Mysterious places to visit in India -Akash

India is a land of mysteries and has zillions of secrets buried deep in its most bizarre of places, From hills that pull cars up to motorbikes that are worshiped, India is home to the most unusual of places. Below are just the few of them...

1. Lepakshi Temple, Andra Pradesh

Among the 70 pillars at the site, one is hanging in mid-air, that is, it exists without a support.
An important archaeological and historical site in India, Lepakshi is known for its architecture and painting. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is among the most mysterious places in India, owing to its famous floating pillar

2. The Mini Desert at Talakad, Karnataka

Interestingly, the place is filled with sand with no perfect scientific theory to explain the phenomenon
Talakad is believed to have been home to about 30 temples once, 5 of which are Lingams representing the 5 faces of Lord Shiva.
It is believed that a widowed devotee of Lord Shiva had once cursed the land, following which the village turned into this strange desert and a mysterious place in India, where the river Kaveri mysteriously transforms into a swirling whirlpool.

3.The village of twins, Malappuram kerela

Kodinhi is currently home to over 200 pair of twins and two sets of triplets. And that’s not all! Kodinhi’s women who are married outside the village also end up having twins or triplets.
Doctors believe that the reason for this strange phenomenon lies in the chemicals of the water in the area.

4.‘Holy’ Rat Infested Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok, Rajasthan

The temple is home to over 20,000 rats. Revolting as it may sound, one is not allowed to kill, hurt, or even scare them away!
The rats are believed to be the reincarnated relatives and family members of Karni Mata. In fact, the rare, white mice at the place are considered to be her sons.

5. Door-Deprived Houses of Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra

None of the houses, schools, and even commercial buildings in this village have a door, or even a door frame. In addition to this, not a single crime has ever been reported here.
The villagers have undying faith in Lord Shani and believe that the near zero crime rate in the village is all His doing.

6. mysterious Magnetic Hill of Ladakh

The enchanting hills of Ladakh have more than mere beauty to offer. The Magnetic Hill, located at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level is one of the most unusual places to visit in India.
The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference; in reality, the effect is an optical illusion created by the gravity hill...

7.The Lake of Skeletons at Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Roopkund Lake is a glacier lake located at an elevation of 16,500 feet in the most God forsaken place in the Himalaya
Around 300-600 skeletons can be seen beneath the surface of the frozen Roopkund lake every year when the ice melts at this mysterious place in India. Radiocarbon tests and forensics date the corpses back to the 15th century AD.
The locals believe that the corpses belong to the then king and queen of Kanauj, who were going on a pilgrimage but plunged into the lake due to a severe hailstorm and died.

8. The Red Rain at Idukki, Kerala

The red colored rain at Idukki first fell on 25th July, 2001, and occurred sporadically for 2 months, staining clothes and buildings as it poured. This blood-red downpour, when collected by the locals, turned into clean water with red particles settled at the bottom.
The scientists, after much analysis and debate, have zeroed in on one explanation for this occurrence. They say that the red particles are airborne spores of the locally growing alga in the region

9. The Shrine of the Bullet Baba in Bandai, Rajasthan

There is a famous shrine somewhere in Rajasthan, that is believed to protect travelers. But what makes this one unique is the fact that people don’t worship the usual figurines of Gods and Goddesses here. What they worship, is a motorcycle
A man named Om Singh Rathore, or Om Banna, had died at this very spot in a tragic accident while riding back home on his bullet. What followed was a series of unusual happenings wherein the police would take away the bike, empty its fuel tank, and bind it in chains, but it would return to the same spot before day break…every single time! When the authorities finally gave up, the locals built a temple around this bike, which is now listed among the most mysterious places in India owing to the story behind it.

10. The Floating Stones of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu holds immense importance in the Hindu mythology, as it is the place where, according to Ramayana, Lord Rama’s Vanara Sena built a bridge of floating stones all the way to Sri Lanka.
Five Faced Hanuman Temple have two Five faced Hanuman statues in this temple
According to Ramayana, the bridge was built of stones that would stay afloat once the name of Lord Rama was scribbled on it. As it turns out, this wasn’t just a story. The bridge was actually made of such stones, as they are still found around here and are a major tourist attraction in Rameshwaram.

11. The Ghost Lights of West Bengal

The fishermen community of the area have often spotted these and has led to deaths of many fishermen who followed it or were transfixed after seeing Aleya. They believe that these lights are the spirits of dead fishermen who lost their lives fishing in the marshes. These lights at times confuse the fishermen causing them to fall in the water and drown. But at times, these also help guide them and prevent them from getting into danger.
Glowing Lights in the Lake
There have been many sightings of unnatural glowing lights of different colours hovering over the marshes in West Bengal. Referred to as ‘Aleya Lights’ for many years now, these lights are a nightmare for fishermen, as they usually end up confusing them and they would lose their way. In many cases reported till date, various fishermen have even lost their lives due to these strange lights. These marshes are some of the most mysterious places in India owing to this unexplained phenomenon.



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