In search for most secret places in India, we “The Perfect Planners” found 5 best places in India which are restricted places in India. Also, this list contains some places where you can visit, but will be really hard. You may require special permits to visit these places, which are again not easy to get.
Those who are well known with Indian history, they might know that India’s land is covering a lot of mysteries, many years from past. But not only historical places of India have mysteries but places which came in the eyes of people in the 20th century also emerged as restricted places for common people. These are the most secret places in India which are not much known by the people of India as well.
As we all know that, attractive things are limited and rare, similarly, these restricted places are are among the most attractive places in India. After reading this blog if you think you can visit any of these places or all of these places, then you should definitely visit these places when you are in India.
List of Most Secret Places in India
1. North Sentinel
Location : Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
North Sentinal island is a part of Andaman and Nicobar islands, located in Bay of Bengal of Indian Ocean. People living in this island are known as Sentinelese. Sentinal island is known to be the most isolated place in the world. It came in the eyes of the world on 2006, when two fishermen and one american guy illegally visited the island and were killed by the sentinelese people.
After this incident, the Indian government who earlier tried to maintain a contact with sentinelese, stopped all of their efforts. Infact, the govt. of Andaman & Nicobar island also have not shown any interest on maintaining any contact with sentinelese.
The language spoken by sentinelese people is known as sentinelese language. This language is an unknown language for the rest of the world. Sentinelese are most isolated people in the world and they don’t like vistors in their island.
Can we visit North Sentinal Island?
The straight answer to this question is ‘no’. According to Andaman & Nicobar Island Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Act of 1956, there is a prohibition to travel to this island. The act prohibition also include approaching any area closer than 9.62 km from the island. Apart from this, sentinelese people do not like visitors in their island. Any visitor will be treated as intruder in this island by the local tribe. It is possible to visit the legally declared distance and if the some of the sentanelese or on a beach party, you might get a glimpse of these people.
2. Bhaangarh Fort
Location :Rajasthan, India
The fort of bhangarh is a 17th century fort at the border of Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is also known to be the most haunted place in Asia. So, obviously, this place is not for faint-hearted. Apart from being haunted place, this fort is one of the biggest and impressive forts in India.
The fort of bhangarh can be called as a preserved ruin, because 50% of the fort is still standing good. This place is administered under Indian Archaeological Department and the rules at this for are also implemented by this department. According to the archaeological department, entry to the fort is legally prohibited after 6 p.m. This is because of the haunted activities detected in the fort after the sun goes down.
Can we visit Bhangarh Fort?
Yes, ofcourse, you can visit bhangarh fort from morning to 6 p.m. at evening. According to the notice board that you will get at the entrance of the fort, visting the fort after sunset is prohibited. So, the only way is to visit the fort in the day time. Visit the fort at day time and click some good photos one of the historical forts in India and a haunted fort of Asia.
Entry Fee (Indians) – Free
Entry Fee (Foreigners) – Free
3. Siachen Glacier, Basecamp
Location : Himalayas, India
Siachen is a glacier in karakoram ranges in Himalayas, India, which is known as the highest battlefields in world. It is located at a distance of 154 km from Leh, J & K, India. Siachen base camp is also one of the highest base camps in the world. Situated at an altitude of 18,875 ft it is the basecamp of Indian army. Siachen glacier was captured by Indian Armed Forces under a operation code named as Meghdoot.
Can we visit Siachen Glacier?
It is not easy for common person to visit siachen glacier and close to impossible for foreigners. The tourist permit which you get in the tourism office in Leh city, is only valid till Warshi Village near Siachen. You should have any close contact in army camp so that your contact can help you enter siachen. But still Ladakh region and its beautiful places including siachen are very beautiful and attractive for tourists.
4. Cholamu Lake
Location : Sikkim, India
Known as Tso Lhamo Lake orginally, this Lake is situated in north part of Sikkim in India. Cholamu lake is one of the highest lake in the world and it is located at an altitude of 17,490 ft. This lake is in our listing of most secret places in India because the characteristics of this place is bit similar to that of Siachen Glacier. Tso Lhamo Lake and its adjoining areas are war prone areas because it is located close to China border.
It is a good location for trekking so try to visit this beautiful lake in North Sikkim and also explore the lake and its adjoining areas.
Can we visit Cholamu Lake?
Yes of course, but yes you would require special permits to visit cholamu lake, because, as mentioned above Cholamu lake is near China border and regular military activities.
5. Barren Islands
Location :Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
Barren Island is one of the islands in Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India. Surrounded by the waters of Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, Barren Island is the only active volcano in South Asia. It is at a distance of 143 km from Port Blair, the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island. The name of the place is also correct for the island, because, this place is totally barren. Except of some birds and animals, no one lives here making this place totally barren.
From 2018, volcano has again started erupting which makes tourist more attracted towards this place. Though, a high risky place to visit, this risk makes people curious about this place.
Note : Foreigners (Non – Indians) get a permit of 30 day to stay in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Can we visit Barren Island?
Yes, you can visit barren island. There is no legal prohibition on visiting the only volcano in South Asia. Still, barren island is the an active volcano and it got erupted recently in 2018. You might been curious till now, so, break your curiosity and visit the only volcano in South Asia and if you are an Indian then you should definitely go to see this place.