There are stranger things afoot in India.
From anti-gravity hills in the north, to bridge made of roots on the east, India has a number of things that you might find weird and unique. Here’s a list of some of the strangest things that happen only in India.
- Founder of shampoo – India mixed berry-fruit with other herbs to wash hair in the ancient times calling it champo. Basically, we invented the word and the product.
- First-ever rocket transported on a bicycle – 1963 was the year ISRO sent their first rocket. The first-ever rocket was so light it was transported to the Thumba Launching Station on a bicycle.
- Magnetic Hill – Magnetic Hill in Ladakh where a car parked in neutral will defy physics and climb uphill on its own. Freaky but pretty unique.
- A floating post office – There is a floating post office on a boathouse in Dal Lake, Kashmir. There’s also an in-boat museum.
- Houses with no doors – Shani Shingnapur in Maharastra is a village with houses with no doors. The residents do believe that their house will be protected by Lord Shani.
- Mass Bird Suicide happens here every year – Jatinga in Assam witnesses a strange occurrence every year where hundreds of migratory birds hurl themselves at tress, thereby killing them. E.P Gee was the first ecologist who studied this strange phenomenon.
- Polling booth for just one person – India government has been setting up polling booth for just one person to vote in Gir Forest.
- Wettest place in the world is in India – The wettest place in the world is Mawsynram, located in Meghalaya. The place receives about 11,873 mm of rain annually.
- Highest cricket ground – Situated in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest cricket ground in the world. It is located 2144 metres above sea level.
- Flame that always burns – Jwala Ju Temple in Kangra has a hollowed-out stone holding a flame that has been burning for hundreds of years and has never gone out.
- Train crazy facts – Train system is popular in India for its cheap fares. It is believed that the number of people that use this mode of transport on a daily basis is more than the entire population of Australia.
Which one of these you already know about?