7 Interesting facts about Indian destinations

Interesting facts about Indian destinations

It’s a well-known fact that more and more millennials are traveling across India. Sure, venturing outside of our native country is usually a different experience, but traveling to various destinations in India has its own charm.7 Interesting facts about Indian destinations.

1.The langar at Golden Temple in Amritsar:

Interesting facts about 7 Indian destinations that a traveller should know

Free community kitchens are a significant part of Sikhism. In India, almost all the Sikh Gurudwaras serve free meals to the visitors, but the Golden Temple in Amritsar is a league of its own. It has made a record of feeding a lakh people every day, all due to the zeal of the volunteers that engage themselves in cooking, serving and cleaning dishes at the Golden Temple.

2.Taj Mahal was protected during World War ll:

Interesting facts about 7 Indian destinations that a traveller should know

India’s prized monument, the Taj Mahal, would have been demolished into pieces, had the British Government not covered it with bamboo scaffolding during the World War 2. In 1942, sensing the probability of attacks by the Japanese and German Luftwaffe bombers, the British took to scaffolding the monument so as to make it look like a bamboo stockpile to a bomber plane flying high above in the sky.

3.The mystic Lonar Lake in Maharashtra:

Interesting facts about 7 Indian destinations that a traveller should know

The Lonar Lake aka Lonar Crater situated in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, India, has evoked awe amongst biologists, geologists, researchers etc. It is believed that the 1.2 km wide lake was formed when a meteor hit this part of the Earth some ages ago. This lake finds a mention even in ancient Puranic literature, and the Ain-e-Akbari. The water of the lake is saline, and there is a magnetic idol of Hindu Lord Hanuman enshrined in a nearby temple.

4.Where people live on the banks of a cursed river:

Thanks to its not-so-favoured legacy, the Chambal river today has not faced pollution from factories and has been a suitable place for wheat farming. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)In the Kaimur district of Bihar, people living on the banks of Karmanasa River, a tributary of Ganga, live only on fruits. Even though they are well-equipped, they avoid cooking food for consumption. Ask why? Well, the reason lies in an old legend that states River Karmanasa is damned because the saliva of King Trishanku, who was defiled by the curse of sage Vashishtha, fell into the river thousands of years ago. So, the natives dwelling near the river bank would rather have their food uncooked than otherwise.

5.The never ceasing rain of Mawsynram:

Wettest Place on Earth | The Ghost of Mawsynram - The Darkest BlogIf you love monsoon, then how far can you go to visit a place where the rains never ebb? Mawsynram, a small hamlet in Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, is believed to be the wettest place in the world. Another popular destination called Cherrapunji is also a rain lover’s delight.

6.The Bailey Bridge in Ladakh – the world’s highest bridge:

Interesting facts about 7 Indian destinations that a traveller should know

Located in the gorgeous Ladakh valley among Dras and Suru Rivers, Bailey Bridge has gained fame as the highest bridge in the world. It was constructed by the Indian Army in 1982 to make movement easy during wartime. It is 93 ft long and 18,379 ft high above the sea level. A lake is located to the right of the bridge, and a hydroelectric dam to its left. Driving over the bridge is a noisy experience but a breeze.

7.A space for Kumbh Mela:

Interesting facts about 7 Indian destinations that a traveller should know

There is no fair in the world as big as the Kumbh Mela of India. Held every 12 years in Allahabad, the ancient city of Prayag, the mela is a huge crowd-puller. More than 70 million people from all walks of life, especially, the monks and ascetics, attend this religious gathering in Allahabad. Reportedly, the spectacular Kumbh Mela at Allahabad has been captured even from the space and how!

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