People love travelling yet there is not a single soul who could claim that he has seen every nook and corner of India. India is so vast that even Indians who are born here could not traverse the whole country in a lifetime. But whatever little we have explored in India, it is full of mysteries. There are some deep secrets in a multitude of bizarre places within India. Some of them even defy the common laws of physics, science and general logic that seeing them is an exhilarating moment. Some of them do have some scientific explanation, while some of them are freaky and unexplainable. We have come up with a list of 8 mysterious places in India that will freak you out.

1. The Lake Of Skeletons At Chamoli, Uttarakhand

The Roopkund Lake is a glacier lake located at a staggering altitude of 16,500 feet in one of the most inaccessible places in the Himalayas. Serious trekkers and mountain climbers visit this place. But it is not the remote and very difficult trek that freaks out people but rather what lies beneath the surface of the lake that is terrifying. Close to 600 skeletons can be seen beneath the frozen surface of the lake. When the ice melts every year, it reveals these skeletons. Radiocarbon dating has dated the skeletons back to 15th century AD.

Rupkund lake

Explanation: According to a legend, the skeleton is of the KIng and Queen of Kannauj who were going on a pilgrimage when a hailstorm forced them to jump in the lake.

While not everyone can visit the lake you can still enjoy the various places in Uttarakhand. Make sure you book day-use hotels or hotels on hourly basis to save some bucks.

2. The Red Rain At Idukki, Kerala

Idduki is a place in western ghats which is rich in its biodiversity. The dense forest cover, the waterfalls, the wildlife etc make it a perfect destination for any traveller. However, this region is also famous for the mysterious Red Rain. This happened for the first time on 25th July 2001 and then reoccured intermittently for the next 2 months. When the water was collected, it turned crystal clear and the red particles settled down.


Explanation: The cause for this was attributed to the red algae in this region whose airborne spores of red colour mixed with rain to give the red colour.

Kerela also has several other wonderful hill stations, beach towns and the back waters at Allepy. All this make kerela worth visit. So book your hotel rooms now. you may also visit with your partner. There are numerous couple friendly hotels in the state.

3. The Hanging Pillar At Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

Lepakshi is a well known archaeological and historical site in Andhra Pradesh. There are a lot of temples and other structures found here that are of significance. The structures are also known for their interior carvings and paintings that will leave you stunned. But what makes the place mysterious is a hanging pillar in a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are around 70 pillars in the temple structure out of which one is hanging in mid air without any support. People come to the temple and pass objects below the pillar. Slowly it has become a tradition with the belief that doing so will bring good luck.


Explanation: There is no explanation as such and people credit the builders of the past with immense knowledge to make this happen. However, one possible explanation may be that the pillar is made of a huge rock piece that is used for the ceiling as well.

Book couple friendly hotels in Hyderabad while you are in Hyderabad and check out this historical city.

4. The Gravity Defying Palace At Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

The city of Nawabs has a plethora of Mughal era buildings. The Bara and Chota Imambara are the two most spectacular piece of Mughal architecture worth visiting. The Bara Imambara was made in 1784 by the Nawab of Awadh. The central hall of the Bara Imambara is about 50 m long and is decorated and painted on the inside with Persian artistry. The arched hall is unsupported by any structure and hangs in the middle which will surely make you wonder. The main hall is also famous for its unique interlocking brick structure also known as the ‘Bhulbhulaiya’, a maze.

Central Hall, Bhool Bhulaiya

5. The Magnetic Hill Of Leh, Ladakh

Laddakh is famous for snow-covered hills, high passes and the Pangong lake. However, there is also something very mysterious here. On the way to kargil from Leh, you will reach a spot called the magnetic hill. On the road there is mark where if you leave your vehicle it automatically starts moving towards the hill even when the engine is off.

Explanation: This seems very strange but it is actually an optical illusion wherein the vehicle moves due to the gravitational pull of the hill, unlike the popular belief that the hill has a magnetic effect which is pulling the vehicle towards it.

So book hotel room now in Laddakh and explore the awesome surroundings of the region.

6. The Immortal Flame Of Jwala Ji Temple, Kangra

Located in the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, Jwala ji is one of the most revered shrines of Goddess Durga. The reason this religious shrine find mention here is the eternal flame that has been burning since 100 years inside the hollow stone of central pit.

Jwala Ji

Explanation: The fire keeps burning because there are huge natural deposits of methane gas beneath the surface of the shrine.

7. The Floating Stones Of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram holds special importance for Hindus. When Lord Ram crossed the ocean he did so at Rameshwaram by building a bridge with the help of his monkey army. The stones used then were floating in the ocean when Lord Rama's name was inscribed on them. Well, this wasn't just a legend and the fact is that the stones still stay afloat at Rameshwaram. This still continues to attract tourists in large numbers.


8. The Abandoned Village Of Kuldhara, Rajasthan

The Kuldhara village was once populated by the Paliwal Brahmins but in the present day, it is nothing but an abandoned ruin. About 2 centuries before, over 1500 Paliwal Brahmins fled off from the village for reasons unknown. They left behind all their belongings and still the houses can be seen broken and dilapidated. Since then, no one has been able to live in the village. If any attempts are made, they are chased from the place by a paranormal being. Even tourists have reported an uneasy feeling when visiting the village.

Abandoned Kuldhara Village

Explanation: No plausible explanation seems justified and the locals believe that the village is under the curse of the Brahmins.

While some of these places may spook a few, a few curious souls will definitely try and visit some of these places. Either ways, there are a lot of other destinations in these states that you can peacefully explore. So book your hotel rooms, travel tickets and go travel.

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