Mysterious places in India: India is a place with variety of flavours, people, culture in it. But do you know that, there are mysterious places in India that still exist and are located at various parts of India. India is certainly a land of mystery. Many people believes the metaphysical and therefore the paranormal existence somewhere in India. Many places in India defy conventional laws of science and nature. To your surprise here’s your chance to check out a few of them:   List of mysterious places in India:

  • Kuldhara, Rajasthan – The Abandoned Village
  • Kodinhi, Kerala – The Village of Twins
  • Roopkund, Uttarakhand – The Skeleton Lake
  • Vittala Temple Complex, Hampi, Karnataka – The Musical Pillars
  • Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan – One of the Most Haunted Place in India
  • Gyanganj, Somewhere in the Himalayas– Town of Immortal  Beings
  • Shettihalli, Karnataka – The Drowning Church

This mysterious places in india are called mysterious because this places have some things that is not that normal and common to see. It’s not a fiction but it’s mysterious! Kuldhara, Rajasthan – The Abandoned Village Many years back i.e about 200 years, Kuldhara was town for more than 1000 Paliwal Brahmins, descendants of a community that had lived here for more than six centuries.

However, one fateful day, the entire population, which included residents of 85 villages, fled overnight. According to folk tales, the people of Kuldhara didn’t just leave the village as it is, but instead they left it with a evil curse, forbidding any future settlements. All that is left here today are few broken-down buildings, an old temple, and rumours that try to explain the sudden removals. Some of the inquisitive questions includes…..

  • Is the village of Kuldhara really cursed?
  • Is Kuldhara a ghost town?

Many stories floated around. Some say the “chudails”,”dayans” or ghosts walked around in the night, making the place ,a place of horror. Others say that people don’t lived here anymore as mysterious deaths have occurred. The silence was not that comforting but it was frightening silence. And then the voice of the old man floated in the air. “No one knew anything about them, some say they came from Pali a place in Jodhpur, some say that their souls are there to keep their curse upon the land and they terrify the people who goes to their town at night.” Getting There By railway:

  1. 18 kms from Jaisalmer, the Golden City of Rajasthan.
  2. Board the Howrah Jaisalmer Express at Old Delhi Junction to reach Jaisalmer in about 14 hours.

By road:

From  Delhi to Jaisalmer,770 kms,12 hours of driving time.

An abandoned mysterious place in India   Kodinhi, Kerala – The Village of Twins A tiny village “Kodinhi” in the Malappuram district of Kerala, that is just 35 kms from Calicut is a village known twin births! It wouldn’t be wrong if we mentioned it as one of the mysterious place in india because it unusually has large number of twin births that are reported here regularly. This village is well known as the ‘Village of Twins’.

It’s damn surprising and interesting that Kodinhi has more than two sets of triplets and 200 pairs of twins.What’s more surprising is that women from Kodinhi who are married outside this village also have multiple twin births! No researcher haven’t been able to explain the reason behind this mystery, some doctors believe that the answer lies in the chemical connection of water in the area. This mysterious village “Kodinhi” has more than 200 pairs of twins and 2 sets of triplets.

Roopkund, Uttarakhand – The Skeleton Lake Hundreds of human skeletons are seen floating in a glacial lake located at an elevation of 16,500 feet every year because of the melting of ice in Roopkund. In the year 1942, a forest ranger rediscovered that the skeletons in the Roopkund Lake have since been shrouded in mystery. With the help of radiocarbon and forensics tests, researchers said that the corpses are around 1,000 years old. Nobody has any idea about who these people were, and what they were doing in such an inhospitable region of the Himalayas.

According to popular folk stories, these skeletal remains are of no one but King Jasdhawal of Kanauj, his wife and hundreds of slaves, who were headed to Nanda Devi on a pilgrimage. However, before they could reach their destination,  a terrible hailstorm caught them with hailstones the size of cricket balls. Unable to find any shelter, the entire group died near the lake. Getting there by Road: Delhi to  Roopkund in Uttarakhand by Loha Jang Pass-by road is more than 300 kms,and note that you will have to trek 34 kms to the lake once you reach Roopkhand. A mysterious place in India that have mysterious skeletal lake.

