These are the rare places of India where you can see the extra ordinary things and the beauty of these places will amaze you.
- Roopkund (Uttarakhand)
- Loktak Lake – floating lake (Manipur)
- Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu)
- Karni Mata Temple
· 1. Roopkund- The Skeletal lake
It is one of the unique places of India to visit. You have to do trekking to reach Roopkund and it is one of the most dangerous trekking. While trekking, you are walking on the mountains above the clouds. The view that is in front of your eyes is very beautiful and unimaginable.
There are many folk tales about this lake in Uttarakhand. It is believed that while going to Kailash, Maa Nanda got thirsty near Roopkund. She told it to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva through his trident (tri school) there, after that water, came out from there, while drinking water Maa Nanda saw her face in that lake and that lake liked them very much.
After that, the lake was named Roopkund.
Brahma Kamal (Saussurea obvallata), the state of Uttarakhand, is also found there. You will see skeletons all around the lake.
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· 2. Loktak Lake – The Floating Lake
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Loktak lake is an unfolded form of nature. This is the only such lake in the world. The beauty of this lake is incredible. You will be stunned to see this form of nature.
Local people do fishing in Loktak Lake and sell the fishes for their survival.
Mother’s market also known as Ima Market is run by women in Manipur. Only women sell or work in this market.
Manipur is also known for its women empowerment, women are so strong out there. Sangai deer pride of Manipur is also found in Keibul Lamjao National park. Usually, they are seen over the floating grass, locally called “Phumdi”.
You can also visit Moirang Kangla – “Neta ji with Indian national army on 14th April 1944 hoisted the Indian tri-color flag for the 1st time on the sacred soil of India”.
· 3. Rameshwaram
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Rameshwaram is one of the Char Dham (four abodes) of the country and here the Joytir Linga is included in the 12 Jotir Linga of the country. It is a town on Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu. It is also known as southern Kashi.
If you go there by train you can see the beautiful sea and the train go through the Pamban Bridge, which is the oldest bridge built on the sea in India.
The best season to go to there is winter because in summer the weather is hot and humid which can also spoil your trip.
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Rameshwaram temple is the main attraction of Rameshwaram. The corridor of the temple is the largest corridor in the world. You can also see the floating stone in the temple.
Our 11th President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was born there. In the house where he was born, his family still lives there. The upper part of the house is converted into a museum.
The martyr memorial of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is also built-in Rameshwaram.
· 4. Lakshadweep
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It is a group of islands on the Lakshadweep Sea. The meaning of Lakshadweep is “one hundred thousand islands” in the Sanskrit language. The literacy rate there is 92% which comes on 2nd number after Kerala.
- Alcohol is not allowed in Lakshadweep except Bangaram Island. It is the only place where you can get alcohol.
- Agatti Airport is the only airport on Lakshadweep Island.
- · You can visit Minicoy Island for taking the experience of boating.
- · To eat the delicious mouth-watering local seafood you can visit Kadmath Island.
- · Karavatti Island you can visit for beautiful pleasant sunset.
- · You can go to Amini Island to do a wonderful experience of scuba diving.
· 5. Karni Mata Temple
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People who came to the temple also bring milk or sweets for rats. Approximately 25,000 black rats live in the temple. Despite having so many rats, there is no bad smell
Open areas of the temple are covered with grills to protect the rats from birds and outer danger. People who visit the temple to do worship Karni Mata feel amazed to see the huge numbers of rats there and the question definitely arises in their mind why these rats are so well looked after.
Legend has it that son of Karni Mata, drowned in a pond. Karni Mata request Yamraj to bring her son alive. Yamraj brought him alive but turned him into a mouse.
If any mouse died by mistake, so a rate of silver has to be offered in its place.
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Karni Mata fair held twice a year.
· The first time in March – April during the Navratras.
· The second time in September – October during the Navratras.
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