Traveling in India is one of the most interesting and exciting activities you can do. This country of plenty has countless tourist destinations all around. Traveling India is as close to an experience as can be. This country has a lot to offer, and they are not limited to its tourist destinations alone. There are lots of spots to visit, and it is quite difficult to mention all of them. It would require a whole book just to list them all.
So, let’s see some interesting facts about Indian travel destinations that will make you sit up right now and take notice:
#1: Fact Related to an Event Occurred at Taj Mahal
If you are a real Indian, there’s not a need to tell you anything about the Taj Mahal. This piece of allure would have been destroyed badly during World War II. But the British Government gave us one of the reasons to thank British rulers again as they covered the whole structure with bamboo scaffolding. In the year 1942, when it was the colonial period, British men realized the attacks to be occurred by Japanese and German bombers, and they saved the monument through scaffolding. This act made the Taj Mahal appear like a bamboo stockpile and kept it from any sort of damage through the bomber plane flying high in the sky.
#2: Fact Related to a Cursed River in Bihar
In Bihar’s Kaimur district, people live on the bank of a river named Karmanasa. This river is a tributary of Ganga. The district is well-equipped when it comes to food, and day-to-day necessities, still people there avoid cooking food for consumption. The reason lies in an old legendary myth related to King Trishanku. King Trishanku, who was cursed by Vashishtha, put his saliva in the river, and that’s why the river is considered to be damned by the people. So, people living there prefer to intake uncooked food rather than cooking using the water of the river.
#3: Fact Related to an Otherworldly Lake in Maharashtra
Yes, there’s a mystic lake located in Buldhana (district) of Maharashtra. The name of the lake is Lonar Lake, which can also be called Lonar Crater. This lake has already attracted the attention of many researchers, biologists, as well as geologists. This lake is around 1.2KM wide, and it is said to be formed due to a meteor hit (happened ages ago). This lake is even described in ancient Purans and related literature. An incredible idol of Lord Hanuman is enshrined near to the lake. The water of this lake is saline.
#4: Fact Related to Grand Langars at Amritsar
Have you heard of free community kitchens that serve food to as many people as possible? Yes, you definitely would have if you have attended any of the events belonging to Sikhs. These free community kitchens are called Langars in vernacular. All the Sikh Gurudwaras serve free meals at particular events or on a daily basis to all the visitors. But Golden Temple in Amritsar has established its own league in the same sector. Golden Temple has made a record of feeding approx. a lac people every day. Thanks to the volunteers who indulge themselves in the tasks of cleaning, cooking, as well as, serving at the temple.