8 Intriguing Tourist Places to Visit in India

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Intriguing tourist place is that attracts your attention for its uniqueness and magnificence. And we are fortunate enough to have many in our country. 

India is known for many magnificent and intriguing places to visit. It is filled with surprises and adventure. You should pack your bag and start exploring the country when you are still young. The early you start the more places you will visit.

These tourist places are intriguing not only in the sense of magnificence but also for uniqueness, some for beauty and some for mystery. India is filled with zillions of tourist points. 

Here are some hand-picked destinations for curious rovers :


  • Lonar Crater Lake, Maharashtra 

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Lonar is famous for its natural heritage and beautiful crater lake that was formed when an asteroid collided the region on the earth around 52000 years ago. It is the third-largest crater formed lake. 

It is the only saltwater lake in the basaltic rock in the world. Recent images of the lake that turned pink are the same ‘lonar lake”.

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Why it turned pink? 

The reason might surprise you!


  • Krishna Butterball ( anti-gravity stone)
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Yes u read it right, this is called the butterball, not only its name is amazing but also the incredible fact attached to it.

It’s a gigantic granite boulder resting on the inclined surface, at the town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. it is the part of UNESCO world heritage site, built during the 7-8th century CE by Pallava Dynasty. It is also listed in Protected National Monument by Archaeological Survey of India.

The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons. It looks like its floating and might fall but it is standing for 1200 years on top.

Let’s find out

Do you think this rock is actually defying gravity?

Why it is named Krishnas Butterball?



  • Blue city


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At the edge of the Thar desert, this city is defined bt the colour “blue”.

Founded for more than 500 years, this is the second-largest city of the state Rajasthan.

Jodhpur it is! Known for forts, mausoleum, gardens, lakes and towers. But the most intriguing feature of the city is its cube-like houses over 10 km painted blue pigment, once the symbol of brahmins but now it became the singularity of the city.

the top of the Mehrangarh Fort gives you the unforgettable eye-catching view of the luscious blue sea of coated houses in the arid Indian landscape.

Did you know? its also said to have insect-repelling properties.

Many movies have been shot here for its uniqueness, one of the songs of Late Sushant Singh Rajput has also been shot in Jodhpur, here you can see it: Shudh Desi Romance


  • Dudhsagar fall, Goa
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Amidst the lap of nature, this is an intriguing tourist destination for all the travellers. Located on the Goa-Karnataka border but mainly in goa, the gorgeous waterfall is a delight to eyes, to mind and soul.

Gushing water from 600 meters of height gives the illusion of milk falling from the mountain, hence named “Dudh Sagar”.

The first site of milky white water and pristine nature will melt your heart. It is 6th largest waterfall in India. Fall into the green lake in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Where you can swim and have fun with the family.

Did you know there is an intriguing myth attached to the Fall?

It is the same fall that you must have seen in Bollywood movie Chennai express.



  • Bhangarh fort, Rajasthan


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One of the most intriguing tourist places to visit is Bhangarh fort, it is famous for most unusual thing attached to it, ‘paranormal activities’.

The fort is said to be the most haunted place in India. Located at the border of Sariska tiger reserve in Alwar district in Rajasthan. 

It is forbidden to enter the borders of the fort before and after sunrise. That is due to some unknown reasons, speculated that some things not known to man reside there. Many people claimed that they have heard women cry, ghost scream, the sound of bangles and eerie smell after sunset.

Unusual sounds, ghostly shadows and strange lights have also been reported. Those who dared to stay back after sunset never saw the sunrise after that.

Scary isn’t it? 

Did you know? There is folklore attached to the Bhangarh fort, grieving reason why this intriguing place is haunted.

Fort timing 6 AM to 6 PM

Entry free, the best time to visit September to February


  • Hampi, Karnataka

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A city of ruins, a world heritage site of UNESCO. The city gives you the unique experience of ancient India, with large boulders scattered all around dotted with dozen of temples between them.

Situated under the shadow of hills and valley in Karnataka. Has 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples, Treasury building and remains of Vijayanagara empire.

Story of Ramayan you heard where Lord Ram fought, stories say the place is Hampi. 

Once the second-largest city in the world around 1500 AD, was the capital of the Vijaynagara Empire. Now gives you the escape to the ancient Indian world.

What to do in Hampi?

Hire the guide and listen to local stories to enrich your experience.

Ride the traditional round boat called a coracle, only seen in the state of Karnataka.

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  • Loktak Lake, Manipur

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Worlds only floating lake and largest freshwater lake in north-east India. Loktak lake is also the house of only floating national park, Keibul Lamjoa National Park, located at Bishnupur district, Manipur.

If you want to walk on the land that is floating, mark your calendar to visit this intriguing tourist place. Experience the uniqueness, serene and pristine environment.

Lake is 300 square meters in area and serves as a source of livelihood for inhabitants. Lake inhabited by 233 aquatic plant species, 425 animal species and over 100 species of birds.

It is known for its phumdis, which are actually a cluster of the huge amount of organic matter, vegetation and soil. Which looks like green colour plates floating on the lake.


How to reach the lake?

Its 30 KM away from Imphal, from where you can rent a taxi for Rs.50 per head.

You can stay at the tourist house on the lake, Sendra Tourist Home.


  • Magnetic Hill, Laddakh

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Also known as Gravity hill is one of the most intriguing tourist places and known for its unusual phenomena is Magnetic hill in Laddakh.

Here even if you put your car on neutral it climbs up the hill that too with the speed of 20-30 kmph.

Located at the elevation of 3352.8 meters, famous for its magnetic properties. It pulls the stationary vehicles up the Leh-Kargil highway. 30km away from the Leh city.

Locals believe that some kind of divine force exists there for this unusual phenomena, while scientist and rationalist believe otherwise that there is magnetic field responsible for the phenomena.

According to the geologist, they provide totally different theory, they believe that this happens due to the optical illusion.

Apart from controversy, this Magnetic hill attracts tourist attraction for its uniqueness.

Best time to visit is Summers when the phenomenon is more active than the rest of the year.


India is the place of mysteries, mountains, unusual places, folklore, legends and many magnificent, beautiful and intriguing tourist places. A perfect country for adventure junkies, they can satisfy their lust for adventure, mystery and thrill.

Also read: How Goa Became Part of India

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