India is a land that doesn’t fail to make us marvel. It is interesting, intriguing, intoxicating and indulgent. Yet it has places that work like drugs- they can be fatal but are too tempting to resist.
Here are 6 such drug-like places. They are fabulous and offer an experience that will be remembered forever, yet they are Dangerous and aren’t advisable for the risk-averse traveler:
Barren Island: Barren Island is that notoriously famed island in Andaman where sits the country’s lone active volcano. The island is encircled by aqua-blue limpid sea and the sight of the smoke-spewing volcano is every tourist’s delight, yet the threat is too prominent to go too close to this place. Tourists are thereby not permitted to step onto this island. They can, at most, admire its natural beauty from far atop a boat.
Why to Visit- For its natural beauty and volcano
Why dangerous- For frequent volcanic eruptions
Silent Valley National Park: Kerala houses one of the most spectacular national parks in the country. It is a tranquil piece of Greenland where jungles thrive in abundance with their bundle of birds and beasts. But alas, for all its natural exuberance, this leafy forest serves as the staple hideout of Maoist groups. So, any man who walks inside carries the risk of getting shot.
Why to visit- For its wet greenery and wildlife
Why dangerous- For Maoist attacks
Bhangarh Fort: Rajasthan’s Bhangarh is regarded as the town where only ghosts reside. Even during daytime, tourists have reported paranormal presence. Untoward incidents have happened so regularly in the past that the government was compelled to declare the place out of bounds after sunset. Locals believe, and so do several intellectuals, that nobody can pass a night at this place and emerge alive in the morning.
Why to visit- It is the most haunted place in the country
Why dangerous- Coz it is the most haunted place in the country
Aksai Chin: It is an extremely panoramic spot in Himalayas in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Probably, it would be right to label this place as the paradise of paradise for its sheer landscaped beauty. But the road leading up to this place is menacingly twisted, like a coiled rope and that makes driving over these slopes almost suicidal. Most people, even the most veteran of drivers, shy away on hearing its name.
Why to visit- For its landscape
Why dangerous- The turbulently turning roads
Mori: If you love river rafting, this is the place you should go to. If you wish to hold on to dear life, this is the place you must avoid, for being on the safe side. Though a great escape to the adventure junkie, this touristy spot is also very dangerous since the flow of water is so savage that one can easily get toppled over and get swept off!
Why to visit- Adventure sports
Why dangerous- Dangerously fast river
Thar desert: One of the most arid places in the world, it doesn’t need too much explaining why this place is so dangerous, and yet so sought-after. It is every traveler’s delight to post on Facebook a selfie taken on a desert. But the harshness of climate aside, Thar is also home to several lethal snakes that can kill you in no time.
Why to visit- To explore the arider side of nature
Why dangerous- Hostile sun, snakes, dearth of basic facilities