Death Valley is so-called for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because its formerly dense jungle harboured many dangerous animals and secondly because a Mughal king used one of the hills as an execution point for his enemies – he would order them to be walked to the top thrown off the edge.
The nature here is very beautiful. The lake and the well-known tamarind tree are beautiful spots for self-reflection and meditation.
Sadly, the idyllic beauty is being destroyed by the practice of dynamite blasting and chiselling of local rock for building material. The practice is officially illegal, but government corruption (i.e. taking bribes from dynamite users) allows the exploiters to continue without intervention. If no action is taken, Death Valley’s beauty will be lost forever.