Sinchita Mitra

India can be said to be one of the most magical and mystical. Filled with so much of natural beauty, this country has an air of mystic and magic in it. These places in India are unique and are nothing you have usually seen.

Delve into the realm of magic with these places located in the majestic country of India.

Rosary Church, Shettihalli

source: The Better India

This angelic church in Karnataka is more like a dream. Located in Shettihalli, the Rosary Church has a unique property of appearing and disappearing. The wonderful church stands proudly on the banks of the serene Hemavathi River and is said to have been built in the. The 1860s. The Church was built by the French missionaries, and it completely disappears during the monsoon months. The Church actually gets submerged under the water during the rains, and only comes up again when the water goes back and recedes.

The Church itself screams of the splendour it once was- with the Gothic architecture that now lays in ruins.

Even though the Church gets eroded by the force of water every year, it still stands tall in all its glory. The place is far away from the crowd, and the only thing there is this old Church waiting to be explored.

Bhimbetka

source: (MP) Tourism

This one is for those history buffs, who like to see the past playing out in action. The fascinating cave paintings in Bhimbhetka is as mystical, mysterious and magical as it gets. Observe the wonderful paintings and you will find yourself being transported to the eras gone by when human life was just starting. The paintings show different animals, quaint cultures, festivals, and ancient rituals.

There are 15 caves in total which can view, and what is really surprising is how these paintings etched thousands of centuries ago have still managed to remain intact. The journey through the caves itself is eerie and filled with a different kind of experience.

Laitlum Canyons

source: The Better India

Away from the honking of the cars and the rising smoke of the factories, this beautiful place located beyond the yonder in Shillong is a paradise like a place. The Laitlum Canyons were once completely cut off from the rest of the world since there were no motorable roads.

In the recent times, a road has been built to take you straight to the lush green meadows, brimming with tall green grass that moves with the songs of the wind, as the tall green mountains complete the picture. These mountains look like canyons, making them all the more unique and magical. You will feel a beautiful rush taking you over. Just take a spot and sit on the soft comforting grass, while marvelling at the wonders that nature has offered us.

Khimsar Dunes Village

source: Khimsar Fort

Rajasthan is one such state that never gets tired of rolling out hidden gems and treasures. From the majestic places of Jaipur to the lakes of Udaipur- Rajasthan has it all. However, it also has some jewels which are not privy to the public eye. The beauteous Khimsar Dunes Village is what Rajasthan is also about.

This wonderful village is more like a desert town, and all you can see is sand sprawling over till it reaches the horizon. You can only reach this village by an exciting, jeep, camel or horse ride. This sandy village is something worth visiting. Just roll on the sand, or enjoy camel rides, or maybe just experience the true Rajasthan culture. The possibilities are endless in this town of Rajasthan.

Kaas Plateau

source: Events High

Nature’s palate is infinite and filled with all shades and colours. The Kaas Plateau located in Maharashtra is one true testimony to that. This beautiful plateau is actually covered with 850 different species of flowers, that will leave you flabbergasted.

Visit here during August and September, and you will be surprised to find different colours just covering the entire plateau. The wind gently keeps blowing, as the flowers sway and give the place a more alluring atmosphere. One of the most picturesque spots in Maharashtra, this place will have you craving for more and more. Try and recognise the flowers, or simply lie down on the bed of colours.

Mawlynnong Village

Cleanest Village of India | source: Lonely Planet India

The North East is one such place in the area, that has often been away from the eyes of the mainstream tourists- yet this area is blessed with nature’s bounty.

One such amazing place here is the Mawlynnong Village. Nestled in the hills of Meghalaya, this village is said to be the cleanest village in Asia!.

If that is not honoured in itself, the village is exceedingly scenic and many have even called it God’s Own Garden. With such high titles, it is no doubt that Mawlynnong Village is the place that you must visit.

The entire village has a charming and hypnotic appeal to it.  During monsoon, the entire town transforms into a beauty with streams that meanders from every nook and corner and hills that have donned a beautiful green dress. If you plan a visit here, then don’t miss the mystical Living Roots Bridge which is sure to leave you amazed.

Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Waterfall in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India | source: Dr. Saikia

The surreality of gushing waterfall plunging into the stream below and creating a magnificent effect is something that everyone yearns to witness. The Nohkalikai Falls just takes the beauty of such waterfalls up another notch and is the tallest waterfall plunge of India.

Located near Cherrapunji, this mesmerising sight is filled with splendour and greenery. The ambience is absolutely enchanting, and all you can do is stare at the ferocious waterfall just falling in its own world. The entire place is silent and serene and the only thing that breaks this silence is the melody of the gushing water of the falls. There is also a tragic legend which involves a tragic tale of suicide.

Ganapatipule

source: TripAdvisor

The beaches in India off late have become so popular, that there is hardly any peace and calmness in any of the beaches. Beaches like Alibaug in Maharashtra or Baga in Goa are now flanked with shacks and pubs that are brimming with noise and music.

In midst of that, the pristine beach of Ganapatipule in Maharashtra takes the cake at being away from the cacophony of commercialisation. Away from the prying eyes of the public, this beach is hidden in Maharashtra and is absolutely beautiful. There is also a temple on the share.

The entire beach is covered in sand with green hills and palm trees keeping out company. The sea is beautifully clean and blue, and you will feel an unbridled joy as your feet touch the cold water.

Muzhappilangad Beach

source: Kerala Tourism

A unique kind of experience. This black in Kannur actually lets you drive your car or ride your bike on the 4 km pristine sandy stretch. This is said to be the longest drive in beach in Asia, and it is absolutely marvellous.

The scene and the visuals are intoxicating, as the azure water hits the black rocks as the green trees bear witness to the scene.

Make sure you witness the sunset here, which just paints the whole place into a golden aura. There are also several water sports and adventure sports that you can try out and get that adrenaline pumping.

Phugtal Monastery

source: RailYatri Blog

Hanging precariously, almost magical off the sides of the cliffs, the Phutkal Monastery almost blends with its surroundings that are as enthralling as anything can be. Located in the Zanskar Valley, is magnificent Monastery is home to 70 monks and dates back to the 12th Century.

The monastery itself is the power to instill a queer kind of peace in you from the moment you walk in. The mysterious caves located right above it make the place seem more intriguing, and gives it different kind of appeal.

Anthargange

source: RailYatri Blog

The idea of exploring and discovering new things or places is something that all of us have in some way or the other. Some places allow us to bring those feelings to the forefront and explore as much as our heart pleases.

One such place is Anthargange, which is located at a height of 1226m and is popular for trekking.

But, if you stray away from the popular option, then you will find yourself in various caves that haven’t been explored much. Just get in one cave and try and find your way out. The experience is amazing and thrilling at the same out. You can also find uncharted routes and hidden gems. In these caves, the world is your oyster, and you have the power to create magic from it.

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