India is one of the most fascinating countries in the world with scores of interesting places which never cease to amaze. Innumerable people book cheap air tickets to India every day to come and explore this mystical land. While big cosmopolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad are hugely popular with tourists, there are several lesser-known albeit equally fascinating places here worth a visit as well. Book last minute airline tickets to India and come visit some peculiar yet amazing places in the country.
- Kodinhi (Kerala), ‘The Town of Twins’
This small town in Kerala’s Malappuram has been nicknamed as ‘The Town of Twins’ owing to the striking number of twins it has. There are about 200 pairs of twins in Kodinhi so far as per the last count and a set of triplets. This strange phenomenon is not limited just to the village as women from here who married outside the village have ended up having twins or triplets as well. Book non stop flights from USA to India and come visit this weird yet fascinating place. Doctors believe it could be some chemical in the waters of Kodinhi which could be the cause of this strange phenomenon. Whatever the reason, don’t be spooked out when you visit Kodinhi and find two of every other person there.
- Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand
What could be weird about a glacier lake set at about 16000 plus feet in the Himalayas? While it’s true that the location is more than a little offbeat to visit on cheap flight tickets to India from USA, that is not the only thing that sets it apart from the rest. It’s what lies underneath the lake which causes a flurry of tourists to flock to Roopkund Lake – about 600 or so skeletal remains. Nobody knows how or why the skeletons got there but the popular theory is that it was a case of mass death somewhere around the 9th century. The lake melts for about a month once every year, and due to it being so shallow and the waters being crystal clear, you can vividly see the skeletons at the bottom of the lake, some of which have leather footwear, rings, wooden artifacts, spears and other weapons.
- Jamali Kamali Masjid, Delhi
While Masjids are revered places of worship by Muslims, the Jamali Kamali Masjid in Delhi is more than just that. It is believed to be haunted by the souls of two renowned Sufi saints who were buried here around the 1500s.
Book a flight ticket to India cheap and come visit this intriguing place if the paranormal facet interests you. The souls of the Sufi saints reportedly had certain unfulfilled wishes and died unsatisfied because of this reason. People who visit the mosque claim that they feel a sense of uneasiness wash over them, at the same time having the eerie feeling of being watched. There have also been reports that disturbing sounds come from the graves of the saints. It is highly discouraged by locals to visit the mosque after nightfall.
- Idukki (Kerala), ‘The land of blood rain’
Idukki in Kerala, also known as ‘red region,’ is one of the most fascinating places in India. It is famous for the mysterious blood red color of rainfall it receives. This wasn’t always the case in Idukki, with the area receiving its first batch of ‘blood rain’ in 2001, occurring sporadically for the following two months. As fascinating as this phenomenon was, the blood rain became troublesome for the people of Idukki as it stained their clothes and the walls of their homes in shades of pink and red. When the water was collected, the red particles separated from the water and settled at the bottom. The long standing debate as to what could cause this amazing phenomenon is still ongoing. A popular theory some scientists suggested says that airborne spore which could be a form of rare local algae could be the cause. Book cheap business class flights and come see this amazing phenomenon.
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