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Strange Places In India


The land of India is native of Strange Places having, an only active volcano, mystery lakes, and most haunted places. Some of the most wired and strange places in India but must-see places include Dandakaranya, Kanchenjunga Mountain, Roopkund, Khardung La Pass, Kalavantin Durg.


Dandakaranya is a spiritually significant region. It covers about 92,200 square kilometers of land including regions of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha states. Dandakaranya roughly translates from Sanskrit to “The Jungle (Aranya) of Punishment (dandakas)”.
Dandakaranya means the Dandak Forest is also mentioned in the ancient text Ramayana. It was the location of Danda Kingdom, a stronghold of the Rakshasa Tribes under the reign of Ravana. According to Ramayana, it was the home of deadly creatures and daemons. Exiled persons used to live there and sages have to cross the region to reach Vindhya Mountains. Most importantly Suparnakha, sister of Ravana meets Lakshman in the same region.

Kanchenjunga Mountain

Kanchenjunga Mountain is the highest mountain peak in India. Although it is also one of the strange places in India. If you are on the trek on Kanchenjunga Mountain or nearby yet you can have deadly experience of meeting Yeti. John Angelo Jackson made the first trek from Everest to Kanchenjunga in the course of which he photographed symbolic paintings of the Yeti in Tengboche Gompa. If you want deadly experience please do visit a trek in Kanchenjunga Mountain.


Roopkund also is known as Mystery Lake or Skeletons Lake is a high altitude glacial lake in the Uttarakhand state of India. Roopokund is widely known for the hundreds of ancient human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The human skeletal remains are visible at its bottom when the snow melts. Research generally points to a semi-legendary event where a group of people was killed in a sudden, violent hailstorm in the 9th century.

Khardung La Pass

Khardung La Pass is a mountain pass located in the Ladakh region of the Indian Union Territory of Ladakh. The pass is the gateway to Shyok and Nubra valleys. The Siachen Glacier lies partway up the Nubra valley. Maintained by the Border Roads Organisation, the pass is strategically important to India as it is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier.
Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually, and a small population of Bactrian camels can still be seen at Hunder, in the area north of the pass. During World War II there was an attempt to transfer war material to China through this route.

Kalavantin Durg

Kalavantin Durg is a 2250ft high summit located in the Western Ghat in Maharashtra. It was built for a queen called Kalavantin in the 15th century, around the same time as the neighboring Prabalgad. The trek to the top of the Kalavantin Durg is considered one of the most challenging ones in the Western Ghats. The summit is accessible via a 3 km hike from the Thakurwadi village in Karjat taluka. After Prabalmachi village (2 km from Thakurvadi), the hiking route diverges into two paths: the shorter one towards Kalavantin Durg, and the longer one towards Prabalgad fort. The route to the Kalavantin top is a roughly 60-degree incline and involves climbing rock-cut steps that are as high as 2 feet.

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