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access_time October 3, 2016 chat_bubble_outline 0 comments 5252 views

India is full of surprises, fascinating stories and myths. But there are some quirky facts about our country that are slightly more interesting than the others. We bring you 6 of these, enjoy!

 

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#1 Did You Know Asia’s Cleanest Village Is Present In India?

Location: Meghalaya

Yes, you read that right! Contrary to popular belief, India is home to Asia’s cleanest village – the Mawlynnong Village in Cherrapunji. Also referred to as ‘God’s Own Garden’, this village has won international accolades for being spic and span.

Mawlynnong village is extremely beautiful and appears to have popped out of a storybook with picturesque waterfalls, living root bridges and an unusual balancing rock. With 100% literacy rates and eco-tourism being practiced here, Mawlynnog is one place that should be on everyone’s ‘must-visit’ list.

 

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Doesn’t Mawlynnong resemble a picture perfect storybook village?

#2 Snakes & Humans Live In Harmony In This Village

Location: Maharashtra

Snakes! The word itself is enough to give cold shivers to many. Now imagine one roaming about casually in your house. Frightening right? Well, this is not the case for the people of Shetpal, a small village in Sholapur, Maharashtra. Known for their snake worship, people here have created resting places in their homes to welcome the reptiles. At Shetpal, snakes are considered sacred, are worshiped and allowed to roam freely in the houses and village. Surprisingly, no case of snake bites has ever been reported in this village.

 

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Snakes are worshiped in the village of Shetpal

#3 India Is Home To One Of The Highest Tea Estates In The World

Location: Kerala

The Kolukkumalai Tea Estate located at a staggering height of 8,000 feet is without doubt one of the best places to experience “at the top of the world” feeling. This estate is located one and a half hour away from Munnar, and is encompassed by stunning mountains on all sides.

PS: Being on the top surrounded by stunning vistas is a great experience by itself, but a cup of delicious hot tea will just make it even better. Try it!

 

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Wow! This view itself is enough to enchant the visitors

#4 Welcome To Kodinhi, India’s Twin Village!

Location: Kerala

Having twins is rare, well not in the tropical village of Kodinhi! Located in Kerala, this village has stumped scientists because of the high rate of twins born here. With 350 pairs of twins amongst a population of 2,000, Kodinhi has definitely managed to baffle the world.

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The curious case of twin village – Kodinhi

#5 The World’s Largest River Island Is In India

Location: Assam

Majuli Island, situated along the Brahmaputra River is known for its earthly beauty and picturesque setting. The 452 square kilometer island boasts of pretty rice fields and water meadows glowing with flowers. A nature lover’s paradise, this island in Assam is the largest river island in the world!

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Visit Majuli Island and get charmed by its beauty

#6 Impossible Is Nothing: Check Out The 60-Foot Statue Carved Out Of A Single Rock!

Location: Karnataka

Voted as one of the Seven Wonders of India, the Gomateshwar statue is built out of a single rock! This 60-foot tall statue is visited by devotees from all over the world. The Mahamastakabhisheka, an important Jain festival which takes place once every 12 years, is celebrated here in veneration of this statue.

Can yo believe it - this statue is carved out of a single rock; walkthroughindia.com

Hard to believe but this statue is carved out of a single rock; walkthroughindia.com

 

Looks like India shelters a fair share of quirky things that are worth giving a deko. Where will you go first? Let us know in the comment section below!

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