Haunted places, spirits, ghosts, supernatural etc. are the things that have always attracted the attention of many. These are the things that are way out of our expertise and intelligence, and this is the very fact that makes us look further deep into the stories. Although the thoughts of the supernatural and ghosts itself make many panic-stricken, it is our nature to look more into it, to know it more.
So, if you ever been in India and you are an adventure junkie and love the stories about ghosts, haunted apartments and supernatural things then the following are some of the most haunted places in India, that you may like to check out. These creepy places are sure to compel you to plan a trip soon in order to dig deeper and experience the “supernatural” powers these haunted sites are known for:
1 | Jatinga Valley, Assam
There’s some kind of unusual theory going around this place. Though it is one of the finely created picturesque locations on Earth, an unusual thing happens in this place every year. In the September month of every year, the place observes a series of mysterious birds suicides on a large number. No one knows what is the reason for this strange phenomenon. Scientists have been trying to figure out this event for a long time, still, there’s no convincing answer. Read More
2 | Bhangarh Fort, Alwar, Rajasthan
Considered as the most haunted place in Asia, the Bhangarh Fort is definitely one of the spookiest and most abandoned places in India. Even, daring people also hesitate to visit this centuries-old ruins thoroughly. It is so because there is some icy cold feeling about the historic site. Legends are there that the fort and the location around has been doomed by the black magic spell cast by a Tantrik (or saint). The villagers still fear the ill-luck of the place, and no one is allowed to go to the place after sunset because of the paranormal activities reported in the place.
Legend has it that the place was cursed by a magician who had sanctioned the construction of the town on one condition, “The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!” In ignorance, a descendant prince raised the palace to a height such that the shadow reached the forbidden place, thereby leading to the devastation of the entire town.
According to local villagers, whenever a house is built there, its roof collapses. Entry to this place is legally prohibited between sunset and sunrise. Another legend also revolves around the princess of Bhangarh, Ratnavati and a magician who wanted to marry her but died in the process, leaving behind a haunted curse! Read More
3 | GP Block, Meerut
This is one of the spookiest places in the nation, because of the several reported blood-curdling sightings. It is basically an abandoned double-storeyed building in the midst of emptiness. Several bizarre occurrences have been reported in the building which is believed to be haunted by several spirits.
The most famous and mostly reported sighting is about four male figures sitting inside and at the roof of the building and having drinks. There is also another mysterious and scary sighting reported in the place, and that includes a woman stepping out of the house at pitch-black darkness of the surrounding wearing red dresses. People stay away from the building, especially after dark.
4 | D’Souza Chawl Of Mahim, Mumbai
Yes, even the city of dreams, Mumbai has several haunted places that can make your blood run cold. The D’Souza Chawl Of Mahim is one most haunted places in the city. It is infamous for the story of a woman who fell on the well of the Chawl while drawing water and died. Even today there are reports of the ghost of that woman tip-toeing the place.
5 | Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Some might be surprised by seeing the state-of-art hotel in this list of haunted places in India. But there are some reports of events where a ghost of a man was sighted on the corridors of the hotel. Not many of us know that the architect who designed the hotel committed suicide inside one of the hotel rooms because the final design of the hotel was not as per his wish.
6 | Kuldhara, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Kuldhara village near Jaisalmer has a unique history according to which the people who inhabited Kuldhara and 83 villages around it vanished overnight in 1825. The residents being Paliwal Brahmins known for their intelligence were inhabiting this place for more than 500 years.
There are many stories on the reason for their disappearances, the most popular one being that the minister of the state once visited this village and fell in love with the beautiful daughter of the chieftain and wanted to marry her. The minister threatened the villagers by saying that if they did not marry the girl to him, he would impose huge taxes.
The inhabitants of the village along with those of adjoining villages decided to abandon the village to protect the girl’s honour. Nobody saw them leave nor did anyone figure where they went, they simply vanished. It is said that no new structure can be built here and there has been evidence of an otherworldly presence. Read More
7 | Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune
This beautiful fort, considered to be one of the most haunted places in India, is where Narayanrao Peshwa, the boy king, was murdered at the age of 13. Legend has it that even today he can be heard crying for help on full moon nights. As a result, entry to the Shaniwarwada Fort is mostly restricted during the night. The last entry is till 6:30 PM but you can be there till 9:00 PM if you are going to attend the sound and light show.
8 | Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi
‘Agrasen ki Baoli’ is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the state, thanks to the tales of curses, demons, suicides, and ghosts that often surround stepwell. Located in the capital of India, New Delhi, it is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well, believed to be originally built by the legendary king Agrasen. With the high number of suicides at this location, legends are that the water inside the well hypnotize people and allure them to commit suicide.
The Baoli (well) is claimed to be a residence of a number of evil spirits. Once filled with black mystical water who lured people to commit suicide in it by drowning, this 104 level stepwell gives you creep the further you descend the steps. You may feel the presence of otherworldly beings or some unaccounted noises around you.
