Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is releasing today, shining light on an important issue in India: the lack of toilets. Toilets are also a problem when travelling, made worse because of the completely new environment, unfamiliar toilet habits, a language barrier and awkward conditions. But you don’t always have to talk about toilets with a potty mouth. As it turns out, there are toilets around the world that offer incredible views of nature while you take a squat. The travel search engine Ixigo shows us some of these toilets, and we’ve added a couple of our own, right here from India. Scroll down to find out more! ALSO READ: Toilet Ek Prem Katha shooting location Hoshangabad is a place Akshay Kumar calls cleaner than Mumbai
Barafu Camp, Tanzania
Barafu Hut and Camp, Kilimanjaro, Photograph courtesy: Shutterstock
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in the continent, rising up to a height of 5,895 m (19,341 feet). Trekking up this beautiful mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in itself, but so is relieving yourself at the toilet at Barafu camp, located at 15,287 feet. Do carry toilet paper with you, though.
Jonsknuten, Kongsberg, Norway
Heading to Norway? How about stopping by at the town of Kongsberg towards the south of the Scandanavian country. The warm and welcoming Silvery City has a lot to offer: arts and crafts, ancient buildings, charming eateries and antique shops and beautiful views. This includes a loo that opens up to a view of the incredible Mount Jonsknuten, the highest mountain in the area at 2,966 feet.
Mount Shukshan, Washington, USA
Mount Shukshan in Washington, USA, Photograph courtesy: Shutterstock
We just cannot get enough of taking a well-timed loo break while trekking, and the 9,131-feet Mount Shukshan in the North Cascades National Park of Washington state, USA is one of the best places for this. Stop by at the Sulphide Glacier base to take a dump while enjoying an unmatchable view of the mountains.
Sapporo JR Tower, Japan
Let’s take a break from the mountains and step into the urban jungle of Sapporo, located in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The Sapporo JR Tower here has male urinals right next to tall windows that let you take a leak and also take in the view of the Sapporo skyline.
Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh
View from toilet in Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh, Photograph courtesy: Shutterstock
Ladakh’s dry toilets are pretty famous and make up a big part of the adventure experience. But the Thiksey Monastery has urinals that let you peak outside onto the spectacular landscape of Ladakh while you take a whiz. CHECK OUT: Sulabh International Museum of Toilets: Exploring the history of hygiene
Keri Beach, Goa
Toilet at Keri Beach, Photograph courtesy: Anand Shashikumar
Located right at the northern edge of beautiful Goa, Querim or Keri Beach is a long and secluded stretch of sand that lets you enjoy the sun and ocean breeze without a big crowd spoiling the mood. And don’t let your bowel get in the way either; you can have a go here without disrupting the view. ALSO READ: Sightseeing in North Goa: 13 breathtaking beaches of north Goa you must visit
Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
A Shikra at the Pench Wildlife Reserve, Photograph courtesy: Shutterstock
The cottages just outside the Pench Tiger Reserve safari gate in Madhya Pradesh is a nice little place to chill before and after you go out into the sanctuary to spot some tigers and other rare animals. And an added bonus here is the toilet view. Watch some woodpeckers and other birds flutter about the trees outside as you rock a deuce inside the loo.