12 Strange Yet Fascinating Places You Won't Believe Exist In India!!
Village Without Doors
Shani Shinagpur is known for its popular Shani Temple. This village has never witnessed any crime, and that is attributed to the blessings of Shani Dev. The village has no door frames and locks in homes. Taking note of the near-zero crime rate, the UCO Bank has also opened a 'lock-less' branch in this village, the first-of-its-kind in India.
Taj Replica - Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad
Did you know that you could find another Taj Mahal in India? After a visit to Aurangabad, just a few hours away from the bustling city of Mumbai, set your eyes on the lesser-known 'Mini-Taj' or Bibi Ka Maqbara. Prince Azam Shah built the monument for his mother.
Mummy of Sangha Tenzing - Gue Village, Spiti
If you thought mummies were only found in Egypt, think again. In a little village called Gue, in Himachal's Spiti district, lays the remarkably well-preserved 500-year-old mummy of Sangha Tenzing, a Buddhist monk from Tibet. It was found in a sitting position, with his skin and hair intact.
Hanging Pillar - Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
Lepakshi is a historical place, related to Ramayana. It is located near Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh and is 120 km from Bangalore. We went on a weekend trip to Lepakshi for sightseeing - the temple with the painting on the roof; the hanging pillars, the cradle of Sita, the Nandi idol and Shivalinga are attractions at this place.
Land of Snakes - Shetpal, Maharashtra
Shetpal in Sholapur district is known for snake worship. Each house in this village has a resting place for cobras in the rafters of their ceilings. No cases of snake bites have been reported in this village despite snakes moving about freely in every household.
Defy Magnetic Laws - Magnetic Hill, Ladakh
A popular stop for tourists, the Magnetic Hill is a short drive away from Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. It is on the Leh Highway & gives the illusion that vehicles can slowly move upwards. Be sure to capture this wonder on your camera! At an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level, Magnetic Hill is one of the must-see things on your way to Leh.
The Twin Town - Kodinhi
Kodinhi, a village in Malappuram district of Kerala, has managed to baffle scientists. In a population of 2000, Kodinhi has 350 pairs of identical twins! It has rightfully earned the title of 'Twin Town.
Mass Bird Suicide - Jatinga, Assam
Jatinga attracts ornithologists and birdwatchers, as it is visited by huge flocks of migratory birds every year. Between September and October, especially during dark and foggy nights, hundreds of migratory birds fly full speed towards trees and buildings, crashing to death.
Lake of Skeletons - Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand
The lake is popularly known as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake. The spine-chilling attraction of this lake are the 600-odd human skeletons that were discovered here. The lake is frozen during winter. 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, Roopkund is a completely frozen lake full of skeletons.
Land of Black Magic - Mayong, Assam
It is believed that the name Mayong comes from the Sanskrit word - Maya. Many tales of men disappearing into thin air, people being converted into animals or beasts being magically tamed, have been associated with Mayong.
Red Rain - Idukki, Kerala
Apart from its delectable coastal curry, Idduki is also known for a strange phenomenon called Red Rain. The first incident of Red Rain was recorded as early as 1818. In Hinduism, Red Rain is the wrath of the Gods, punishing sinners. It signals a wave of destruction and woe. Some believe killing of innocents leads to Red Rain.
Malana is one of the beautiful villages in Manali. The people of this village believe that they are descendants of ‘Alexander The Great’ himself. Having said that, this village has totally cut itself off from the rest of the villages in Manali. The people consider themselves as the highest ‘race’ of people hence they avoid interactions with anyone other than their community.