A lot of places around the world are named after numbers, and India has a number of them too. These places don’t get these names just for fun; sometimes, it’s for their geographical location, and sometimes for their geographical features.
Zero Point, Sikkim
Zero Point is located about an hour and a half away from Yumthang Valley (25 km). This particular place in Sikkim is called Zero Point, because there are no civilian roads beyond this point. It is one of the most visited destinations in Sikkim.
This offbeat beauty in Tripura is on the UNESCO’s Tentative List of heritage sites.The most striking feature of Unakoti is the larger-than-life bas reliefs that are carved along the side of the hills. The word Unakoti means one less than a crore.
This serene destination in Uttarakhand is one of the most offbeat places in the state. This one is also a lake destination, but not as popular as the neighbouring Nainital or Bhimtal. Naukuchiatal is named after the lake, which is also the town’s main tourist attraction.
Zero Mile Stone, Maharashtra
If you have been to Nagpur, you must have come across this particular spot in the middle of the city. The Zero Mile Stone was built during the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1907 in Nagpur.
Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala
Ashtamudi Lake is one of the Ramsar Sites in India, and also one of the popular tourist destinations in Kerala. The word Ashtamudi means eight braids in the local Malayalam language. The lake is located in a place where eight rivers meet, hence the name.
Seven Sisters Falls, Meghalaya
This stunning waterfall is one of the highlights of Cherrapunji. Located in Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district, the Seven Sisters Falls is also locally called Nohsngithiang Falls. It is a seven-segmented waterfall, hence the name.
Have you been to this quaint hill station in Maharashtra? Did you know that Panchgani means land between five villages? Panchgani, before it was turned into a hill station, was a nameless place surrounded by five villages – Dandeghar, Godavali, Ambral, Khingar, and Taighat.
Did you know that Satara was the erstwhile capital of the Maratha kingdom? This offbeat destination in Maharashtra is so full of rich history. The city is surrounded by seven forts, and it gets its name from that.