Mother Nature has bestowed upon us awe-inspiring gifts that we may only begin to fathom, one of which is bioluminescence phenomenon known as ‘glow in the dark’ phenomenon! Bioluminescence is the emission of light by bacteria, fungus, algae, insects, and aquatic organisms such as jellyfish if you don’t know what it implies. Bioluminescence can be seen in marine waters and forests in nature, but you don’t have to fly to an exotic foreign location to see it.
Here is a list of travel destinations in India that ‘Glow in the Dark’-
Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep
Bangaram Island, a little tear-shaped island covered with palm palms and surrounded by calm blue waters, is part of the Lakshadweep group of islands. If this doesn’t seem wonderful enough, wait till you hear what’s next: pristine beaches, water sports, and beach eating. The most fascinating aspect of this island is the bluish-white glow that the waters begin to emit as night falls.
Bhimshankar Forest, Maharashtra
The Bhimashankar forest, located in the Western Ghats, is a wildlife sanctuary with a diverse ecosystem. And the lovely monsoons that sweep across Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka deliver much more than simply rain. Tree branches, twigs, and decomposing leaves absorb moisture as the moisture level in the rain-soaked forest rises, becoming a substrate for bioluminescent mushrooms known as Mycena.
Betalbatim Beach, Goa
Do you know? Goa has a beach that shines in the dark! Betalbatim Beach in South Goa is famed for its immaculate white sands. The beach is also a great place to see dolphins and watch gorgeous sunsets. Due to bioluminescence in the ocean, this beach shines in the dark. If you’re planning a trip to Goa, don’t forget to stop by this lovely beach.
Mattu Beach, Karnataka
You’ve probably heard of individuals looking at the stars at night. You will be astonished if we tell you that you can gaze at a glowing water body as well! At one moment in time, several water bodies on the beaches of Karnataka, Mumbai, and Goa emanate light. A microbe called Noctiluca scintillans is responsible for the glow. Sea sparkle is a common name for it. When a marine species produces light, it emits it.
Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa
The forest trails of Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary have luminescent mushrooms. From Bengal tigers and Black Panthers to parakeets and flycatchers, this reserve is a wildlife lover’s dream. This woodland is also home to glow-in-the-dark Mycena mushrooms during the monsoon season. A lush green meadow with a smattering of illuminating mushrooms.
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