Nature is indeed amazing, dont you agree? India is known to be a land of wonders. It is popular as the home to Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Often, people visit India only to see the Taj. But they dont know that they are missing out on so many unseen natural wonders of the country. Heres a list of 10 beautiful and interesting natural wonders in India that will captivate you, immediately!
One will be amazed on seeing the living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Majuli or Majoli is a river island in Brahmaputra, Assam. It is the largest river island in the world. The island is formed by the Brahmaputra River in the south, the Kherkutia Xuti, an anabranch of the Brahmaputra and the Subansiri River in the north.
3. Loktak Lake
Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in North-East India, located near Moirang in Manipur. It is famous for phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition) floating over it.
4. Krishnas Butterball
Krishnas Butterball is a giant natural rock, 5m in diameter perched on a hillside. It stays still defiantly, and wont budge, though people have tried very hard. It is located in Mahabalipuram.
5. Marble Rocks
The Marble Rocks is an area in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is an area along a river, where the river has carved the soft marble to create a beautiful gorge of about 3km in length.
Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is located at an altitude of 17,800 ft. This fresh water lake remains completely frozen during the winter months, from November to mid-May.
Jog Falls, also known as Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. Jog Falls, located in Karnataka, is created by the Sharavthi River dropping 253m. Isnt it a pretty sight?
Sundarbans is a natural region in Bengal region, which covers India as well as Bangladesh. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarbans covers approximately 10,000 square kilometers. 60 percent of this area comes under Bangladesh and the remaining is a part of India.
9. Barren Island Volcano
Barren Island, located in the Andaman Sea, is one of the most easterly of Andaman Islands. It is recognized as the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. The first recorded volcanic eruption dates back to 1787. Since then, it has erupted over 10 times. The most recent one started in September 2010 and continued through January 2011. Narcondum is a dormant volcano in the area.
The Lonar Lake is a saline soda lake in Buldana district, Maharashtra. It was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8km (5,900 ft) in diameter.