Some aspects of India, both natural and architectural, have left everyone wondering. The country of wonders is literally mystical when it comes to few of the natural creations, monuments and stories which can not be explained in any which way.
Some of them which cease to provide any logical reason or a practical proof so as to say, are:
1. Chir Batti at Rann of Kutch: The Ghost light for real?
At the Rann of Kutch, near the India-Pakistan border, it is not just vast spread of desert or the seasonal marshy land that captures your attention, but also the tales of Chir Batti.
According to the locals, at night after 8pm, a light can be seen in colours varying from blue to red to yellow. This light/the blob of fire seems to in the shape of a pear and remains few feet above the ground.
It is said that this ball of light can be seen moving fast and sometimes just stationary. Those who have tried to follow this lights have found themselves in the middle of the dense jungles and have lost their routes.
2. Pulling your car up to the hill!: Magnetic Hill, Ladakh
Imagine having your vehicle move up to the hill on its own with ignition off. Not possible? It is, very much! The magnetic hill of Ladakh awaits beautifully to surprise you with its astonishing feature.
At a distance of 30 km from the town of Leh, the hill is located at an elevation of 14,000 feet above sea level with Sindhu River flowing on its left side. There is a board which informs people of the Magnetic hill.
When at the hill, place your vehicle at a particular point and just switch off your vehicle’s engine. Soon you will experience a movement. Yes, your vehicle will start moving at a speed of 20km/hr! Isn’t this amazing? Experience this natural wonder at Ladakh.
3. How, When and Where: Iron Pillar of Delhi
One of the most mysterious architectural creations of ancient India, Iron Pillar surprises each and every one. Apart from some basic facts, this Iron pillar has still remained a mystery.
7.3 m tall with one meter below the ground along with a diameter which is 48 centimeters at the foot and 29 cm at the top, the pillar weighs close to 6.5 tonnes. These are few of its aspects which every one is sure of!
Standing in the middle of capital city of the country, Iron Pillar is made up of 98 per cent wrought iron and has been apparently out in the air for almost 1600 years. The fact that it is still standing strong without even rust is something which even historians, archaeologists, paleographers, and metallurgists have failed to explain.
According to the inscriptions on the pillar, the pillar was erected as a flagstaff in honour of the Hindu deity, Vishnu, and in the memory of the Chandragupta.
Now how was the structure moved to its present location, by exactly whom? for whom? where exactly was it before? how was it brought here? when were the inscriptions placed on the pillar? are few of the question which are yet to answered!
4. Legally prohibited to enter after sunset!: Bhangarh
A small town in the royal state of Rajasthan presents a mysterious image that scares some at the same time interest others! Famous for its historical ruins, lying between Delhi and Jaipur, Bhangarh has also been popular for its association with the ghosts.
One of the known name for haunted places, the town has remained uninhabited for long. One can not enter the place after sunset and before sunrise. According to a signboard posted by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India), entering the town after sunset and before sunrise is strictly prohibited and legal actions can be taken against those breaking the rule.