India is a country of cultural diversity and unity. It has a lot of beautiful places that one must visit while they travel around. Here is a list of a few unusual but amazing places to visit in India.
Pangong Tso, Ladakh
Pangong Tso, which is “long, narrow, enchanted lake”, also referred famously as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long situated in Leh Ladakh. The lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point. All together it covers 604 km2. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. It is breathtakingly beautiful and calm. It became a famous spot after the movie “3 Idiots”. It is a must visit place if you are planning to travel around India.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated 400 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh fort. The third movie of The Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, was partially shot around the Mehrangarh fort. A few scenes included the prison well within which Bruce Wayne is shown to have been imprisoned.
Karni Mata temple, Bikaner
Karni Mata or Karniji, was a female Hindu sage who is worshiped as the incarnation of the goddess Durga by her followers. She is an official deity of the royal family of Jodhpur and Bikaner. The most famous of her temples is the temple in the small town of Deshnoke, near Bikaner, which was created following her mysterious disappearance from her home. This temple is famous for its black rats, which are treated as sacred and given protection in the temple. Contrary to some reports, the temple is not affiliated with Jainism.
Avalanche Lake, Ooty
Avalanche Lake is an important tourism destination in the Nilgiris district. The lake is surrounded by a rolling landscape with blooming flowers like magnolias, orchids and rhododendrons. Tourists can traverse beside the lake through winding paths around the lake. Tourists visiting the lake can also engage themselves in Trout fishing. A trout hatchery is established near the lake, from where visitors can get fishing rods and other fishing accessories required for trout fishing. The lake is also used by tourists as a camp site wherein they pitch tents near the lake. Other tourist activities in the area include rafting across the lake and trekking the nearby hilly regions like Upper Bhavani where there are thick forests and untouched wild habitats.
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Jalpaiguri – this narrow stretch of land lying between the Sikkim – Darjeeling Himalayas and Gangetic West Bengal has more than often evoked a sense of both eerie and romanticism in many a heart since the early British Rule. A major stretch of area is bordered in the north by Bhutan and hence the name – DOOARS/DUARS which mean – ‘ the Door to Bhutan’.