“Beauty is dangerous” this quote comes with proof of it’s own at times. Some beautiful places that are forbidden for us to visit might keep you wandering why? Here’s us clearing your doubts!
1) Upper part of Pangong Tso lake, Ladakh
You might be wondering, how can a pristine lake like Pangong Tso end up in this list of forbidden places in India? Quite honestly, it is a bit surprising as a large number of tourists visit this color-changing lake every year.
With that being said, it is important to know that a major part that surrounds the lake is inaccessible for tourists. Why? Well, 50% of Pangong Lake is located in the disputed territory.
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) segregates the Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory and passes through Pangong Lake. The part of the lake a tourist can access lies on the Indian side.
2) Mount Kanchenjunga, Sikkim
Many mountaineers and adventure seekers in India wish to climb the world’s third-highest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga.
Unfortunately, it is not possible (at least from India).
The Sikkim Government had banned expeditions to the Kanchenjunga in 2001 under provisions of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.
It was shut off after local Buddhists expressed their antagonism by what they regard as the desecration of the mountain by godless foreigners.
3) Barren Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Island
Barren Island, a pristine gem of Andaman, is the only active volcano in India. In 1991, Barren Island experienced a massive explosion that destroyed the fauna of this region, resulting in fewer bird species and populations.
4) The Nicobar Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Island
While Andaman is thriving off of tourism, the Nicobar Islands are forbidden for tourists. The truth is, the tribes in the Nicobar Islands are among the first original inhabitants of the island who do not want to be a part of any development or civilization.
5) North Sentinel Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Sentinel tribal people, who are just 50 to 150 in numbers have cut themselves off from the outside world and do not want to be a part of civilization as per BBC News.
The natives of this island have isolated themselves from the main islands for ages and any efforts made to merge North Sentinel Islands with the main islands has failed miserably.
So it’s best to not try experimenting by visiting these places.