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Mystery and study of unknown has always attracted human. To know the truth behind these mysteries has always motivated people to go and visit haunted places. India is one such country which is full of with historical places with either mythological background or some twisted sad story behind them. Here we give you the list of such haunted places which are known for their haunted stories. So get ready to be scared!!!

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Rajasthan, a colorful state but full of mystical places!!! Bhangarh, a deserted town of Rajasthan was established in 1613 by King Madho Singh. But this place was soon abandoned by its kin and people after it was cursed by a wicked magician. Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh ignored the myth of curse and raised the palace to such a height that the shadow of it reached to the forbidden cursed area. Within few days the entire town of Bhangarh was destroyed. Local people says that whenever a house is built near that area, its roof collapse. It’s forbidden to visit the area in dark as who stayed there never returns. Even the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) sign board put up there says, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.”

Brij Raj Bhavan Palace, Kota Rajasthan:

Brijraj Bhawan Kota, Rajasthan

This 178-year-old building was once the property of the former princely family of Kota in Rajasthan.  Now it’s haunted by the ghost of Major Burton who served in British Army in 1857 and was killed by Indian sepoys. According to the story told by locals, ghost of an elderly Major Burton can be seen with a cane in his hand but he does not harm nay one. Yes but if during night he find any of the guards asleep, Major Burton gives them a tight slap. All I have to say keep up the good work Major.

Dumas Beach, Gujarat:

Dumas Beach

If you want to hear the stories of sprits while looking at the scenic view, visit Dumas Beach, Gujarat. According to the tales, Hindus used to burn dead bodies on the beach. Many people have reported seeing paranormal activities in this area. Local says that they hear strange whispers on Dumas beach. Some tourists have even known to have disappeared while taking a walk on beach in night.

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad:

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

This ghostly place was built on the war grounds and said to be haunted by the ghost of dead soldiers. Many paranormal activities have been reported during film shoots. Though, most of the stories are not revealed because of business reasons. Shadows in changing room, torn clothes, whispers and knock on the closed rooms are the common things which are experienced in the haunted Ramoji Film City.

D`Souza Chawl of Mahim, Mumbai:

D`Souza Chawl of Mahim, Mumbai

This buzzing city is also a home to ghost. A well in the D`souza Chawl area of Mahim, Mumbai is haunted by ghost of a woman who used to live in that area and fell to her death in the well while getting water. Many people claim to have seen her near that same well during nights. You can also experience when you visit Mumbai and not to worry as she is harmless.

Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune:

Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune

This fort has a sad haunted tale attached to it. According to the tale told by local people, Shaniwarwada Fort witnessed the assignation of a young 13 year old price. It’s believed that his ghost still haunts the Shaniwarwada Fort and many people heard shrieking in the middle of the night.

Thane – Vrindavan Society:

Thane – Vrindavan Society

It’s said that once a man committed a suicide in Vrindavan Society Building No. 66. From that day the place is haunted by the ghost of that man. The security guards patrolling the area many times reported about mysterious happening in this area. Even once a guard was slapped really hard while sleeping.

GP block – Meerut:

GP Block, Meerut

Although this place is a quiet place of Uttar Pradesh but the GP block is known for being haunted for a very long period of time. On many occasions a sight of four guys have seen sitting inside a house in candle light and drinking beer. Some even saw a girl in red dress coming out of the house. This house is double storied is abandon for a long time still people see a boy sitting on a roof top and getting disappeared after some time.

Delhi – Delhi Cantt:

Delhi Cantt - Delhi

The capital of India, Delhi is even haunted by a ghost. The area is covered with green and lush trees where most of the time people see a lady wearing a white sari asking for lift. If you refuse to give her lift, she will start running with the same speed. To believe it, you need to visit this place. So, planning to take a ride to Delhi Cantt? Whatever you do….. Don’t Stop.

Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal:

Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal

This forest has witnessed many numbers of murders making the whole area spooky. Victoria Boys School which is near to this area is also haunted. People have heard footsteps in the corridors during the December-March vacations. Wood cutters of this area have seen a headless boy running and disappearing into the trees. Dow Hill, Kurseong is considered to be the most haunted places in India.

So, next time you when you miss doing something thrilling in your life, try visiting these haunted places in night.

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I don’t know why, but I had a fascination towards the wild animals and studying their lifestyle. And, the easiest place to get a closer look at them is zoo. I never got tired of visiting zoo and looking closely at different species of birds and animals, hearing their sounds and observing their vibrant colors. Though I used to always feel bad for them as they have taken away from their natural habitat and kept in a restricted area. But, today zoo have evolved and developed in such a way that they resemble more to the habitat of each animal. So, here is the list of top of my favorite zoos in the world.

  • The Singapore Zoo:

    Singapore Zoo

    This is one of the most popular zoos in the world. The Singapore Zoo has an incredible landscape design which replicates life in the wild for each of their animal species. You can see many species of birds and animals living up close. There are dozens of unique attractions here including feeding elephants, and entertainment by orangutans.

