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.
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.
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.