Most Dangerous Places in India

Most Dangerous Places in India

 

  1. Kisthwar Kailash Road

Kisthwar Kailash Road is a Terrifying high mountain trajectory, with a length of 114 km. it is located at the eastern extreme of the Kishtwar District of the Jammu region in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It’s a slender, windy road without any guard rail or secure edging for about 100 miles that too with views of the valley which are thousands of feet below. It is a mind-numbing almost straight vertical drop of hundreds of meters so you may want to give it a miss on a windy day. there are no guard rails and only stones and gravels on the road. If you are not great with driving, then please do not attempt to go along this as you will certainly fall into the death trap.

The road is small part of the National Highway 26 that run along the Chenab river. It is unbelievably baffling to have a look over the edge.

The starting point of this road is at 8,280 ft above sea level. It begins from Killar, which is in Lahaul and the Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh and the road ends in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir that is a village, around 5,374 ft above the sea level.

 

 

  1. Dras

 

Dras is Set at an elevation of 10,761 feet i.e. 3,280m above sea level in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It has an average temperature which can go as low as −23°C or -9°F. interestingly, Dras is the coldest place in India and the second coldest in the world. Snowy, rough landscapes, picturesque valleys, stunning ridges, absence of any noise pollution and the bitter cold characterize this frosty township. It offers an experience that does not have any equal anywhere in India  .

Surprisingly, there are  decent number of hotels in Dras for tourists. These hotels are primarily guesthouses, as not many people choose to stay in the cold nights at Dras. When it comes to sites to visit in Dras, there’s one wonderful war memorial dedicated to the soldiers of Kargil battle. Generally, travellers stop at Dras on their way to Kargil to fill their empty stomach and rest. So, you’ll find a reasonable number of roadside cafes and little dhabas. Not to comment, the food served is delicious and available at very reasonable price.

 

  1. Kailash Mansarovar

The route is very difficult with extreme steep slopes and long distances to be covered.

And Yes, the River Kali is tremendously dangerous in some patches. The force of the flow is so enormous that if a body falls into the river, then the body would be cut into many pieces and none of them can ever be recovered .Everyday people have to cover almost 15 – 18 kms on average while one day you have to cover 27kms. Although the natural beauty on this route is impossible to be found anywhere else in the world. You will be able to find out some of the beautiful beauties and snow-clad peaks.

One thing to which is very noticeable is that the Indian Army will always be present there with you throughout the whole Yatra. They will walk along with you and present there for your help 24 x 7. This is a very admirable job these Army Men are doing.

Liphu Le Pass is also one of the most dangerous passes in the country. it is nearly at an altitude of 18k feet from sea level. You can cross the pass only in the Soldier position or sitting position as the wind speed is around 80 – 150 kmph. If you will try to cross in a standing position, then you are sure to get blown away.

  1. Khardung La

When you will visit Khardung La you will observe serene nature and noticeboards on some places that “Don’t stay here for more than 20 minutes”. So, it is amazing but definitely not an easy place to go on a trip.

These passes view unpredictable weather changes. It’s better for the visitors to start downwards journey as quickly as possible. Also, the Indian army makes sure that strategically important roads present there don’t get blocked, at any cost, at least not by tourist vehicle. Low oxygen content in the air at these heights could pose serious dangers to your life. As a traveller, you can gain tremendous height in a very short duration. However, your lungs and body cannot cope up with the low levels of oxygen in such a small duration.

Therefore, take your time to think and only then pack your bags for Khardung La.

  1. Roopkund Lake

 

Roopkund, locally renowned as Mystery Lake, is a high-altitude glacial lake in the state of Uttarakhand. Roopkund lies in the lap of Trishul ridge and is famous because of the hundreds of skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The Roopkund lake is situated at an altitude of about 15,700 feet. It is enclosed by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains that makes it a good trekking destination. Roopkund is Blessed with dense virgin forests, burbling brooks and breath-taking campsites.

 

All along the Roopkund trail, you get amazing views of mountains peak like Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. The beautiful campsite of Roopkund trek is a sight to behold. However, Roopkund is recommended only for experienced trekkers because of its difficulty level.

 

If you want to taste adventure, then you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft. There is this one Lord Curzon trail starting Lohajung which follows a steady uphill trek via the Lohajung Pass and then reach to Bedni River.

 

  1. Thar Desert

This perpetual wonderful sandscape might be startling    beyond words, but it’s beauty also hides a deadly bite. The arid and dry conditions of Thar make it really difficult for travelling even if you’re perfectly supplied with water and food.

There is also presence of the Saw Scaled Viper, the large Rat Snake, Black Cobra, Sand Boa, wild cats and countless other creatures just waiting to bite you.

  1. Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Bastar is blessed with tranquil natural beauty and distinctive tribal culture. However, the green beautiful land is also a hotspot for Maoists. Guerrilla activities and firefights in the deep dense green forests of Bastar have resulted in numerous deaths and minimum footfalls. The constant conflict between the Maoists and the Indian Government has made the area very sensitive and tough to visit.

Reports suggest that there are around 5000 of Maoists in the region. Very Naturally, Bastar is every so often considered a place with so many hidden dangers. But it is also one of the finest-unexplored destinations populated with indigenous tribes of the country.

  1. Bhangarh Fort

 

Bhangarh fort is situated in Rajasthan. on account of the countless spooky encounters in the fort, residents around fort consider it to be haunted. Various fascinating stories exist regarding the place.

A few folk tales have validated supernatural happenings inside the fortress.

The place has a strange silence. There is a long section that takes you to the fort. The area itself is a bit frightening and the quietness can get on someone’s nerves, especially if he or she is alone.

People say that the fortress and the encompassing ground around it was once hummed with life

Even the Archaeological Survey of India has banned any tourists from entering at night.

 

  1. Pamban Bridge

Pamban Bridge is a100 year old railway bridge that is located in Tamil Nadu. It connects Rameswaram island to the land. It is not just a railway bridge but a key tourist attraction in Tamil Nadu that leaves visitors awestruck with its scenic beauty.

It is surrounded by pure blue waters till as far as your eyes can see. This bridge is almost 1 metre wide and 2.5km long.

Narrowness of this bridge makes it adventurous and the magnificence around makes the train journey beautiful. It has 143 piers that is spanning 2km between the mainland and the island. Pamban bridge is the second longest sea bridge in India.

Train movement is ceased on the bridge whenever the wind speed exceeds 58kmph.

 

  1. Dumas Beach Gujrat

While this mysterious beach in the Gujarat is infamous for its paranormal activity, another thing it’s renowned for is its black sand. During the day, the Dumas Beach is just like any other normal beach crowded by hordes of tourists wandering along the broad stretch of sand, taking a dip in the water and soothing under the sun.

However, many claims at night, the beach takes on a ghostly vibe. Most of the natives say that the ghosts walk down on the beach at night. To this day, there have been numerous reports of paranormal action on the beach, where visitors claim to hear bizarre noises and voices, and loud laughter. Another incident stated is that dogs in the area behave oddly around the beach after dark, depicting their anxiety with vocal warnings. Whether fact or fiction, dogs here sense the unseen presences and start barking, which therefore warns people on the beach to stop walking further.

 

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