India is a land of myths and mystics, and when it comes to travelling, the country has something to offer to every traveller. From exotic locations to strange, uncanny places, India has myriads of different locations that could amaze you. If you want to experience the mysterious land that India is, visit these 5 natural wonders in India:
Magnetic Hill, Ladakh
Imagine getting pulled uphill even when the ignition of your car is off! Yes, at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level, is the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh, which pulls a car towards itself even when the ignition is off. It is a thrilling experience for all the visitors, and is one of the must-see things on the way to Leh. Scientists believe that it happens due to an optical illusion caused by a gravity hill.
Floating Islands of Loktak, Manipur
The Loktak Lake in Manipur, also known as the only Floating Lake in the world, is one of the most unusual sights in India. The lake has large masses of vegetation, perfectly circular in shape, floating on the surface. Known as Phumdis, the floating matter are clusters of vegetation, soil and other organic substances. A few of these floating islands are so huge that resorts have been built on them.
Neelakurinji Bloom, Munnar, Kerala
The God’s own country, Kerala, is the land of many natural spectacles and one of them is Neelakurinji bloom that happens once in twelve years. The flower ‘Neelakurinji’, also called as ‘Strobilanthes Kunthianum’ by botanists blossom only after a period of twelve years, on the fabled hills of Munnar. This usually starts from August and lasts until October. Standing amidst the sprawling blooms of Neelakurinji is an ethereal experience, and many visitors throng Munnar during this time to witness this magical sight.
Salt desert, Kutch, Gujarat
This Great Rann of Kutch is the largest salt desert in the world. The land is submerged in the sea during monsoons, and during winter months, the water recedes, leaving behind white crystals of raw salt. During the breeding season, this unique land mass is flocked by Flamingos, and the vast stretch of sparkling salt is a sight to behold.
The Meteoric Lonar Lake, Maharashtra
It is believed that a meteor gouged a deep depression on the landmass in the Buldhana District of Maharashtra, almost 50,000 years ago, and the depression later evolved into a tranquil green lake – known as the Lonar Crater. The lake is the best-preserved of its kind and strangely, the waterbody is alkaline as well as saline.
The Hide and Seek Beach, Odisha
The Chandipur Beach of Odisha is popularly known as the Hide and Seek beach – owing to its mysterious nature. During low tide, the sea here literally disappears for kilometres and few hours later, it strangely reappears. The beach is also home to rare species of flora and fauna – making it one-of-a-kind.