All of us are always eager for something new. Some of us like to meet new people and some likes to visit beautiful places. There are many beautiful destinations, spots, hotels, houses, forts, beaches where you may want visit. But wait! What if I tell you the place you are eagerly waiting to visit for so long is a haunted place. Yes, you heard me right. There are many tourist places in India which could be your dream destination but you may not know that it’s one of the most haunted places in India.
I don’t know if you believe in Spirits, ghosts, paranormal activity, supernatural occurrence, spooky spots or not. But the fact is, many others do. According to experts, India is, of course, a beautiful country but on the other hand, it is one of the most mysterious and haunted countries. It beholds the secret stories of a lot of palaces and their kings, painful deaths etc. If you are one like me, who loves to open books, which were long sealed and kept hidden from the eyes of everyone then let’s explore the unexplored stories and strange happening of mysterious India out there.
Here’s a list of top 10 Haunted places in India.
10. Asirgarh Fort – Bhuranpur
Asirgarh Fort near the Bhuranpur City of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the most Haunted places in India. the number of people knows the horror story of the Place. According to the local tale, Ashwathama of Mahabharat worship Lord Shiva temple, inside the Fort early in the morning. People say Lord Krishna has cursed Ashwathama that he will bear a load of other people misdeed on his shoulder. He will roam alone without any affection and sympathy till the end of Kaliyuga and He will be totally isolated from the world and will suffer from incurable diseases which will be very painful and never heal. People say Ashwathama is unable to find his Death yet.
since last 5000 years, Spirit of Ashwathama is roaming around the fort and he worships Lord Shiva in the fort temple, earliest in the morning. He is the one who is making this place one of the most haunted. The mystery of the place is that every morning there are fresh flowers and sandal offered to Lord Shiva. it is believed he is the first who worship temple every day. This fort is a tourist place but no one is allowed inside the fort after SunSet. Before you think of going there and find if it’s a truth or myth. let me tell you, Many people tried to stay in the fort at night to see who worship first in the morning but it is said that either they saw no one and those who saw Ashwathama lost their eyesights immediately or lost their mental stability.
9. Shaniwarwada Fort – Pune
A very famous and crowded city Pune is also in a top list of most Haunted places in India. There’s a ghost of a Young Prince in Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune. The famous tourist place with beautiful architecture inside has the scariest story of all time. The mysterious reason behind the horror story of the place is that the Prince who came to power at the age of 16 was brutally murdered there by his aunty. she killed him soo bad that she cut his head, legs, hands fingers and throw them away. When the prince suspected that he was going to be killed he Ran to his Uncle Shouting ‘Save me uncle’ (Kaka Mala Vachva).
Since then every new moon night people can hear echoes “Kaka Mala Vachva“. People also camp at night on the fort grounds just to hear the little boy’s scream. After sunset, No local or tourist can stay inside the fort.
8. Dumas Beach – Surat
We all love beaches but is anyone out there loves the Haunted beach. this Dumas beach in Gujarat is known for its black sand and Mystical activities. Very mysterious things happen there such as strange whisper being heard, people disappear suddenly at night etc. It was mentioned that many people have gone there and then never returned.
the beach was used for long as a burial ground and hence is the home for many tortured souls. People often hear voices of spirits whispering “Go Back Home” (CHALE JAO OR WAPAS JAO) after dark. Many brave people tried to test the place at midnight going inside the water some of them were lucky that they got the warning by spirits to “Go Back” some never returned.
7. Fernhill Hotel, Ooty
The very beautiful and luxurious Hotel Fernhill is now closed because of the mysterious activities that are noticed by many people. This is one of the most reputed hotels but had the reputation of being haunted. This place has been Shutdown for last 10 years after the spooky incident during the shooting of Bollywood Movie Raaz.
The famous Choreographer Saroj Khan and her troupe checked in the hotel late night after the shoot. They all straight went to sleep as they have early morning shoot. They were kept Awake that night by someone rearranging the furniture in the room above. All of them tried of calling reception but the phone was dead. being desperate for sleep, one of them went down to complain the receptionist but then the receptionist escorts them outside and pointed upwards and said: “there is no Floor Above”. Be brave enough to think who was making the sound.
