10 Natural Wonders of India That Truly Make India Incredible
India is also called as land of wonders, there are so many mysterious and Unsolved places available across the country. True beauty lies in nature’s creations. Take a look at some of the most stunning natural formations in India.
DUDHSAGAR FALLS, GOA
Monsoon brings the Sea of Milk or the magnificent Dudhsagar Waterfall from the high peaks of the Western Ghats. Dudhsagar Falls is listed among the top 10 highest water falls in India and one of the most beautiful in the world.
LOKTAK ‘FLOATING’ LAKE, MANIPUR
Located around 54km from Imphal, in the state of Manipur. Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India, and is also said to be the only floating lake in the world due to the floating Phumdis on it.
LIVING ROOT BRIDGE, MAWLYNNONG
Mawlynnong is on the global nature-lover’s list for its living roots bridge. The bridges are constructed from bamboo, but have many small fig tree creepers growing along the structure. By the time the bamboo has rotted away, in 5-8 years, the tree roots would have strengthened sufficiently to carry the weight of people.
MAGNETIC HILL, LADAKH
Located near Leh in Ladakh, the Magnetic Hill is a natural wonder where illusion seems to defy the rules of gravity. Also known as the “Gravity Hill”, this place pulls vehicles in an upward direction, creating an optical illusion. The hill is a great source of wonder and amusement for tourists every year.
BALANCING ROCK, TAMIL NADU
Most travellers want to visit Mahabalipuram in search of amazing heritage sites and beautiful ancient temples. But when you are there, do take out some time to witness this natural wonder as well. A massive stone, popularly known as the Krishna’s Butter Ball, has balanced itself precariously at the slippery edge of a hill for ages. Looking at it, one wonders as to how come a 20-feet-high, 5-metre-wide and 250-ton stone stood the test of time to remain stuck at that place for so many years.
VALLEY OF FLOWERS, UTTARAKHAND
Endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. This lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. High in the lofty Himalayas of the Garhwal region sprawls this enchanting valley. This place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
MARBLE ROCKS OF BEDHAGHAT, MADHYA PRADESH
The Marble Rocks located near Jabalpur MP India are a canyon or gorge on Narmada River. Holy Narmada river has carved the soft marble, creating a beautiful gorge of about 3 km in length and one of the most popular Indian tourist destination.
BORA CAVES, ANDHRA PRADESH
The Borra Caves are called Borra Guhalu,located in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku valley on the East Coast of India. Borra Caves are the deepest cave in India and house of bats,golden gecko,fulvous fruit bat and Insects.
BARREN ISLAND, PORT BLAIR
South Asia’s only active volcano, Barren Island is located in the Soma Satwik Sea, 135 km east of Port Blair. The first volcanic eruption was recorded in 1787. As the name suggests, this place is devoid of human population. Barren Island is known for its breathtaking view of the volcanoes and the mesmerising Indian Ocean that surrounds it.
LONAR CRATER LAKE, MAHARASHTRA
Lonar is a mesmerizingly beautiful place famous for the Lonar crater and the lake formed due to meteorite hitting the earth around 52, 000 years ago. This 6, 000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake is therefore a source of many scientific research and educational importance. It is the only salt water lake in the basaltic rock in the world. The area is also surrounded by a lot of flora and fauna which makes the place even more beautiful.