From a place where birds commit suicide to a fort where entry after sunset is forbidden, there is no shortage of mysterious places in India. With a rich culture, history, and millions of people who believe in the metaphysical and the paranormal, India is definitely a land of mystery. To add to this, many places in India defy conventional laws of science and nature. Here’s your chance to check out a few of them.
Jatinga- Where birds commit suicide
Jatinga, a small village in Assam has amazing places to visit. It has everything you can expect in a peaceful holiday destination. But the fact that during the late monsoon months, hundreds of migratory birds commit suicide over there is really disturbing. Right after the sunset, when everyone is busy in their household chores, hundreds of birds commit mass suicide here every day.
Gyanganj – A City of Immortal Beings
The snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas hide mysteries in plenty. One mystery that stands out from the rest is that of a mysterious city of immortal beings, known by several names such as Gyanganj, Shambala, Siddhashram or Shangri-La.
It is believed that this place hides from sight and modern mapping technologies, by camouflaging itself or it exists in a different dimension altogether. However, according to legend, the immortal beings who live here not only influence the proceedings of the world in subtle ways, but also guard several secret spiritual teachings of all religions.
Roopkund Lake is located in Uttarakhand in the Indian Himalayas. The lake is frozen most of the time but when it melts it reveals the bones of nearly 300 people. Scientists have dated the bodies back to the 9th century. The lake may not seem that dangerous but the way to the lake can get tricky. The Roopkund is located at 16,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by rocky glaciers. The lake has been renamed as Skeleton Lake.
Kuldhara, Rajasthan – The Abandoned Village
About 200 years ago, Kuldhara was home to more than 1,500 Paliwal Brahmins, descendants of a community that had lived here for more than five centuries. However, one day, the entire population, which included residents of 85 villages, fled. Overnight
According to folklore, the people of Kuldhara didn’t just leave the village as it is, but instead they left it with a curse, forbidding any future settlements. All that is left here today are few dilapidated buildings, an old temple, and rumors that try to explain the sudden evacuation.