Monday, 5 May 2014

Natural Wonders in India that will startle you

India is the abode of great natural beauty and exotic destinations that are a sight for sore eyes. The landscape has nurtured many such places that are nothing less than a heavenly experience. Amongst all the famous points of interest some of the places still are lucky enough to get showered by the choicest blessings of Mother Nature. Some of them are listed below:

The Himalayas


Snuggled on the northern side of India, the Himalayas is a mountain range that separates the Indian subcontinent plains from the Tibetan Plateau. These elevated snow covered mountains also provide shelter to some of the highest peaks of the world. The beauty of these peaks is simply stupefying. These are also the source to some vast river systems.

Chir Batti at the Rann of Kutch


Chir Batti means ghost light. It is the local name given to phenomena that occurs mostly at night on the arid landscape of the Rann of Kutch. The bright light that resembles a blob of fire changes its color from blue to red to yellow. The exotic experience can be witnessed after sun-set at the Rann of Kutch, the world’s largest salt desert in Gujarat.

The Sundarbans


The word Sunderbans is a combination of two words “sundar” that means ‘beautiful’ and “bans” meaning 'forest'. It is one of the largest mangrove forest spread across a total area of 140,000 hectares of land. Situated on the delta formed by the rivers of Ganga, Meghna and Brahmaputra on the Bay of Bengal, Sunderbans is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This site also houses bird species, crocodile, Indian python, and many more wildlife species. It is the only Bengal tiger inhabited mangrove forest in the entire world.

Cherrapunji


Snuggled on the East Khasi Hills in the north eastern state of Meghalaya at an elevation of 4,869 ft, Cherrapunji is the wettest place on earth that receives high amount of rainfall every year. Blessed with immense natural beauty and lush greenery, the adorning beauty is hidden under foaming rivers, rolling clouds, and mystical ambience. 

Borra caves 


The Borra caves are stalactite and stalagmite caves in Andhra Pradesh which are all together called speleothems. When the mineral rich water drips from the roof of the cave, a small ring of mineral is left. The very moment it falls on the floor, another minuscule mineral deposit is left behind. Over the time, soda straws and cones are formed by the deposits on the ceiling and the floor gives rise to colonial cake structures. These caves are also the deepest in India.