India is a paradise for every traveller. Starting from the snow-covered sky-touching mountains to the clear blue sea and golden sand dunes, the varying geographic terrain of the country offers a traveller many experiences.
If you are a person who is on the lookout for adventure, then simply head to various places in the country which offer you various adventure sports. You can opt Puri for surfing, the mountains in Himachal and Uttarakhand for trekking and many more. If you are just looking out for some peace and rejuvenation, well then there is Pondicherry, the backwaters in Kerala and many more.
India also has many more places which have immense natural beauty, yet these places remain undiscovered and inaccessible to travellers. It is not just because of any natural phenomenon but because of fellow humans. There are many places which are the regions rampant with the activities of Naxalites and Maoists which make these places dangerous and lethal.
Apart from the Naxals and Maoists, there are certain parts in the country which are inhabited by the indigenous tribes who are not so very welcoming to outsiders at all; they may even end up killing you without second thoughts. Here we bring you some of the beautiful yet dangerous places in India. Read on. ...
1. Aksai Chin, Jammu & Kashmir
Aksai Chin is one of the two large disputed border areas between India and China. India stakes claim of the Aksai Chin as the easternmost part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. China says that it is part of the Xinjiang Uyguhur Autonomous Region.
The line that separates the Indian administered areas of Jammu and Kashmir from Aksai Chin is known as the Line of Actual Control or LAC. Unless you want to risk your life, don't visit here. Although one can't deny the fact that the place is absolutely mystical.
PC: Candle Tree
2. Silent Valley National Park, Kerala
The Silent Valley National Park in Kerala is blessed with rich wildlife and lush greenery making it the second largest national park in the state. Found in the year 1847 by Robert Wight, the core zone is spread across 236.74 sq km.
A ticket counter of the National Park at Mukkali was attacked by a group of Maoists in December 2014 after which there was a steep decline in the number of people visiting the park.
PC: Jaseem Hamza
3. Manas National Park, Assam
The World Heritage Site park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife like the Assam roofed turtle, golden langur, pygmy hog and is also well known for its population of wild water buffaloes.
The forest reserve which is home to a large variety of wildlife species is also home to activities of the Bodo militants who had kidnapped 6 WWF officials in the year 2011.
PC: Lonav Bharali
4. Tura, Meghalaya
One amongst the largest towns in Meghalaya, Tura is a valley which is located at the foothills of the Tura Hills and right below the Tura Peak. Limestone caves, scenic waterfalls and lush green landscapes and there is much more to offer. Of late, there are many terrorist organizations who have made this beautiful place their home and hence is avoided by travellers.
PC: Ashwin Kumar
5. Haflong, Assam
Known for the beautiful Haflong hills, landscapes, valleys and mountains, Haflong is very popular amongst camper and nature enthusiasts. The place is the only hill station in the state and is also known as White Ant Hillock. Another beautiful and peaceful North East Town that has been subjected to the extreme violence by various militant organizations makes it a risk for outsiders to reach the place.
6. Bastar, Chattisgarh
Bastar is a tribal region in the state of Chattisgarh, which is blessed with exceptional scenic beauty which attracts nature lovers who would love to explore the forests, waterfalls, wildlife, ancient temples, tribal dances and many more.
Bastar falls in the red corridor region of the country which witnesses violent Naxalite activities in the area and makes it a dangerous place for one to travel.
7. Phulbani, Odisha
Phulbani has a large variety of flora and fauna, which is also surrounded by hills and has many waterfalls which vary in size from small to big around the area. This small town in Odisha is filled with natural wonders, but to one's disappointment the place is rampant with the activities of the Maoists, which has brought down the tourist flow massively.
PC: Debasish Rout
8. Barren Islands, Andaman
Barren Islands is home to the only active volcano in India, which keeps spitting out lava every now and then. Although one can catch a glimpse of the volcano from a distance, do not even think about stepping into the island unless you would like to be charred to death.
9. Chambal River Basin, Madhya Pradesh
The river basin of Chambal is bounded by the mountain ranges of the Vindhyas and the Aravallis in the north-west direction. The basin is a formation of the river Chambal and its tributaries of Kali Sindh and Parbati. The basin is part of the eco tourism initiative of the Madhya Pradesh tourism, but on the down side the place does not receive many tourists, thanks to the dacoits who are active in this region.