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A cluster of over hundred islands represent the State of Hawaii, the youngest State - 50th - of the USA. Also known as the Aloha State, Hawaii has six major islands known as main islands, namely Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaiiâ€™s Big Island. The metropolitan Honolulu in the island of Oahu is the capital city and the state has a total population of about 1.3 million.
Home to several active volcanoes, it is believed that the first settlers entered this land between 300 and 800 A.D. there are a variety of geographic formations and climate variations in Hawaii. From lava deserts in the Big Island, highland rainforests in Kauai to worldâ€™s largest sea cliffs in Molokai, Hawaii has it all. Mauna Kea situated on the Big Island is considered the tallest mountain in the world with a height of 13,796 feet (4205 meters) from sea level and 33,476 feet (10,203 meters) from the seafloor.
Mark Twain, the celebrity author, had special appreciation for the islands and has depicted the stateâ€™s natural beauty and scenic expanses in his writings. A world of possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts is what attracts millions of tourists to the state year on year. Oahu is the best surfing destination in the world. Named after a deity in Polynesia, Maui is the land of the sun and the second most populated island of Hawaii. Created by two giant volcanoes, this island is home to stunning resorts. Kauai, the oldest among the main islands, has Mount Wai'ale'ale, the wettest spot on the globe. The largest island, Big Island is home to several volcanoes. Developed as an agricultural hub, Big Island hosts some exciting festivals and events and also houses attractive resorts. Molokai Island has the beautiful Kalaupapa Lookout in Pala'au State Park that presents an awesome view of the peninsula.
Several historic sites are also present in Hawaii, but outdoor recreation and natural wealth form the essence of your trip.