When thinking of awe-inspiring places, most of us know very few options in our own country. Let us unveil 10 of the best kept secret locations in India. From the wonders of gravity, to the bacchanalia of the deserts, there is something for everyone!
1. ‘Lonar Crater Lake’ – Third largest crater of the world
Formed around 50,000 years back, Lonar Crater Lake is situated on the outskirts of Lonar, Maharashtra. It is a result of meteor hit. This lake has vibrant colours which ultimately enhance the beauty of the lake.
2. Chandipur Beach, Odisha – Go seek!
Ever witnessed a sea vanish in front of your eyes? No, it’s no hypothetical situation. This happens. Such a rare phenomenon can be seen at Chandipur Beach, where the sea recedes by as much as five kilometres every day. This strange but beautiful beach is situated around 200 km from Bhubaneswar, providing the scenic beauty and a chance to walk into the sea.
3. Up or downhill? – Magnetic Hill, Ladakh
Magnetic Hills having a deceptive appearance, can be ventured in Leh-Ladakh. Being downhill, the hill looks like an uphill region.
To add to its complexity, try driving on the Magnetic Hill- on neutral, your car will go uphill instead of downhill. With its deceptive looks, this region in Ladakh is able to pull off this fantastic illusion.
4. Second largest cave in the subcontinent – ‘Belum Caves’
World’s second largest and longest caves in the subcontinent, Belum caves is blessed with spectacular looks, where stalactite and stalagmite formations are the reasons.
It is 3.5 km long cave but the visitors are allowed to explore 1.5 km section of the caves only.
Cocooned in its dark envelopes, you will find spacious compartments, winding passages, siphons and more.
5. Dazzling Whites – Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat!
Located on the contours of Narmada River, these rocks reach a height of a 100 ft. The river has carved the rocks into a smooth gorge of 3 km in length.
You will awestruck when the sunlight bounces off the white curves and dances on the turbid waters of the river. Visiting it on a moonlit night is a wonderful experience.
6. Breathing Nature – Living ‘Tree Bridges’ of Cherrapunji
This Living Tree Root bridge in Cherrapunji is no different than a bridge in the fairy tales. As Cherrapunji is one of the wettest places in the world, this bridge is surrounded by the surreal beauty of nature and the river flowing beneath it. This Living Tree Bridge has roots going down up to an astounding 3000 ft.
Believed to have been shaped by humans into bridges, the roots make their way all along the slope. The tree holds onto the riverside and the roots snake their way through the river bed.
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