Of all the beauty that nature has offered to this incredible land of India, there are places that are as mysterious as it goes. Researchers have failed to understand the reasons behind the nature of some of the places listed below. Here is your chance to have a look at a few of them.
Magnetic Hill, Ladakh
A Hill range of Ladakh where a vehicle seems to roll uphill on its own! Strange isn’t it? The strange and exciting magnetic features of the hill are the reasons behind these nature-defying behaviour executed by the vehicles. The government has actually painted the road as shown in the picture above. This mysterious spot effectively draws the attention of the tourists on their trip to Ladakh.
Kodinhi Village of Twins, Kerala
Remember those hilarious confusions in Bollywood Judva movies? Well! For some real-life amazement, get to the village of Kodinhi in Kerela. In this village, you will find an exceptionally high number of twins. The population of the area is mere 2000 of which over 350 are twin pairs. Scientists have been left dumbfounded while explaining the reason behind this phenomenon here at Kodinhi. They speak of the water properties being such here.
Living Tree Bridges, Meghalaya
There is an unusual formation of trees which is found in the gradients of Jaintia Hills in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. A rubber tree having over 3000 feet long roots that are slinking its way along the gradient is a very mysterious phenomenon which is noticed. The trees usually stick to the upper area and the roots are elongated to the riverbed hence providing natural bridges between the rivers. This mystifying sight bewitches the mind of the tourists instantly.
Phuktal Monastery, Ladakh
The monasteries in India are usually bombarded by hordes of tourists all year round, however here I am introducing to one of the loneliest monasteries around the globe. The Phuktal Monastery is something that is hidden and embedded in the Zanskar. It is constructed beneath a cave that ultimately faces a cliff. This monastery amalgamates with its sandy ambience in Zanskar Valley. To reach here, one has to carry out a trek from Padum. It is hard to imagine how this monastery was edified in the 12th century. This trek is one of the toughest treks in Ladakh and is recommended to be tried by professional trekkers only.
Door-less Houses of Shani Shignapur
The Shani Shignapur Village in Maharashtra is a unique village where no house has any doors. Moreover, the residents do not feel the need to put locks on their precious possessions. It is believed that Lord Shani shall protect the village and its residents. There is a common fear that Lord Shani shall punish any sinner which restricts all from committing crimes here.
Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
Lepakshi Temple, situated in the Andhra, is unquestionably a marvel of ancient architecture. The temple has 70 pillars in total for support out of which 1 pilar hangs without any support and surprisingly does not touch the earth as well! Tourists are enthralled as they pass thin clothes or object from under the pillar to check whether the claims are true. As per the local faith, passing objects under this pillar brings happiness in one’s life.
Balancing rock of Mahabalipuram
The humongous rock balancing itself on its own and also referred to as Krishna’s Butter Ball, is a prime tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram. This rock has a diameter of over 5 meters and is positioned on a smooth gradient. It seems to defy all the laws of physics. It offers shade to all those who dare to sit underneath it.
Skeleton Lake, Roopkund, Uttarakhand
Sometime in the past, the snowy waters of Roopkund lake melted down to unfold the sprinkled skeletal remnants of over 200 humans. As per the scientific researches, these humans perished in this area around 1200 years back. The famous folklores of this region state that these skeletons are the leftovers of King Jasdhava, his spouse and associates who went to the goddess Nanda Devi to pay homage. It is said that the deity became angry with them as they danced and played music on the consecrated ground. The goddess unleashed a ferocious hailstorm. The trek to Roopkund is still among the famous trekking routes in Uttarakhand.
Karni Mata Mandir, Rajasthan
Karni Mata Temple, positioned in the Deshnoke Town in the of Rajasthan is one astoundingly strange temple. One aspect that makes this temple unusual is the astonishing rat population in this shrine. The rats are revered here. Surprisingly, there are more than 20,000 rats in the temple premises and it is believed that the food eaten by these rats becomes extremely sacrosanct. Moreover, if a rat is killed, then a rat made of gold should be used as a substitute for it!
Floating Island of Loktak, Manipur
Floating Islands of Loktak offer an incredibly strange spectacle with an immense assortment of foliage. These isles are flawlessly circular in form and float on the surface of the lake. These verdant islands are known as Phumdis and are the bunch of flora, soil and several other organic matters. Some of these floating ‘island’ is so huge that many resorts have been constructed over them.
There are rumours but no concrete explanations for the conduct of all the places listed above.
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