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5 Haunted Places In India That Will Make You Think Twice Before Going

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5 Haunted Places In India That Will Make You Think Twice Before Going

Places that creeps the hell out of you, places that send shivers down your spine, and places that plant goosebumps on your tender skin are copious to India’s vicinity. There are more than just a few abandoned houses and forts where mystery and danger lurks. While we may scare ourselves with the idea of visiting these places, there’s a tiny part of us that always wants to know whether the ghost-story is true or not. So here’s a list of places in India that are scary, mysterious, and eerie.

 

1. The Church Of Three Kings, Goa

The infamous paranormal activities of this church keep visitors and locals far from the vicinity. Years ago, three kings who fought for the ownership of this property killed each other and are believed to haunt the church ever since.

 

2. Tunnel No. 103, Shimla

Inherited with more than just one uncanny activity, Tunnel No. 103 beholds reasons for the death of an engineer who was behind its construction. He was harassed for not completing it in time and later shot himself in the same tunnel.

 

3. Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi

Some say that there are invisible bodies that follow visitors while others firmly abide by the belief that these invisible force compel people to commit suicide by jumping from the stairs. However, the signature design of its architecture is remarkably done!

 

4. Kalpalli Cemetery, Bangalore

We need not tell you how mysterious these graveyards are, and this one is no different. Here, a man goes about lurking at odd hours, scaring the hell out of onlookers and passersby. Definitely, not for the faint heart.

 

5. Towers of Silence, Mumbai

Parsi cemeteries are known for their open well of death. This cemetery located near Malabar Hills is home to several paranormal activities because of spectral forces emanating from this cemetery.

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8 Dangerous Airports That Thrill You While Flying

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8 Dangerous Airports That Thrill You While Flying

Everyone feels a slight spin in their head and a churn in their stomach when a plane takes off or lands - but imagine landing on an air strip that is really narrow or needs sharp risky turns or has to battle mountains, winds and the seas before it sits safely on the ground. Here are some amazing airports listed below.

 

1. Madeira Airport, Madeira, Portugal 

It has an extremely narrow runway and requires the pilots to fly towards the mountains and then quickly turn and descend in the final approach.Even the most experienced pilot may have trouble landing on this next runway located on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Known for its extremely narrow runway, it requires pilots to fly toward the mountains then quickly turn and descend in the final approach.

 

2.  Gibraltar International Airport, Gibraltar

It has two water bodies on either side and main highway for vehicles runs right across the runwayNot only does the 6000-feet runway sport the Mediterranean ocean on its eastern side and the Bay of Gibraltar on its western side does, the air strip has water on both sides and the main highway for cars and other vehicles runs right across the airport's runway.

 

3.  Hechi Airport, China

It is a 1.4 mile-long and 150 feet wide runway built at 2200 feet above sea level, on top of 65 mountains with a 1000 feet drop on one side. Hechi Airport in China's Guangxi province was built at 2200 feet above sea level, on top of 65 mountains. Engineers leveled off the mountain tops to create a 1.4 mile-long and 150 feet wide runway with a 1000 feet sheer drop on one side. That sounds like a super-sure doom.

 

4. Toncontin International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

With a short runway in a mountainous terrain, the fast winds can make the pilots take risky sharp turns.A short runway + mountainous terrain + fast winds due to high altitude = disaster of a landing! The mountainous terrain also forces pilots approaching the runway to make a risky sharp turn in order to line up with the runway. 

 

5. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Netherlands

It has a high possibility of overshooting the runway and is surrounded by steep hills on one side and cliffs on the other side.The Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is surrounded by steep hills on one side and cliffs on the other side. It singles itself out as the only airport on the Dutch Caribbean island Saba and has a high possibility of overshooting the runway. And if that happens, it means that a plane could end up in the ocean.

 

6.  Male International Airport, Maldives

Built on an atoll, the runway is just six feet above the ocean and very near to the ocean.Landing at the gorgeous Maldives could be a daunting experience. It has one runway, which was built on its very own atoll (YES, on an ATOLL), named Hulhule, and is only six feet above sea level. That's like, really, really near to the ocean! A minor miscalculation could send a plane steering its way off into the Indian Ocean. Real respect for people who survived the chance.

