A tour of the Unseen Villages of India
by Unik Dhandhi, Saturday, June 09, 2018
The soul of India lives in its villages.
India has nearly 7 lakh villages that exhibit unique and fascinating traditions. Let’s turn back the clock and have quick glance at the most unusual villages of the country, whose existence you may find hard to believe. Each village has its different story to narrate.
Nearly 65 percent of the Indian population lives in villages
These five villages are considered the ideal villages of India that have existed to inspire the entire nation.
Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra
(Village with no doors)
This village is believed to be the safest in the entire country! The houses in the village have no front door panels and the village has no police station as well. Not just doors, residents of this village keep their valuables and money in the open and not in any lockers. Moreover, this village has the first lock-less bank in the country as well.
(Haunted village with no inhabitants)
The village is known for being haunted and cursed. The village holds the story that once it was inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins, and now lies cursed and abandoned. The legend believes that fearing brutal acts of the Diwan, people fled the village but cursed it forever. It is believed that it is still haunted and remains uninhabited till date.
(The twins’ village)
This village is known for the unusual number of twins born! The village is noted to have a high twinning rate of about 45 twins in every 1000 births. Among the 2500 people living in this village, 414 were born as twins or triplets. Kodinhi village has one of the highest twinning rates in the entire world.
Hiware Bazaar, Maharashtra
Most of the villages in India are believed to be dealing with poverty, lack of education or lack of even the basic needs. However, among these villages in India, lies this village which is believed to be the 'Village of millionaires'. The village has no poor farmer and is the richest village of India. Among the 235 families residing, 60 families are millionaires.
(Cleanest village in Asia)
In 2003, Mawlynnong was declared as the Asia’s cleanest village by Discover India Magazine. The amazing part of this place is that the villagers of Mawlynnong clean the entire village themselves. One can’t find a single plastic bag or even a cigarette butt on the roads of the village.
India’s land is indeed a home to some unusual places, just like the above mentioned villages. These places need to be added in your bucket list, next time when you go travelling.
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