What are the best places in India to visit?

1. Lonar crater lake, Maharashtra

A lake created by meteor impact approximately 50,000 years ago. World’s third-largest crater lake.

2. Loktak Lake, Manipur

Loktak lake is the largest freshwater lake in India and the only floating lake in the world due to floating mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter.

3. Majuli river island, Assam

The largest river island in the world with an area of 1250 sq-km.The island is formed by the Brahmaputra river in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti, an anabranch of the Brahmaputra, joined by the Subansiri River in the north.

4. Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand

Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake also known a ‘Mystery lake’ or ‘Skeleton Lake’ because of hundreds of skeletons found at the edge of this lake. The skeletons are visible when the ice melts. Roopkund is located on the important pilgrimage route of Nanda Devi and locals believe that the bodies are of pilgrims who got stuck in a hailstorm.

5. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

The largest salt desert in the world which remains submerged during monsoons. The fascinating thing about this region is that there is a desert on one side and sea on the other.

6. Bhangarh fort, Rajasthan

The most haunted place in Asia, known for historical ruins and scary stories.

7. Karni Mata temple

This temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, the incarnation of goddess Durga. Also known as ‘Temple of rats’, this temple is famous for the presence of thousand’s of rats, which are believed to be sons of Karni Mata herself. If you happen to spot a white rat, you are considered lucky because locals believe that it is Karni Mata herself

8. Khardungla Pass

Khardungla pass in Ladakh is one of the highest motorable roads in the world at an elevation of 5359m.

9. Dhanushkodi

Dhanushkodi is situated at the southern tip of Rameshwaram island. This place has the only land border between India and Sri Lanka, which is one of the smallest in the world-just 45 meters in length. Another interesting fact about this place is that it lies between the junction of the bay of Bengal and the Indian ocean. A cyclone in 1964 destroyed this place and since then this place is uninhabited and is known as ‘Ghost town’.

10. Sunderbans

The Sunderbans is known as the largest continuous block of mangrove forest in the world and it’s a part of the world’s largest delta.


Article originally posted on quora by: Sara Goal


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