 

 

7.  Saint Barthelemy Airport, Saint-Barthelemy

Owing to a short 2100 feet airstrip, the planes usually descend extremely close over the heads of people on the beach.Located in the luxurious Caribbean islands it is also known as St. Barth's Gustaf Airport. Owning a short 2100 feet airstrip, the planes usually descend extremely close over the heads of people on the beach and nearby traffic while approaching the airstrip.

8.  Wilkins Runway, Antarctica

The runway is made completely of ice and is operational only during summers.This runway is made completely of ice - the landing almost feels like skating your way through the ice into the airport. The runway is carved into glacial ice and only operates when it is summer in the Antarctic. It is operated by Australia to reach the country’s base at Casey Station. 

Who wants to go to normal airports, right?

                    

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5 Exciting Yet Dangerous Places In India

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5 Exciting Yet Dangerous Places In India

You haven't even heard of them!

The country of India never fails to surprise anyone. With the diverse cultural heritage and some amazing architectural marvels, it is a delight for everyone. Everyone has obviously been to the carved out places present in India. However, the country has certain places that give you an adrenaline rush like no other. We list out some of the most dangerous places in India that will give you the thrill!

1. Dras

One of the places that was in the line of fire during the Kargil war should be enough to make you feel the chills. Prone to several military incursions and crossfire of bullets, this is the second coldest habitable area in the world! On the bright side, it is also called as ‘Gateway to Ladakh’.

2. Bastar

Housing some of the best forests and rivers, Bastar is a small town in the Chattisgrah district. The danger level of this place is that it is frequented by naxals! The expansive forests are not manned enough and hence they are perfect locations for guerrilla activity. Venture in the woods at your own risk!

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3. Kailash Mansarovar Pilgirmage

Imagine a trek that requires you to climb 18000 feet! The mount Kailash can be viewed in all its serenity after you have taken the steep climb to glory. If you are an amateur, this is not the place to be even thinking. Altitude sickness, nausea and blurred vision are just some of the issues you will come across if you do think to take this up!

4. Roop Kund

There is a mysterious lake full of skeletons in Uttarakhand by the name of RoopKundLake. Skeletons dating back to the 9th century have emerged from this lake and the Roop Kund trek that you have to climb up to 16000 feet will land you at mystery’s helm!

5. Kolli Hills

Take a drive up the mountains and manoeuvre 70 hairpin bends to take the ride of your lifetime. It is challenging and definitely thrilling, but keep in mind that legend has it that there is a maiden who charms travellers with her looks and beauty and kills them. So much for the saying, “if looks could kill….:”

Still dare to go?

                    

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Things To Keep In Mind Before Taking That Solo Trip

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Things To Keep In Mind Before Taking That Solo Trip

Travelling is to the soul what food is to the body.

That's why it's important to take a solo trip at least once in your life. Travelling all by yourself gives you an insight to life that's hard to find otherwise. It gives you a perspective that makes you see the world in a better light and helps you in understanding yourself and the world in a different way altogether. It just makes you a better person!

But before you head out for that solo trip adventure of yours, here are some things that will make your ‘first ever’ or the delightful next trip a comfortable and a kickass experience!

1. Know your destination before hand

Instead of depending on the local city guides, do your research before you pack everything and set out on that journey. If nothing else, this helps you to decide if a piece of information is useful to you or not.

2. Behave like a localite

Act like you are a part of the city that you are travelling to. That means you need to bargain, don't look lost and try to figure out things yourself before asking for help.

3. Keep a digital backup of your documents

Do this exercise for any document that's relevant; like your hotel bookings, tickets passport, visa, etc. God forbid, even if you lose your originals sometime during the trip you won't be stuck in a tricky situation.

4. Roll your clothes to save more space

This hack will help you save time and effort every time you head out to travel all by yourself. Rolling clothes before you pack them saves oodles of space and keeps them wrinkle-free!

5. Do an intense workout to avoid jet lag

Happy travels!

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