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    As an ardent traveler, you might have witnessed many phenomena that tickle your adventurous side. But did you know that some of them you could actually witness in India? Even we didn’t which ones. So after much exploration, we discovered some and thus bring you 10 best of the ones we came across.

    1. Camping Under the Milky Way in Ladakh

    Colorful camping tents under the Milky way in Ladakh

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    You must have heard of the Milky Way Galaxy in your primary classes, but have you ever had a chance to actually view this starry collection with naked eyes? I am sure it’s a no for most of you, because it’s a rare experience for those who have visited to Ladakh. Try ‘Milky Way camping’ under the night sky, amidst the serenity of Ladakh and fulfill this starry fantasy of yours.


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    2. See Stars Floating Right Below Your Feet: BIOLUMINESCENCE in Lakshadweep and Andaman Islands

    Light Bioluminescence captured in Lakshadweep Islands

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    Who could have imagined that tiny lighted galaxies and miniscule stars would one day float under your feet and not only in the blue sky? See this happen during the wee hours in Lakshadweep and Andaman Islands, where water glows as you row your boat through them. Bioluminescence, the amazing phenomenon that you saw in life of pie, is not as captivating as it is Maldives or Puerto Rico.

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    3. Chir Batti in Gujarat and The Aleya Ghost Lights in West Bengal

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    Remember the whisps that led Merida to the witch in ‘Brave’? Well, they ‘re real! They’re no ordinary lights, nor of a celestial object. Is it a ghost, well, maybe! ‘Ghost lights’, Aleya or whisp are regularly seen in Gujarat and even in West Bengal. According to the folklore, these lights appear when it’s completely dark and if followed can draw you astray. Don’t believe us? Try it then, but at your own risk!

    *[N.B: They’ve never been photographed. It’s very difficult to catch hold of them!]

    4. The Chilly Weather of Lambasingi

    Lambasingi, the only village in south India that sees snowfall in winter

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    Looks like a hill station in north India, right? But Lambasingi is a typical small village in Andhra Pradesh. Yes, it’s weird, but it’s absolutely worth experiencing! So pack your bags and head towards Visakhapatnam to visit this village that witnesses freezing temperatures even in the summer.

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    5. Magnetic Hill in Ladakh

    Experience an upward pull at the Magnetic hill in Ladakh

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    Go ahead, try doing what the caption above states. The Magnetic Hill in Ladakh is known to defy all norms of gravity. Do as described in the signage and see your vehicle moving uphill on its own at a speed of 10 to 20 kmph. I bet this would have given Newton sleepless nights!


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    6. Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim

    Winter view of the frozen Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim

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    Lying at the highest point in Sikkim, Gurudongmar lake remains frozen in winters and offers the most panoramic view amidst the magnificent hills. But the weird things about it is that a part of the lake remains unfrozen even during peak winters. The reason for this phenomenon is not known yet.

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    7. Hot Water Springs in Manikaran, Barkeswar, Jakrem, Badrinath and Tata Pani

    Hot water spring at Tattapani in Shimla

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    You thought Manikaran is the only hot water spring in India? If yes, you are not alone is assuming it. In reality, India has a number of them – there is one in Sohna hot spring in Gurgaon; Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary in Karbi Anglong, Assam; Unapdev and Sunapdeo Maharashtra; Chumathang, Ladakh; Bendrutheertha in Puttur, Karnataka; and a couple of them in Sikkim. So go ahead, find one that is nearest to you and de-stress your muscles naturally!

    8. The Vanishing Beach of Chandipur in Orissa

    Turtles on the vanishing beach of India, Chandipur in Orissa

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    Yes, it’s astounding to see the sea water vanishing in front of your eyes making the beach secluded with only the shells left behind. This rare phenomenon happens twice a day at Chandipur beach, but the water again comes rhythmically to kiss the shore!

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    9. Floating Lake of Loktak in Manipur

    The floating Loktak lake in Manipur

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    Have you ever seen islands floating on a lake? If not, visit Loktak lake in Manipur. The floating islands have huts constructed on them by the locals and even a National park is built on one of them. Too different to believe right?

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    10. Trek on the Frozen River

    People walking the Chadar Trek, on the frozen River Zanskar in Ladakh

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    Yes, we are talking about the popular Chadar Trek on the frozen Zanskar river. It is one of the most breathtaking experiences you can have in India. With secluded villages, hidden caves and Buddhist monasteries, this frozen lake trek is an amazing way to unveil the unmatched beauty of India!

    With all these wonderful destinations and their rare experiences, you cannot feel boredom at the astounding land of India!

    Further Read: River Rafting In India: 15 Places For Where You Can’t Just Sit And Watch


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