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5 amazing places in India that glow in the dark

Did you know that India has many places that glow-in-the-dark? Yes because of bioluminescence. Well, here are 5 stunning places across our country to witness the glow-in-the-dark phenomenon.

New Delhi: India has gorgeous travel destinations. From historical monuments to breathtaking beaches and mountains, the country is a land of mysteries. Did you know that India has many places that glow-in-the-dark? Yes because of bioluminescence, which is the process of biochemical emission of light by living organisms.

Well, here are 5 stunning places across our country to witness the glow-in-the-dark phenomenon. 

Purushwadi Forest, Maharashtra

A perfect destination for a weekend getaway from Pune and Mumbai, Purushwadi for people who loves scenic view and peaceful retreat. The tribal village of Purushwadi is home to millions of fireflies and thousands of tourists. During summers, fireflies produce bio luminescence at twilight to attract their mates. Every year, a festival is also celebrated for tourists to watch the fireflies.

Juhu Beach, Maharashtra

natgeo 1479552186 - Daily Mail IndiaJuhu Beach in Maharashtra is one of the spots that you need to visit at least once. When you plan to visit, try to visit it at night to witness the shimmering shade of electric blue due to a microorganism, which emits light when disturbed called Noctiluca scintillans. The best time is after 8 pm and the best vantage point is the cement jetty 

West Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya

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When researchers from India and China went to West Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya upon hearing about ‘electric mushrooms’, they were not prepared to witness the reality. The local guide asked them to switch off their torches and then the magic happened! The researchers were amazed when they saw tiny mushrooms that grew on dead bamboo sticks and they emitted light on their own. In other words, they were bioluminescent.

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Betalbatim Beach, Goa- Daily Mail India

The Betalbatim Beach, situated in South Goa, glows in the dark. Known for its pristine white sands, dolphin spotting and oh-so-stunning sunsets. Next time you plan a trip to goa, add this to your bucket list.

 Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary In Goa

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You can find glowing mushrooms in the forest trails of Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary located in Swapnagandha Valley of Goa. They grow on decaying logs, twigs, and stumps.

 

first published:Oct. 26, 2021, 12:41 p.m.

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