Vittala Temple Complex, Hampi, Karnataka – The Musical Pillars Primitively built in the 15th century, the Vittala Temple is one of the most flamboyant pieces of architecture in Hampi. However, what sets it apart from some other equally exalted temples around the country is a accumulation of 56 musical pillars, which produce musical sounds when tapped gently. The British people were so charmed by the pillars’ music producing ability that they cut two pillars into half to check if anything was inside the apparently hollow pillars of granite. Over the years, many passionate tourists unknowingly damaged several other musical pillars by regularly tapping them to calm their curiosity. To protect and prevent any further damage to this heritage site, tapping on musical pillars is now prohibited. Getting there: If you reach Karnataka then your journey to hampi is just 90 kms by any four-wheeler. A mysterious place of musical pillars!

Bhangarh Fort,  – A Horror fort in Rajasthan,India In 17th century, Bhangarh Fort (present horror fort in India)  was a center of activity in Rajasthan. According to fable, the fort was so beautiful that the Pink City of Jaipur was created after its design. However, the good days ended soon and the days of horror began and now the Bhangarh Fort is recognized as one of the most horror fort in India. Not only this much but the entrance of the haunted fort also bears a notice board which cautioned that this place should not be trespassed in the night. Some people call it an evil curse, others admit that the place is home to the evil spirit of a black-magician who was in love with the princess of Bhangarh. Despite the fact, there is no proof or evidence to prove any of the rumours, tourists report a sense of edginess on entering the premises of the horror fort. Bhangarh is easily accessible by roadways, railways and airways.

  • By Airway:     The Jaipur Airport, at a distance of 56 km, is  nearest to Bhangarh.
  • By Rail route:  For those travelling by rail, the nea station is Dausa Junction, which is merel railway 22 km away.
  • By Roadway:  For people travelling from the National Capital, Bhangarh is an easy 250 km road journey.

A mysterious place in India and the only horror fort in the world !   Gyanganj,Himalayas –  A City of Eternal Beings There is a lot of mystery in the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. One mystery that stands apart 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 hi-tech technologies, by covering itself or it exists in a different dimension altogether.

However, according to a myth, the immortal beings who exists here not only impact the proceedings of the world in unique ways, but also guard several secret spiritual teachings of all religions. Unluckily, no one knows the definite location of Gyanganj as it is believed that only great saints and yogis can pass through the dimensions and the psychic obstructions. Legend of Gyanganj Located somewhere within the mysterious valleys of Himalayas, is ‘Gyanganj’, the home of immortals.

It is a mythological belief that Gyanganj is a city-kingdom occupied by mysterious immortal beings that impact the existence of human beings in exquisite ways, whenever needed. Only great saints devoid of any bad Karma can find a place in this spiritual land by passing through metaphysical barriers and dimensions. The definite area of this great legendary kingdom is unknown as it is believed that Gyanganj artfully cover itself from humans, as well as from mapping technologies. Some also believe that Gyanganj exists in a different plane of reality in a different dimension and thus cannot be detected by satellites.

Shettihalli, Karnataka – The Drowning Church The French missionaries built this Church for the wealthy British estate owners in the year 1860. The collateral damage in process submerged 28 villages including Shettihalli where the Gothic Rosary Church stood tall. We met a few villagers on our return who told us that this village was once a lush hamlet where the River Hemavathi flowed watering fields of sunflower. ‘Half-drowned Church’ is a popular name given to Shettihalli Church. Every year during monsoons, this church drowns in the waters that accumulate around it. It is surrounded by a huge cragged grassy terrain that serves as a perfect spot for relishing a picnic.