Most of us when we think about luxurious holiday destinations we look outside India. Before you do the same and choose some travel destination abroad, you should definitely check out some of the mysterious Indian location which you might have missed.
Thinking about travel, most of us want to go abroad as we believe Indian destinations will be too crowded. The serenity and solace are missing that a traveler seeks for. If you are thinking along the same lines, these top 20 handpicked Indian destination will blow your mind. We have chosen 20 tranquil places that will change the way you perceive traveling in India.
Here you go –
Magnetic hill of Ladakh
If you are traveling to Leh, this is a must see place, at an altitude of 11000 feet above sea level the magnetic hill can pull a car towards itself even when the ignition is off. You will be shocked and surprised at the same time. It feels like the car is being pulled by a magnetic force, but it is a just optical illusion caused by gravity hill. It feels unnatural, and you should stop by and feel the power. On your way to Leh, this spot has gained immense tourist attraction because of it.
Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand
Located at the height of 16,500 feet is one of the most spine-chilling places that you will discover. Roopkund Lake is a complete inhabitable destination of the Himalayas in Chamoli. It is covered in snow and has rock-strewn glaciers all around it. This place is called the Skeleton Lake where about 600 human skeletons were found. Apparently, this is not in the recent times, it dates back to 9th CE, but you can see it at the bottom when the snow melts. The local population has a story to tell about this mystery lake; they say that the local deity Latu was angered and had sent a hail storm which eventually caused the life of these people.
Situated about 35 odd km from Ahmednagar in Maharashtra Shani Shingnapur has an auspicious Shani temple which attracts a lot of followers all year round. Here is something you did not know and might blow your mind. Amidst all the crimes, rapes, murders, loots, etc., this village has never witnessed any crime. The communities believe it is the blessing of Shani Dev. Adding to this there are no doors or door frames in commercial buildings or even homes. Given the excellent reputation of absolutely no crime rate, UCO Bank has also opened a ‘lockless’ branch in the village. Though it is a small village, it is definitely a must visit place just to feel the sense of security that an otherwise city dweller lacks.
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Speaking of unusual places one cannot miss Dhanushkodi, it is a wholly abandoned land and is called the ghost city. This lost land is situated at the tip of the Rameswaram island and is separated from the mainland by Palk Strait. This beach and its adjacent area lie between the two seas Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. It is an eerie yet exciting place and is the only land border between India and Sri Lanka.The town was initially destroyed during the 1964 Rameswaram cyclone, and since then it has been uninhabited. It is here where the remnants of Rama’s Bridge was found.
Haunted Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
The Bhangarh fort in the Bhangarh district of Rajasthan is 17th-century build fort. Situated at the border of the Sariska Reserve in the Aravali range it has blood-curdling ghost stories. You cannot enter the fort after sunset or before sunrise. The fort’s main entrance is locked after 6 pm and nobody is allowed post that. The Archeological Survey of India has placed a board at the main gate which reads that ” visiting the fort before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited and if rules are violated legal action would be taken.” You can hear a lot of stories and experiences about the fort from the locals in that area.
Karni Mata temple, Rajasthan
The Karni Mata temple is an unusual site that you can barely imagine It is located in Deshnoke which is approximately 30 km from Bikaner. It is the rat temple, having more than 20,000 black rats. The rats are considered to be sacred and are a part of the temple. They are everywhere and are called ‘Kabbas.’ Devotees and rats share a special bond, and these rats are worshipped as it believed that the rats are a reincarnated family members of Karni Mata. This place is entirely free of plague or any other diseases.
It is one of the hidden and untouched beaches of India. It is located in the Baleswar District of Odisha and is an on-sea hide-and-seek beach. Where the sea disappears suddenly. It is a peaceful beach and has an astounding natural phenomenon of sea disappearing. It depends on the sea tides, so if you are in Chandipur beach during a high tide, you won’t find a beach at all. It is a miraculous sight and a must-visit spot for all travel enthusiasts. You can also spot the rare species of a horseshoe crab on the shores of the beach.
Kodinhi Twins Village, Kerala
Kodinhi is a small village in Malappuram district of Kerala with only 2000 odd families. It is an unnatural phenomenon, and even scientists are left amazed by it. Kodinhi has over 400 pairs of identical twins! It is called the twin town, and most families in the village have more than one pair of twins. It has the highest twinning rate in India. Although India has the lowest twinning rate, this town breaks all records.
Barren Island, Andaman and Nicobar islands
Apart from the beauty and serenity of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, it has an active volcano. It is the only one in the entire South Asian region, and it keeps erupting. After an eruption in 1852, it faced two centuries of dormancy. Then suddenly the Barren Islands had an outbreak in 1991 that lasted for six months and caused horrible damage and catastrophe. As its name suggests it uninhabited by humans, though it has a small population of goats, birds or rats that can withstand harsh conditions. This volcanic island is one of the major tourist attraction of, and a must visit for a traveler.
Qamar Ali Darvesh, Shivapur
A little ahead of Pune in Maharashtra is the village of Shivapur. If you are in and around Pune look for Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh, it has a magical story to tell. This 700+ old Dargah in Khed Shivapur has a 70+ kg rock that can be lifted by 11 fingertips touching it and calling out his name loudly. 100s of people go there every year to try this phenomenon and are successful. Nobody knows how this event occurs, but it certainly gives the devotees a magical experience of sorts.
New Lucky Restaurant, Ahmedabad
This is not only strange but also astonishing to a certain extent. The New Lucky Restaurant has one of the most unusual dining experiences. This coffeehouse is built on a centuries-old Muslim cemetery, and you are dining with the dead as the graves are beside the tables. These are believed to be graves of 16th-century Sufi saints. The restaurant is a local delight as well as a tourist attraction. The owner the graves are his lucky mascots. Travelling alone and want a cup of coffee? Don’t worry you will get company at the New Lucky Restaurant.
Hanging Pillar, Lepakshi
This historical architecture in Andhra Pradesh has a different story to tell; it has a fascinating structure that will leave you amazed. There are all in all 70 pillars in this temple out of which one has no support and is hanging. It is believed that if you pass objects under it, it will bring good luck to your life. 100’s of visitors move objects under it to check its credibility.
Bara Imambara, Uttarpradesh
This historical monument was built during the 18th century and has a great blend of Arabic and European architecture. It is roughly 50 meters in length and has three stories. Surprisingly there are no pillars or beams to support this entire structure. It would be amazed at the work of art; the Bara Imambara is also famous for its ‘Bhulbhulaiya’ which is a dense maze.
Kongka La Pass, Ladakh
Located at 16,970 feet above sea level the Kongka La Pass at Ladakh is a mysterious place. It is among one of the least accessed places in India. You might think it is because it is a disputed territory between India and China, but that’s probably not the case. The local inhabitants have reportedly noticed strange figures of humanoids as well as UFOs in the region. The locals firmly believe it is a home to alien species.
Bullet Baba, Rajasthan
In Bandai, Rajasthan there is an incredibly famous Bullet Baba temple, which apparently protects travelers. The locals here worship this Bullet and has made it as one of the most unusual places to visit in India. Like all such places, even this location has a story to tell. The tale goes like Om Singh Rathore also called Om Banna, had died at this spot in an accident while returning home. Ever since then the police would take away the bike away from the location, empty the tank and bid it abut before the day ended it would be found at the same spot. This happened a couple of times when they finally gave up, and the locals built a temple around this bike.
Before you run to find mystery outside the country, try out these incredible places in India. Shocked at some, aren’t you? Do you know or have visited some mysterious sites in India? Let us know your stories and experiences in the comments below. Let’s keep adding to this list.