India never ceases to surprise people when it comes to places which can be visited here. So, if one is up for some unusual holidays in some rare places then this country actually have plenty to offer. Here are some out of the blue places in India that one might want to experience at least once in their life.
If you are a faint hearted person, then this place is definitely not for you. It is a glacial lake which is located at an altitude of 5029 metres and is one of the most dangerous areas in the country. This lake is actually surrounded with snow clad mountains and some hard rock glaciers. But the creepiest part about this lake is that though most of the time it remains frozen there are almost 300 skeletons buried under this lake and when the snow melts one can actually see them. According to history, these corpses actually date back to 9th century during the era of the King of Kanauj. It is said that the king with his troupe were on their way to a pilgrimage site when a hailstorm happened and many people died there. This is also one of the most challenging trek routes in India.
Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan
This temple is said to be the home of over 20 thousand rats and they are locally called ‘Kabbas’. These rats are said to be the manifestation of Karni Mata goddess and they are said to be worshipped here every day. These rats roam around freely in the temple and huge bowls of milk are placed there for them to drink. Devotees visit the temple to feed the rats. If one gets to see a white mouse, which is rare to see then it is believed to be a stroke of luck.
Loktak Lake, Manipur
This is a land that floats and it is located at the Bishnupur district of Manipur. This one is also popularly known as the floating lake and it is the largest freshwater lake of north east India. This lake covers an area of 300 square kilometres and this lake also has a national park on it known as the Keibul Lamjao National Park where one can get to see a lot of aquatic plants and almost over 100 species of birds.
Bara Imambara, Lucknow
This structure dates back to 18th century and is one of the most fascination features in this country. The architecture here is a pure blend of Arabic and European styles and the roof of the hall in this structure stands high without any pillars or beams and this is quite surprising about it. This also houses the very famous Bhul Bhulaiya or the maze inside it.
Shri Veerabhadra Temple Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
This Lepakshi Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it has almost 70 pillars among which only one is suspended in air. This pillar is also known as the miracle pillar.
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By Lucia Adams
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