Most Dangerous Places in the World

Oct 20, 2023, 08:19 PM IST

Most Dangerous Places in the World

Vaishali Mandloi

Snake Island, Brazil

This island, known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, has about five snakes per square metre. No local would ever dare to walk, and setting foot there is reportedly so dangerous that the state government has made it illegal for anyone to visit.

Death Valley, USA

Located between California and Nevada, Death Valley is a desert valley with extreme heat. It is known as one of the hottest places in the world. It has the highest temperature ever recorded.

Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

The Turkmenistan Darvaza Gas Crater is a natural gas field within an underground cave. The massive man-made crater has been burning methane gas since 1971, as a result of miscalculation by the scientists who opened the gates of hell. They thought that burning natural gas would be a quick solution as the fire will douse in a few weeks, but flames are burning till date.

North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands

North Sentinel Island situated in the Andaman Islands is forbidden, dangerous and full of mystery. The native Sentinelese have been living in their traditional way and have denied all possible ways to connect with the outer world. Any outside people who step foot on their island shall face their arrow, even if they want to extend a warm hand.

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is one of the most caustic areas on Earth. The chemically dense water of Lake Natron seems like glass door and dupes hovering birds thinking they are flying over an empty space. The moment they land on the lake, their body corrodes within minutes.