Get a taste of the real deal with the 13 most haunted spots in India.
Whether you’re a believer or not, many of India’s cities are reported to be filled with true ghost stories passed down through time. From haunted forts to cemeteries, we’ve compiled a list of the 13 most haunted spots in the country. Your childhood ghost stories might just come true or maybe you will find out that it’s all a hoax, but you won’t know for sure till you actually visit one of these spots and give yourself a good fright. Things are about to get spooky!
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Bhangarh always stands first in any list of haunted places in India. A deserted town in Rajasthan established in 1613 by King Madho Singh, it was said to have been cursed by a magician and is hence doomed forever. Locals say that whenever a house is built there, its roof collapses in no time and whoever has ever tried to stay there after dark has never returned.
Lothian Cemetery, Delhi
The 200-year-old Lothian cemetery is said to be a hotbed of paranormal activities because of the mass burial carried out here post the 1857 revolt. It is also said to be haunted by the headless ghost of Sir Nicholas, a British soldier who gave up his life for his unfulfilled love of an Indian woman.
Delhi Cantt, Delhi
The most popular story that everyone in Delhi has heard of, and maybe are even a little afraid of, is of a lady clad in a white sari asking for a lift from passing cars in the Delhi Cantt area late at night. Apparently, if you don’t stop your vehicle, she starts following the car and sometimes even sticks to the boot of the car or jumps over it, leading to accidents.
Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi
This 14th century baoli constructed by Maharja Agrasen is a beautiful spot in the middle of our chaotic city but is said to be spooky after dark. Now completely dry, it was once said to have been filled with black water that hypnotised people into commiting suicide.
Svoy Hotel, Mussoorie
The city known for its lush green hills and waterfalls has a rich history of eerie experiences and haunted locations. The Svoy Hotel is one such place where in 1910, a woman named Garnet died under mysterious circumstances. She is said to be looking for the person who poisoned her by roaming around the premises.
The Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie
Located on the outskirts of Mussoorie, these deserted mines have a sad history associated with them. In an unfortunate incident in the early 1990’s, 50000 workers are said to have died here. Today, the entire area carries a scary look and feel.
GP Block, Meerut
The double-storeyed building in this area is said to house a lot of evil spirits. Reports claim that many people have seen four men drinking in a dimly lit room there in the middle of the night and there are also instances where people have seen a woman step out of the house.
Dow Hill, Kurseong
Dow Hill located in Kurseong, a small hill station located at a distance of merely 30 kilometres from Darjeeling in West Bengal has witnessed innumerable murders over the years. Locals now claim that they can hear strange voices and see apparitions there frequently.
Writer’s Building, Kolkata
Even the officials of this building are scared to stay in the building post sunset. Famous all over the city for its ghost stories, the building is said to be haunted by the ghost of an East India Company official named Captain Simpson, who roams around after it gets dark.
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
This beautiful film city has a secret – a lot of hotels in Ramoji Film City have been reported to be haunted. Locals believe that it is because the film city is built on the lands of the Nizami Sultans, where a lot of people died in a battle. Witnesses have reported hearing knocking sounds on doors and seeing mysterious shadows.
Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
After Indian bandit Veerapan was killed in 2004 at the biggest wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, there were paranormal sightings and abnormal events that have been known to scare locals. Reported incidents include unattended lanterns flying high in the air and unusual shadows on the highway road, which has deemed this sanctuary haunted!
Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune
One of the biggest forts in Maharashtra, Shaniwarwada is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young prince who was brutally killed by his own family when he was 13. His ghost can be heard shrieking in the middle of the night and is most active on full moon days. Visitors are not allowed here after sunset.
Dumas Beach, Surat
This beach was used as a burial ground by the Hindus for several years and hence, people believe that a lot of spirits reside here. Strange cries and whispers of people talking are heard from the area even when there’s nobody around.
All these spots are said to be haunted based on witness accounts, hearsay and other reported activity.
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