India is often considered as a land of undiscovered story. For Centuries, tourists from around the world who have made their journey to India have been influenced by the mystical energy that surrounds the country. From religious studies to rituals that are quintessentially Indian, these qualities have made India a popular tourist destination. Therefore, when it comes to listing the most haunted places in India, there is not a better country to start with.
For those who are too scared to visit these places in person, reading about and sharing stories of these dark places in India might be the next best thing.
So steel your nerves, and take a peek into a list of haunted places in India which have sprung to the forefront either on the basis of what many people have assumed, by way of research or just by word-of-mouth:
Here is the List of most Haunted places of India:
The Ghost Town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan is one of the scariest places in India to visit, in addition to being one of the most abandoned places in India. However, this tag has not confused visitors from making regular trips to this ghost town.
Located near a famous forest in the area, this town is now slowly attracting visitors from around the area, and country, to visit it. However, it should be remarked that if you choose to visit the town after sunset, you will be not be allowed. In fact, there is a strict notice 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 town princess of the area was forbidden to ever fall in love with her. Unhappy with the judgment, he decided to throw a spell on her to make her submission to him. However, the princess, who was also a disciple of the spiritualism learned of his plans and found a way to kill him. Even before his death, the magician cast a dark charm on the castle which caused its death. Despite the story surrounding the ruins, it still is an interesting place to visit. In fact, it has also been officially raised as a tourist destination. However, once night falls, the place becomes deserted, leaving the darkness to sink it once again till morning comes.
Dumas Beach, Gujrat:
Dumas Beach in Gujarat already has a dangerous ring to its name. Therefore, it is not unusual that it is recognized as one of the most haunted places in India. This beach is found very near to Surat, one of the developed cities of the state. This particular beach draws many visitors almost every day as legend has it that the winds which blow strongly & fiercely come along with whispers.
In fact, it is considered that there have been many people who have lost their lives at dumas beach. Also, if you are a brave heart, you can test the waters yourself along the beach, if you have company. If the statements are anything to go by, then you will also be greeted by warnings asking you to not cross a certain line while on the beach.
It is also believed that this beach was for long used as a Hindu funeral ground, therefore, is the resting place of disturbed souls. There have also been reports of people vanishing mysteriously and having never been found again. However, if you still want to visit the beach, then go ahead and do it. You will find Dumas Beach one of the most magical places in India.
D’souza Chawl, Mumbai:
D’Souza Chawl in Mahim, Mumbai is also recognized and considered as among the haunted places in India. There have been many ghosts and dark stories surrounding one particular well in the chawl which is supposed to be haunted. Citizens of the chawl believe that there was a woman, who while filling water from the well, jumped to her death since the well was boundary-less.
Therefore, ‘the lady of the well’ is said to possess the area surrounding the well every night. However, the residents believe that the lady just walks around the area without actually hurting anyone who happens to visit the area. As predicted, once the sun comes up, she disappears into thin air only to appear again in the night. This particular place cannot be considered as a place many visitors can haunt though.
The Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune:
The Shaniwarwada Fort in Pune is a historical enjoyment in addition to being one of the spiritual and ghostly places in India. In fact, there are many who are of the opinion that the story that is linked with this fort is one of the most chilling stories. Praised for its architectural brilliance, this fort has observed various strange experiences.
Legend has it that during a full moon, the level of supernatural and spiritual activity increases. The mysterious story surrounding this fort talks about how a young prince was ruthlessly killed by one of his very own relatives in the fort. Therefore, his spirit still haunts the place and in the night, sounds of him screaming and crying almost impulsively can be heard. There are many locals who actually visit and camp at night on the fort just to hear that little kid’s scream for help. A chilling story indeed. However, most visitors prefer to visit the fort during the morning hours as it is pleasing. In fact, the fort is abandoned at night except for maybe a caretaker doing the rounds.
GP Block, Meerut:
GP Block in Meerut also makes it to the list of one of the places in India that is subject to paranormal activity. It should be noted that this place, though considered as one of the abandoned places in India, is not very well known or frequented by many people. Despite being relatively unknown, there have been sightings of ghosts on a number of occasions.
One of the sights that people who pass this place observe is that of four males sitting together and enjoying an alcoholic beverage in the company of a single lit candle. At first, this was not considered as scary as many who passed the area were of the impression that these ‘spirits’ were just normal friends enjoying each other’s company.
However, once it was established that it was indeed four ghosts, people in and around the area became intrigued. In addition to this sight, there are some who have also witnessed a young girl coming out of the house in what many people believe to be a red dress. However, even as time has moved on, the people who used to frequent that place once upon a time have now stopped going there. It has truly become an abandoned place now.
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad:
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 get scattered around the room and strange marks are left on the mirror, some script, resembling Urdu. The language is spoken by the sultans. Girls are the ghosts’ favorite 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 haunting but of no use, they keep coming back after sometime.
Dow Hill, Darjeeling:
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 center 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.
The Brij Raj Bhavan Palace, Kota, Rajasthan:
The 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.
Kuldhara is a village 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 1800s 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.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai:
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, one of the most visited parks is amongst the haunted places in India. ‘Mamma told me, don’t be talking to strangers, because strangers are danger’. These lyrics from a very famous dance number are genuinely applicable at Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
The wilderness at this park is engulfed with something really creepy. Visitors claim that they have come across the spirit of a lady dressed in white who asks for a lift. The guards here have also acknowledged the fact that the park is infected by a spirit and it is highly advisable that the travelers avoid giving lifts.
Three Kings Church, Goa:
The Three Kings Church is located in Goa. As per a tale, there were three kings, who were fighting to get this property and even killed each other in this battle. Locals and visitors claim that this church is possessed by the spirits of these three kings.
They believe that their soul roams around the premises. If you are a daredevil then explore this spooky place in India.