India isn’t just the name of a nation, yet it exhibits a bubbling pot of culture, conventions, history, and friendliness to give some examples, and a lot more to the rundown. Perhaps the most seasoned human advancement across the globe, India has consistently been the focal point of fascination for the remainder of the world. In the previous days, it was one of the hotspots for exchanging flavors and promoting. What was once observed as the place that is known for snake charmers and yogis, has now advanced into one of the quickest developing economies of the world.
Today, TSA brings to you 6 unusual places across the country that would force you to put on Sherlock’s hat and search for more.
1. Twins Town
Kodinhi, a town in the Malappuram district of Kerala, has a very unique factor that makes this ordinary town, extraordinary. Once you enter this place, you will start to see a double of almost everyone. Kodinhi has as of now 200 pairs of twins and 2 pairs of triplets, but it doesn’t stop there.
The women of Kodinhi, who are married to different places are also giving birth to twins or triplets. According to the doctors, this phenomenon occurs due to a chemical that is present in the water of this locality.
2. Village Without Doors, Maharashtra
Shani – Shingapur, a place located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, which is famous not only for the Shani Temple but also for a village with no doors or door frames. It is believed that Lord Shani, protects the village and his devotees. The mystery is that none of the houses, even schools, government buildings, or even commercial houses don’t have doors or door frames.
In addition to this, not a single crime has ever been reported here. What’s more, the local branch of the United Commercial (UCO) Bank has chosen to not have any locks on their doors, making it the first lock-free bank in the country.
3. The Village Of Cooks, Tamil Nadu
Kalayur Village, in the district of Ramanathapuram, with 356 houses and a total population of around 1450 people, has more than 200 professional cooks who all are men! This village would start giving you the aroma of spices the moment you put your foot in.
In addition to the Mummy Cooks, there are the Daddy Cooks in each and every household, in this village which gave it the name, the village of cooks. The oldest cook in the village is 65 years old, who is one of the Head Cooks. They say that the entire village functions as a single team.
4. The Chess Village, Kerala
Marottichal, a slow-moving, placid, quiet, peaceful, sleepy village that is about 25 km from Amballur in Thrissur. The village has a population of around 9000 and almost all of them play Chess. It is a known fact that in the 60s and 70s, this village was addicted to alcohol and almost every family was troubled by liquor made locally in the village.
The sufferings were so severe that villagers called the excise officials to raid the village. Unnikrishnan, who was then 16 years old, was inspired by the American Grandmaster Bobby Fisher, got addicted to the game and started to learn various moves in the game of Chess. His interest went to a whole different level and he began to give lessons to others as well.
The people who were tutored by Unnikrishnan also followed in his footsteps and got engrossed in the game of Chess, with the men involved in the game, they soon forgot about alcohol and Chess became their addiction.
5. Bullet Baba Temple, Rajasthan
The shrine was built in honor of Om Singh Rathore or Om Banna. Also, known as the Bullet Baba Temple, it is perhaps one of India’s most unusual shrines. According to locals, on the night of December 2, 1988, when Om Singh was riding on the roads of Pali, he lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree, leading to his death. The following morning, the local police took the bike into custody but it so happened that every night since then, the bike would escape from their custody and find its way to the accident site.
Even after emptying its fuel tank and keeping it locked, the bullet would tend to return to the same point before dawn. This was seen as a miracle and since then the locals built a temple to honor the bike and the soul of Om Singh. It is believed that his soul helps distressed travelers and praying to the motorcycle, would keep travelers safe.
6. Sulabh International Toilet Museum, Delhi
Established in 1992, by Dr. Brindeshwar Pathak, his objective was to highlight the need to address the problems of sanitation in the country. The Time magazine counts it among the weirdest museums in India even as it exhibits the evolution of toilets from over 50 countries from across the globe, along with artifacts collected from 2500 BC to the latest ones.