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IN Weird ON 27 Jan, 2015
How well do you think you know your country, ladies and gentlemen? Well, you all might have your own opinions about that. But now, brace yourselves for a fascinating list of places that you will find hard to believe even exist in India.
Also known as the Mystery Lake, this lake is famous for the 600-odd human skeletons that were discovered here.
Yes, you read right! This village has a near-zero crime rate, and that is attributed to the blessings of Shani Dev. Now, brace up for a even bigger surprise. Owing to the near-zero crime rate, the UCO bank has open a 'lock-less' branch in this village, first of its kind in India!
This lesser known 'mini-Taj Mahal' is called Bibi Ka Maqbara, built by Prince Azam Shah for his mother.
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. Egypt is not the only one with mummies!
Lepakshi is a historical place, related to the Ramayana. Here you will find this pillar - one hanging from the ceiling.
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. So wicked, right?
This hill gives people an illusion that vehicles can slowly move upwards. This place lies somewhere on the Leh highway, and is one hell of a place! This list just keeps getting better and better, right?
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.'
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.
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.
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. Do share and spread the knowledge, if you like this article!