  • The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa:

    The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

    This is the largest zoo in South Africa and home of more than 2500 species of animals. National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is beyond someone’s imagination. This zoo not only keeps animals but here they are also bred and brought up in a secured and natural environment. This zoo also features a reptile park, the biggest aquarium in the country and a huge collection of exotic trees and plants.

  • Animal Kingdom, Orlando:

     Animal Kingdom, Orlando

    Part of the Disney Theme Park collection in Orlando, Florida, Animal Kingdom is home to over 1500 animals and hundreds of birds and fishes. It’s a commercial zoo and the keepers do their very best to keep the animals close to their natural habitat and less disturbed by humans. Animal Kingdom also promotes conservation among people and plays active part in preserving natural habitat of animals.

  • The Bronx Zoo, New York:

    The Bronx Zoo, New York

    This zoo is spread on 250 acres of land and home to many endangered species of animals, birds, and reptiles. The Bronx Zoo is the biggest zoo you can find in any metropolitan place in the United States. The major attraction in this zoo is the Tiger Mountain where you can see the Siberian tigers. Also, don’t forget to join the African Safari of Congo Gorilla Forest or Madagascar to meet the lemurs.

  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington DC:

    Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington DC

    This zoo is the part of the world’s largest museum and research complex. The best part of this zoo is that the admission is always free, which is the reason why it is visited by thousands of people in year. Spread in 163 acres of land, the zoo is home to nearly 2,000 animals brought from every part of the world. The main attraction of Smithsonian National Zoological Park is the Giant Pandas. So, don’t forget to say hello to them when you visit this zoo.

Each of these zoos is a great place to learn about animals and how you can you protect them by saving nature. It’s a great learning experience for children and adults as we tend to forget how magnificent nature is.

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We live in a time where every day something new comes to life and captures our attention. In the new era, everyday a completely impossible structure comes to life, all with a start of simple imagination. But, when we just take a step out of this magnificent world constructed by man, there are whole new natural wonders of the world which are waiting to be explored. This is my list of natural wonders of world which should be visited by everyone in their life.

  • Lake Retba:

    Lake Retba

    A lake with pink water!!! Yes you heard it right; Lake Retba or Lac Rose has pink colored water caused by Dunaliella salina algae that produce a red pigment. To see this natural wonder of nature, you need to travel to the north of Senegal’s Cap Vert peninsula. Not many people even know about this place but if you are a nature lover, this is one spot one can’t just miss.

  • Mount Everest:

    Mt. Everest

    Dream of every professional mountain climber, Mount Everest is the highest mountain, located on boundary connecting China and Nepal. The peak is 8,848m high and said to grow two to five millimeters each year. This marvelous structure is visited by many people. So, if you love climbing high mountains then why don’t you plan your next trip here and try conquering this mega structure of nature.

  • Death Valley, California:

    Death Valley

    Even the name can bring shivers down the spine. Death Valley is actually a no man’s land due to its harsh environment. Adventure lovers visit here to see the “sailing stones” on Death Valley’s Racetrack Playa. The stones here move and the tracks can be seen in the dusty ground of Death Valley. Even the scientists aren’t exactly sure why or how these rocks move. So, why not go for a road trip to Death Valley and see the mysterious movement of stones.

  • Caño Cristales River:

    Cano Cristales

    When you see a river, its either blue, green, or brown because of muddy water!! But ever wondered of a river in rainbow color. The thought seems something from a fairy tale, but no its not. Caño Cristales River in Colombia is river with five vivid colors. This miracle happens for a brief period of time between the wet and dry seasons. Every year when the water level and temperature get just right, a unique species of plant “Macarenia clavigera” covers the river floor and turns into bright red color. Many splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water, and many more shades in between can be seen. This natural phenomenon makes Caño Cristales River “The Most Beautiful River in the World”.

  • The eye of the Sahara:

     Eye of The Sahara

    This is definitely the strangest place on Earth. The eye of the Sahara is located in the remote area of Sahara Desert. One couldn’t make out much about this place by just walking. This was the reason it was never noticed by people who walked by this natural wonder until it caught the eye of some astronauts who made reports about it. This 50 km structure has a giant circular depression 30 miles across caused by a geological formation exposed by erosion. The best way is to see its full glory is to see it from top.

    These wonders of the world are true example of the nature creation. It will be a lifetime experience visiting these places.

    Let us know if you know of many such mysterious natural wonders of the world in the comments below..

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Summers are approaching and temperature is rising with the exam fever among children. This is time when each every person dreams to get a break from harsh heat and busy life. So why not plan a trip to place where you not only beat the heat but also treasure and cherish the time with your family.  So here we give you some the ideal getaway destination in India to experience that perfect holiday.

  • Srinagar:Visit Srinagar This Summer

    Even with the name, you can feel the cool breeze coming from the mountains, a slow and mesmerizing ride of Shikara and talk of humble people. Srinagar is an ideal place to go for summer vacation. This city is also the summer capital of State Jammu and Kashmir. Known for its beautiful gardens built by Mughals, lakes and houseboats, Srinagar attracts tourist for all over the country. So, why not spend some time on this “Heaven on Earth” in this summer.

