September 30, 2023
Explore 13 dangerous places in India for the bravehearted. Embark on thrilling adventures and uncover the perilous beauty of these extreme destinations.
1. Dras, Jammu and Kashmir
Often known as the ‘Gateway to Ladakh’, Dras is the second coldest inhabited region on the planet. At an altitude of approximately 10,597 feet above the ground, you can always feel an icy chill in the air.
2. Dumas Beach, Gujarat
Dumas Beach in the state of Gujarat is known for its wonderful sea and black sand.
3. Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh
Rohtang Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass at a height of 13,054 feet above the sea level. This pass connects Kullu to Lahaul and Spiti and promotes access to Leh.
4. Gurez Valley, Jammu and Kashmir
Located at a distance of approximately 130 kilometres from Srinagar, Gurez Valley is a beautiful amalgamation of landscapes, mountains and rivers.
5. Kuldhara, Rajasthan
The deserted village of Kuldhara was once the home to the community of Paliwal Brahmins. It is believed that all the residents fled overnight and were never seen again.
6. Kolli Hill Road, Tamil Nadu
Driving up to the Kolli Hills through a 46.7 kilometres long mountain road with 70 continues bends is dangerous and exciting at the same time.
7. Thar Desert, Rajasthan
The Thar Desert enthrals travellers with its eternal sand dunes and surreal beauty but it is often combined with life-threatening experiences.
8. Bastar, Chhattisgarh
Bastar is blessed with serene natural beauty and unique tribal culture. However, the green woodland is also a hotspot for Maoists.
9. Bhangarh, Rajasthan
Situated in the Alwar District of Rajasthan, the village of Bhangarh is the home to the scariest fort of the country and one of the most dangerous places to visit in India.
10. Chambal Valley, Central India
Chambal Valley needs no formal introduction. Located in Central India at the convergence of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, Chambal Valley is the breeding ground to some of the most feared dacoits of the era.
11. Killar-Kishtwar Road, Jammu and Kashmir
One of India's most dangerous roads, "Killar- Kishtwar Road", is 114 km long, narrow road with no guard rail. It is a part of NH-26, a single lane road which runs along Chenab river.
12. Siju Cave, Meghalaya
Siju Cave, popularly known as “Bat Cave”, is famous for its stalagmites and stalactites. It is a limestone cave, which is more than 4 kilometres long.
13. Phugtal Monastery, Jammu and Kashmir
It was a natural cave where the monks meditated, but now a monastery is built around the cave for monks. One can reach there only by walking or by riding on a horse or a donkey.