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10 Hidden Treasures Of India Yet To Be Discovered

By the time of independence, India was battered, bruised and left wounded. Ancient India was called a ‘Golden Sparrow’ because it was a wealthy and prosperous place. However, if we say we are a poor country now, it would not be completely right.
You’ll be shocked to know that there are places in India that have been found with huge amount of wealth amounting to millions, kept hidden from the world. The owners of such huge wealth, mostly rulers of various princely states, probably chose to keep their most precious possessions underground to avoid frequent plundering by foreign invaders.

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Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala

The valuables are believed to have been accumulated in the temple over several thousands of years. There are six vaults in the temple, Among them C,D,E and F are in frequent use. As per the orders of the Supreme Court of India, a court appointed committee opened the vaults on 30 June 2011 and entered vault A, discovering huge sum of treasure. Vault B is yet to be opened and it is believed that the treasure in vault B will be more then Vault A. Lord Ugra Narasimha of Thekkedom is believed to be the Protector of Vault B. There is a serpent's image on Kallara B indicating danger to anyone who opens it. So the vault B is still an unknown treasury.

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Nadir Shah’s treasure

Nadir Shah’s treasure

Nadir shah was the founder of Afsharid dynasty of Persia. He invaded the Mughal Empire, eventually attacking Delhi in March 1739.After the invasion of the capital he took over the treasuries of the Mughal emperors. It is believed that the treasure caravan was 150 miles long, which was the greatest accumulation of treasure. Which contained a million gold coins and sacks of jewels, as well as the sacred Peacock Throne (now in Iran), and the fabled Koh-i-noor diamond which today can be found in the British Crown Jewels. Ahmad Shah died an agonizing death soon after, succumbing to cancer of the face. He managed to conceal the bulk of the treasure before his death. One popular account tells how he diverted a river near Qandahar and hid the hoard in a labyrinth of tunnels behind it.

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Mir Osman Ali's Treasure

Mir Osman Ali's Treasure

Mir Osman Ali's was titled the richest man in the world as per Time magazine in 1937. He was well know for his great collection of jewelries, the sheer magnificence of rubies, diamonds, pearls, sapphires and other precious stones beautifully embedded in gold and silver, showcase the glory of the erstwhile Nizam. His treasure was not discovered and is believed that it lies somewhere in the underground chambers of King Kothi Palace in Hyderabad where the Nizam lived most of his life.

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Wreck of the Grosvenor, South Africa

Wreck of the Grosvenor, South Africa

The Grosvenor had left Madras in March 1782 under the command of Captain John Coxon, falling in with Admiral Hughes' fleet. The cargo is said to have included gold, gems, diamond and emeralds from India that where all lost to the sea, when the ship was wrecked. The ship was claimed to be found and only tiny potion of the treasure was found. And the rest of the treasure is still to be discovered which lies underwater.

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Sonbhandar Caves, Bihar

Sonbhandar Caves, Bihar

The renowned Son Bhandar Caves is situated at Rajgir, Nalanda in Bihar state. Son Bhandar group of caves has two caves known as eastern and western cave. Local legend says that the cave still hides the treasure of king Bimbisar’s. there is inscription written on stones of the cave which is side to hide the password to open the cave, which inscription that till date has not been deciphered. This treasure is still unknown to the world.

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Krishna river treasure, Andhra Pradesh

Krishna river treasure, Andhra Pradesh

Another hidden treasure from south of India, this Krishna river is said to be the birth place for Kohinoor diamond. And is still believed by the locals that there are more diamonds under the river which is still undiscovered, since there where mines which provided diamonds to the world. So even today it is possible you might find the treasure you are looking for under the water.

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Sri Mookambika Temple, Karnataka

Sri Mookambika Temple, Karnataka

Sri Mookambika Temple is located in kollur district of Karnataka.The priests of this temple have confirmed the presence of hidden treasure here, which according to them is inside a closed chamber here, gate of this chamber has a snake symbol drawn on it, which the priests say, indicates wealth.

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Charminar Tunnel, Hyderabad

Charminar Tunnel, Hyderabad

Recently it is been found that there is a tunnel between the Charminar and the Golkonda fort. According to the old tales it is believed that there is a hidden treasure in the tunnel. And till date no one has been able to find the way through these tunnels and reach the treasure which is said to be hidden. Another mysterious which is yet to be uncovered.

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Mughal Treasure of Alwar, Rajasthan

Mughal Treasure of Alwar, Rajasthan

Mughal Emperor Jehangir who was exiled took refuge in the alwar fort. According to the local legends jehangir hid his treasury in this fort while on the run. Even before the Mughal empire, this place was prosperous and it is said that it consisted of a drinking cup cut out of a single emerald. So even now the locals believe that the treasure is hidden somewhere in the fort.

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Treasure of Man Singh 1, Jaipur

Treasure of Man Singh 1, Jaipur

Man Singh 1 was appointed by Akbar to lead the Mughal Army against Rana Pratap. He was then sent to conquest Afghan, when he returned it is said that he never shared the loot which he got from Afghan with Akbar. And that treasure is believed to be still hidden in the underground tanks of the fort courtyard.