India has always been a heaven of culture, prosperity and wealth. That’s exactly the reason why India was constantly invaded. From the Mughals to the British, everyone came here for wealth and they did get them. But the wealth of India is so big that they were unable to wipe us completely. Today we are going to talk about those hidden treasures which are well documented in the pages of history but are yet to be found.
Take A Look At 5 Hidden Indian Treasures That Are Yet to be found
1. Osman Ali Khan
Perhaps it’s not unusual for someone who has been called the richest man in the world by Time magazine in 1937 to leave behind some treasure. He was the last Nizam of Hyderabad but when he inherited the throne in 1911, he also inherited near-empty treasures. Thanks to his father’s lavish lifestyle! However, over the next 37 years, he amassed a huge amount of wealth and that’s an understatement. His personal wealth was supposedly stored in the underground chambers of ‘King Kothi Palace’.
2. Nader Shah
The Persian invader Nadir Shah invaded India in 1739. Entering Delhi with an army of 50 thousand men, the loot also led to the massacre of nearly 30000 innocents in Delhi. It is said that the loot was so massive that his treasure Caravan was said to be 150 miles long. According to legends, on his way back to Persia Nader Shah was murdered in his tent. But according to historical records, he was actually murdered in 1747. Sounds suspicious right? If the tale is to be believed, Ahmad Shah managed to take the bulk of Nader Shah’s treasure. It included millions of gold coins, sacks of dwells, the sacred peacock throat and the famous Kohinoor diamond.
3. Son Bhandar Caves
Son Bhandar Caves are a couple of really strange cave chambers in Bihar. They are hollowed out of a single massive rock. It’s dated to be as ancient as the 4th century A.D. By the inscriptions, the western chambers are believed to be the guard room and the doorway is supposed to lead to King Bimbisara treasure. Inscriptions in Sanskrit script edged on the wall of the Western Cave and so far not deciphered. They are believed to give the clue to open the doorway. The British tried to break doorway and a mark can still be seen but they failed. The treasure according to historians is still intact. The value is unknown but it is said to be huge.
4. Wreck Of Grosvenor
To find this Indian treasure, you will have to go out of India. The Grosvenor was a ship that left Madras for England in 1782. Around 700 miles north-east of Capetown South Africa, the cargo included 2 million 600 thousand gold pagoda coins, 1400 gold biscuits, 19 chests of diamonds, rubies and sapphires.
All of that was lost when the ship wrecked on August 4th, 1782, around 700 miles north-east of Capetown, South Africa. A portion of the treasure has been found but the bulk of it is still underwater. The value of the wreck in today’s price is 2000 crores.
5. Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala has become an international fame when an underground vault was a was opened under court orders in June 2011. The officials saw all kinds of jewelry, crowns, statues and even common household articles made out of gold and all kinds of precious stones. The antique value of the total treasure was estimated to be in the range of 22 billion dollars. The Supreme Court of India later ordered that vault B be opened only after proper documentation of the articles found in vault A and preservation of it.
According to the local legends and temple priests, the treasure in Vault B is protected by giant serpents and its breaking will be inviting a massive disaster. Treasure in vault B is estimated to be considerably more than what was found in vault A. This chamber is historically told to have thick walls made of solid gold and it is where the mystery really exists. It could contain one of the largest undiscovered treasures found in history in the world. The total value is supposed to range from 50 thousand crores to 2 lakh crores or even more in today’s valuation.