This article is all about some underrated and unheard natural wonders in India which many of us have no idea about.
With a land mass of 3.2 million square kilometers, India is vast. It has everything a traveler might need to explore. If you want to see deserts then it has Jaisalmer, if you want to see cold desert then it has Ladakh & Spiti, if you want to see some untouched places then it has North Eastern states plus it has some beautiful beaches too….
But the list doesn’t end here. As being a traveler, I always look out for out of the box places or some untouched natural wonders to explore. And India does provide a bunch of them.
Being traveling for last 10 years, I have explored some of these amazingly beautiful Indian natural wonders which can question the existence of these formations or places.
So today, I will list down 07 natural wonders in India which can literally take your breath away
Lonar Crater Lake (Maharashtra)
In our list of Indian natural wonders or untouched natural wonders in India, the first spot goes to Lona Crater Lake India.
In the Buldhana district of Maharashtra, there is a huge lake created by a meteorite which crashed into the earth some 52,000 years ago. This lake is 1.8 kms wide and 4494 feet deep. It’s not a lake to swim or to go for a dip as it is alkaline and saline in nature. This Indian crater is the third largest crater in the world. But most of us have no idea about its existence.
Borra Caves (Andhra Pradesh)
Located around 90 kms from Visakhapatnam in the Ananthagiri hill ranges of Araku valley, Borra caves is a great example of nature’s “work in progress” and thus takes the second spot in this list of 07 natural wonders in India. It is said to be one of the deepest caves in India with a height of 2,313 feet and a depth of 260 feet. Exploring this Cave is an experience of a lifetime as you will be seeing some magnificent stalagmite, stalactite and natural mineral formations. The story doesn’t end here as you will also be welcomed by the cave guards like bats, different species of insects, golden gecko and even fulvous.
Aleya Ghost Lights (West Bengal)
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Aleya ghost lights are ones that are discovered in West Bengal marshes. Fishermen reported the presence of these lights and it is said that is anyone tried following these lights, he might drown near to death. Stories say these are ghost lights representing the old fishermen that died here fishing. These Bengal Swamps Ghosts lights at times have confused fishermen while at times they prevent them from potential dangers. Bengal Swamps Ghosts lights frequently are referred to as Aleya lights are associated with bog lands, swamps, and marshes. Though nothing much is explained about thishaunted place in West Bengal, yet people do feel scared on the mere name of this destination. Some scientists says that these lights glow due to presence of methane and its ionization process. The main source for generation of methane is putrefying the organic matter and is available in good amount in bog lands or water logged swampy regions #ghoststories #aleyalights #bengalghost #westbengal #mustvisitplace #mustvisitplacesinindia #mysteriousplace #indiatourism #travelindia
Aleya ghost lights are one of the unsolved mysteries Which are found in the swamps of West Bengal. Locals have some scary stories to tell about the occurrence of this light, making this place a haunted place. The mysterious and unsolved natural phenomenon makes this places a perfect destination for travelers
Barren Island (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
Located just 135 km east of Port Blair in the Soma Satwik Sea, Barren Island is the only active volcano in South Asia. As the name suggests, Barren Island is unexplored and untouched from human footprints. But don’t get misguided, as this Island is known for its mesmerizing views of Indian Ocean and of the volcano.
St. Mary’s Islands (Karnataka)
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So now you are in Karnataka for your next natural wonders in India. So in our list of 07 natural wonders in India, the fourth place which any traveler must visit is St. Mary’s Island.
As this island or beach is filled with ‘hexagonal shaped basaltic rock’ formed from a volcanic eruption. This small island is near to Malpe in Udupi district of Karnataka. And you can reach this small island only via boat from Malpe fishing harbor. And the best part is that these types of rock formations are only found in India. So if you are in India, you must visit this island for your fourth Indian natural wonder.
Chembra Peak (Kerala)
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If you are an admirer of adventure, hiking, and natural beauty then this Indian natural wonder is for you. Located just Eight kilometers south of Kalpetta in Kerala, Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad region. It’s a small peak but on the way to the peak, you will see a heart-shaped lake. For which this place is famous for. Locals call this lake as ‘hridhayathadakam’. And an ideal destination, to see and experience the whole Wayand.
Floating Lake (Manipur)
In the list of our 07 natural wonders in India, the last spot goes to Loktak lake or also known as the floating Lake in Manipur in the North Eastern region of India. Loktak lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India and also home to brow-antlered deer which is an endangered species. What makes this huge freshwater lake more special is the Keibul Lamjao National Park located just at the tip of the lake. So if you are planning to visit Northeast India then Loktak lake must be on your must-visit list for this region.
If in North East India, you may also read: Top 05 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In North East India (Untold List)
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