“Haunted Places” word itself enough to feel thrilled and if you really love the thrill of a horror tale, here are some places we shared for you so that you can plan a hangout.
Here is the list of some Haunted Places in India to Hangout
Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi
A narrow step-well constructed a long time ago, Agrasen ki Baoli is shrouded in mystery as there aren’t historical records that suggest when it was built or who really built it. The step-well is 60m long and only 15m wide that make it steep and a little claustrophobic space. Earlier, it was filled with black water that is believed to have drawn people to drown themselves in it. There have been a number suicides reported here. The water has dried up and the place is infested with pigeons and bats. People who visit this place since being followed by someone even when no one is around. this makes Agrasen ki Baoli spooky and even though you can visit the place free of cost, not many people come here. One of the most haunted places
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
If there is one haunted place in India that makes it to every list of the spookiest place in the county, it is Bhangarh Fort. So much so, that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has put up a signboard outside the fort that no one is allowed to enter its premises post sunset and before sunrise. There are two legends that increase its spook factor. The fort was built by Man Singh I and was a palatial structure but it did not survive long enough due to a curse by Baba Balanath. He had an injunction that no one should have a house taller than his and cast a shadow. And if this did happen, there will be destruction in Bhangarh. According to the second legend, the damage was caused by a wizard who was infatuated with the princess. He knew black magic and decided to make her fall in love with him by switching her perfume with a potion that would draw her to him. The princess learned the wizard’s evil trick and poured the potion on a large boulder instead. The spell worked and it rolled down to crush the wizard. But with his dying breath, he cursed that Bhangarh Fort will be destroyed. It is believed that several spirits haunt the fort even today. You can visit the Bhangarh Fort during the day and admire what is left of the structure.
Brijraj Bhawan Palace, Rajasthan
Rajasthan is famous for its royal heritage that reflects in its architecture as well. Dotted with royal haveli and palaces that are now heritage hotels, you can expect finery and class in this state. However, it does have its fair share of haunted spots. One of them is the Brijraj Bhawan Palace Hotel which was once home to Major Charles Burton. He was murdered here along with his two sons in one of the upper rooms by Indian sepoys. It is believed that his spirit still resides here. Today, it is a palace hotel and guests enjoy living in a grand, royal setting. The good news is that the ghost is harmless. It does not disturb the guests but the guards here have complained of hearing a voice commanding in English to stop sleeping and smoking. Some have even been slapped by an invisible force if they’ve slept on duty.
Dow Hill, Kurseong
A quaint hill station in West Bengal, Dow Hill is the lesser popular cousin of Darjeeling but equally beautiful and scenic. However, it is infamous for its ghosts and spirits rather than its waterfalls and toy train ride. Even the locals here are aware of the existence of these spirits and have learned to live with the fact. You can hear numerous spooky tales from them and probably even go to one of these spots. The forest is definitely a place to spot something spooky. And the other one is the century-old Victoria Boys High School. Ghosts of children have been sighted here with the most famous one being that of a headless boy. Even during vacations when there are no students in the school, one can at times hear footsteps, shrieks, and laughter coming from the empty classrooms. Now, that is something that can really spook anyone out.
D’Souza Chawl, Mumbai
Mumbai may be packed with people but there is no dearth of haunted spots in the city. D’Souza Chawl is in Mahim and is lined with tiny houses with a well in the center without a boundary wall. The story goes that a woman went to fill water and fell in it and died. It is believed that her spirit still roams here. People have seen the figure of a woman near the well on certain nights. She does not harm anyone but comes here on occasions. Another spirit that haunts the chawl is that of a man that guards the area. He is sometimes spotted by a few residents. These stories have made D’Souza Chawl a known haunted spot in Mumbai.
Dumas Beach, Surat, Gujarat
A black sand beach in Surat, Dumas Beach also makes it to the list of haunted places in India. The spook factor of this place is that it was an ancient Hindu burial ground at one point and it is believed that the spirits still roam here at night. The beach, however, is buzzing with locals, vendors, and tourists during the day. It is only by late evening and night that you find it to be eerie. A group of students decided to test if it was really haunted and spent a night on the beach. They did not encounter any spirits or have any untoward incident. However, their camera had a different story to tell. When they checked out their photos, they saw moving orbs even when no one was around. These orbs are a sign of the presence of paranormal activity. Some people claim to have heard voices and whispering even when no one is around.
Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai
One of Mumbai’s first high-rise buildings became infamous for being haunted after a number of people committed suicide by jumping off Grand Paradi Towers. The towering structures in Kemps Corner have been home to the affluent of the city such as diamond merchants, businessmen, etc. However, the death of an elderly couple caused by jumping off one of the towers shook the residents. Soon, their son and daughter-in-law also committed suicide and later there were more such indents that led people to believe that Grand Paradi Towers are haunted. Since 1998, there have been about 20 suicides here from different floors but the eight floor of one of the towers is believed to be haunted. The residents of the towers were so concerned about the incidents that they even started counseling sessions for everyone. We don’t know whether Grand Paradi Towers are really haunted but there is something spooky about the place thanks to the number of people who have jumped on them.
Sanjay Van, Delhi
Spread over 10 km, Sanjay Van is a forest with lush greenery and home to several species of birds. It is beautiful to take a stroll in Sanjay Van or rest under the shade of its trees but does the same in the night and you are likely to come back with a spooky story. The forest is believed to be haunted by several spirits including a lady in a white sari. It has graves of many Sufi saints and broken ramparts of Qila Rai Pithora. People have heard voices and cries of people and had an eerie feeling of being watched or the presence of someone even when no is seen around. The forest is a spooky place to visit after dark thanks to all these haunted stories about it.
Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune
Built in 1730 for Bajirao I, Shaniwar Wada was the seat of the Peshwas. The palatial structure was almost destroyed in a fire that broke out 1828 but whatever survived is open for tourists today. But there are murmurs that the spirit of a young prince still haunts the monument. His cries are heard on full moon nights. This young prince is believed to be Narayanrao who was brutally murdered when he was 18. According to the story, he came to power at a young age and his aunt did not like this at all as she wanted to be the queen. She plotted to get him killed by asking the guards to do so. When Narayanrao got to know this, he ran to his uncle but the guards succeeded in killing him. His spirit still haunts Shaniwar Wada and calls for help in Marathi.
South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata
An iconic cemetery in Kolkata, South Park Street Cemetery was one of the largest non-church Christian cemeteries outside Europe and America. Today, it is no longer in use but people come here to admire the tombs, epitaphs and the detailing on the memorials. The architecture of this heritage site is Indo-Saracenic and Gothic. However, many believe that the cemetery is haunted. Though people have not seen any spirit or ghost, they have felt dizzy or breathless after a visit here. Some have captured weird structures on their cameras. You will find many who do not believe that the cemetery is haunted places but those who have felt something spooky cannot shake off the eerie feeling.
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