Hello people!! India is believed to be a nation with diversity .Apart from it’s religions and culture , nature is also one of the important element here. Today, presenting some of the most beautiful pictures of natural destinations in India and i bet, nature lovers would definitely relish it .
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1 Belum Caves, Andhra Pradesh
Located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Belum Caves are the second largest and longest caves in India. The Belum Caves have large caves with various long passages, galleries, freshwater and water tunnels. These are also famous for their unique formations such as stalactite and stalagmite formations. It is believed that these caves were formed in millions of years consisting of limestone. The caves are more than three and a half kilometres long although just a one-kilometre route has been made accessible to tourists. The depth of the Belam Caves goes up to 46 meters; this point is known as Patalganga and at this point flows an underground stream throughout the year.
2 Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
Dudhsagar Falls is about 60 km from Panaji on the border of Goa and Karnataka state of India. These waterfall is located inside the Mollem National Park and surrounded by lush green forest and falls down from a high mountain of 310 metres (1017 ft) . The colour of the water is absolutely white like milk when it flows down from the cliffs at high altitude.
3 Lonar Crater Lake, Maharashtra
The Lonar lake also called Lonar crater is estimated to be around 56,000 years old. It was initially believed that the crater was formed because of a volcanic eruption, though it has now been established that Lonar was formed due to an asteroid or a comet impact. Apparently, this lake is 570,000 years old. The crater has been mentioned in puranas and in an Akbar era document called Ain-i-Akbari.
In June, during the lock-down, Lonar lake reportedly turned pink and has sparked an interest in the forest department, scientists and social media users.
4 Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers National Park, commonly referred to as the “Valley of Flowers” and is a popular tourist destination. It is situated in the Chamoli district in the Himalayan region of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Spread over an area of 87.50 km square and it was declared a National Park by the World Organization, UNESCO in 1982. The valley was first traced by the British mountaineer Frank S. Smith Frank S Smith who was returning from their expedition to Mount Kemet in 1931. Impressed by its sheer beauty, Smith returned to the valley in 1937 and, in 1968, published a book called “Valley of Flowers”. It is said that the flowers here have amazing medicinal herbs and all the flowers found here are used in medicines.
5 Heart Shaped Lake, Kerala
The naturally formed heart shaped lake is situated on top of the Chembra peak, the highest peak in Wayanad at an altitude of 2100m above sea level.The peak, which has many endangered flora and fauna and is a great tourist destination.
6 Hogenakkal Falls or Niagara Falls Tamil Nadu
Often called as Niagara falls , Hogenakkal Falls Located in the Dharampuri district of Tamil Nadu, on the Kaveri River. It is popular for boat rides and has medicinal water as well. It’s Carbonate rocks are among the oldest rocks of South Asia and maybe even the world.
7 St Mary’s Island, Karnataka
It is an attractive island, also known as Coconut Island. The island is formed by four large rocks originating from the Arabian Sea. Apart from this, the island is also counted among the Zoological Monuments of Karnataka. It is an important geo-tourism destination. The island is believed to have been discovered in 1498 by Vasco de Gama.
8 Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya
This root bridge located in Cherrapunji is also called Double Decker Living Root Bridge. Actually, this bridge is made of elastic ficus trees. These bridges are very beautiful to see and are also strong as well.
9 Balancing Rock, Mahabalipuram
This giant rock , located in Mahabalipuram , is contrary to the laws of physics .Weighing about 250 tons, about 6 meters high, about 5 metres wide. For more than 1,300 years, this rock has remained in the same position, lying on a high hill at a 45 degree slope, balanced on the surface of a very small area without slippery, rolling downwards. For many years, local men even used an elephant to move it, but all attempts have failed.
10 Needle Hole Point, Mahabaleshwar
It is a natural rock formation with a hole in between that looks like an elephant’s trunk. Needle Hole Point near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra is famous for the view of Deccan traps.
11 Natural Arch, Tirumala hills
One km from the Tirumala Hill Temple. In the distance, the cliffs are arched. These are 8 m. Width 3 m. It is a naturally formed swamp-like figure. These rock formations that are over 2500 years old and are made of natural rock. The reason behind the formation is believed to be the natural erosion.
12 Magnetic Hill, Ladakh
There is a strange hill that is said to be magnetic in the Ladakh region, near the Himalayas. It is said that if you leave your vehicle in neutral, it will travel alone on a steep road reaching a speed of up to 20 km/h. This natural phenomenon has become a popular stop for tourists by car and motorcycle. Some guidebooks call it a “Himalayan wonder”.
13 Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh
These beautiful and deep caves are really old, being a million years old. Discovered in 1807 by the British geologist William King, they received the name of erasure due to a series of formations in their interior that resembled the human brain; and it is that erase, in the local language, is a term used to name this part of the human body.
14 Loktak Floating Lake, Manipur
Lake Loktak is fed by the Manipur River in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, situated between Myanmar and Bangladesh . At nearly 111 square miles, Loktak is the largest lake in the region, but what makes it unique is it’s collection of floating phumdis. During the monsoon season, when water levels are at their highest, the phumdis float, however, during the dry season, they stick to the bottom of the lake with their roots collecting nutrients from the soil.
15 Manikaran Natural Springs, Himachal Pradesh
Manikaran is a beautiful area situated at an altitude of 1737 meters. It is counted among the famous areas of Himachal Pradesh. There is a Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib. The river Parvati flows behind this gurudwara, whose water is extremely hot. This water is used to make langar here and said to have therapeutic powers, thus drawing hordes of tourists from across the world to bathe in the steaming water every year.
16 Marble Rocks, Jabalpur
Marble Rocks are located on the banks of Narmada River in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. People come from far and wide to see the mountains of marble spread over a radius of up to three kilometres. It is very nice to come here during the day time. A large number of people visit this place.
17 Yana Rocks, Karnataka
Yana rocks is located in the village of Yana in Karnataka. These massive rocks are made of black Crystalline Limestone. It is one of the best places for trekkers . The major attraction of Yana is two huge natural limestone rocks , which attract thousands of people every year. These two rocks are known as Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and Mohini Shikhara.
18 Reverse Waterfall, Lonavala
One of the most beautiful creation of nature is reverse waterfall .One who wants to witness this beautiful view can reach through the fort of Lohagad. During the monsoon, when the waterfall is on the rise, the water of the waterfall is seen flowing in the form of a fountain. Actually it is believed that this spring water comes up due to high pressure winds.
19 Barren Island Volcano, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Beren Island is situated about 135 kilometers north-east of Port Blair. It is the only active volcanic region in the Indian subcontinent and the island has volcanic eruptions at regular time intervals Volcanoes have erupted on the island about 8–10 times in the years between 1992 and 2006, which is why this place has been kept under a restricted area. If anyone wants to enjoy the view , they need to get permission from the local forest department. There are many ferries and boats around the island which can take you around the island.