India is a beautiful country which is known for its gorgeous landscapes, culture and tradition. India is known for its diversity – in language, culture and religion. Every city is different and so is every village. India being a large country lives in her seven hundred thousand villages and each village has their own story which makes them unique. Below is the list of some of the unique villages of India which will definitely make you feel baffled.
Shetpal Village in Maharashtra
Imagine yourself entering a house and you see snakes like cobras welcoming you, Isn’t Disturbing and Weird? Yes, right! If you want to encounter the same situation then visit Shetpal which is popularly called as village of snakes. In this village snakes roam freely like pets and even cobras can be seen in the homes of this village. It is one of the unique villages of India which can make anyone scared.
Every house in this village has a space specially built space where a cobra can come and rest. Despite this unusual co-existence over the years, no incident of snakebite has ever been reported from the village.
Mattur Village in Karnataka
Do you remember the days when Sanskrit used to suck like hell and every time Sanskrit period comes you feel like bunking that? So, if you were like this in your school days and Sanskrit is the subject you always wanted to get rid of then visit Mattur village of Karnataka. It is the only village in India where more than 90% of the people converse in Sanskrit in their daily lives. Pretty unusual and slightly amazing that the village is trying to keep Sanskrit alive.
Rangdoi Village in Assam
India is a plethora of superstitious beliefs and the one from Rongdoi is something really unique. Residents of this village marry off wild frogs in order to please the ‘God of rain’. The wedding takes place in a traditional manner with the usual rituals humans follow. This interesting fact of frogs’ marriage makes Rongdoi unique village of India. Well, we would love to attend a wedding of this kind!
Barwaan Kala Village in Bihar
In a country known for its big fat wedding, Barwaan Kala in Bihar embraces singledom. Any guess? This village of bachelors has not witnessed a single marriage in the past 50 years. As I already said, Indian is a country which is well known for big fat weddings but in this country there is a remote village in Kaimur hills which had not witnessed any wedding since past 50 years. The poor infrastructure makes this village unpopular amongst the females. There are around 150 bachelors in this village of India in the age group of 16-80. This unique village of India welcomes its first bride in the year 2017 in March.
Kuldhara Village in Rajasthan
You all must have heard several horror stories of deserted forts but this amazing village of India has its own spine chilling tale which makes it one of the unique villages of India. Kuldhara was once a prosperous village which was inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins but now it lies cursed and abandoned since years. The people of this village fled because of the brutal acts of Diwan once upon a time. Since then the village is haunted and uninhabited.
Shani Shignapur Village in Maharashtra
Can you ever imagine going out, or sleeping in your house without locking the front door? Residents of Shani Shingnapur village in Maharashtra do it every day because their homes have no doors. Forget doors, people here keep their valuables and money in the open and not in almirahs or lockers. In fact, this village has the first lock-less bank in the country too. Wow, a bank without a lock?
Kodinhi Village in Kerala
It is said that every person has 6 other doppelgangers in the world. And you’re most likely to find at least two of them in Kodinhi. Out of 2500 people living in this village, more than 400 are born as twins or triplets. Kodinhi has one of the highest twinning rates in the world and that’s what makes this village a unique and mysterious village. Sounds no less than magic!
Punsari Village in Gujarat
It is a ‘model’ village that has all the modern amenities. Around ten years ago the village was completely opposite of what it is today. It was a village which didn’t even have clean drinking water and electricity now boasts all the modern facilities like Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, solar powered street lights, health centers and everything which you witness in a developed city.
Hiware Bazaar Village in Maharashtra
In between the most drought prone and poorest regions in India, lies a wonder village which is fondly called as ‘Village of Millionaires’ as this amazing village has no poor farmer. It is one of the richest villages in India and out of 235 families 60 families are millionaires and this amazing fact makes Hiware Bazaar one of the unique villages in India.
This is a village which makes us believe anything is possible with hardwork and determination. Hiware Bazar lies in one of the most drought prone areas in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The region has been known for farmer suicides due to overburden of loans and crop failure, due to the drought. In such a region, Hiware Bazar is an anomaly, where you will find 60 millionaires and barely any poor farmer. This has made Hiware Bazar the richest village in India. It is not that this village has not been through the usual challenges like drought or untimely rains, but they have prepared themselves to tackle with all these challenges. It all began when Popatrao Pawar was elected as the sarpanch of the village in 1990. Popatrao’s first step towards the success of the farmers was to ban all addictive substances in the village which was a big reason for their failure. He also encouraged the villagers to invest in rainwater harvesting and cattle farming. Today, the village never runs out of water, even during droughts. In comparison to the monthly per capita income of ₹830 in 1995, it rose to ₹30,000 till 2012, resulting in 60 millionaires in the village.
Mawlynnong Village in Meghalaya
This serene and gorgeous small hamlet is situated in East Khasi Hills made the country proud long before the famous ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ started. Back in the year 2003, Mawlynnong got the title of Asia’s cleanest village.
Jambur Village in Gujarat
Jambur is a village in the dense Gir forest which will make you feel like as if you’re in Africa. This village is a home to the Siddi tribe mainly Bantu people of sub-Saharan Africa. These people majorly follow most of the Indian rituals but it still adheres to strict marriage rules within their own tribe. This tribe also speaks fluent Gujarati and celebrates all the Indian festivals.
Mayong Village in Assam
Myong is a village which is nestled near Guwahati is famous for celebrating black magic. This unique village of India has a community of 100 odd magicians and the locals of this village believe that one can achieve anything with the help of Tantricism. This village is also nicknamed as ‘India’s Black Magic Capital’.
Khonoma The Green Village in Nagaland
It is the first green village in IndiaKhonoma village is situated in Nagaland and it is first green village in the whole country which is nestled in the western part of Kohima district. This stunning village is well known for its clean environment with proper sanitation system, green aura and jhum cultivation.
Malana Ancient Indian Village in Himachal Pradesh
Malana is a gorgeous ancient Indian village which is situated in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This place is quite isolated and Malana is considered to be one of the first democracies in the whole world and this fact makes Malana one of the unique village of India.
Piplantri Village in Rajasthan
This village of Rajasthan gained popularity and fame because of a very positive and great initiative taken by the former village leader Shyam Sundar Paliwal. In Piplantri village the birth of female child is celebrated by planting 111 trees in her honor and that’s what makes this village unique in its own way.
Kila Raipur Village in Punjab
Kila Raipur is a popular village situated in Ludhiana. This village of India is quite famous for its annual Kila Raipur Sports Festival or the Rural Olympic of India. The sports festival of this village also welcomes hundreds of sports enthusiasts from different corners.
Pothanikkad Village in Kerala
Pothanikkad was once a village of forest with wild buffaloes and elephants but now this village is one of the most educated and culturally advanced villages in whole Kerala.
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