5 Secret villages in India that’ll surprise you!

The whole world wants to travel to these unusual villages in India. Have you got a chance to visit any yet?

 

Mummy of Sangha Tenzing - Gue Village, Spiti: If you thought mummies were only found in Egypt, think again. In a little village called Gue, in Himachal's Spiti district, lays the remarkably well-preserved 500-year-old mummy of Sangha Tenzing, a Buddhist monk from Tibet. It was found in a sitting position, with his skin and hair intact.Mid-range: Hotel IbexBudget: Sakya Abode - 94 Ratings, 81 Reviews, 15 Sightseeings, 238 Photos© allindiablog.org If you thought mummies were only found in Egypt, think again. In a little village called Gue, in Himachal’s Spiti district, lays the remarkably well-preserved 500-year-old mummy of Sangha Tenzing, a Buddhist monk from Tibet. It was found in a sitting position, with his skin and hair intact.Mid-range: Hotel IbexBudget: Sakya Abode – 94 Ratings, 81 Reviews, 15 Sightseeings, 238 Photos

5. Mummy of Sangha Tenzing – Gue Village, Spiti

If you thought mummies were only found in Egypt, think again. In a little village called Gue, in Himachal’s Spiti district, lies the remarkably well-preserved 500-year-old mummy of Sangha Tenzing, a Buddhist monk from Tibet. It was found in a sitting position, with his skin and hair intact.

Lake of Skeletons - Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand: The lake is popularly known as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake. The spine-chilling attraction of this lake are the 600-odd human skeletons that were discovered here. Luxury: Ananda - in the HimalayasMid-range: Cottage-in-HillsBudget: Holm Farm Heritage - 1 Rating, 1 Review, 9 Sightseeings, 1 Photo© Wikimedia The lake is popularly known as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake. The spine-chilling attraction of this lake are the 600-odd human skeletons that were discovered here. Luxury: Ananda – in the HimalayasMid-range: Cottage-in-HillsBudget: Holm Farm Heritage – 1 Rating, 1 Review, 9 Sightseeings, 1 Photo

4. Lake of Skeletons – Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand

This lake is popularly known as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake. The spine-chilling attraction of this lake are the 600-odd human skeletons that were discovered here.

Land of Snakes - Shetpal, Maharashtra: Shetpal in Sholapur district is known for snake worship. Each house in this village has a resting place for cobras in the rafters of their ceilings. No cases of snake bites have been reported in this village despite snakes moving about freely in every household.Luxury: Fariyas Resort LonavlaMid-range: Avion Holiday ResortBudget: Girivihar Holiday Club - 755 Ratings, 545 Reviews, 75 Sightseeings, 30 Photos© vegmomos.com Shetpal in Sholapur district is known for snake worship. Each house in this village has a resting place for cobras in the rafters of their ceilings. No cases of snake bites have been reported in this village despite snakes moving about freely in every household.Luxury: Fariyas Resort LonavlaMid-range: Avion Holiday ResortBudget: Girivihar Holiday Club – 755 Ratings, 545 Reviews, 75 Sightseeings, 30 Photos

3. Land of Snakes – Shetpal, Maharashtra

Shetpal in Sholapur district is known for snake worship. Each house in this village has a resting place for cobras in the rafters of their ceilings. No cases of snake bites have been reported in this village despite snakes moving about freely in every household.

Defying Laws Of Gravity - Magnetic Hill, Ladakh: HolidayIQ Traveller Devi Nair shares, “A popular stop for tourists, the Magnetic Hill is a short drive away from Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. It is on the Leh Highway & gives the illusion that vehicles can slowly move upwards.” Mid-range stay: Apple Nubra CottageBudget stay: Hotel Chube, Ladakh - 15 Ratings, 12 Reviews, 97 Sightseeings, 4 Photos© Wikimedia HolidayIQ Traveller Devi Nair shares, “A popular stop for tourists, the Magnetic Hill is a short drive away from Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. It is on the Leh Highway & gives the illusion that vehicles can slowly move upwards.” Mid-range stay: Apple Nubra CottageBudget stay: Hotel Chube, Ladakh – 15 Ratings, 12 Reviews, 97 Sightseeings, 4 Photos

2. Defying Laws Of Gravity – Magnetic Hill, Ladakh

A popular stop for tourists, the Magnetic Hill is located on the Leh Highway & gives the illusion that vehicles can slowly move upwards on their own.

Village Without Doors - Shani Shignapur, Maharashtra: Shani Shinagpur is known for its popular Shani Temple and has never witnessed any crime. The village has no door frames and locks in homes. Taking note of the near-zero crime rate, the UCO Bank has also opened a 'lock-less' branch in this village, the first-of-its-kind in India.Luxury: JW Marriott HotelMid-range: Marine Plaza HotelBudget: Hotel Tunga Paradise - 12 Ratings, 10 Reviews, 26 Sightseeings, 11 Photos© womenpla.net Shani Shinagpur is known for its popular Shani Temple and has never witnessed any crime. The village has no door frames and locks in homes. Taking note of the near-zero crime rate, the UCO Bank has also opened a ‘lock-less’ branch in this village, the first-of-its-kind in India.Luxury: JW Marriott HotelMid-range: Marine Plaza HotelBudget: Hotel Tunga Paradise – 12 Ratings, 10 Reviews, 26 Sightseeings, 11 Photos

1. Village Without Doors – Shani Shignapur, Maharashtra

Shani Shinagpur is known for the popular Shani Temple. The village houses has no door frames and locks in homes and surprisingly no one has ever witnessed any crime here. Taking note of the near-zero crime rate, a well-known bank has also opened a ‘lock-less’ branch in this village, the first-of-its-kind in India.

 

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