  • Shimla:Visit Shimla This Summer

    It’s the most popular hill station of India and is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was developed and established by the British during their rule in India. Most of the buildings which were constructed during British reign are now repaired and converted into luxurious hotels.  This city is a perfect mix of British influence with the simplicity of Indian culture and heritage.

  • Manali:Visit Manali This Summer

    This a beautiful hill station located 2000 meters above sea level. Surrounded by magnificent scenery of mountains, streams, rivers and small waterfalls, Manali is favorite destinations for travelers who wish to spend some time around nature. This also the most preferred destinations for honeymoon couples. So, why you also plan a quiet trip to this gorgeous location!!!

  • Goa:Visit Goa This Summer

    Dream of beautiful beaches, slow pace life, and mouth watering sea food, then Goa is the place for you. Goa has moderate climate all around the year which makes its and ideal destination for summer holiday. Most of the people visits Goa during winter, especially during Christmas and New Year, yet many budget travelers opt for Goa as the most of the hotels in offer heavy discounts for summer holiday.

  • Kodaikanal:Visit Kodaikanal This Summer

    Popularly known as the “Princess of Hill Station”, Kodaikanal is located in southern state of India, Tamil Nadu. Established by British, Kodaikanal come under the top destinations for summer holidays. Enjoy a simple life of this beautiful hill station this summer holiday.

  • Nainital:Visit Nainital This Summer

    On the foothills of Kumaon range of mountains, Nainital is a popular hill station. Located in Uttarakhand, Nainital is 2,000 meters above sea level. The most popular tourist place is the “Naina Lake” which has a pear shape and is too miles in circumference.

These are some of the best places in India where you can chill out in this hot summer. Summer vacations have already begun and you are already researching where to visit this year. I hope that the above list of great chill out places will come handy to make your decision.

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Amarnath Yatra – one of the most popular pilgrimages of every Hindu who visit the most sacred and holy snow-clad cave shrine of Lord Shiva located in the beautiful northern part of India in Jammu & Kashmir. Every year the Amarnath Yatra starts in the month June till August with lots of devotees joining the sacred yatra. Visits (Darshan) to the holy cave in this part of the region open only in mid June or early July to August because of the geographical locations and risks involved. Thousands of pilgrims from all across the India and even for outside country travel to this trip in search of Divinity. After three long months, Amarnath Yatra is closed for public from the month of August around the Raksha Bandhan festival.

Legend of Amarnath:

As per the Vedas it is said that here on one day during the month of Shraavana, Lord Shiva was narrating “Amar Katha” to his consort Goddess Parvati who was the daughter of Himalayas. During this Parvarti fell asleep and two pigeons heard the whole story and attained immortality. Since then, this holy place is came to be known as “Amarnath” and it is believed that every year at the full moon day of Shraavana, a pair of pigeons can be seen inside the holy cave.

Icy Idol of Lord Shiva:

Amarnath cave shrine can be only accessed during the rainy months of July and August, as for the rest of the year whole area is covered with heavy snow. Inside the cave, a pure white ice-mound is formed in shape of a “lingam”, the symbol of Lord Shiva. When visiting one can see this mystiques ice-mound is washed by the water dripping from the top of the cave. It is said that the water comes from the Ramkund Lake situated above the cave, and drop by drop it purifies the “lingam”.

Amarnath Yatra

Travel to Amarnath:

To visit this divine place, you need to get a proper registration done. Without any registration, you will not be allowed to travel to the holy shrine. This is done for the protection and safety of pilgrims visiting the holy place. Amarnath is located at 14,500 feet above sea level and the oxygen is very thin here which can affect the health of people having high blood pressure, asthma or other heart related diseases. Therefore, Medical certification is also must before you go for registration as pilgrim. Nearest aerodrome to holy shrine is in Srinagar, Capital of Jammu & Kashmir or if you are travelling by train Jammu is the nearest railway station. Buses and taxies are easily available to reach Jammu or Srinagar. Most of the pilgrims cover the maximum trip by walk but vehicles can also be hired from Pahalgam, the base village of Amarnath Yatra. Though, the last 24 km to the holy cave can be only traveled on foot.

Facilities and Arrangements by Government:

Proper arrangements of drinking water and medical help are done by the government authorities for the pilgrims while traveling the holy cave. Proper power supply is maintained at the main routes especially from Sarbal to the holy cave, particularity when pilgrims travel in night. The departments of health and co-operatives maintain the food, water, medicine, oxygen cylinders, firewood, blankets and other necessities to make the trip smoother for pilgrims. But, it is also the duty of the travelers that they don’t waste any of the supplies or pollute the area in any way.

It is said that The Amarnath Yatra leaves a big impact on the pilgrims who walk all the way to enchanting and enthralling route to see shining glory of Lord Shiva.  So, why not be the part of this journey and unfold the mystery of Amarnath all by yourself.

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