special villages

Village / PlaceTalukaDistrictStateSpeciality
DeshnokeBikanerRajasthanThe temple is famous for the approximately 20,000 black rats that live, and are revered in, the temple.These holy rats are called kabbas, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects. The temple draws visitors from across the country for blessings, as well as curious tourists from around the world.
JatingaDima HasaoAssamJatinga, a village on a ridge, is located in Dima Hasao District, Assam State in India. It is 330 kilometres (210 mi) south of Guwahati. It is most famous for the phenomenon of birds "committing suicide". Although the birds do not commit suicide and are actually killed, the myth of the suicides has spread far and wide among common people.[1] The village is inhabited by about 2,500 Khasi-pnar tribal people and few Dimasa people.
Loktak lakeManipurLoktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in North -East India is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition) floating over it. Keibul Lamjao the only floating national park in the world. It is located near Moirang in Manipur state, India
Roopkund lakeChamoliUttarakhandRoopkund (locally known as Mystery & Skeletons Lake)[1] is a high altitude glacial lake in the Uttarakhand state ofIndia. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif and is famous for the hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The area is uninhabited, located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,029 metres (16,499 feet).[1] Surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains, the lake is a popular trekking destination.
KumbhalgarhRajsamandRajasthanWith over 38 km lone wall, the fort is the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh Fort.In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Kumbhalgarh Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
The Great Banyan TreeHowrahWest BengalThe Great Banyan is a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata, India.[1] the great banyan tree draws more visitors to the garden than its collection of exotic plants from five continents. It became diseased after it was struck by lightning, so in 1925 the middle of the tree was excised to keep the remainder healthy; this has left it as a clonal colony, rather than a single tree. A 330 metre long road was built around its circumference, but the tree continues to spread beyond it.
Magnetic HillLehJammu and KashmirMagnet Hill is a "gravity hill" located near Leh in Ladakh, India.[1] The layout of the area and surrounding slopes creates an optical illusion that the downhill road is actually an uphill road. Objects and cars on the hill may appear to roll "uphill" in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill
KodinhiMalappuramKeralaThe village entered the international spotlight when a survey done by locals found an unusually large number of twin births in the region. According to locals, the oldest known twin pair in the village was born in 1949. The number of twin births in Kodinhi has been increasing over the years, with surveys showing over 79 pairs of twins within the age group of 0–10 years.
PambanRameswaramRamanathpuramTamilnaduPopular belief is that Lord Rama build the bridge to Sri Lanka from this island. It is also believed that there are stones which float on the water and were used by Lord Rama to build the bridge .
CherrapunjiEast Khasi HillsMeghalayaLiving root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state ofMeghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of living banyan fig trees.
LepakshiAnantpurAndhra PradeshThere are hanging pillars or columns at this place. These pillars don’t rest on the ground.
MahabalipuramKancheepuramTamilnaduThere is rock which is 5 meter in diameter and around 250 tonnes in weight rests on smooth slope defying laws of Physics. The rock is also called as Lord Krishna's butter ball.
Bada ImambaraLucknowUttar PradeshAt 50 by 16 meters and over 15 meters tall, it has no beams supporting the ceiling and is one of the largest such arched constructions in the world.
Om bannaPaliRajasthanOn 2nd Dec, 1988, Om Banna (formerly known as Om Singh Rathore)[2] was travelling from the town known as Bangdi near Sanderao of Pali to Chotila, when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a tree: Om Banna was killed instantly, his motorcycle falling into a nearby ditch. The morning after the accident, local police took the motorcycle to a nearby police station. The next day it was reported to have disappeared from the station and was found back at the site of the accident.[4] Police, once again, took the motorcycle, this time emptying its fuel tank and putting it under lock and chain to prevent its removal. Despite their efforts, the next morning it again disappeared and was found at the accident site. Legend states that the motorcycle kept returning to the same ditch. It thwarted every attempt by police to keep it at the local police station; the motorcycle was always returned to the same spot before dawn.
MawlynnongEast Khasi HillsMeghalayaMawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India.[1] Mawlynnong is famous for itsmatrilineal society[2] as well as having been dubbed Asia's cleanest village