India is a mystical, magical land that the majority of people today know nothing about besides the stereotype that it’s filled with telephone centers and overflowing train automobiles. Alright, both are pretty much true. However, still, the country is so much more than that. By way of instance, did you know that India has 9 officially recognized religions, 22 different languages and is home to over 2,000 different ethnic groups? You did not. India is also a place filled with super bizarre, cool areas which are worth exploring. Here is a listing of 15 which will need to be on your itinerary.
1.Idukki, Kerala – Where the Skies Bleed
For all those people who were living back then, July 25th, 2001 was likely only a normal day of drinking beer all day long. However, in Idukki, reddish rain started falling from the heavens, staining the clothes of individuals who did not have the capability to put on something red daily. This continued on and off for about two months. So what is the deal? Can Lord Shiva cut himself shaving something? Turns out, there was a scientific response: the reddish particles were caused by airborne pollutants of a certain kind of algae which grows in the region.
2.Kongka La Pass at Ladakh – Home of the Space Aliens
The Kongka La Pass, having an altitude of almost 17,000 ft, is among the least accessible areas on the planet. If you’re not a visitor from another world, naturally. *Cue the X-Files Music* The natives who do reside there have reported a number of UFO activity and even an occasional sighting of these Little Green Men. If you are likely to see, be certain that you bring lots of Reese’s Pieces. I have been advised that the ETs can not get enough of these.
3.Kodinhi, Kerala – The Village of Twins
Identical twins are somewhat creepy, fine? (Full disclosure: my mother is the identical twin and neither she nor my aunt really are creepy. But they’re exceptions to the rule) The strange thing about the village would be that the statistical anomaly where there are over 400 sets of twins — and also a great deal of triples too — one of a population of 2,000 families. Scientists are not exactly certain why so many twins (approximately 15 sets annually ) are born , but we are going to move ahead and suppose Lord Shiva’s widow had something to do with it.
4.Bandai, Rajasthan – The Motorcycle Shrine
Let us be fair: no record could be complete if it did not incorporate a bicycle which people snore. The story goes that a dude who may or may not happen to be termed Om Banna perished in a bike accident on the spot at which the shrine is situated. The police carted off the bike (murder system ) , but nevertheless, it would somehow figure out how to make its way back into the place even when they’d emptied its gasoline tank and then shackled in chains. So obviously they chose a sledgehammer into the demonic bicycle that has been certainly trolling them? Nah. They simply gave the natives proceeded to create a temple about it because why not?
5.Deshnok, Rajasthan – The Temple of Holy Rats
Major lover of rats, are you? Then make your way to Karni Mata Temple, home to over 20,000 rats! Leave the rat poison in your home however. Our rodent buddies with scaly tails are worshipped by the natives as they’re thought to be the dearest of their feminine Hindu warrior sage Karni Mata. The white rats maintain the highest honour of all because…motives.
6.Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra – The Village Without Doors and Locks
Something differs about this location. However, what?” You then realize that none of its homes, schools as well as commercial companies has one damn door! The villagers claim that not one crime has been committed , and this explains the reason why I will get in touch with the mayor of the city in Iowa and let him enact a doorway prohibit! The villagers consider the crime-free community would be the job of Lord Shani that the Hater of Doors. Alright, we are just making that up nickname.
7.Talakadu, Karnataka – The Mysterious Mini Desert
Situated along the banks of the Kaveri River, there is an early village entirely buried in sand. It’s thought that there are approximately 30 temples beneath there. According to legend, the dedicated widow of Lord Shiva put a curse on the area, turning it in the desert it is today. The lesson? Do not mess with Shiva’s woman, we figure.
8.Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh – The Hanging Pillar
This significant archaeological and historical site includes a temple devoted to Lord Shiva the Destroyer. Now if this is not a cool nickname,” I really don’t know what is! Anyway, one of the 70 columns is one which seems to be hanging in mid century. We recommend that you blow off your head by passing objects beneath it. How the hell does that occur? Nobody knows for certain, but that is some Harry Potter-level magic right there.
9.Chamoli, Uttarakhand – The Lake of Skeletons
Chamoli, situated 16,500 feet above sea level from the Himalayas, is among the most isolated and dangerous areas on the planet. Which means you are likely totally rushing to get your bus ticket at this time. Anyhow, what really freaks people out is that the countless skeletons discovered floating when Roopkund Lake thaws out following the wintertime. Radiocarbon tests imply that they return to the 1400s and it has been theorized that the corpses belonged to the queen and king of Kanauj and their imperial court, who died after getting lost on their way into a rock festival. Or a pilgrimage to observe the arrival of the heir, most probably.
10.Shetpal, Maharashtra – The Village of Friendly Snakes
Probably not. What about the super fine type? Still no. I see. Well, Shetpal is the best place to conquer your anxieties. The village is filled with cobras and each residence is needed to supply them with a location where they could wreck after a long evening of slithering around. Sort of like your own slacker buddy, but… fangier? In fact, there’s never been one reported snake snack, so don’t hesitate to offer them a tender poke into the face. No, please do not.