market looks like in Uwie Modern Market or the Delta Shopping Mall.
You can also visit the Warri Township Stadium which is the 20000 capacity stadium and the home of the football club, Warri Wolves.
Cross River State
There are several wonderful places in Cross River making it one of the most beautiful states in the country.
Some of the tourist attractions in Cross River include Cross River National Park, National Museum, Slave Museum, Kwa Waterfalls and many others.
Calabar is the capital of Cross River and the city was once the capital city of Nigeria. Some of the ancient landmarks in the state include the Tomb of Mary Slessor, Statue of Mary Slessor and the Mary Slessor’s House.
Calabar is acclaimed to be the neatest city in the country. Also, the city is said to be the greenest and most serene city in the country.
The city is also known for the likes of the Obudu Cattle Ranch and the Tinapa Resort.
Akwa Ibom State
Also, known as the Land of Promise, Akwa Ibom is one of the beautiful states in the country.
Some of the tourist attractions in Akwa Ibom is Ibom Plaza Uyo, Ibeno Beach, National Museum Uyo, the Lord Lugard’s Residence and many more.
Akwa Ibom is also home to several 5-star hotels which you can find in Uyo. Also, Uyo which is known for its excellent road network and beautiful landscape.
The state is home to the popular Godswill Akpabio International Stadium which is an all-seater national sports stadium located in Uyo.
Known for the popular Oguta Lake, Ada Palm plantation and the Mbari Cultural and Art centre all in Owerri, Imo state has one of the most beautiful capital cities in the country.
The Ada Palm Plantation is said to be one of the most viable oil palm plantations in West Africa
Owerri is said to be the Glory of the East. The city is beautiful with a good nightlife and lighting. The landscape is well laid out and the structures in the city are quite alluring.
Ondo State is one of the beautiful states in the South West. The capital city, Akure is known for its natural and beautiful landscape.
The state has a range of various natural attractions, appreciable topography and its redevelopment has been something really noteworthy.
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