It is believed that the place casts an evil spell on the visitors who stay there after dark. People visiting also often feel as if they are being followed by a shadow, the intensity of which increases if they started walking faster. One of the most haunted places in Delhi, you must visit to experience the thrill!
9 | Dow Hill In Kurseong, Darjeeling
The town of Kurseong, also known as the land of white orchids is a small hill station situated in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Dow hill in Kurseong is often reported to be the centre of paranormal activities, as various unexplainable accidents have taken place here. The forest here has an eerie feeling in the atmosphere despite all the scenic beauty. Locals have also reported hearing footsteps in the corridors of Victoria Boys School during vacations when the school is shut. Woodcutters have also claimed to have seen a young headless boy walking down the road and disappearing in the forest. Read More
10 | The Savoy, Mussoorie
Built in the city of Mussoorie in 1902, The Savoy Hotel is listed as one of the most haunted hotels in India. The tale of this hotel goes back to 1910 when one of the guests, Lady Garnet Orme was found dead under mysterious circumstances.
Apparently, the poison had been slipped into her medicine bottle but the case was never solved and her doctor was found dead a few months later. It is said that the halls and corridors of this hotel are haunted by her ghost. Witnesses have mentioned various mysterious activities such as hearing the sound of a woman whispering.
11 | Dumas Beach, Surat, Gujrat
Dumas Beach in Gujrat, India is shrouded with its calm beauty along the dark Arabian Sea. This urban beach, located at a distance of 21 km from Surat, is especially known for its black sand and the spooky activities that occur after the sun goes drown into the waves of the darkish sea.
Once used to be a burning ground, this site is said to still blow the eerie memories on its winds. Both morning walkers and tourists often hear the strange cries and whispers within the beach limits. There are reports of a lot of people going missing after they set out on a night-time walk on the beach, exploring the alluring beauty of its darkness. Even, the dogs also sense the presence of something unworldly there and bark at the air in a warning to keep their owners from harm. Read More
12 | Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
One of the country’s largest film studio complex, it also serves as a tourism and recreation centre. The Film City is believed to have been built on war grounds of the Nizam sultans. The hotels here are believed to be haunted by ghosts of dead soldiers. Apparently, there have been a number of unexplained events and a lot of paranormal activities have been reported during film shootings. Bulbs have fallen, doors knocked inside locked rooms and people pushed among much more. All these mysterious activities have led Ramoji Film City to become one of the most haunted places in Hyderabad.
13 | Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie
This century-old mine is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. The mines were shut after half a million workers died coughing blood due to improper mining conditions. Locals believe that the place has turned into a home for a witch who walks down the hills at night and has claimed many lives. Rapid occurrences of accidents and unusual deaths have also made this place rank amongst the spookiest places in the country.
Kundanbagh Witches’ Lair In Hyderabad
Kundanbagh is said to be a posh area in Hyderabad, where one particular house is now believed to be haunted, because of its supernatural activities. In the middle of the night, three women strolled with candles in the balcony of the house. They stored and carried garbage in the car and lived in the dark, without electricity. Also, one of the three once tried to attack people with an axe.
When a thief entered this haunted house in Hyderabad, he saw three dead bodies of ladies, rotting on the bed. He informed the Police and post research it was found that the decomposed corpses were at least 6 months old. The strangest part was yet to come – neighbours claimed that they had been seeing them almost daily.
Delhi Cantonment Area
If you drive at night on Delhi cantonment road, never stop to give lift any woman, especially if she wears a white saree (dress). The lady suddenly appears and asks for a lift but be careful, she isn’t from this living world. Just take a deep breath, strengthen your nerve and speed up your car a little more (not much because you could lose control of your car). She is the well-known hitchhiker ghost, waiting on the way just to scare you, so that, she can take you into her world. If you don’t stop, she might run as fast as your car along with the side window! Her sinister laugh will definitely chill you to the bone but keep in mind, she will vanish after a while.
Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai
Grand Paradi Towers is one of the most desirable housing complexes in Mumbai, India. However, it has a dark side too. More than twenty people have died, jumping from its 8th-floor balcony in a short period of time. Most prominently, three generations of one family died on various occasions. Many paranormal investigators have found demons’ activities and felt negative energy within the building complex that are said to lure the victims to their death. Read More
These are just a few of the haunted places in the country. Besides these, there are several other creepy places in the nation. Howrah Mullick Ghat, Rabindra Sarovar Metro Station in Kolkata, Brijraj Bhavan Palace in Kota, Rajasthan, Begunkodar Station in West Bengal, Khooni Nadi in Delhi, Mukesh Mills in Mumbai etc. are some of the other creepiest haunted places in India. So if you got guts then do check out these mysterious places.