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Ever Heard Of These 8 Destinations In India That Hold Unique World Records?

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Some places in India are so unique, they've entered numerous record books. HolidayIQ Travellers mention 8 such places.

Ever Heard Of These 8 Destinations In India That Hold Unique World Records?:

  1. Chail (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  3. Loktak Lake, Imphal (Manipur)
  4. Majuli (Assam)
  5. Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  6. Mawsynram, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  7. Great Rann of Kutch, Dholavira (Gujarat)
  8. Sunderbans

1. Chail - The Highest Cricket Pitch In The World

Chail - The Highest Cricket Pitch In The Worldsource: wikimedia

The world's highest cricket pitch and polo ground was constructed in Chail in 1893, after levelling the top of the hill. Satluj Valley, Shimla and Kasauli are visible from the hill top even at night. The other side of the town has massive Himalayan ranges covered with snow. HolidayIQ Traveller Ashok says, "It is good to be here, just for relaxing and being in between nature. Weather was good here, no need of fans in the room. It is also not too cold and not at all hot. Good Valley View. You may also go for a walk in the heart of nature."

2. Ghum - The Highest Railway Station In India

Ghum - The Highest Railway Station In Indiasource: wikimedia

This place has one of the highest railway stations in the world and one of the most beautiful too. Besides, it's near Darjeeling so you're never short on options.

3. Keibul Lamjao National Park - The Only Floating Park In The World

Keibul Lamjao National Park - The Only Floating Park In The Worldsource: wikimedia

Loktak Lake is considered as one of the largest freshwater lakes of north-east India. This lake is also called the floating lake because of various heterogeneous bodies of vegetation, soil and organic matters, which can be found floating in different states of decomposition. The presence of such organic matter is also known as Phumdis, occupying about two third area of the lake.

4. Majuli - One Of The Largest River Islands In The World

Majuli - One Of The Largest River Islands In The Worldsource: wikimedia

Originally, the island of Majuli was a long and narrow piece of land, which during ancient times was known as ‘Majoli’, meaning ‘land in the middle of two parallel rivers’. It was called so because it had the River Brahmaputra flowing in its North and the River Burhidihing flowing in its South. Both these rivers met at Lakhu. HolidayIQ Traveller Nikhil says, "Majuli is a cultural magnet for the Assamese. Towards the end of every winter season, native tribes from around the region visit the island to showcase their art forms, be it song and dance, weaving, or food and apong.At the festival ground we befriended a senior gentleman Mahesh Chaudhary, who we now fondly call Mahesh uncle. He has been visiting Majuli for over a decade. The soft-spoken Mahesh uncle shares that Majuli is where he finds peace."

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5. Mawlynnong - Has The Living Root Bridges & Is The Cleanest Village In Asia

Mawlynnong - Has The Living Root Bridges & Is The Cleanest Village In Asiasource: wikimedia

One of the cleanest villages in the world and the cleanest one in Asia, this place is famous for living root bridges too. HolidayIQ Traveller Manaj says, "The sightseeing was an unforgettable one. The sights of water fall and the lake cannot be explained in mere words. The hills and the valleys too offer a lot to a nature loving person. During the day it is clear but during sunrise and sunset it is marvelous!"

6. Mawsynram - The Wettest Place on Earth

Mawsynram - The Wettest Place on Earthsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Anirban says, "It is the wettest place on Earth. Every time there is rainfall, and this place is covered with fog. You must carry an umbrella. When you travel in a car, the scenes that you get to see around is really wonderful."

7. Rann Of Kutch - Largest Salt Desert In The World

Rann Of Kutch - Largest Salt Desert In The Worldsource: wikimedia

Tourists visiting the site can also visit the Banni Grasslands Reserve, Chari-Dhand Wetland Conservation Reserve, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary and Kutch Bustard Sanctuary. The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary and Indo-Pak border are some of the other attractions of the site. HolidayIQ Traveller Harsiddh says, "The great Rann of Kutch is one of the most beautiful Sightseeing place in Gujarat. It is completely covered by white salt which makes it most unique place to visit. At the time of sunset the scene at the Rann is most authentic."

8. Sunderbans - One Of The Largest Mangrove Forests In The World

Sunderbans - One Of The Largest Mangrove Forests In The Worldsource: wikimedia

One of the largest Mangrove forests in the world, Sunderbans is a natural wonder. HolidayIQ Traveller Rohini says, "I felt that Sunderbans is less about partying and going crazy and more about relaxing and enjoying the tranquillity and scenic beauty there. There's a lot to do but it's best to explore it on one's own terms. For instance, the tiger reserve may appeal to some but others may prefer to hire a small boat with the proper permits and go deeper into the forest looking for crocodiles or tigers. On my part, I was content just lazing around in the sun, getting a tan, eating healthy food and enjoying the night sky from the hotel."

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