Unusual Things to do in India
India is a nation of colorful traditions and eclectic cultures rooted on spiritual philosophies a midst a unique landscape and beyond all these is another world waiting to be explored.
There is so much tourism potential in this Asian country considering travelers from all over the world are taking a flight to India for various personal reasons. If you are searching for a unique adventure in some remote unspoiled land then consider India the place where you can wander around.
For some die hard explorers who are escaping the usual destinations will never be disappointed as to what India can offer. From weird temple to mystifying local tribe, to deserted ghost city are just some of the hidden surprises unique only to India. You’ll find plenty of unusual things to do in India and here are some exceptional suggestions that might appeal to your discriminating senses.
Pray with the Holy Rats of Karni Mata Temple
If there is one holy place that allows rats of all sizes to come in and take refuge you are definitely in India. Only in Deshnok you’ll find a unique offbeat tourist attraction that involves rats by the thousands sheltered from the outside world and fed regularly.Bowls of milk and platters of food are being served not for the human temple worshipers but for the rats to indulge and gorge with. This may sound so strange but this is India and where the strange and bizarre are common.
The Karni Mata Temple is a holy shrine built during the 14th century. Locals believed that this place has been home to Mata which is a reincarnated Hindu goddess name Durga. Folks around here truthfully swear that the thousands of rats living and breeding inside the temple are children of Karni Mata the reincarnated goddess. Rats here are given special considerations and are treated with care since these rodents are symbols of good luck and in case you spotted one white rat (albino) among the thousands then consider yourself holy.
Seeing Eye to Eye with a Poisonous Cobra
India is filled with mysticism and strange traditions but for an adventurer with a brave heart taking time to know the Vadi Tribe of Gujarat will allow you a one on one encounter with a venomous cobra snake. The Vadi tribal folks has been training with secret techniques to perfect the art of handling deadly cobras since the 10th century and even young kids age 2 or 3 are given an opportunity to get close with a dangerous serpent. Children from this tribe are officially trained by the age of two and on its way to become famous snake charmers.
Spend time Chasing Ghost in the Scariest Place in India
The city ruins of Bhangarh in the district of Alwar within the Rajasthan area is considered as India’s most haunted place. The beautiful Sariska Forest is the perfect background for the ruins. This lost spooky city is only accessible during daytime and it is strictly off limits right after sunset. Considered as a historical site but strange enough there is no government office here. It’s a government policy to build a satellite Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) office in all India’s historical sites but as the legend goes that this place is cursed by Guru Bala Nath and people from this town immediately fled the area overnight could have been the reason why people are so scared. Among the ruins remnants of Guru Bala’s tomb is still visible up to this day. Go ahead and dare to give this place a visit and get ready to have a spine tingling moment while exploring this ghostly town.