Incredible Indian spots that feel like they belong on another planet

May 28, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Yana Caves

The Yana Caves are known for their unique rock formations composed of black limestone. The towering rock formations, resembling alien landscapes, are surrounded by dense vegetation, creating an eerie and mystical atmosphere.

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Rann of Kutch

This vast, white salt desert stretches as far as the eye can see, creating a surreal, lunar-like landscape. The Great Rann of Kutch is especially striking during the Rann Utsav, when the white desert is bathed in moonlight.

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Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley's barren, cold desert landscape, dotted with ancient monasteries and surrounded by towering mountains, has a stark, alien beauty that resembles the surface of a distant planet.

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Magnetic Hill, Ladakh

This gravity-defying hill creates an optical illusion where vehicles appear to roll uphill against gravity, giving the place an eerie, otherworldly feel.

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Lonar Lake, Maharashtra

Formed by a meteor impact, this saline soda lake has a unique, greenish-blue hue and is surrounded by a forested crater, creating a landscape that looks like it's from another planet.

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Chitrakoot Falls, Chhattisgarh

Often referred to as the "Niagara of India," these wide and powerful waterfalls create a mesmerising landscape that feels like an alien world, especially during the monsoon season.

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Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu

The smoking effect created by the mist and the sound of the water crashing against the rocks give Hogenakkal Falls an otherworldly, mystical appearance.

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Loktak Lake, Manipur

Known for its phumdis (floating islands), Loktak Lake presents a unique and bizarre landscape that looks like floating patches of another world, creating a magical and alien-like environment.

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