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It actually rains red in this place..

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Idukki, a place in kerala has rich natural splendor of the Western Ghats, a vast forest reserve, and a tempting coastal curry. Idukki, the ‘Red Region’, is also famous as one of the mysterious places in India.

The mystery about the place is – the red coloured rain which first fell on July 25th 2001, and occurred unusually for 2 months, staining buildings and clothes as it poured. This blood-red downpour, collected by the local people, turned into clean water with red particles that settled at the bottom.

Many scientists have proposed an explanation for the phenomenon. Some say that the rain contains organisms that were responsible for the origin of life on earth. Others suggest an extra-terrestrial activity. Whatever may be the explanation, the red colour of the rainwater is a cause of curiosity for most that still remains a mystery.

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