7 Things You Would Find Only In India
7 fascinating places, facts and features in India that will surely take you by surprise and make you want to visit them soon!
If we talk in terms of geography, Indian terrain is more than 50 million years old. From an island to a part of the largest continent, India became home to over a billion people with diverse practices existing as one.
The historical and social determinants ruling a nation with such diverse culture and traditions give way to mind-blowing facts that make India the next destination to visit in your bucket list!
- One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world-
Standing at the banks of holy Ganga, the ancient city of Varanasi is 3000 years old. Finding its place in the Hindu mythology, it is believed that the Hindu God, Lord Shiva, founded this city about 5000 years ago.
- The meteorite hit lake-
If you take a four hours’ drive from Aurangabad, you will reach the Lonar Lake which was possibly created by a meteorite that pounded the ground surface to later get filled with fresh water. The temples surrounding it and the serenity of the creek makes you want to sit there and rejuvenate your soul.
- The magnetic hills-
This might sound right out of a sci-fi movie, but the magnetic hills in Ladakh seem to defy gravity. You will find a yellow board with clear instructions that if a car is left in neutral mode and parked beyond a point, you will notice the car going uphill on its own. Isn’t it surprising?
- The creators-
You will be astonished to know how many things came out of India as a first! Be it innovative games like snakes and ladder, chess, using buttons on clothes, the art of cleansing hair with shampoo, mining of diamond, the number pi or trigonometry, India is a birthplace of many firsts.
- The floating post office-
The idea of a boat and a post office may not match nicely in your mind, but on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, it’s already there! With a plethora of post offices scattered all over India, the lack of land surface makes its way to a floating office that is also the museum of philately.
- Wettest place on earth-
You might want to think about how the inhabitants dry their clothes! Mawsynram in Meghalaya holds the Guinness world record of 11,873 mm average rainfall. The residents prepare for the dreaded monsoon six months ahead of it!
- A village without doors!
Imagine the door to your room vanishing overnight. Traumatic, isn’t it? Well not for the residents of Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra! According to mythology, the town is established without any locking system as it is believed Lord Shani is the guardian of the city and will protect them.