10 Unique Places To Visit In India : A Journey Of Discovery

Welcome to the enchanting land of India, where every corner unfolds a new chapter of history, culture, and natural beauty. Many undiscovered places are there that goes beyond anyone’s imagination.

Some unique places are there that would hypnotize anyone with it’s beauty. I have a great interest in travelling and exploring unique places in India. It is difficult to imagine that view until you have seen through your own eyes.

Here is the list of 10 Unique Places to Visit in India that took my mind and heart.

1. Living Root Bridges (Meghalaya)

Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge is made of some special type of rubber tree. It took around 15-25 years to grow and become strong to hold humans weight on it. To view this amazing place , you need to do trekking of 45km from Cherapunji. The Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya built this bridge which is 2400 feet long and they are expert in making these types of strong bridges.

  • Location : Meghalaya
  • A challenging route of an average of 2hr 22min to complete.
  • Located near deep down in a river valley next to the village of Nongriat.
  • 6500 steps long trek.
  • Best Time to visit : November to March.

2. Reverse Waterfall (Maharastra)

Water flowing upwards, quite a view that defies the law of gravity. The heavy flow of wind blows the water up giving the perception of upward flowing water. It’s a unique sight that makes this strange phenomenom happens. (Advice: Wear good trekking shoes and don’t go near the rock edges.)

  • Location : Maharastra
  • Time required to climb Naneghat is 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • Located in Naneghat about 3 hours from Mumbai.
  • 2800 feet ( approx. ) is the trek height.
  • Best time to visit : June to September.

3. Roopkund Lake (Uttarakhand)

Roopkund lake,lake surrounded by piles of human skeleton,in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand

One of the mysterious glacial lake located in the Uttarakhand state. It has many names as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif.

A bizzare report made by Indian Forrest official when he came acrossed this lake, that is , when he reached this lake he found that the lake was surrounded by 300 to 800 piles of skeleton who met their tragic end.

It is also believed that those skeletons are of those people who went their in search of magic mushrooms known as ‘ Keeda Jadi ‘ which have many incredible medicinal properties. Apart from this the beautiful snow covered mountain with lake make athe place more alluring. The mystery of this lake is still unresolved.

  • Location : Uttarakhand
  • Located in the interior part of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.
  • 5029 meters above the sea level is the altitude height of Roopkund Lake.
  • Best time to visit : August to October.

4. Loktak Lake (Manipur)

It is world’s largest floating lake situated in Manipur. It’s the only floating National Park named as ‘ Keibul Lamjao National Park ‘. It has now became the most popular tourist place as largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. The unique attraction of this lake is it’s floating circular swamps, and is known as ‘Phumdis‘ in local language. An endemic and endangered subspecies of Eld’s deer, named ‘ Sangai ‘ is located in this area.

  • Location : Manipur
  • Located 53km from Imphal.
  • Best time to visit : February to March.

5. Mawsynram (Meghalaya)

Mawsynram village, full of green forest,waterfalls and caves having continuous waterfall, near East Khasi hills district of Meghalaya

One of the wettest place on earth as recorded in Guinness Book of World Records. It receives the highest rainfall in India. The continuous rain with the clouds floating makes the place more unique. The rain touching the lush green landscapes gives a mesmerizing view.

The reason for such continuous and heavy rainfall is of the Bay of Bengal branch carries more moisture to these areas causing heavy rainfall. When you reach to a certain height, you can enjoy the caves, waterfalls, and, the flora magically taking your heart. The unique stalagmite formations inside the cave is also so beautiful that will look like the shape of Shivling.

  • Location : Meghalaya
  • A town in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya
  • Located 69km distance from Shillong.
  • Best time to travel : March to May.

6. Lonar Crater (Maharastra)

Lonar Lake, pink colour lake, made by meteorite collision,buldhana district of maharastra

A meteorite collision made this Lonar Crater also known by the name, Lonar Lake. It is now recorded as National Geo-heritage Monument with saline and alkaline water and also declared as a Wildlife Santuary for the conservation of lakes, animals and, plants.

It is a main attraction for scientists and travelers. This high velocity impact crater made this lake. This crater was a volcanic crater, however this meteorite imapct made this crater a water body. The colour of the lake turned pink because of salt eating ‘ Haloarchaea ‘ microbes.

  • Location : Maharastra
  • Located in the Lonar in Buldhana district of Maharastra.
  • Diameter of Lake : 1.8 km & Deep : 290 m.
  • Best time to visit : November to January.

7. Magnetic Hill (Ladakh)

anti gravity hill,near Leh Kargil Srinagar National Highway

Magnetic Hill as it’s name says, the hill is famous for gravity defying phenomenon. This hill has many mysterical distinctive features which attracts the tourists more. This hill lets the vehicles and objects move up when left free.

The magnetic hill effects also creates illusions like while going down the hill, it will make you feel like you are going upwards, it’s not because of magnetic force, moreover the hill doesnot have magnetic force. It is a zero-gravity hotspot.

  • Location : Ladakh
  • Located in the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar National Highway in the Trans-Himalayan region.
  • Best time to visit : May to October.

8. Jatinga Valley (Assam)

Jating valley,covered with green forest, birds migrate to this place flying towards sun

The Scenery of Jatinga is quite beautiful but a strange phenomenon occurs here. Birds from different places come here every year during September and November to commit suicide, not to migrate or mate.

Hundreds of birds fly in one direction towards the light and then suddenly drop dead while flying. The birds drop dead in some particular lands which make many researcher more curious about this place.

  • Location : Assam
  • Located in the Dimahasao District of Assam.
  • Best time to visit : September to November.

9. Chandipur Beach (Odisha)

Chandipur Beach is one of the among Unique Places to Visit in India, beach appear and disappear to 5 km in high and low tides, in balasore, odisha

Chandipur Beach is also known by the name ‘Hide and Seek Beach‘. It’s speciality is that the sea appears and disappears with every high and low tides upto approx. 5 kms. When you stay for a long time there in the beach you will be able to sea this incident.

Along with that, the step cutting rocks, cleanliness makes the beach more beautiful. Due to its rarephenomenon the beach supports biodiversity.

  • Location : Odisha.
  • Located 16 km from Balasore.
  • Best time to visit : October to March.

10. Kodinhi (Kerala)

a village in Malappuram district in Kerela, surrounded by green lush forest,where most twins are born in india

A place where most of the twins are born, about 400 pairs of twins are there in 2000 families. Its strange that so many twins born in this village only. It is also known by ‘Gods Own Country of Twins‘. It also considered as the 4th largest area of having maximum numbers of twins in Guinness Book of World Records.

Some researcher says that most of the twins are born here due to the local diet, which is rich in yams and other foods that are said to increase the chances of conceiving twins. Apart from this, the beauty of the village is so alluring that you won’t want to miss it.

  • Location : Kerala
  • Located in Malappuram district in Kerala.
  • Best time to visit : October to March.

These are some 10 unique places to visit in India, that I would recommend to explore atleast once in your lifetime. If you are an adventure lover traveler then, you must not miss these palces. These places have lots of mysteries and uniqueness that needs to be solved but still the view is so enchanting that anyone can bear it.

If you want some excitment, trilling, adventurous experience in life then, these unique places will be worth visiting for. Like the Roopkund Lake which is diifcult to reach ,how the piles of skeleton is there and whos’ skeletons are those, how the lake is floating in Manipur. So many questions that yet to be solved but visiting these unique places is something that can’t be compared to.

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