10 Most Weird and Strange Places To Visit In India
2 years ago Mansi Saner 0
The great land of India is the house of most haunted places, mystery lake of Skeleton and many other mysterious, weird places and unusual natural things. Some of the most wired but must see places in India also includes the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom, Underground Coal Mine, Floating Loktak Lake, Jungle Camp Pench, Waste Land of Rann of Kutch, and the wettest place Mawsynram.
10 Most Weird and Strange Places To Visit In India
1. Cherrapunji – Wettest place on Earth
Cherrapunji means ‘the land of oranges’, is at an elevation of 4290 ft. Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is the second most humid place on the planet. It is only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. Cherrapunji held the record for the wettest place on earth. Though, Mawsynram, also in Meghalaya, holds the distinction of being the wettest place. Cherrapunji receives an unbelievable 11,777 mm of rainfall annually. The annual rainfall at Cherrapunjee is 98% in just eight months from March to October. January, February, November and December get nominal or no rainfall.
Cherrapunji is also famous for the live bridges, a result of bio-engineering practised by the locals. The bridges can carry 50 people at a time and are spectacular to watch.
2. Kanchenjunga Mountain – Land of Himalayan Yeti
Kanchenjunga is the highest mountain in India. It is located on the border of Nepal and the India in Sikkim. Though it is not a strange place to visit indeed one of the must see the place in India along with other four mountains of Great Himalayas, Mysterious Himalayan Yeti can be spotted here.
3. Roopkund – Skeleton Lake
Roopkund is also called as Skeleton Lake due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the side of the lake. Skeleton Lake is the high altitude mountain glacial lake situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
4. Khardung La Pass – Highest Motorable Road
Khardung La Pass is the high mountain pass in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and famous as world highest motorable pass. It is the only route for tourists to reach the Nubra Valley.
5. Bhangarh Fort – Most Haunted Place
The Bhangarh Fort of Alwar Rajasthan is most Haunted place in India and famous for its historical ruins. Bhangarh is a popular tourist attraction situated on the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve and Entry is prohibited between sunset and sunrise.
6. Longewala Battlefield – Hunters at Dawn: Tanot Mata Temple
Longewala region is located in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan and the site of a battle of 1971 between India and Pakistan.
Tanot Mata Temple is situated very near to the battle site of Longewala and is the tourist destination in India. Tanot Mata Temple is seen in the ‘Border’ movie. Tanot mata is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Hinglaz.
During the Indo-Pakistani War in 1965, Pakistani Army dropped several bombs targeting to the temple, but none of the bombs could fall on a temple, and a large number of the bombs in the vicinity of the temple did not blast. After the war, the temple management has handed to Border Security Force of India. On date Border Security Force Jawans man the temple. The Tanot Mata temple has a museum which has collections of the unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan.
7. Magnetic Hill – The Gravity Hill
Magnetic Hill is the gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude to escape magnetic interference; in reality, the effect is an optical illusion created by the gravity hill.
The Hill is located on the Leh-Kargil Batalik national highway and bordered by the Sindhu river. Indian Army maintains a sikh Gurudwara near the mountain where Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism, meditated in the 15th century. Because of that both the Gurudwara and the gravity hill, the area has become very popular sightseeing destination.
8. Dhanushkodi – The Lost Land
Dhanushkodi is also known as the lost land and the ghost city. It is located at the tip of Rameswaram island. Dhanushkodi Beach is lies between the crossing of the two seas Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean and the only land border between the India and Sri Lanka where the remains of Rama’s Bridge found.
9. Jatinga, Assam – Where Birds Commit Suicide
Jatinga is a small village in Assam, has everything that you can expect in a peaceful holiday destination. Jatinga is famous for a mysterious phenomenon that happens every time during the monsoon months.
After the sunset, when people are busy preparing for the night, hundreds of migratory birds commit mass suicide. This happens every day. The local people gives a spooky theory that evil spirits in the sky are responsible. Naturally, ornithologists are not satisfied with this explanation and have come up with their very own scientific theory. They say that the dense monsoon fog and high altitude daze birds. When those dazed birds try to make their way towards village lights, they end up hitting trees and buildings, resulting in death or injuries. However, there is no one to explain why these birds fly at night, and why they get caught in the same place every year.
10. Gyanganj, Somewhere in the Himalayas – A City of Immortal Beings
The snow-capped peaks of Himalayas hide mysteries in plenty. One mystery that stands out from the rest is that of a mysterious city of immortal beings, known by several names such as Shambala, Gyanganj, Siddhashram or Shangri-La.
It is believed that this place hides from sight and modern mapping technologies, by camouflaging itself or it exists in a separate dimension altogether. The immortal beings who live here not only influence the proceedings of the world in subtle ways, but also guard several secret spiritual teachings of all religions.