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10 rumored hidden treasures in India

Have you ever fancied finding treasures hidden on mysterious sites? Well we cannot guarantee you adventures like those in the movies but here is our list of treasures that you could find in India.

1) Padmanabhaswamy Temple Chamber B (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)

Padmanabhaswamy Temple Chamber B (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala shot to international fame when an underground vault (vault A) was opened under court orders in June of 2011. It has a total treasure of whooping $22 billion with vault B yet to be opened by the govt.

2) Wreck of the Grosvenor

Wreck of the Grosvenor

There’s a little twist here. One has to travel a long way from India to get this treasure. Grosvenor is considered to be the richest cargo ship that left India from Madras. On August 4th, 1782, it wrecked on a reef about 700 miles northeast of Cape Town, South Africa.

3. Treasure of Man Singh 1 (Jaipur, Rajasthan)

Treasure of Man Singh 1 (Jaipur, Rajasthan)

Man Singh I was commander of Akbar’s army and a former ruler of Jaipur. According to a local legend, on his return from the Afghan conquest in 1580s, he never shared his loot with Akbar and hid this treasure in Jaigarh fort. Some believe the treasure was stored in the underground tanks of the fort courtyard. A search was organized by the indian govt. but it seems that the effort was futile. Still rumors suggests that the treasure might very well be hidden safely in the fort.

4. Mughal Treasure of Alwar (Alwar, Rajasthan)

Mughal Treasure of Alwar (Alwar, Rajasthan)

Folklore suggests that when the emperor was exhiled from his kingdom he hid is treasure here on the run. While some believe most of it has been discovered some say that most of the part is still not salvaged.The main treasure item is said to be a a drinking cup cut out of a single emerald.

5. Treasure of Mir Osman Ali (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)

Treasure of Mir Osman Ali (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)

Mir Osman Ali was the last NIzam of Hyderabad. He ruled over an kingdom the size of England. In 2008, Forbes magazine listed the Nizam as the “fifth all-time wealthiest” person with a net worth of $210.8 billion, while TIME magazine called him the richest man in the world in 1937. His personal wealth was said to be stored in the underground chambers of King Kothi Palace (Hyderabad) where he spent most of his life. Among his treasure was the famed Nizam jewellery (173 magnificent pieces) studded with rubies, diamonds, pearls, sapphires and other precious stones beautifully embedded in gold and silver. When Hyderabad merged into the Indian union in 1948, Indian Government was only able to acquire a fraction of the 5000 Crore worth of jewellery. No one knows what happened to the rest of his treasure.

6. Sonbhandar Caves (Rajgir, Bihar)

Sonbhandar Caves (Rajgir, Bihar)

Sonbhandar Caves are two rather strange cave chambersin Rajgir, Bihar that are hollowed out of a single massive rock. It is estimated to date back to at least 3rd – 4th century AD by the inscriptions in the western cave. The western chambers is believed to have been the guard room and the doorway is supposed to lead to King Bimbisara’s Treasury. Inscriptions in the Sankhlipi script, etched into wall of the western cave and so far undeciphered, are believed to give the clue to open the doorway.

7. Nadir Shah’s Treasure (Hindu Kush Range)

Nadir Shah’s Treasure (Hindu Kush Range)

Locals believe before his death, Ahmad shad(Nadir shah’s alleged murdered) managed to conceal the bulk of Nadir Shah’s treasure somewhere in labyrinth of tunnels of Hindu Kush Mountains (probably in Kandahar). Nadir Shah’s loot included millions of gold coins, sacks of jewels, the sacred Peacock Throne (now in Iran) and the fabled Koh-i-noor diamond, which today can be found in the British Crown Jewels.

8. Charminar Tunnel (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)

Charminar Tunnel (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)

There is an underground tunnel that connects the Charminar to Golconda Fort that was constructed by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah to serve as an escape passage in times of emergencies. The tunnel that still exists between these two historic structures is believed to have treasures at various places to be used in emergencies by the royal family. It is still believed that there is treasure hidden in the chambers of the tunnel.

9. Krishna River Treasure (Golconda, Andhra Pradesh)

Krishna River Treasure (Golconda, Andhra Pradesh)

Golconda was once known for its world renowned diamond mines. Most of the mines were located along the banks of River Krishna. The world famed Koh-i-noor and Hope Diamonds were mined from these mines. Golconda mines were last mined in the 14th century and India remained the only source of diamonds in the world up until the late 19th century

10. Sri Mookambika Temple (Kollur, Karnataka)

Sri Mookambika Temple (Kollur, Karnataka)

Priests of the temple believe the symbol of serpent in the temple is a clear sign of great hidden treasure beneath the temple. The serpent is meant to protect the treasure from the outsiders. Even barring the treasure, value of temple jewels itself is estimated to be more than 100 crores.

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