If you want to try adventure apart from mountains, beautiful beaches and desert safaris, there is no shortage of such places in India. Where you go, you will actually be able to feel the adventure here. These places do not have a crowd of tourists like the rest of the places, and this is why they are included in off-beat destinations. So let’s know about some such mysterious and dangerous places.
Ghost Town – Dhanushkodi (Tamil Nadu)
Dhanushkoti is a small village situated on the southern bank of the Rameswaram island situated on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu state. From where Sri Lanka’s distance is just 18 km. In the year 1994, the cyclonic storm completely destroyed this city. A full train full of passengers was also swept away. The beautiful bowl became absolutely desolate. After this incident, people also felt some weird things-poor acts here. After which the Tamil Nadu government called it a ghost town. Where people are not allowed to go after sunset.
How to go- If you are thinking of going from here on the flight, Madurai is the nearest airport from where Dhanushkodi is 198 km away. Rameswaram is the nearest railway station and if you are coming by road, then there is a facility available for buses from Rameswaram and many places around here.
Forest of poisonous plants – Sandakfu (Darjeeling)
Sandakfu is the highest peak of Singalila ranges from West Bengal to Sikkim. Which is at an elevation of 3636 meters above sea level. Where can the four peaks of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Laotsee be seen? The favorite place for Tracking Lovers is called Sandakfu, a toxic tree-plant forest. Here the poisonous aconite trees are found on the peaks of the mountains. If a small amount of its body goes into the body then the stomach, vomiting with headache, also increases heart rate and death also happens.
How to go – Bagdogra is the nearest airport from where buses and cabs will be found for Sandakfu. New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station for passengers coming from the train. Apart from this, facility of buses for Maniphajan from Siliguri remains unavailable.
Vegetarian Magnificent – Anantapura Lake Temple (Kerala)
In the Kasaragod district of Kerala is the Anantpura lake temple. This beautiful and beautiful temple is famous for the name of Anand Padnabaswamy. In the small pond made of the temple complex, there are such crocodiles which are completely vegetarian. Which only the Pradas who build and climb in the temple? It is said that the crocodile protects this temple and also treats it as God’s messenger. After seeing the temple, do not miss this place at all.
How to go – Kozhikode is the nearest airport from which the distance of the temple is 200 km. Kasaragad is the nearest railway station from where the distance of the Anantapura Lake Temple is 12 km. Well even the convenience of buses and cabs is also available if you are planning to come by road.
Winter-Summer Extremes- Churu (Rajasthan)
Apart from Jaipur in Jaipur, Udaipur, besides Jaisalmer, there are many other such cities that have taken many specialties. One of which is Chuuru in Rajasthan’s western part. Where the temperature reaches 50 degrees and 0 degrees in winter. The famous havelis also have different identities. The surrounding area is called the country’s open art gallery.
How to go – Jaipur International Airport is nearby. Churu, is the nearest railway station here and if you are coming by road, you will easily find buses for this.
Drass (Ladakh), very cold place
Dras is a very beautiful valley that starts with Jozilla Pass. Hence it is also called the gateway of Ladakh. Dras Valley is situated at an altitude of 10990 feet above sea level and the height of the mountains ranges from 16,000 to 21,000 feet. This place is known as the world’s second coldest place. Here the temperature in winter reaches to -45 degree centigrade.
How to go – Kushok Rimpochi is the nearest airport in Leh. Jammu Tawi is a nearby railway station. Buses move from Manali to Leh-Ladakh.
Imambara (Lucknow), without pillar building
This is a wonderful building which is the specialty of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from walking around far and away, it also comes to know the hidden secret behind it. In the 18th century, Nawab Asafuddaula built the European and Arabian architecture in mind. There is a 50 meter long hall in the center of this building. There is no pillar and beam in it. This main hall is built specifically with the interlocking brick work, which is known as the maze. There is also a secret passage through 1,000 steps, which is designed to avoid any trouble. Apart from this building, the garden is also worth seeing.
How to go – Amausi, is the nearest airport. Lucknow junction will be available to the nearest railway station and buses and taxi to come by road.
The Hanging Pillar at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
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.
The Mystery: Among the 70 pillars at the site, one is hanging in mid-air, that is, it exists without a support. People come to the temple and pass objects under the pillar, believing it’ll bring prosperity into their lives!
The Theory: People believe it’s just another of the many genius tricks the temple builders of the old were capable of.
The Tale of Twins at Kodinhi, Kerala
The extraordinary factor about this otherwise ordinary village in Malappuram, Kerala is the strikingly large number of twin births that it witnesses. Kodinhi, or the ‘Village of Twins’, as it is now called, holds an eminent place among the mysterious places in India!
The Mystery: Once you set foot into this village, you’ll start seeing doubles of almost everyone! 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.
The Theory: Doctors believe that the reason for this strange phenomenon lies in the chemicals of the water in the area.
The ‘Holy’ Rat Infested Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok, Rajasthan
The Karni Mata Temple is one of the most holy sanctums, but little do people know that it is also one of the most mysterious places in India. 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 Mystery: These rats, or ‘kabbas’, as they’re called there, are considered to be highly auspicious, are worshipped, and safeguarded, which is why they hold more value than the humans visiting the shrine.
The Myth: 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.
The Magnetic Hill of Leh, Ladakh
The Mystery: Cars driving up the hill get pulled up of their own accord. That is, one can drive up here with the ignition of their vehicles turned off!
The Theory: This exciting phenomenon is actually only an optical illusion resulting from the hill’s gravitational pull.
The E.T. Inhabited Kongka La Pass at Ladakh
At an elevation of 16,970 feet, the Kongka La Pass is one of the least accessed place in India, owing to the fact that is a disputed territory between India and China. But that’s not what makes it one of the most mysterious places in India.
The Mystery: A number of UFOs as well as strange figures of humanoids have been sighted there, according to many reports. So much so that the locals living around strongly believe that the area is home to aliens!
The Abandoned Village of Kuldhara, Rajasthan
The Mystery: About 2 centuries ago, over 1,500 Paliwal Brahmins fled the village, OVERNIGHT. Since then, no one has been able to live here and it is now one of the abandoned places in India. Those who try are chased away at night by ‘paranormal activities’. Tourists who visit Kuldhara encounter an uneasy feeling when they set foot inside the village.
The Myth: Apparently, the rightful inhabitants of Kuldhara left a curse on the village that no one would ever be able to settle here after them.