India is a land full of astonishing destinations and picture perfect natural sceneries. With shimmering beaches, pristine waterways, epic mountains, enchanting forests, lively cities, stunning temples and of course fabulous people and tasty food, makes India a forever loved tourist destination. If these things that compile the greatness of the nation and the beauty that is forever glorified already have been visited by you or you seek to go exploring into some off beat terrain, here is a list of 7 most offbeat and jaw dropping destinations in India that you can go exploring and believe me you simply cannot return without falling in love with these places. Have a look-
- Roopkund Lake, the Skeleton Lake
Located in the high altitude in the state of Uttarakhand in North India, the Roopkund Lake is a glacial lake. What makes this lake off beat is the human skeletal that remains visible at the bottom of the lake when the snow melts. Spine-chilling? This extreme area of the Himalayan Mountains is popular for the hundreds of corpses say some 300-600 skeletons that lay frozen there and can be traced back to 15th century AD. With no firm claim to the reasons of their deaths, the local folklore place it this way that the people who lay dead there faced the fury of the local deity, Latu. It is believed that they were caught in a hailstorm and thrown into the Roopkund Lake.
- Malana, little Greece of India
Located in the side of the Parvati Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, this beautiful little village is a solitary paradise in its own merits. Popular for the ‘Malana Cream’ or Charas grown in the region, this ancient land is secluded from the rest of the world. What is interesting about this village is that they don’t follow the constitution of India and are considered to be one of the first democracies in the world. Quite an offbeat area to visit, the residents of the village with about 100 houses, considers themselves as the descendants of Alexander-the Great and therefore is considered as ‘Little Greece’!
- Gravity Defying Palace, Remains a Mystery
Located in Lucknow city, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, the Gravity Defying Palace is known for its mysterious palace complex. Seemingly mind boggling to many as the hardcore science related to it which is ‘gravity’ related to the construction of the palace. This man made wonder is world’s largest arched construction and has a maze or ‘bhul bhulaiya’ of passage. Popularly known as the Bara Imambara, the construction dates back to 1784. Another mysterious thing that you might experience here is the whispering sounds near the balcony of the hall. A