India’s best strangest attractions

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Last Updated on September 6, 2022

India is a land full of mysteries that are fascinating and at times haunting too. From a museum of toilets to a village where you get no doors on the houses, you get to see a lot that will amaze you as well as astonish you. Travelling India can’t be compared to any other nation as it’s beautifully thrilling. After you read about all the amazing locations compiled below, we bet you can’t resist but pack bags and leave for these spots. 

Here is a list of some of India’s best strangest attractions that you get to see only in our very own Incredible India. Read away!

1.Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, New Delhi
2.Bullet Baba shrine, Jodhpur
3.Lucky Restaurant, Ahmedabad
4.Dog Temple, Karnataka
5.Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya
6.Lonar Lake, Maharashtra
7.Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra
8.Snake Village, Uttar Pradesh

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, New Delhi

India's strangest attractions

This is a weird museum that showcases toilet styles from all over the world. It has also been designated as one of the weirdest museums in the world. The toilet museum shows various styles from over 50 countries and some of them are carved, jewel-studded, wooden etc. 

The museum is a reflection of the toilet story. It portrays the history of toilets from 3000 BC to the modern-day toilets. One can visit this toilet in west Delhi, Dwarka.

Timings to visit: 10:00 Am to 5 PM

Entry fee: N/A

Bullet Baba shrine, Jodhpur

India's best strangest attractions

The bullet baba shrine is also known as Om Banna Temple. This temple is very popular and has a backstory to it. Once a traveller, Om Banna was passing by NH65 on his bike a 350c Royal Enfield Bullet. This traveller met an accident. The police came to the site of the accident and took the bike and the body. The next day bike was reported stolen but was later found at the accident spot. Police took the bike back and emptied the fuel tank and made the bike dysfunctional but the next day the bike went missing again and was found in the same spot of the accident. 

The reason for the bike going missing still remains unknown. It was considered a miracle hence the bike back was kept at the accident spot and preserved. It is largely believed that the spirit of Om Banna protects the people passing from that spot hence now there is a small temple and the bike is also showcased there. 

The Om Banna temple is located on NH 65 on the Pali- Jodhpur highway near a village named Chotila.

Lucky Restaurant, Ahmedabad

The New lucky restaurant is owned by Krishna Kutti. This is a popular restaurant where you can dine with the dead. As you sit in the restaurant you can witness the exposed gravestones where the dead are buried. As the owner was building this restaurant, he decided to leave the graves untouched and made it the USP of this place. There are steel bars erected to keep the grave protected. 

There are no details mentioned about the grave and no one knows what family or religion the dead belonged to. Kutti claims that eating there is a sign of good luck as his business prospered a lot from here.

Dog Temple, Karnataka

A town called Channapatna is home to a unique dog temple, which is one of its kind in India and all over the world too. The temple was built in 210 by a businessman named Ramesh. According to the local legends the dog temple was constructed as Goddess Kempamma asked the villagers to look for the missing dogs of the village. The villagers failed to find the dogs hence a dog temple was built near the temple of Goddess Kempamma. 

Many people also say that it’s merely a gesture to celebrate the loyalty of dogs toward humans. You can reach the dog temple via Air, road and rail. The Channapatna town, which is also known for its popular toys is 100 km away from Bangalore. Visit this town from September to March for the best experience.

Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya

Located in the wettest place in the world, you can visit Cherrapunji to discover these living root bridges. This root bridge is made of the Indian rubber tree and is famous for its large size too. It’s sheltered in Jingkieng Nongriat and commonly known as Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridge. It’s not entirely made by nature; the local tribes of Khasi have helped in this exceptional engineering. The roots after forming the bridge needed 15 years of time to strengthen. This natural bridge is almost 200 years old and just 50 people can use this bridge at once. 

The best time to trek this bridge is between May to September. You can easily trek this bridge within 4-6 hours. The trek can be challenging but worth your time.

Lonar Lake, Maharashtra

A meteorite collision hit the surface here over 50,000 years ago. The collision made a crater which over time got filled with water forming a crater lake. It’s a 6000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake, a significant geographical feature. It’s a saltwater lake and the rock found here is basaltic in nature. This unique lake is bounded by flora and fauna which makes the area even more mesmerizing. 

One can come here and also visit the Gomukh Temple where many animals can be discovered like foxes, deer, snakes etc. 

Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra 

Shani Shingnapur is a unique village that is very popular for not having doors in any houses. There is a belief that all the villagers and those houses are being protected by Lord Shani. The local belief is that if anyone commits theft then the person is punished by God. This is an age-old tradition being followed for over 400 years. This village is about 84 km away from Aurangabad. 

There is also a legend behind it. Let’s know it too. Once a shepherd touched a black stone with a pointed rod and the stone started to bleed. Later when the shepherd slept Lord Shanaishwar came in his dream and told the shepherd that the black stone was himself in form of a black stone. Lord Shani asked the shepherd to pray for him there daily and on every Saturday. He also asked him not to make any temple. 

Snake Village, Uttar Pradesh

The Shetpal village of Uttar Pradesh is where snakes are not just worshipped but welcomed. Homes here have small shrines built for snakes to stay safe and cool.  As we speak of snakes we are talking about cobras. In spite of living so close to snakes not even a single person in this village has died of a snake bite. Here even kids play with snakes and they are even welcomed in schools.

If this fascinated you then this is the place you must visit to know another side of our weird yet amazing India. Humans and snakes in Shetpal village live in harmony.

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FAQ’s

Which is the most popular unusual attraction in India?

The Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra is popular amongst tourists due to its legends of Lord Shani and the stern belief that people hold on to God. Some other unusual attractions are Toilet Museum in Delhi, Karni Mata temple in Rajasthan etc. 

Why is India called the land of mysteries?

India is a popular nation and a lot of people love visiting India for its mysterious and unusual tourist locations. This is so as India is home to different cultures, weird stories, ancient history and a land that has suffered lots of invasions and suffering.

What is India known for globally?

India is widely known and praised for its diversity. Now as we speak of diversity it’s in every sphere of life in India. One can experience diversity in everything as someone plans to visit the country like food, culture, language, clothes, languages etc

Who founded India?

India was first founded by Portuguese explorer Vasco De Gama. He became the first European to reach India by crossing the Atlantic Ocean and arrived at Calicut on the Malabar coast.

Is India a mysterious county?

Yes, India is known as a mysterious country. It fascinates thousands of tourists for different reasons, the most interesting being a spiritual quest. Looking everywhere and being satisfied people often look at India with hope for their spiritual journey that can help them know about their existence and the meaning of life. 

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