We love hearing all those mysterious tales or urban legends. These add a sense of eeriness to a place. How about hearing such ghost stories or paranormal activities that have been taking place since time immemorial in the below list of 10 most haunted places in India.
We don’t know if these are really true but there have been supernatural evidence from cameras & other gadgets. People have tried often to spend a night at these spots to prove the rumors false. True or false, no matter these spots are now famous and call for a visit in daytime. Read on to know more.
1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan:
This place stands on the first position for being the most haunted place in India. Even the Archaeological Survey of India agrees to this and has, therefore, put a signboard outside that states “no one is allowed to enter the fort after sunset or before sunrise”. The fort is considered to be cursed by two legends. One is that the fort was built by Man Singh I. He went against the warning of Baba Balanath, who wanted nobody to build houses taller than his or anything that would cast shadows on his property. Still, the fort was further built but could not stand long due to the curse of Baba.
Another belief says that a wizard fell in love with the princess. To win her love, he switched her perfume with his magical potion that would attract her to him. Though the princess was aware of his dirty tricks and instead poured the potion on a boulder. The magic worked as the boulder rolled down onto the wizard and crushed him. While dying, he cursed the fort with destruction. It is believed that there are many spirits roaming around the fort at dark.
2. Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi:
It’s a narrow step-well built a long time ago and there are no known facts yet about its history. Therefore this place is little spooky and one would feel claustrophobic. It is believed that the step-well was once filled with black water which attracted many visitors and drove them to death. Though there is no water yet it houses many pigeons and bats. While going down the steps, you will start hearing the sound of your own footsteps. Some visitors reported that they felt as if someone followed them.
3. The Shaniwarwada Fort – Pune:
The Shaniwarwada Fort in Pune is a historical delight in addition to being one of the ghostly places in India. In fact, there are many who are of the opinion that the story that is associated with this fort is one of the most chilling stories. Lauded for its architectural brilliance, this fort has witnessed various strange occurrences.
Legend has it that during a full moon, the level of supernatural activity increases. The mysterious story surrounding this fort talks about how a young prince was brutally murdered by one of his very own relatives in the fort. Therefore, his spirit still haunts the place and in the night, sounds of him shrieking almost violently can be heard. There are many locals who actually camp at night on the fort grounds just to hear that little boy’s scream for help. A chilling story indeed.
However, most visitors prefer to visit the fort during the morning hours as it is desirable. In fact, the fort is deserted at night except for maybe a caretaker doing the rounds.
4. Dumas Beach- Gujarat:
Dumas Beach in Gujarat already has an ominous ring to its name. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. This beach is located very near Surat, one of the developed cities of the state. This particular beach draws countless visitors almost every day as legend has it that the winds which blow fiercely come along with whispers.
In fact, it is believed that there have been many people who have lost their lives here. Also, if you are a brave heart, you can test the waters yourself by taking a midnight stroll along the beach, if you have company. If the testimonies are anything to go by, then you will also be greeted by warnings asking you to not cross a certain line while on the beach.
It is also believed that this beach was for long used as a Hindu burial ground, therefore, being the resting place of tortured souls. There have also been reports of people disappearing mysteriously and having never been found again. However, if you still want to visit the beach to do some exploring of your own, then go ahead and do so if you have the stomach for it! You will find Dumas Beach one of the most mysterious places in India.
5.Tunnel No 33, Shimla:
The tunnel of Barog in Shimla haunts many of its residents and tourists. Legend says that a British engineer Captain Barog was given the task of building this tunnel. Though he failed to do that and therefore was humiliated and punished by his superiors. Severe disappointment and frustration drove Barog to commit suicide.
Rumour has it that the ghost of Barog still roams inside the tunnel. Moreover, locals have seen a woman who walks along the rail track and suddenly disappears.
6.D’Souza Chawl in Mahim – Mumbai:
D’Souza Chawl in Mahim, Mumbai is also considered as among the haunted places in India. There have been many ghost stories surrounding one particular well in the chawl which is considered to be haunted. Residents of the chawl believe that there was a woman, who while filling water from the well, plunged to her death since the well was boundary-less.
Therefore, ‘the lady of the well’ is said to haunt the area surrounding the well every night. There have been many sightings of a white apparition who many consider to be the lady. However, the residents believe that the lady just walks around the area without actually harming anyone who happens to visit the area. As predicted, once the sun comes up, she vanishes into thin air only to appear again in the night. This particular place cannot be considered as a place many visitors can frequent though.
7.Ramoji Film City – Hyderabad:
It is a big film city in Hyderabad,(like universal studios) the hotels in Ramoji film city are haunted. They say that the film city is built on war grounds of the Nizam sultans. Witnesses report the lights kept on top keep falling off, the light men- who sit with the lights on top have been pushed so many times and many have had grievous injuries.
The food left in rooms also gets scattered around the room and strange marks are left on the mirror, some script. resembling Urdu the language spoken by the sultans. Girls are the ghosts’ favorite to haunt. They trouble the girls so much, they tear their clothes, knock on the bathroom doors while the outside doors are locked. They create havoc. Many preventive measures have been taken to prevent hauntings……but of no use…they keep coming back after sometime.
8. Dow Hill in Kurseong – Darjeeling:
Dow Hill in Kurseong, Darjeeling may not necessarily be considered as one of the abandoned places in India but it can surely be one of the most haunted places in India. This small township is famous for some of the best boarding schools in West Bengal. The Dow Hill Boarding School for Girls is at the center of supernatural activity by all accounts.
There have been many reports of the school’s corridors being haunted. Additionally, the forest that surrounds the school is also considered to be haunted. In fact, many woodsmen who visit the forest have reported seeing a headless boy who suddenly appears and then disappears into the forests. Legend has it that there were innumerable murders which took place in this forest area.
9. Jatinga – Assam:
Mass suicide has always managed to freak us out. Imagine walking on a road and watching birds fall to death. These are mass suicide committed by birds. Jatinga a village in Assam has witnessed this paranormal phenomenon for years.
What is creepier is the fact that this happens only on no-moon days between 6.00 PM to 9.30 PM, during the months of September and October. It is also said that these bird suicides happen only on a stretch of 1 mile by 600 ft land.
Many have tried to explain this occurrence through theories, but none of them have been convincing. This unusual happening intrigues several travellers and researchers.
10.The Lambi Dehar Mines – Mussoorie:
The Lambi Dehar Mines at Mussoorie, witnessed a very terrifying incident a few years ago. It is looked upon as one of the most haunted places in India. Over a million miners who worked here died due to inappropriate working conditions.
The sorrowful fact is that they died coughing blood. The sources claim that this place has been haunted by a witch and that she is often seen on these hills. They also mentioned that this witch has killed many people.