India has countless villages, but there are some unusual ones, like a village of millionaires or a village that is home to both deadly cobras and peaceful village residents sharing one roof.
Visit the villages if you wish to learn about India in depth. Having said that, India is home to countless villages. If one decides to tour thousands of villages, it will be a very challenging task. Therefore, we can always choose the ones that are a little bit more unique than the others in the meantime.
Keep in mind that what seems odd and out of the ordinary to you may be quite normal to someone else. Let’s explore some of India’s most intriguing and unique villages.
Mattur Village, Karnataka
The majority of the inhabitants of Mattur, a village in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, speak Sanskrit on a daily basis. Sanskrit is widely spoken in this village, despite Kannada being the official language of Karnataka. If you’re wondering what’s so unusual about this, Sanskrit is an ancient Indian language that is no longer used as a language of communication. While Sanskrit is taught in some Indian schools, it is only used at religious ceremonies elsewhere in the country. This is normal for the people who live in Mattur village.
Longwa Village, Nagaland
The village of Longwa is situated in Nagaland’s Mon district. Despite being one of the biggest in the state, the village wasn’t included on the list for that reason. Nothing unusual, but the village chief’s house, sometimes referred to as Angh or the King locally, is situated exactly where Myanmar and India’s borders meet. You can be in both India and Myanmar at the same time if you are at the Anghs’ house. The people that live in this village are dual citizens.
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Barwaan Kala Village, Bihar
In 2017, Barwaan Village celebrated a wedding after 50 long years with a baraat ceremony. This is the strange but true tale ofBarwaan Village in Kaimur Hills, Bihar. For a completely superfluous reason, there were no weddings held in the village up to 2017. Unnecessary because this could have been resolved a long time ago, before this ever developed into a strange situation. This village was formerly referred to as the Village of Bachelors. The primary cause of the high concentration of single men in Barwaan Kala village was its geographic position. Prior to 2017, a 10 km trek was required to get to Barwaan village. This sent away a lot of would-be brides and their families, but eventually the locals built up a road that allowed the wedding to go forward.
Shani Shingnapur Village, Maharashtra
We spend a significant portion of our lives opening and closing doors, and afterwards, we worry about whether we did so correctly, our safety, and other factors. Then there are the people who live in the Maharashtrian village of Shani Shignapur, who are unaffected by any of this. This community is known as the one without doors. True devotees of the Hindu deity Shani reside there. The villagers think that anyone who hurts someone else in this village will face Shani dev’s wrath.
Hiware Bazar Village, Maharashtra
Not all people who live in villages are poor. Residents of Hiware Bazar Village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district have demonstrated this. This village is popularly known as the Village of Millionaires. This community has more than 50 millionaires living there. Many villagers here have benefited from sustainable development and community-based natural resource management. Thanks to the residents’ deliberate efforts, it is one of India’s model villages.
Shetphal Village, Maharashtra
The Shetpal village is home to both deadly cobras and peaceful village residents sharing one roof. No, the story doesn’t end there; young kids also have cobras as playmates. Make careful to give a designated location for the cobra to live if you are building a house in Shetpal village. The villagers of Shetpal village consider these deadly snakes to be members of their family.
Khonoma Village, Nagaland
Khonoma is a success tale of how a former hunting community was transformed into India’s first green community and a leading eco-conscious community. One of the first communities in the state to declare a complete ban on hunting and illegal logging is Khonoma. The laws are fairly rigid in this place. The Khonoma communities have banded together and assumed responsibility for the preservation of the forest. These are wholly managed by the community and are known as Community Protected Forests.
Vellagavi village, Tamil Nadu
This tiny hamlet in Kodaikanal is a sacred village where there are more temples than houses and no one wears shoes. In fact, anyone caught wearing shoes is punished. Since there are no roads leading to Vellagavi village, the only way to reach there is through trekking.