Top 20 Mysterious Places In India

Join us along with India By Car and Driver as we tell you some of India’s most unusual places and stories that will make you go there.

The Hanging Pillar At Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

We have all heard that posts need a base to stand on, right? However, this rule didn’t apply to Lepakshi Temple because one of its 70 pillars is hanging in mid-air, but if you think it is fascinating enough, you will be surprised to read about the 19 remaining mysteries.   

The Hanging Pillar

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The Mini Desert At Talakad, Karnataka

There was once a village in India on the shores of River Kaveri in Chamarajanagar district, but now it is buried deep in the sand. We believe that a widowed Shiva devotee cursed it, and thus it’s now a desert where the River turns into a swirling whirlpool.   

The Mini Desert

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The Tale Of Twins At Kodinhi, Kerala

The following story on our list is an adorable one from Kerala’s Kodinhi village in Malappuram, where you will find many twins, approximately 200 pairs. Not only that, women who marry outside the village give birth to triplets or twins. Want to visit this village and see for yourself? We can make a Custom South India Tour Package for you.  

The Tale Of Twins

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Levitating Stone At Shivapur, Maharashtra

You have seen a floating pillar. Next is a levitating stone at the unusual Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh shrine at Shivapur. However, if you want to levitate it, join ten more people gathered around it, touch it with your forefinger and call out Qamar Ali’s name. Interesting, isn’t it?      

Levitating Stone

The Holy Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Get the blessings of our Goddess and see some rats drinking milk at the Karni Mata Temple. It is home to more than 20,000 rats, which are more important here than you. That’s why you are not allowed to kill, hurt or scare away even a single rat.  

The Holy Karni Mata Temple

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Door-Deprived Houses Of Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra

If you think that you have faith in GodGod, then think again, because you have doors and locks for your homes, but in Shani Shingnapur, a small village in Maharashtra have no doors, it’s because Lord Shani protects the village, and thus the crime rate so far there is 0%.  

Door-Deprived Houses

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The Gravity Defying Palace At Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

The Bara Imambara in Lucknow is a grand palace to visit, but also mysterious, made in the 18th century, it’s 3 meters tall, and 50 meters long central hall has no pillars or beams to support it. Additionally, it’s also famous for the Bhulbhulaiya, a deep maze.        

The Gravity Defying Palace

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The Magnetic Hill Of Leh, Ladakh

Driving your car with the engine off is impossible anywhere else, but at the beautiful magnetic hill in Ladakh, feel free to do so as your car will get pulled towards its gravitational forces on its own.   

The Magnetic Hill

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The Kongka La Pass At Ladakh

Do you believe in UFOs and strange humanoids? If not, then you will when you visit the Kongka La Pass, back in Ladakh, where locals have seen such odd things. Who knows, it might be the home to aliens.

The Kongka La Pass

The Lake Of Skeletons At Chamoli, Uttarakhand

If you are scared of horror movies or weak-hearted, we recommend you go somewhere else. How about Exploring North India instead? If you are a daring person, feel free to see the approx. 200-300 skeletons buried under the Roopkund Lake in Uttarakhand.     

The Lake Of Skeletons

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The Red Rain At Idukki, Kerala

Idukki, a naturally beautiful place in Kerala, is also famous for its red-colored rain, which first fell on 25th July 2001, staining everything it touched, but when locals picked up the rainwater, it became clear.  

The Red Rain

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The Shrine Of The Bullet Baba In Bandai, Rajasthan

This shrine in Rajasthan has a fascinating story behind it. Firstly people worship a motorcycle here, and secondly, many years ago, a man named Om Singh Rathore died on that very spot in an accident with his Bullet, the police took it. Yet, it kept returning to the same place, even when bound to chains with an empty fuel tank, so when the police gave up, locals made a temple around it.      

The Bullet Baba

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The Immortal Flame Of Jwala Ji Temple, Kangra

The Jwala Ji temple at the lower Himalayas is another mysterious temple but probably a little less weird on our list. The central flame of this temple has been burning endlessly, which is incredible and mind-blowing at the same time.  

The Jwala Ji Temple

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The Place Of Suicidal Birds In Jatinga, Assam

Jatinga, a beautiful Assamese village, experiences tragedies in monsoons. During the dark and foggy nights, birds crash into anything visible like trees, poles, etc., and die. But as per science, the fog makes birds unable to see, but our question is, why doesn’t it happen anywhere else?   

The Place Of Suicidal Birds

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The Abandoned Village Of Kuldhara, Rajasthan

If you wish to experience the best of Rajasthan Tours, then you must visit this place in Jaisalmer called Kuldhara, but beware, it’s paranormal and cursed, we believe that the Paliwal Brahmins who lived there cursed it and now it’s nothing but an area with empty houses, broken structures, and an old temple.      

The Abandoned Village

The Dumas Beach, Gujarat

Another haunted place in India that was once a funeral ground for Hindus is called the Dumas Beach in Gujarat, where people hear whispers of the dead. Several disappearances have also occurred here due to spirits. 

The Dumas Beach

As per the Ramayana, Lord Rama, with his Vanara Sena, built a bridge from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka with floating stones. Each stone floated because Rama was written on it. Well, it’s not a myth because you can still find floating rocks in Rameshwaram.    

The Floating Stones Of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

The Floating Stones

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The Visa God Of Chilkur, Hyderabad

If you are planning to go abroad, but can’t get a visa, then visit the Balaji Temple in Chilkur and pray to God, you will soon get it. It happens every time. That’s why the God there has this nickname.  

The Visa God

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The Village That Slithers, In Shetpal, Maharashtra

Worshiping snakes is a promising practice in India, but in a specific town in Maharashtra, it is a custom to make room for Cobras in your ceilings’ rafters. Also, the snakes have never bitten anyone. Strange, isn’t it?    

The Village That Slither, Maharashtra

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The Ghost Lights Of West Bengal

The marshes in West Bengal are beautiful, but at night it gets spooky as lights of varying colors appear. Many fishers have been said to disappear due to the lights. Now it was the scariest on our list.

The Ghost Lights

So after reading about these places, you must be dying to visit these mysterious places in India. Well, access granted. India By Car and Driver offers you the best India Tour Packages for a thrilling vacation in India.    

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