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 infamous 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. Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie
This is the most haunted location in Mussoorie. Although the hotel is very popular among tourists but it still haunts due to its dark history. The hotel is believed to be possessed by the ghost of Lady Garnet Orme, a spiritualist from Britain, who had powers to speak with spirits. She was poisoned to death in her room in 1911.
The case became mysterious when her doctor died the same way after a few years. This case could never be resolved.
A lot of tourists have reported some spooky encounters like a lady’s apparition in the lobby that later disappears, doors get opened and closed on their own and whisperings. The ghost of Lady Garnet is said to roam inside the hotel searching for her murderer.
4. 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.
5. Dow Hill of Kurseong, West Bengal
Instead of being known for its beauty, waterfalls and toy train rides, the hills are known to be haunted by ghosts & spirits. If you visit the spooky spots in its forest, you might sense something unbelievable. This is what the locals warn in advance.
Another horrific tale is attached with Victoria Boys High School. Locals have seen the ghosts of the children, the terrifying being that of a headless boy. Moreover, there are rumors that during school holidays, one could hear footsteps, screams, and laughter echoing inside the premises.
6. Dumas Beach, Gujarat
This beach is considered to be spooky as it was earlier a Hindu burial place and thus many spirits still roam around here after dark. In the daytime, the beach is frequented by tourists and by night its abandoned. To prove this wrong, some students planned to stay a night there. All throughout the night, they did not sense anything unusual. It was only later that they confirmed the presence of some paranormal elements. Their camera showed some moving orbs despite anybody’s presence. Other reports say that people have heard mysterious whisperings and voices.
7. Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune
This fort you should visit during the daytime as it can give you goosebumps in dark. The legend says that here a young prince was brutally murdered and thus weird occurrences have been reported. The spirit of the young prince still haunts this fort and when it gets dark, his shrieks can be heard. Curious people camp at night near the fort to check if these tales are true.
8. National Library, Kolkata
You would hear many hair-raising tales about this library. It has a good collection of books but unfortunately, carries a dark past. Stories like- 12 labors died during its renovation, mysterious death of a student while searching books, footsteps of Governor’s wife are still heard etc. Because of such frightening rumours, the guards are reluctant to work in night shifts.
9. Mukesh Mills, Mumbai
History of this mill is that in 1980 it was abandoned due to a fire outbreak. The spot is now famous for shooting horror Bollywood movies. According to the reports, a few directors and actors canceled their plans to work here because of having sensed some unusual phenomenon.
10. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
The place becomes eerier when the guides, as well as the guards, will tell you about supernatural occurrences happening during the night. It is believed that the ghost of a female hitchhiker roams around in a sari and she asks for a lift from people. This is the reason why tourists are warned not to visit this park in late evening.
Updated: May 26, 2017