Peculiar Indian Places


10 Anomalous places in India you must visit

By - Sanyam Mittal 21 Sep , 2015  

What about visiting some places known for their peculiarity? Quite a few people are fond of doing new things like travelling to some new locations. If you are the one then I wish you will admire to be informed about such places which are in news for their peculiar features. These places are located in India itself but very few know about them. Hence I bring to you some of these places with their anomalous facts and then you can plan for your journey ahead.



roopkund lake-uttarakhand

Roopkund,now called as Skeleton lake due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake, is a high altitude mountain glacial lake situated at Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.The spine-chilling attraction of this lake are the 600-odd human skeletons that were discovered here. The lake is frozen during winter. 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, Roopkund is a completely frozen lake full of skeletons.




Shetpal is a village in the Mohol taluka of Solapur district in Maharashtra State. Shetpal 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.



Dhanushkodi-the ghosttown-tamil nadu

Danushkodi is a town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of the Tamil Nadu state of India. Dhanushkodi is also known as the ghost city and the lost land.Dhanushkodi Beach is lies between the junction of the two seas Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean and the only land border between India and Sri Lanka where the remnants of Rama’s Bridge found.



Dandakaranya-the jungle of punishment

Dandakaranya is a spiritually significant region in India. It covers about 92,200 square kilometres of land, which includes the Abhujmar Hills in the west and the Eastern Ghats in the east, including parts of the , Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Odissa, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh states. It is mentioned in the Ramayana and tops among famous Indian Hinduism religious places. Dandakaranya roughly translates from Sanskrit to “The Jungle of Punishment”.


Mummy of sangha tenzing-himachal pradesh

If you thought mummies were only found in Egypt, think again.The mummy, identified as that of monk Sangha Tenzin, was found inside a tomb at Gue village in the cold and remote Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India about 6000 metres above sea level. Gue villagers have known about the mummy since 1975, when an earthquake struck the region and brought down a part of the tomb. However due to the remoteness of Gue, in a desolate mountainous area close to India’s border with China – restricted to the public and under the control of the paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police – the mummy’s existence has remained under wraps.



Magnetic Hill-Ladakh

Magnet Hill is a so-called “gravity hill” located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The “Hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 11,000 feet above sea level.A popular stop for tourists, the Magnetic Hill is a short drive away from Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. It is on the Leh Highway & gives the illusion that vehicles can slowly move upwards.



Kodinhi is a village in Mallapuram district in Kerala, India.In a population of 2000, Kodinhi has 204 pairs of twins and 2 sets of triplets! It has rightfully earned the title of ‘Twin Town.’This phenomenon of a large number of twin births is not unique to Kodinhi, and has also been observed in the town of Igbo-Ora in Nigeria.


Land of black magic-mayong

Mayong, also known as the land of black magic is a village in Marigaon District, Assam, India. It lies on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, approximately 40 km (25 mi) from the city of Guwahati. Once considered the cradle of black magic in India, Mayong ranks among top places of  tourist attraction because of its history.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.


Village without doors-maharashtra

Shani Shingnapur is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated in Nevasa Tluka in Ahmednagar city, the village is known for its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god associated with the planet Saturn. Shingnapur is 35 km from Ahmednagar city. This village has never witnessed any crime, and that is attributed to the blessings of Shani Dev. The village has no door frames and locks in homes. Villagers believe that the temple is a “jagrut devasthan” meaning that the god here is very powerful. They believe that god Shani punishes anyone attempting theft.



the taj replica-Aurangabad

The Bibi Ka Maqbara  is a maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begam.It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal of Agra,India. Due to its strong resemblance to the Taj Mahal, it is also called the Dakkhani Taj (Taj of the Deccan).



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