Top 5 places in India: India is one of the largest countries in south Asia and seventh largest in the world by area. It is bestowed with diverse geographical landscapes and immense natural beauty. But do you know that there are some places in the country where you are not allowed to visit?
Below is a list of places in India where you are not allowed to visit or entry is prohibited:
Barren Island, Andaman
Located in the Andaman Sea, Barren Island is home to the Barren volcano – the only active volcano in South Asia. The island is barred to tourists owing to safety restrictions, and one would need the permission of the Forest Department in order to set foot on it. The island is uninhabited and secluded, with crystal clear ocean water surrounding it.
Aksai Chin, Jammu and Kashmir
The infamous border of India and China lies in the South Western part of Hotan Prefecture in China. This area has seen immense dispute with India claiming that it is a part of the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, and China claiming it is a part of the Hotan Prefecture.
Located in the Bay of Bengal, and constituting the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar, the Nicobar Islands are off-bounds to Indian citizens. These islands are pristine and untainted and are supposed to be even more beautiful than their counterpart- Andamans.
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is a 17th century fort infamous all over India for being one of the most haunted places in the country because of the numerous ghostly experiences and happenings in the fort premises. One can visit this fort under certain conditions but permission to this fort is denied after sunset.
Cholamu Lake, North Sikkim
Cholamu lake is the highest lake in India. It is situated in North Sikkim, only some 4 kilometres southwest of the Chinese border. One needs special permission from Army and Sikkim police/administration to visit the lake.