Who doesn't want to know about unusual places? Well, every inquisitive mind does! Remember 'curiosity kills the cat'? Well, let's journey together to figure out spots our questioning minds have stumbled upon.
India is one of those nations filled with numerous mysterious spots who's riddles are still to be solved. Like beaches that can disappear, lakes created as a massive alien ball fell from outer space or a dancing light that seen in dark forests, we have our share of unusual cases.
Enchanted? Well, this is just the beginning. There are many geological wonders in the country, and I have posted only a few for you here. So, get ready, travellers, as I am here with some marvellous wonder spots of the country that will stun you either by their appearances or the reason of their sheer presence.
Let's feast our eyes on some of these spots together and set goals in our travel diary.
You will be amazed to know that the Lonar Lake is believed to be created by a meteor (a massive ball from outer space) which collided during the Ice Age. If Wikipedia is to be believed, the crater is more than 50,000 years old!
Natural Arch is among the few natural arches in Asia. According to Wikipedia, commonly called 'Silathoranam' in the local language, Natural Arch is about 8 meters (26ft) wide and 3 meters (10ft) tall.
Pillar Rocks are known for their incredible shape. As mentioned in Wikipedia, it is a set of three giant granite rock pillars that stand together at a height of 400ft from the ground.
The Borra Caves aka Borra Guhalu is believed to be discovered by William King George in 1807. According to sources, the cave is about 705 meters (2,313ft) long and is seen as the largest in the country. With a depth of 80 meters (260ft), it is also the deepest one.
An 8 km long gorge called the Marble Rocks, along the Narmada river, is a popular tourist destination in the country. It is located near the city of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, an area along the Narmada river.
Magnetic Hill in Leh is also known as 'gravity hill'. The hill is alleged to possess some magnetic powers that pull cars uphill and even forces the aircraft to increase its altitude. According to the Magnetic Hill website, it is famous for its optical illusion, due to which cars rolling downhill may appear moving uphill.
St. Mary's Islands in Malpe are a set of four small islands. Located in the Arabian Sea, these are majorly known for formation of columnar basalt when the thick lava flow cools down.
Currently, the only active volcano in entire South Asia is Barren Island, located in the Andaman Sea.
Chir Batti is a mysterious dancing light phenomenon which occurs at pitch black nights near the Rann of Kutch. Local villagers claim to see hovering and flying balls of lights often.
Located in the eastern Karakoram, the Siachen Glacier is 76 km (47 miles) long. According to Wikipedia, it is not only the longest glacier in the Karakoram but also the second-longest in the world's non-polar areas.
The Great Rann of Kutch located in the Kutch District of Gujarat is the largest salt desert in the world. According to sources, it is 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78sqm) in size.
As the name suggests, you can guess the rock resembles a toad, which is about to jump into the water. It is located on the Nakki Lake in Mount Abu.
The famous Balancing Rock is located near Madan Mahal fort in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. I was amazed when I saw such a huge rock balance itself, as it barely touched the one below.
According to sources, Keibul Lamjao is currently the only floating national park in the world. It is famous for its Loktak Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. It gets its fame for the phumdis (mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matter) floating over it. This lake is a source of water and is used for hydropower generation, irrigation and drinking and therefore, plays an essential role in Manipur's economy.
As the name suggests, we have an odd contender for this list. Yes, you can see this beach in Odisha disappear in front of you. And also come back. Magical, right?
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