Seven Strange and Mystical Places in India

Travelling into India is like walking into a maze, totally exciting and unforgettable. There’s something for everyone – whether strange, bizarre, majestic or divine.

If you think you have seen it all, no my friend! There are more mysteries and riddles that you can think – something eerie and astounding just like these.

Levitating Stone in Shivapur, Maharashtra


In a peculiar little village in Pune, abides the magical Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh. The shrine was a gym that was managed by a Sufi saint. Bodybuilders used a rock for their daily exercise, on which a spell was casted. The 70 kg rock can be lifted by 11 fingertips.

Lake of Skulls & Skeletons – Roopkund Lake, Chamoli, Uttarakhand


In the middle of an isolated place in the Himalayas lies the mysterious Roopkund Lake, enveloped in snow and glaciers. Acclaimed as Skeleton Lake, due to 600 human skeletons that were unearthed during 9th CE and these are quite visible at the bottom of the lake.

Magnetic force pulls you uphill – Magnetic Hill, Ladakh


Magnetic Hill is one of the most insane things one must see while visiting Leh. It is believed to possess magnetic powers that can pull a car even when the ignition is off. Don’t worry, its only an optical illusion.

Land of snakes in Shetpal – Maharashtra


Can you believe this – Cobras are the deities in a village. The description is frightful, as in the ceiling of each house there is a place for Cobras. No cases of any bites have been registered despite these crawling creatures move about freely. Pretty spine-chilling, isn’t it?

The Motorcycle God of Bullet Baba Shrine, Rajasthan


In Rajasthan, you’ll come across a place where liquor bottles are offered to a bike. The owner of the bike died on the spot after he crashed the bike to a tree while driving drunk. The police relocated the bike but it came back to the accident spot.

Once again, people chained it, emptied the fuel tank, yet the bike was at the accident spot again. Finally, it found its place where it is today – at the shrine. People believe prayers offered to it, protects travellers.

Red Rain – Idukki, Kerala


Idukki is known for its sumptuous coastal curry, but there’s something more baffling; the unusual occurrence of ‘Red Rain’. It sends an indication of God’s fury and woe – according to Hinduism. An explanation is yet to be revealed.

Temple of the Visa God – Balaji Temple, Hyderabad

It is believed that gods bring protections and affluence, but this temple has the power to grant a US visa. Famed as Balaji Temple, numerous people from every religion come here to take blessings before interview at the embassy. If granted, their vow is fulfilled by taking 108 rounds of the inner shrine. You may find it ridiculous; it’s an ancient world in the present age.

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