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Unusual Interesting Places To See in India

Updated on May 24, 2013

Are you bored with traditional vacation. Spending holidays at beach resort, hill stations does not appease you anymore. If you are looking for some adventure then visit these unusual and interesting places in India that are definitely worth a visit.

Shani Shingnapur - Today we use all sorts of security to keep our house safe from thieves. How would you feel If I tell you that there is a village in India where houses don't have doors. People don't lock their valuable items. Does that surprise you. Well why don't you visit Shani Shingnapur is Maharashtra and find that out. Houses here do have door frames but no doors. Despite that there hasn't been a single incident of robbery. This village is famous for the Shrine of Shani (Saturn). People here believe that Lord Shani will punish any man who tries to steel in this village. They have so much faith in the god that there are no doors in the houses. Even the only bank of the village uses no security and keeps the doors open 24x7.

The shrine of Shani is definitely worth visiting in the village. On average over 20,000 people visit the village daily to see Shani temple. The new moon day is believed to be very auspicious to pray here. Sometimes over 200,000 people visit the village on new moon day. On this day villagers also organize a fair in honour of the Lord Shani. The biggest festival takes place on new moon days that fall on Saturdays.

Khajuraho - For over 100 years the Khajuraho temples remained hidden and were only discovered in 18th century by the Britishers. Khajuraho is a small town in Madhya Pradesh famous for the temples of love. Why, you might be thinking people call them temples of love. Well that because of their erotic sculpture. The outer walls of these temples belonging to Hindu, Jains and Buddhists have erotic sculpture. Originally there were more than 80 temples out of which only 25 stands today. There are many theories of why these temples feature erotic sculptures. Nobody can really saw for sure. Nevertheless, Khajuraho is a great place to visit. The best time to visit Khajuraho is during the winter season.

Magnetic Hill - If you have travel Leh, surely you must know about the Magnetic Hill, a pure wonder of the nature. Some 30km from Leh is a board sign that is the only indicator of Magnetic hill. If you park the vehicle at this particular point and turn off the engine, you would notice that the car is slowly moving itself. This does not happen due to any inclined road but due to Magnetic hill. Even airforce avoids flying fighter planes over the hill due to its magnetic power.

Kuldhara - How about a little spooky place. Kuldhara is a deserted village some 18km from Jaisalmer, a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. This Kuldhara town is famous ghost town in India. Apparently 1200 population abandoned the village overnight and shifted to a unknown place. The village was home of Paliwal Brahmins. It is believed that the chief of the village had a beautiful daughter. When she turned 16, the Diwan of Jaisalmer, Salim Singh laid his eyes on her. He was famous for his debauchery. Some loyalists of the chief informed him about the intention of Diwan. This is when the entire village decided to leave overnight but not before cursing the place.

They cursed that whoever will decide to live in this village with die. This is the reason why even today nobody lives in the village. You can see sandstone houses of the village people. While some houses are in ruined condition, several houses have been restored by the tourism department. Recently some skeletons were found in the village which suggest that people who tried to live here were victims of the curse. Locals say that ghost sightings in this village are quite common. They have often heard a woman crying in the village.


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