India the land of mystery. For centuries, travelers around the world who had made their journey to India have been fascinated by the mystical energy that surrounds the country. From religious practices to rituals that are quintessentially Indian, Therefore, when it comes to listing the most haunted places in India.
The places in India have become places of interest for those who are fascinated by the supernatural, reading about and sharing stories of these mysterious places in India might be the next best thing!
It should also be noted that these ghostly places in India have come under the spotlight as they have been visited by ‘supernatural detectives’ wanting to experience or debunk the strange events occurring here. In fact, these modern-day ‘ghostbusters’ camp in these places overnight to record any strange occurrences which they then monitor before they come to any final conclusions. Steel your nerves, and take a peep into a list of haunted places in India which have sprung to the forefront either on the basis of what many people have deduced or by word-of-mouth:
Ghost Town of Bhangarh
The Bhangarh Fort is a 16th-century fort built in the Rajasthan state of India. It was built by Bhagwant Das for his younger son Madho Singh. Rajasthan is one of the scariest places in India, in addition to being one of the most abandoned places in India. Located near a famous forest in the area, this town is now slowly luring visitors from around the area, and country. However, it should be noted that if you decide to visit the town after sunset, you will be not be allowed. In fact, there is a strict warning that it is out of bounds after the sun sets.
The story which this town is well-known for tells the tale of how a magician who was in love with the local princess of the area was forbidden to ever fall in love with her. Unhappy with the decision, he decided to cast a spell on her to make her surrender to him. The princess, who was also a disciple of the occult learned of his plans and found a way to kill him.
Even before his death, the magician cast a dark spell on the palace which caused its doom. Despite the story surrounding the ruins, it still is a fascinating place to visit. In fact, it has also been officially promoted as a tourist destination. However, once night falls, the place becomes deserted, leaving the darkness to engulf it once again till morning comes.
Ramoji film city
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’ favourite 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 some time.
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 centre 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.
Brij Raj Bhavan Palace
In Kota, Rajasthan should also be on your itinerary as one of the most ghostly places in India. This old palace which has now been converted into something of a heritage hotel is apparently haunted by a British ghost who was killed during the Revolt of 1857.
There are some who also add that a Major Burton (the ghost) along with his sons was shot right inside the palace and therefore, he haunts the place. In fact, in this palace, considered by many as one of the most mysterious places in India, the ghost of the Major does not really harm anyone, but during the night, there have been reports of guards getting slapped in the face. Therefore, visit the palace at your own risk.
In Rajasthan that is said to be haunted. There is a horrifying evil aura in this town. According to the legend, residents who had dwelled here for centuries vanished overnight. Since the 1800’s this village has been deserted.
According to the tale, Kuldhara village was initially inhabited by very wealthy people, the Paliwal Brahmins. The stories claim that there was a Minister named Salim Singh, who fell in love with one of the villager’s daughter. He threatened all the villagers that if he wasn’t allowed to marry this girl, then he would burden them with irrationally high taxes.
The villagers from Kuldhara left the village and moved elsewhere, in order to protect the girl and themselves from the Minister’s tyranny. It is said that when they left they cursed the village, because of which no one dwells in this area.
Jatinga a village in 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.
Tunnel number 33
Has instilled fear in the minds of travelers being one of the creepiest haunted places in India. This tunnel falls on the Shimla-Kalka railway stretch. It is the longest and straightest tunnel located close to the Barog railway station.
This tunnel is also historically significant since it was supposed to be built by Captain Barog, a British engineer. But he could not complete the job and was fired from the job and was ridiculed. In depression he one day went to the tunnel and shot himself. It is believed that his friendly spirit still haunts the tunnel. There are many more paranormal activities reported here.
Ross Island in Andaman
Beauty with the hidden beast, Ross Island in Andaman attracts tourists to its beautiful sandy beach and eerie cobwebs of roots spread across the land. let you experience the morbid British settlement, abandoned long back and now claimed by nature. The remains of the buildings, colonial establishments and military barracks that existed long back are now engulfed by the deep dark forests and roots intertwining the beauty of this place. Ferry rides take you to this deserted island with leftovers of the place still enticing people to its haunting past.