8 Jaw-dropping Places In India You Must See

29 June  |  Listicles

India is a massive country and is home to some truly diverse terrains, right from the gigantic and towering mountain ranges of the Himalayas to the breath-taking coastline of the Indian Ocean. Every part of India has something unique to offer and prove to be amongst the best holiday destinations of the world.

  1. Mawlynnong – Meghalaya

Mawlynnong is located about 90 kilometres from Shillong, the capital of the north-eastern state of Meghalaya and was conferred the title of the cleanest village in Asia in 2003. Polythene bags and smoking is banned here and waste is recycled into manure. Apart from lazing around in this idyllic village, the living root bridges in nearby Riwai are a must-see.

  1. Phugtal Gompa – J&K

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This extremely remote Buddhist Monastery is situated in Ladakh and is one of the few monasteries that can be accessed by foot only. It was established during the 12th& 14th century and consists of the main temple, prayer rooms, small homes and the original cave around which the monastery was built, with a sacred spring inside.

  1. Mohammadpur Umri – UP

This tiny village which is situated near Allahabad in UP is full of twins. Yes, you read it right. It produces twins like no other place does. There are 600 twins out of an approximate population of 2500 and this has certain fuelled many unconfirmed theories about how this could happen.

  1. Maravanthe – Karnataka

 

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Maravanthe Beach near Udipi is certainly the pride of Karnataka and has the NH 17 passing at 100 metres away from its pristine-white sandy shoreline. Its endless views and the unspoilt nature of the beach brings tourists in large numbers to experience its serenity and calm environment.

  1. Siju Caves – Meghalaya

 

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These are the 3rd longest caves in India and are situated along the river Simsang. Known as Dobakkol or Cave of Bats, due to the large variety of bats found there, many of them rare. It consists of many caverns filled with water and yet unexplored due to its length.

  1. Belum Caves – Andhra Pradesh

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The historic Belum Caves lie in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and are the longest caves (3229 m) in India and second largest too. Stalactite and stalagmite formations formed over a million years ago are found here with a fresh water stream that flows all-year-round.

  1. Khimsar Oasis – Rajasthan

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Situated at a distance of 90 kilometres from Jodhpur, Khimsar village is home to the amazing sand dunes and the majestic fort. You will feel you have arrived in the middle of nowhere and is truly an oasis that offers silence and calm one would have never experienced before.

  1. Nighoj – Maharashtra

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Nighoj is a tiny village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and can be reached by state transport buses from Pune. The river Kukdi flows through black and red basalt rocks, making some uniquely shaped cuts and holes in the water bed. The river water creates whirlpools as it enters the deep gorges and potholes that have been naturally created.