How many of you knew that there is a “twin village in India?” Yes, you read it right, there is a village in India filled with twins. Kodinhi village in Kerala has around 400 pairs of twins!
Although, according to the studies, India has one of the lowest twinning rates in the world yet the Kodinhi village in Kerala is famous for housing maximum number of twins.
Where is this Kodinhi Village ?
Kodinhi is a village in Malappuram district in Kerala, India. As of November 2008, the population of the village was approximately 2,000 and it is a Muslim majority village.
Unexplained Phenomenon of Twin Births
Kodinhi village sounds like a science fiction story but nobody knows the reason as to why the women of this village seem to be able to give birth only to twins.
It is a small village with limited means of transportation but the fascinating thing is that the number of twins in Kodinhi village has doubled from 200 to 400 in the last 10 years.
According to studies & research conducted by various eminent scientists, this phenomenon started three generation ago.
The researchers speculate that it’s the chemicals in the water that’s causing the birth of twins. But the truth of the fact is that no one knows the answer to this mystery. As of now Kodinhi village remains an unsolved mystery.
So the next time you plan your trip to Kerala then do add “Kodinhi village” to your must visit list and witness the mystery for yourself.