1. Alwar Fort (Bala Quila), Rajasthan
Emperors always have a stash of their most valuable items, and when Emperor Jahangir was being exiled, he spent some time in Alwar Fort in Rajasthan and, allegedly, hid most of his treasures somewhere in the area. Many of the items have been recovered, but hundreds are still missing.
2. Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
More forts to explore! Man Singh I was extremely loaded, and he used to have a huge chest with all sorts of jewels, coins and other items with him after he conquered the Afghans.
History only tells us about a few in the artefacts being given away to the king, so where did the rest of it go? The answer is – Jaigarh Fort.
3. Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur, Karnataka
If you’re ever around the Western Ghats in the Kollur district of Karnataka, you may want to explore the temple of the Goddess Mookambika. Over 1200 years ago this temple was built by the wealthy Vijayanagara Empire and everything was encrusted with a lot of jewellery and gold.
4. Charminar Tunnel, Hyderabad
There’s this tunnel that connects Charminar and Golconda Fort, in which the king hid all of his trinkets. To this day nobody has found that stash in the tunnel. Too, what’s with all the treasure existence secret in or throughout the forts in India?
5. Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
A few years ago thanks to a court order a secret underground chamber in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple was opened. Inside there was evidence of extensive amount as well as gold and silver items, diamonds, gems and a variety of expensive stones with an estimated total value of $22 billion. The crazy issue is that there’s a second vault within the temple! I wonder what’s inside.
6. Krishna River, Andhra Pradesh
So if you’re fortunate swing out there more frequently. Who knows, perhaps you’ll realize a brand new Koh-i-Noor diamond!
7. Son Bhandar Caves (also Sonebhandar), Rajgir, Bihar
With a reputation meaning “a repository of gold” Son Bhandar sort of hints that ‘there be gold in them thar hills’! Well caves, not hills, however, your compass. There are hollows in Bihar that according to myths hold a golden treasure chest somewhere inside, camouflaged for security. The legend also says that the secret door will magically open if you decipher the writings found inside the cave. Open, Sesame!