India has always been considered the land of mystics and secrets. The many mysteries that are still alive in the land of India which has given rise to countless stories, fiction, myths, and fantasies. The best part is that you can still visit these places and experience these wonders first hand. These places will make you question your eyes and everything that we have read and understood about the known world. If you too are seeking some of these seemingly unreal places where you can sneak a peek into the mysterious, here are some of the most mysterious places that you can visit in India. Just embark on a trip to these places and witness some of the biggest wonders in India:
11 Best Offbeat Places to Visit in India
- Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan
- Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra
- Gravity Defying Palace At Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
- The Hanging Pillar at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
- The Mini Desert at Talakad, Karnataka
- Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh shrine, Maharashtra
- Village of Twins, Kerala
- The Lake of Skeletons, Uttarakhand
- The Red Rain, Kerala
- The Immortal Flame of Jwala Ji Temple, Kangra
- The Place Of Suicidal Birds, Assam
1. Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan
Karni Mata Temple, a holy place for the Hindu community is one of the most mysterious places in India. More than 20,000 rats or ‘kabbas’ live in this temple and they are regularly fed milk by the devotees, tourists, and temple authorities. One is not allowed to hurt these rats and the rats also do not bite or hurt the devotees. These rats are considered to be reincarnated family members of Karni Mata, while the white rats are believed to be her sons.
Best time to visit: March-April, and September-October
2. Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra
Shani Shingnapur is perhaps the safest town in the country. The mystery that the town holds is that not a single house, school, or commercial building here has a door or door frame. They have faith in Lord Shani and believe that because of his blessings, no crime can happen in this town. The town has one of the biggest temples of Lord Shani, which is visited by millions of devotees each year. The nearby places to visit from here are Shirdi, Ajanta, and Ellora Caves.
Best time to visit: June to December
3. Gravity Defying Palace At Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
The mystery of this place is the central arched hall, which is around 50 meters in length and 3 stories high, and it is not supported by any pillars or even beams. The other famous things here include the interlocking brick structure and the dense maze.
Best time to visit: October to March
4. The Hanging Pillar at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
The Hanging Pillar at Lepakshi is known for its famous floating pillar. There are a total of 70 pillars in this temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one among them is hanging for many years without any support.
Best time to visit: October to February
5. The Mini Desert at Talakad, Karnataka
Situated on the banks of River Kaveri, Talakad once housed more than 30 temples. Now the village is buried under the sand. The River Kaveri turns into a swirling whirlpool at this village, and the reason for this is yet to be found.
Best time to visit: November to February
6. Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh shrine, Maharashtra
The mystery of this place is the rock that weighs 70kg. The rock can only be lifted by 11 people and they have to touch it with their forefinger, while loudly calling out the name of Saint Qamar Ali. This is the only way to lift this special rock.
Best time to visit: January to December
7. Village of Twins, Kerala
The strange fact about this village is that this place witnesses the birth of a large number of twins. At present, there are more than 200 pairs of twins and two pairs of triplets in this village.
Best time to visit: September to April
8. The Lake of Skeletons, Uttarakhand
The lake of skeletons at Chamoli in Uttarakhand is the place where around 600 skeletons are seen in the Roopkund Lake every year as the ice melts. Forensic and radiocarbon tests have been carried out on these corpses, and the results say that these are from the 15th century.
Best time to visit: May-end to October
9. The Red Rain, Kerala
The red rain first occurred at Idukki in Kerala in 2001 and kept happening on and off for two months. The clothes and buildings were stained on which it poured. The locals collected the rainwater, which after some time turned clean, and the red particles settled at the bottom.
Best time to visit: July to September
10. The Immortal Flame of Jwala Ji Temple, Kangra
This temple in Kangra is just like any other Jwala Ji temple in India. However, what makes it counted among mysterious places in the country is the flame inside the central pit of a hollowed stone that has been burning consistently for the past 100 years.
Best time to visit: September to April
11. The Place Of Suicidal Birds, Assam
Assam is famous for its tea gardens and scenic beauty. But a strange reason that makes Jatinga in Assam popular is the mystery of the birds committing suicide here. Every year, during September and October, flocks of birds crash into trees, poles, buildings, and commit suicide.
Best time to visit: September to October
These mysterious places are also tourist attractions that attract visitors from all nooks of the country and the world. If you are all set to explore these places and try to understand the mystery behind the places, you can take a self-drive car rental by Revv and make the trips convenient. You can book the car of your choice from Revv through their app, which can be installed on your phone from Google Play Store or iOS App Store, or visit the Revv Website.