Most Unique Places In India

By Shreesha Ghosh

May 17, 2022

No locks, no doors

A village in Maharashtra has not been locking their house doors for generations! In Shani Shingnapur, locals use only curtains or nothing instead of doors. The only temporary guard is a barrier, mostly to keep off stray animals. Here, people go about their daily routines without worrying about their house’s security or fearing thieves.

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Worshipping the bike

One of the most unique places in India, Rajasthan’s Bullet Baba, has left its visitors spellbound. The 'deity' of this temple is in fact a bike – a Royal Enfield Bullet – fully decked with garlands. Devotees come here to pray before going on a journey to protect themselves from accidents and obstacles. 

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The haunting of a fort

Bhangarh Fort is believed to be so haunted that even the Archaeological Survey of India put up a notice board forbidding tourists from entering it after sunset. Once a bustling city full of activity, the fort stands abandoned now, with no roof left. Regardless of its weird stories, Bhangarh is one of the most mysterious places to visit.

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Highest motorable road

Located at an elevation of 18,379 ft, Khardung La is the world's highest motorable road and serves as a gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. This high mountain pass is situated in the Karakoram Range, to the north of Leh.

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Playing with gravity

Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh. The hill reportedly has magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill. Science has two common theories to explain this phenomenon - where one states that the mountain has a strong magnetic field that pulls cars, while the other is that it is an optical illusion where the road actually goes downhill but seems otherwise.

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Lake on a crater

Lonar Lake lies within the only known extraterrestrial impact crater found within the great Deccan Traps, a huge basaltic formation in Maharashtra,. The lake was initially believed to be of volcanic origin, but now it is recognised as an impact crater. As per scientists, the crater was formed after a comet or an asteroid hit the area at a speed of 90000 km per hour.

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The town of twins

A small village in Kerala, Kodinhi, is home to about 2000 families. But the strange fact about the village is its consistent twin births. Around three generations ago, the women of the village started giving birth to identical twins. In fact, some women who married far away from the village have been reported to give birth to twins. The village has more than 300 pairs of twins, with no explanation why this suddenly started happening.

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