From religious beliefs to mythologies, here are just a few of the mysterious places of India

The Cobras of Shetpal, Maharashtra

Nowhere other than this mysterious place in India can you find snakes having a legal status. According to local law of this small village, each home is to have a resting place set aside for cobras in their rafters. Yet, despite this hospitality, no one in this village has ever reported a snake bite!

The Skeleton Lake of Roopkund

This glacial lake has a few surprises for anyone who dares to visit this remote and dangerous place in India. Over two hundred skeletons! Cold air has preserved the hair and skin. Carbon dating puts these long forgotten villagers to around 850 A.D. Scientists feel the deaths were to a sudden hailstorm. I don’t think tents would have helped.


Umri’s twin birth rate is 300 times normal and is considered the highest in the world. It is so high that local families average more than one set of twins. Genetics and the local water have been offered as answers to the mysterious place but no one really knows. Could it be the birds and the bees?

Living Bridges

These bridges are grown from the root systems of the rubber trees of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Locals train the intertwining roots to create bridges that can be up to a 100 feet long and 500 years old. Bridges are replaced slowly in this place of mysterious India.

Lake Loktak

Lake Loktak has the only known floating phumdis in the world. You can see one in the picture. They are islands of vegetation and soil that float around on the water of the ancient lake. I would love to know what happens if someone steps on them.

The Ganga Delta

Strange sonic booms are reported in this region. They have been reported since before the airplane was invented by the Wright Brothers in 1903. They are still happening today. Could it be UFOs?

Suicide Birds

Every year, during September and October, birds crash into buildings, poles and anything else they can find. It is termed mass suicide yet no one knows why this is happening. This only happens to a small village of Jatinga in Assam, India during the dark and foggy parts of Monsoon season. What makes this an even more mysterious place is this occurs only during the hours between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Must be a union thing.

Kongka La Pass

In a land that has been inhabited since neolithic times, its mysteries are more science fiction. Long reported as a place inhabitated by extra-terrestrials, UFOs and strange looking humanoids are common sights.


Filled with immortal beings and legends, Shangri-La hides from the world. Its secrets and mysteries forever hidden. If you ever find it, you have tourists waiting to pay you to take them there.

The Himalayas

Sherpas have led explorers for generations yet no one has been able to prove the existence of the Abominable Snowman. Reports came out of India in the 19th century yet the Yeti has been talked about among the native peoples even before Buddha’s time. The Himalayas are one of the most mysterious places in the world let alone India.

Which one of these mysterious places in India would you choose to visit?