Cursed Or Possessed? – 10 Most Haunted Places in India
India is a beautiful yet mysterious country that beholds the secrets and stories of a lot of palaces and their kings, of treasures and their keys. Which is why a lot of forts or palaces or beaches or even a valley in India has a history or a slight mystery attached to it to make a more interesting case.
Being cursed, possessed, spooky or just ‘unknown’, these 10 places definitely fall under the category of the most haunted places of the country. This post is for all the travellers who are done with the monotony of life and are looking forward to exploring the unexplored.
1) Kuldhara, Rajasthan
The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since 1800s. It is said to carry a curse of the villagers who vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries.
The village lies in ruins, established in 1291 by the Paliwal Brahmins, who were a very prosperous clan and were known for their business acumen and agricultural knowledge. It has been said that one night in 1825 all the people in Kuldhara and nearby 83 villages vanished in dark. All of a sudden and without any warning.
Tales about this mystery include the fact that Salim Singh, the minister of the state, once visited this village and fell in love with the beautiful daughter of chieftain wanting to marry her. The minister threatened the villagers by saying that if they did not marry the girl to him, he would levy huge taxes.
The chief of the village along with those of adjoining villages decided to abandon and migrate elsewhere to protect the girl’s honour. Nobody saw them leave nor did anyone figure where they went, they simply vanished. It is said that the villagers also cast a spell on the village as they left, cursing anyone who tried to inhabit the land.
2) Bhangarh Fort – Ajabgarh, Alwar, Rajasthan
The ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the scariest, spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention, one of the most haunted places in India. Situated near a popular forest, this town is now slowly luring visitors from around the area, and country, for all the wrong reasons.
It should be noted that if you decide to visit this place after the sun has gone down, you won’t be allowed to. In fact, there is a strict warning about how dangerous this place becomes after sunset.
The story which this town is well-known for tells the tale of a magician who fell in love with the local princess of the area even though their match was impossible. Being quite the master of dark magic, he decided to cast a spell on her to make her surrender to him. However, the princess learned of his plans and found a way to kill him. Before his death, however, the magician cast a dark spell on the palace which caused its doom.
Despite Bhangarh Fort being regarded as one of the most horror haunted places in India has been officially promoted as a tourist destination. However, once the night falls and the darkness takes over, this place becomes deserted, leaving it prey to the supposed ‘supernatural’.
3) Dumas Beach, Surat- Gujarat
Situated along the Arabian Sea in Gujarat, this beach is known for its black sand and mystical activities. Many unexplainable and puzzling incidents have been known to occur like strange whispers being heard, people disappearing during night etc. In fact, it is believed that a lot of people have lost their lives exploring this mysterious beauty.
If you are a brave heart, you can test the waters yourself by taking a midnight stroll along the beach, if you have company. If the testimonies are anything to go by, 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 burial ground, therefore, being the resting place of tortured souls. There have also been reports of people disappearing mysteriously and having never been found again. However, if you still feel you would want to go for it then by all means. If you love the paranormal you would definitely have the time of your life.
4) Fernhill Hotel, Ooty
Frenhill Hotel, which is now shut down after re-occurrence of haunting events, gained much name after spooky incidents during the shooting of movie Raaz. “Once Sarojji and her troupe checked in late at night and were kept awake by someone rearranging furniture in the room above.
The dancers who had an early morning shoot tried calling reception but the phone was dead. Desperate for sleep, some went down to complain, only to have the receptionist escort them outside and point upwards to show that there was no floor above” Said Bipasha Basu, the star actress of the film.
5) Towers of Silence, Mumbai
It is actually a Parsi cemetry situated near the Malabar Hills. Parsi’s have the ritual of leaving the bodies of their dead on the roof top of a tower to be fed by the vultures. Even the imagination of those scenes would bring shivers to your body. It is also believed that the paranormal incidents occurring in Grand Pararri Towers in Mumbai happens due to the spectral forces emanating from this cemetery.
6) The Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie
It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. The mines were shut after half several workers died coughing blood due to improper mining conditions. Locals believe that the place has turned into a home for a witch who walks down the hills at night and has claimed many life.
Rapid occurrences of accidents and unusual deaths have also made this place rank amongst the spookiest places in the country.
7) Khairatabad Science College, Hyderabad
There is an old inconspicuous Tarapuri Buliding, just off the Khairtabad flyover which used to be a science college. The building fell to ruin and was abandoned, but the dead bodies in the biology labs were not disposed off properly. People who pass by at night have often sighted walking skeletons, sparks and disturbing noises. A guard was stationed there by the Government but he died mysteriously, adding to the scariness of the place. Locals avoid this place and believe it to be one of the most haunted in the country.
8) Ramoji Film City – Hyderabad
Being one of the biggest film cities in the country, this place is home to a lot of hotels which have been projected to a lot of controversy because of the reported “supernatural activities” in and around them.
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 mirrors.
Females are more targeted by the ghosts than the males. Girls reported an invisible force tearing their clothes off, some said they felt someone knock their washroom doors while the rooms remain locked from the inside. They create havoc. Many preventive measures have been taken but in vain. Must visit haunted place in India in case you want to experience the paranormal for yourself.
9) GP Block – Meerut
GP Block in Meerut is also very notoriously known for all the paranormal activity it beholds. Despite being a popular zone, there have been reportedly a lot of strange sightings.
For instance people who pass this place claim to have seen four males sitting together and enjoying an alcoholic beverage by the light of a single candle. At first, this was not considered spooky for it could just be four friends having a good time but once it was established that it was indeed four ghosts, people in and around the area became increasingly interested.
In addition, some claim to also witness a young girl coming out of the house in what many people believe to be a red dress. With time people have abandoned that place for obvious reasons but it continues to catch the fancy of those who love the paranormal.
10) Haunted House, Sector 16, Chandigarh
Chandigarh is a relatively new city, but it has its share of Mysteries. The Haunted House in Sector 16 is known to everyone staying there. The locals tell varied versions of the stories related to this place, but according to the most famous legend it is believed that this place is haunted by the spirit of a student who committed suicide here some years back. Different people seem to have seen the spirit appear in different ways. In fact, this place is regarded as one of the most haunted places in the country.