India has a myriad of wondrous sites to see and enjoy. Some locations are thousands of years old, while others are brand new. We've compiled a list of some of the world's most bizarre and eccentric destinations that should be on everyone's bucket list.
Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan - The Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan is a shrine dedicated to Goddess Karni Mata. She is revered and worshipped on a daily basis. It's thought that she reveals herself as kabbas, or rats. The fact that it contains roughly 20,000 rats is what makes this location interesting. After the rats have tasted the prasad, devotees consume it. Killing or trampling rodents is considered a sin in this town. If the rat is trampled, the offender must purchase a silver or gold rat statue and present it to the temple as an act of atonement. Rats swarm the shrine in droves, even drinking milk from bowls. It's known as the Rat Temple and is one of India's most unusual locations.
Channapatna Dog Temple, Karnataka - The Dog Temple is located in Agrahara Valagerehalli in Channapatna, popularly known as the Toy Town, but what is its connection to the Dog Temple? The present Kempamma Temple, which was established for Goddess Kempamma by a wealthy businessman in 201o, was greatly adored. Two of the community dogs mysteriously vanished one day. In a villager's dream, the goddess appeared and begged him to build a shrine for the dogs, saying that they would drive away from the negativity and protect the people and the hamlet. Following this, the same businessman established a dog temple near the Kempamma Temple. The two missing dogs' statues are revered here, and a celebration honoring them is held. This is one of India's most unique locations, and it is a must-see for every dog lover.
Snake Village, Uttar Pradesh - A little village called Shetpal, often known as the Snake Village, is located in the Sholapur area of Uttar Pradesh. Snakes are welcome here, and residents have tiny shrines in their homes where they can cool down. And these aren't just any snakes; they're cobras. These cobras are allowed to play freely with children and even attend schools. Despite this, there has yet to be a single person bitten by a snake or a single snake killed in the area. The beast, like the villagers, is fearless.
Baba Mandir, Sikkim - Baba Mandir is a temple near Kupup Village in Sikkim that is run by Indian army soldiers. What distinguishes this temple from others? The name of Baba Harbhajan Singh, a serviceman of the 23 Sikh Regiment, is built-in. He was assigned here near the China border in October 1986, and while hauling provisions up the mountain on mules, he collapsed and drowned in the stream below. However, he appeared in the dreams of his army colleagues that night, requesting that a memorial be created for him. His ghost is said to be buried in the temple and the surrounding surroundings. People think that his spirit will protect and guard the soldiers as well as the locals in this dangerous region.
There are multiple places to visit with strange beliefs and till date no scientific reasons could be found behind this.