6. South Park Cemetry – Kolkata
We love to visit Old Cemetery and get amazed at the old architecture and the perfection. South Park Cemetry is one of the oldest Cemetry builds in the year 1767. This place can amaze you with not just its architecture but whats more amazing part of this place is that it can let you forget to breathe.
People have reported that they have seen a shadow in the white dress at that place. Many people face unnatural activities there and many died on spot with attacks and fear. People often felt Dizzy, they go breathless, gets asthma attacks even though they are not asthma patient and some people never came back.This place is full of horror stories and one of the most haunted places in India.
5. The BrijRaj Bhavan Place – Kota
You May heard the famous Bollywood Dialogue from the Movie Sholey “Soo Jaa Beta, Nahi Toh Gabbar Aa Jaayega”. The Ghost In Brijraj Bhavan may use to say to the guard over there “Soona Mat, Nahi To Thappad Kha Jaayega” (Dare not to sleep, or else you will get a slap). This is one of the most mysterious and haunted places in India.
Brijraj Bhavan is one of the oldest Palace built in the 19th century. This place converted into a heritage hotel in 1980. It is claimed to be home for the many homeless ghosts and the harmless ghost of the Major Burton. He was killed during the Revolt of 1857. The ghost of major doesn’t really harm people there but the night guard of the Hotel claims that the ghost slaps in the middle of the night if he sleeps on duty.
4. Agrasen Ki Baoli – New Delhi
Famous place Agrasen ki Baoli is considered as a spooky house in Heart of Central Delhi. This historical place is unique because of the 103 red stoned steps magnificent water Temple. But apart from its famous and unique architecture, this place is best known for its mysterious and horror stories.
Visitors there felt the presence of some spirits and ghosts following them. This Baoli was also famous for the black water inside the well that strangely asks people to sacrifice their lives. Though the well is empty now. The water is believed to have has mesmerized people and drove them to death.This place is now under ASI protection but due to many supernatural activities happen there this is one of the most haunted places in India.
3. G.P Block – Meerut
GP block Meerut holds many paranormal activities. This building is a party place for many ghosts. Several locals spotted girls in red dresses coming out from the building and having a great time. Many people notice four boys at a table drinking beer with a lightened candle on the table on the roof of the building. And locals often saw a woman sitting on the roof wearing Red clothes.
Now you must be thinking How is this place is one of the top haunted places in India. These boys and girls are chilling over there. Let me tell you then, This building is closed for last many years. The girls and boys spotted there are not Human-like one of Us, these are Free spirits or ghosts. Whenever any brave heart tries to go close to them, they all disappear in a fraction of a second.
2. Kuldhara – Rajasthan
The mysterious village is popular since the 1800s when suddenly 1825 people of the village and nearby 83 villages vanished from there overnight. The village is abandoned since then. The curse made it one of the most haunted places in India.
The tale is that Salim Singh, the minister of the State fell in love with the beautiful daughter of the chieftain. When he visited this village he wanted to marry that girl. He threatened the villagers by saying that if they did not let him marry the girl he will levy huge taxes. To protect the Girl’s honor, all of them have simply vanished overnight. Before leaving the place, the villagers cursed this place that no one could ever inhabit the land. Now you can relate it Black Magic, Tona-Totka, Bad-Dua etc but it is true that no single Person can survive on the land.
1. Bhangarh Fort – Alwar, Rajasthan
Many of you must be familiar with this city Alwar and the 17th-century fort- Bhangarh Fort. The Archaeological Survey of India or ASI has ranked it as the most haunted place in India. A local magician fell in love with the princess Ratnavati. Once he tried some black magic/ Tona Totka on her by bewitching her cosmetic she was supposed to use so that he can make her fall in love with him. Princess suspected something wrong and foiled the entire conspiracy of the black magician. She poured the bewitched cosmetic over a massive stone boulder and this cursed the magician to death. He placed a curse that no soul would ever be able to live in peace upon the entire land of Bhangarh. Since then the place has been haunted.
No one is allowed inside the fort when the sun has gone down and before the Sun Rise. It is said that people have gone missing mysteriously if they enter the fort after 7 PM. Even no villagers go outside their houses at night because of the fear that they will inexplicably collapse. There’s a temple inside Bhangarh fort and a Brahmin ‘Pandit’ stays in that temple all night. Even he dares not to walk down the stairs of the temple at any cost. He believes that the temple is safe from any curse as it is blessed by God.