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Mystery of India's skeleton lake: Roop Kund

New Delhi:  Roopkund, better known as “Skeleton Lake,” is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand state, an uninhabited corner of the Himalayan Mountains. The lake is known for the enormous grave of 300-600 skeletons around it.The
India TV News Desk December 12, 2012 6:31 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi:  Roopkund, better known as “Skeleton Lake,” is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand state, an uninhabited corner of the Himalayan Mountains. The lake is known for the enormous grave of 300-600 skeletons around it.



The mystery surrounding the lake is what killed these people and why were so many of them on such a grueling journey in the middle of nowhere since the area is nowhere near any trade routes. There are many theories and opinions, from purely spiritual to purely scientific ones, which explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 9th century AD.