5 places in India that’ll keep you dumbstruck!
India is like a never ending awe-inspiring adventure just waiting to be explored, filled with mysterious places that’ll keep you amazed in wonderment about the sheer uniqueness of its existence.
So, pack your bags and hit the road because I am presenting you with a list of a jaw dropping-spine chilling-titillating list of places in India that you should not miss
The skeleton lake of Roopkund:
Situated at some 16000 feet above sea level, every year, in summer, when the ice melts hundreds of floating skulls and bones can be seen in placid waters of this secluded little lake. A British forest guard discovered this lake in 1942. Many theories were put forward to explain the floating skeletons. However, a 2004 expedition to the site finally revealed that the about 200 people died from a sudden and severe hailstorm around 850 AD; since then their remains kept floating for more than a thousand years till today.
The living root bridges of Cherrapunji
This, I’ll say, is engineering at its best. About 180 years back the forefathers of the Khasi tribe in Meghalaya came up with this genius idea of not building bridges but growing them. Roots of the rubber trees are manipulated to grow horizontally through the tunnels of hollowed betel nut trunks across the fast flowing rivers creating several of these surreal bridges. Isn’t that Fascinating?
The Haunted Bhangarh fort
This place will definitely give you the chills even if you’re a non believer. According to the legends, there was a black magic wizard who fell in love with Princess Ratnavati, replaced the princess’s scent with a magic potion to make her fall in love with him. Princess Ratnavati figured out the wizard’s trickery and threw away the potion that eventually killed the wizard. Before dying the wizard cursed the residents of the palace that they all would die an unnatural death. It is said that the residents died and still they haunt the place, many hear noises and many people have gone missing after entering the fort.
The ingenious megaliths of Punkri Buwadih, Jharkhand
You can call this the Indian version of the very famous Stonehenge in UK. It has been there since 1500BC and sadly very neglected by our government. After years of studying those, megalith enthusiasts has come to conclusion that the ancient astronomers put those very complex megalithic structures for observing the movements of the sun, perhaps to observe the Equinoxes and Summer Solstice sunrises from which they could fix these significant days in the year for their day-to-day life as marriages and other ceremonies.
The Magnetic hill in Leh
How would you feel when your car keeps moving upwards on a steep mountain, with its ignition turned off? Yeah, it’s freaky. For this to experience you need to hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway, apart from the exquisite – scenic beauty along the highway, at about 30 kms from the Leh town, you’ll come across this “magnetic hill”.