11 Most Mysterious Places In India

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1.The Lake of Skeletons at Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Situated at an elevation of 16,500 feet, Roopkund Lake is the most God forsaken place in the Himalayas. This remote and dangerous location is nothing to be fascinated about as what lies beneath its surface can scare the shit out of people.

Mystery- When the ice melts around 300- 600 skeletons can be seen beneath the surface of the lake. As per the forensic reports, the corpses dates back to the 15th century AD.

2.Bullet Baba Temple Jodhpur

Some say that God is a formless, omnipresent entity that resides in every corner of this universe. Taking this belief to heart, the people of Ropar district Rajasthan offer their prayers and tributes to a 350cc Bullet motorcycle. Yes, you heard it right!

Numerous believers from near and far throng to NH 50, some 50km-odd from Jodhpur to pray for a safe journey because “Bullet Baba” is believed to be the guarding angel of travellers who ensures their safe journeys.But what would you offer a mechanical deity as a prayer offering? Petrol, maybe…but ironically enough, people sprinkle bullet Baba with alcohol, which also is one of the foremost reasons for road accidents.

The legend behind “Bullet Baba” dates back to the year 1998, when the son of a local village leader Om Singh Rathore met with a fatal accident. He died on the spot, while his motorcycle fell into a ditch. The local police had the motorcycle removed to the police station but the next day, it was reported to have magically vanished from the station and reappeared at the site of of the accident.

3.Lonar Lake Maharashtra’s Mystery

Maharashtra’s mystical and most well kept secret is the Lonar Lake, thanks to a meteor hitting earth over 52,000 years ago. Yup, you heard that right, 52,000 years ago! Hence the Lonar Lake was formed.

This is the Earth’s largest and only hyper-velocity impact crater in basaltic rock. And was created when a 2 million tonne meteor whilst plummeting towards earth at 90,000 km/hr gouged a hole which was 150 m deep and 1.8 km wide!

Even with almost 30,000 to 1,50,000 meteors that plummet towards Earth each year, this one actually hit and created the Lonar Lake. Not many people are aware of this beautiful and mysterious place. Why mysterious, you ask? Well, the lake has made even NASA scientists and Geological Survey of India officials question their theories and wonder how is it possible. The lake is both alkaline and saline & micro-organisms which are rarely found anywhere else on earth are supported in this environment. Your compass will never work here, and what lies at the bottom, no one knows.