Mystery and the study of the unknown have always fascinated Us. Here is a compilation of those mysterious places in India.
1. The red rain at Idukki, Kerala
Apart from a place with the rich natural splendour of the Western Ghats, a vast forest reserve, & the tempting coastal curry, Idukki, or the ‘Red Region’, is also famous as one of the mysterious places in India.
The Mystery here is of The red coloured rain at Idukki which first fell on 25th July 2001, and occurred sporadically for 2 months, staining clothes and buildings as it poured. This blood-red downpour, when collected by the locals, turned into clean water with red particles settled at the bottom.
2. The E.T. inhabited Kongka La pass at Ladakh
At an elevation of 16,970 feet, the Kongka La Pass is one of the least accessed places in India, owing to the fact that is a disputed territory between India and China. But that’s not what makes it one of the most mysterious places in India.
The Mystery is that A number of UFOs, as well as strange figures of humanoids, have been sighted there, according to many reports. So much so that the locals living around strongly believe that the area is home to aliens!
3. Levitating stone at Shivapur, Maharashtra
The Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh shrine is no unusual shrine. The shrine is listed among the mystery places in India and is known for this one special rock that weighs 70 kg and can only be lifted by one means.
The Mystery is that of lifting the rock, 11 people are required to gather around it, touch it with their forefingers, and loudly call out the name of the saint who placed a curse on it, following which the stone rises up in the air magically! The stone cannot be lifted by any other means, no matter how strong it is!
4. The Magnetic Hill of Leh, Ladakh
The enchanting hills of Ladakh have more than mere beauty to offer. The Magnetic Hill, located at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level is one of the most unusual places to visit in India.
The Mystery is the Cars driving up the hill gets pulled up of their own accord. That is, one can drive up here with the ignition of their vehicles turned off! This exciting phenomenon is actually only an optical illusion resulting from the hill’s gravitational pull.
5. The place of Suicidal Birds in Jatinga, Assam
An otherwise quaint and picturesque little village in Assam, Jatinga experiences a bizarre, yet sad phenomenon every monsoon.
The Mystery is During the dark and foggy nights in monsoons, migratory birds flying over the village, dive headlong into trees, buildings, poles, and what not, crashing to death. Jatinga is one of those strange places to visit in India that turns into a land of mass bird suicide every year during September & October.
6. The Floating Stones of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu holds immense importance in the Hindu mythology, as it is the place where, according to Ramayana, Lord Rama’s Vanara Sena built a bridge of floating stones all the way to Sri Lanka. But there is something else about the bridge that makes this place one of the most mysterious places in India…
The Mystery is that according to Ramayana, the bridge was built of stones that would stay afloat once the name of Lord Rama was scribbled on it. As it turns out, this wasn’t just a story. The bridge was actually made of such stones, as they are still found around here and are a major tourist attraction in Rameshwaram.
7. The Ghost lights of West Bengal
As if the dark and murky swamps of Bengal aren’t scary enough, there is also a danger alert in the line of paranormal activities. There have been whispers that along with the regular marsh beings, there are also mysterious Aleya Ghost Lights that lurk about. Seducing travellers to their doom, they are said to zoom by and float above the land.
There have been many sightings of unnatural glowing lights of different colours hovering over the marshes in West Bengal. Referred to as ‘Aleya Lights’ for many years now, these lights are a nightmare for fishermen, as they usually end up confusing them and they would lose their way. In many cases reported till date, various fishermen have even lost their lives due to these strange lights. These marshes are some of the most mysterious places in India owing to this unexplained phenomenon.
8. The Eternal flame – Jwala Ji Temple, Kangra
Throughout the year, people visit the Jwala Ji Temple of Kangra to seek blessings from the Goddess. Moreover, in the centre of the temple, a hallowed stone holds a flame that has been burning for hundreds of years. According to the legend, Lord Shiva’s wife, Sati, immolated herself in anguish when her father disrespected her husband. A furious Shiva danced the Tandav Nritya carrying the burnt corpse. In doing so, she fell into 51 parts and landed on the earth. Each of these locations turned into a religious shrine for the Hindus. The Jwala Ji of Kangra is believed to be Sati’s fiery tongue.
9. Skeleton Lake, Roopkund, Uttarakhand
In the past, the snowy waters of Roopkund lake melt to unfold the sprinkled skeletal remnants of 200 humans. As per the scientific research, these humans perished in this area around 1200 years back. The famous folklores of this region state that these skeletons are the leftovers of King Jasdhava, his spouse, and associates who went to the goddess Nanda Devi to pay homage. It is said that the deity became angry with them as they danced and played music on the consecrated ground. The goddess unleashed a ferocious hailstorm. The trek to Roopkund is still among the famous trekking routes in Uttarakhand.
10. Balancing Rock of Mahabalipuram
The enormous balancing rock, also known as Krishna’s Butter Ball, is a prime tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram. This rock is 5 meters in diameter and is positioned on a smooth gradient. That is to say, it seems to defy all the laws of Physics. Moreover, it offers shed to all those who dare to sit underneath it.
One life just isn’t enough to see the whole of Incredible India. Maybe that’s why we Indians believe in reincarnation.