Hail the 13th : A Trip to Mysterious Places in India

Colors, culture, history and great architecture mark travel in India but there is also a mysterious side to this vast land, lending an intrigue that is worth exploring.

We explore some perplexing destinations in tribute to this Friday, the 13th, that challenge the laws of science and nature.

Buckle in your seat belts as we take you on a trip to some unfathomable places in India.

Village Of Twins, Kerala

Kodinhi is a small village in the Malappuram district of Kerala.

It is also known as “Village of Twins” because of the unusual number of twin births over here.

This place has more than 200 pairs of twins and two sets of triplets.

What’s more fascinating is that even women from the village who are married outside its boundaries have given birth to twins!

Researchers have not been able to find out the reason behind this mystery. Some doctors and researchers feel that there is some kind of chemical in the water in the village that impacts fertility.

Bizarre, isn’t it? And that’s just one of the many mysterious places in our colourful nation.

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Hanging Pillar, Andhra Pradesh

Lepakshi, a small village in Andhra Pradesh, is home to many old stories and mysteries.

It finds a place in our list because of the hanging pillars which are just one of the ‘strange architecture’ marvels here.

There are around 70 pillars in the temple and they hang without any support.

Many visitors pass objects under the pillar just to check whether the fact is true or not!

According to the locals, you are blessed with prosperity in your life if you visit this place and pass an object under the pillar.

It’s the perfect place to visit in your Ford Mustang. After all, legendary places go hand in hand with iconic cars.

Skeleton Lake, Uttarakhand 

Here’s a bit of trivia for you: Roopkund lake is also popularly known as the ‘Skeleton Lake.’

It is believed that the skeletons strewn around here are around 1,200 years old!

The lake is covered with snow and rock-strewn glaciers.

Hop into your Ford Endeavour – a sturdy car that will prove to be the perfect getaway vehicle till the last motorable point Dewal of this highly sought-after trekking spot.

Mass Bird Suicide, Assam

Jatinga village, nestled amongst the Borail Hills of Assam, is a witness to a spine-chilling phenomenon every monsoon.

During the dark and foggy nights, many migratory birds commit suicide by flying at full speed towards trees and buildings, crashing to their death.

This is one of the world’s unsolved mysteries since the 1960s.

Your Ford Endeavour would be the best ride to navigate through these dark, rainy hills. After all, nothing serves better than a pair of bright LED headlights to scare away the darkness.

Musical Pillars, Karnataka

Last but not the least, the Musical Pillars of Hampi are an insurmountable evidence of the splendour of Indian architecture.

This place built in the 15th century is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and is believed to have 56 musical pillars also known as SaReGaMa pillars. These are attributed to the musical notes emanating out of them.

Each pillar is designed in the manner of a specific musical instrument and is surrounded by 7 smaller pillars that emit different musical notes.

Do not miss this melodious experience while you stroll around the architecture and unmatched craftsmanship of the beautiful temple town in your Ford Freestyle.

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From hanging pillars to strange phenomena, if unexplained mysteries that baffle the most scientific of minds interest you, then this is your dream list.

Happy exploring! And don’t forget to keep those headlights on.


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