India is not only known for its diverse culture but also known for its beautiful landscape. Nevertheless, the soul of India lives in its villages. India has more than seven hundred thousand villages and every village has it’s unique and different story to tell. So, today lets learn about some of the most bizarre and unusual Indian villages, you won’t believe actually exist.
1. Mattur, Karnataka:
Villagers use Sanskrit for communication
In this village, more than 90% of people converse in Sanskrit in their normal day to day conversation. This is really amazing that this village is trying to keep this devbhasa alive.
2. Chappar, Haryana:
This village distributes sweets when a girl is born
This village has a woman sarpanch named Neelam who had made it her mission in life to change the stance of the villagers towards women, and she succeeded in doing so.
Whenever a girl child is born here, every household celebrates this by distributing sweets. Furthermore, the women of Chappar also do not wear the ‘ghunghat’ any more.
3. Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra:
A village where houses have no doors
This unique village, located in the state of Maharashtra, has houses with no doors. Not only this, you won’t find any police station in this village. So, it is considered as the safest village in India. Furthermore, Shani Shingnapur has the country’s first lock-less bank branch of UCO bank.
4. Rongdoi, Assam:
Here frogs are married off for rainfall
In India, you will also come across a plethora of superstitious beliefs. One of the bizarre superstitions is the wedding of frogs. A village Rongdoi from Assam marries off wild frogs to please the God of Rain. This exciting fact of frogs’ marriage makes Rongdoi a unique village of India.
5. Kodinhi, Kerala:
Village of twins
This village in Kerala is a mystery village as out of 2500 residents, 414 were born as twins or triplets. It continues to be a big mystery for researchers around the world. This fact undoubtedly makes this village a unique one.
6. Barwaan Kala, Bihar:
The village of bachelors
Indians are well known for big fat weddings but there is a village in Kaimur hills of Bihar which had not seen any wedding since the past 50 years. No female is ready to get married here as it has an inferior infrastructure.
The village has around 150 bachelors in the age group of 16-80. However, this unique village of India welcomes its first bride in the year 2017 in March.
7. Korlai, Raigad, Maharashtra:
Portuguese is the main language
Another unique village in India is Korlai village. This Indian village has a population of 2864, and all speak only one language, and that is Portuguese. They also call the language as Kristi (“Christian”), Korlai Creole Portuguese, Korlai Portuguese, or Nou Ling.
8. Shetpal, Maharashtra:
Village of snakes
It is one of the unique villages where one can encounter snakes roaming like pets in the streets. You can even witness cobras welcoming you in the homes. However, the villagers aren’t scared of the cobras at all. It is one of the unique and weird villages of India which can make anyone terrified.
9. Punsari, Gujarat:
The village with all modern facilities
This Indian village which once did not even have clean drinking water and electricity, now has all the modern amenities like CCTV cameras, wifi, health centres and everything which you usually witness in a contemporary city.
10. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya:
The cleanest village in Asia
This village is situated in East Khasi Hills. Mawlynnong made India proud by achieving the title of Asia’s cleanest village in the year 2003.
11. Jambur, Gujarat:
African village in Gujarat
Jambur village, situated in Gujarat, is unique because the residents here look precisely like Africans. This village is home to the Siddi tribe mainly Bantu people of sub-Saharan Africa.
Though they mostly follow Indian rituals, they, however, still stick to rigid marriage rules within their tribe. Moreover, they also speak fluent Gujarati and celebrate all the Indian festivals.
12. Kuldhara, Rajasthan:
This Indian village was once a prosperous village which was inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. However, now the village lies cursed and abandoned. According to the legends, people, out of fear of the brutality of Diwan, fled the village but cursed it forever. People still think that the place is haunted and so remains uninhabited.
13. Hiware Bazar, Maharashtra:
Village of millionaires
This village has all wealthy farmers. Out of 235 families residing here, 60 are millionaires, and you cannot find any low-income family dwelling here. This amazing fact makes Hiware Bazaar one of the unique villages in India.
14. Piplantri, Rajasthan
This village celebrates the birth of a girl by planting 111 trees
This village is famous for celebrating the birth of a girl child by planting 111 trees. This is actually started by their former village leader Shyam Sundar Paliwal and the villagers still follow this culture. This certainly makes this village unique in its own way.
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