COVID-19 has spread to the nooks and crannies of the world but you will be surprised to know that there are places in India that remained unaffected. Yes, these are the villages that are located about 3000 m below the ground and are rightly called Patalkot. These are places where even sun rays cannot reach the ground, so the virus is out of the question. Wondering where can you take refuge from the deadly pandemic? Read on to know more.
The Underworld Villages Are A Treasure Trove Of Medicines
Reportedly, the underground villages are a treasure trove of medicines inhabited by the Bhuria tribe who mostly live in huts. While some believe that Goddess Sita disappeared into the earth, which formed a deep cavity, others believe that Hanuman, entered the underworld through this region to save Lord Rama. However, Patalkot is populated with dense foliage and is home to several medicinal plants, herbs, animals, and birds.
Patalkot, a beautiful place in Chhindwara district is home to tribal cultures and traditions. Untouched by the urbanised world, the tribals here are skilled in making effective use of herbs, plants for medicinal purposes.(1/2) #MPTourism #SabKuchJoDilChahe #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/6FosSUujAW
— Madhya Pradesh Tourism (@MPTourism) February 3, 2020
The Residents Survive On The Doodhi River
The residents survive on the Doodhi River and, interestingly, the entire region turns dark in noon, as sunlight cannot reach the depth of the valley. That said, the people of Patalkot are self-sufficient and grow their own food despite being completely cut off from the outside world. Some of the villages have been connected by road only recently.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the villages remained unaffected by COVID-19 since they are located around 3000 ft below the ground. Patalkot managed to keep the virus away all this while. In a COVID-19 impacted world, Patalkot managed to stay safe.