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This Lake Would Be Beautiful If It Didn’t Happen To Be Full Of Human Bones

The Himalayas are full of miracles, mysteries, and mind-boggling conundrums.  This glacial lake is popularly known as ‘Roopkund Skeleton Lake’ or ‘The Mystery Lake’, is a glacial lake located at an altitude of about 5,029 metres in Uttarakhand and training to journey into the Himalayas to find a lake that sits 16,000 feet above sea level, a beautiful state in northern India.

Watch the video below Where Dylan of Atlas Obscura tells you about his favorite places on the planet! What most people now know as Skeleton Lake.

There were mysteries that these were the bones of Japanese soldiers left for dead during World War II, he notified the British, who later launched a mission to check out the area.


During winters, this glacial lake is a perfect place to go skating. But When the ice melts, hundreds of human skeletons are seen below the surface or floating in the waters. There are also many clearly visible skeletons at the bottom of this shallow lake. Twelve Hundred years later scientists reach a startling conclusion.

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