Are you a daredevil waiting to explore the hidden crevices, dangerous valleys and deep waters of India? If you’re nodding your head in excitement then this blog is for you. While you’ve heard of the incredible tourist sites that are country has to offer, there are other ones that are hidden from public knowledge. Why? Well, some are cursed, some have dangerous species lurking around and others are too deep, in short, they are dangerous. So if you consider yourself a braveheart, then here are the 6 most dangerous tourist destinations in India, you should or should not visit.
1. Dumas Beach In Gujarat
Gujarat’s Dumas beach is unusual. While the gushing blue waters of the Arabian sea, makes it look just like another beach. The jet black sand is the reason why it stands out. Dumas beach was earlier a popular burial site for Hindus. It was believed that after burning the corpse, the ashes of the dead body must be mixed with the sand. No wonder, Dumas beach has dark black sand like no other place. Explore Dumas during the daytime. Roam around, click cute pictures just like you would at any other beach destinations. But during the nighttime, Dumas is a forbidden site with an eerie vibe. So much so, that even the local government prohibits you from visiting this place during night time.
2. Pamban Bridge In Tamil Nadu
Pamban Bridge is India’s first-ever sea bridge, built over 100 years ago. It’s regarded as one of the most dangerous places in India since it was built so long time back. This sea bridge is 2.065 km long. It has a mechanism to permit ships to pass underneath, one at a time. Around 12 people are needed to manually pull levers that alter the ascent. Pamban Bridge connects the holy city of Rameshwaram to central India, through a train route built over the sea. As beautiful as the train ride over Pamban bridge is, it’s no less dangerous.
3. Siju In Meghalaya
Famously known as the ‘Bat Cave”, nope not the Bat-Man one, Siju Cave in Meghalaya is one of the most dangerous places in India. Siju is known for housing stalagmites and stalactites. This limestone cave is over 4km long and has loads of water that can even go up to your knees. Large parts of the cave remain unexplored till date. Apart from the limestone caves, Siju is also known for mysterious hanging bridges, literally hanging between two hills. The flimsy bridge made of chipping wood and gnawed rope is super scary. So forget walking on the bridge, even standing on it is no less feat.
4. Kuldhara In Rajasthan
Kuldhara, a deserted village in Rajasthan once upon a time housed the Paliwal Brahmins. Legend states that one night all the brahmins fled away, never to be seen again. For some unknown reason, they abandoned their homes and never returned. But here’s the most intriguing part, no one saw them leave. To date, not a soul knows where the Paliwal Brahmins resettled. The homes lie in the same condition as they were left aeons ago. Kuldhara has an unexplainable eeriness, where travellers are not permitted to visit after sunset. The Archaeological Survey of India currently maintains this site. Locals believe Kuldhara is cursed.
5. Nicobar Islands In Adaman & Nicobar
Has it ever occurred to you that while there are numerous, resorts, sightseeing spots and vacation getaways endorsed in Andaman, what about its neighbour Nicobar? Isn’t it Andaman and Nicobar islands after all? Well, the reason behind it is that the Nicobar Islands is home to two ‘Mongoloid’ tribes- the Shompen and Nicobarese. These tribes are believed to have arrived on the island around 60,000 years ago from Africa. The tribes are cut off from the world, for the safety of both their communities and visitors. They remain isolated from the rest of the world. Visiting here would require you to avail a pass or even a research project authentication.
6. Hemis National Park In Ladakh
Ladakh’s Hemis National Park is known for housing stunning snow leopards. It’s one of the most beautiful yet dangerous places in India. The reason behind the dangerous is the spine chilling weather where the temperature drops down to -20 degrees. Apart from the fact that it’s inhabited by abundant snow leopards. Hemis National Park was built to protect the snow leopards population in India. It’s famously also famously called the Snow Leopard Capital of India. A trek here would mean enduring harsh cold weathers and looking out for the exotic yet dangerous leopards. Are you up for the challenge.
Daredevils! These are some of the most dangerous places in India for you to unravel and challenge yourselves. You can add them or maybe not add them to your bucket list when you plan to push your boundaries.