We have been always fascinated by the unknown such as paranormal or spiritual activities. India is a diverse country with many mysteries and these spooky places are one of them. If you wanna hear some spine chilling screams or silence or if you are just sceptical about the spiritual world, you can head over to one of these places in India that will surely give you some memorable moments.
10. The Savoy Hotel, Uttarakhand:
Agatha Christie wrote her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) inspired by the unsolved death Frances Garnett-Orme. The British spiritualist was found dead at the Savoy in her room, which was locked from inside. She was murdered by poisoned and now her spirit haunts the hotel.
9. Shaniwarwada, Pune:
The historical fortification has seen much-unrequited love, betrayal, and treachery over many years. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of the fifth Peshwa Narayanrao. He was murdered by guards on orders of his uncle Raghunathrao and aunt Anandibai in 1773. It is also said to haunt by the spirits of people who lost their lives in the great fire of 1828.
8. Dow Hill of Kurseong, West Bengal:
West Bengal has a number of haunted places but this one takes the first rank. The corridors of Victoria Boys’ School and the surrounding woods have witnessed various paranormal activities including a number of murders. People have reported seeing a headless boy who suddenly appears in the forest.
7. Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie:
The currently abandoned Lambi Dehar mines are said to be haunted by the witch of Lambi Dehar who is reportedly responsible for various unexplained deaths and disappearances in the area and can be heard screaming at night. Miners were forced to work under intolerable circumstances resulting in mysterious deaths, murders, fatal accidents, and inhuman suffering.
6. Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad:
The Golconda fort was built in the 13th century by Kakatiyas. The fort is said to be haunted by ghosts of soldiers and Taramati, the paramour queen of the king, who is still heard dancing on her former stage. Howls of someone in pain can be heard including other spooky paranormal activities.
5. Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai:
One of the most haunted places in India and Maharashtra is the Grand Paradi Towers. The towers complex has been a spot for a series of suicides, including five from the same family. The complex said to lure people to jump to their death.
4. Dumas Beach, Gujarat:
The Dumas Beach in Surat is popular for its black sand and silver waters and its haunting activities. According to some, it has been used as a burial ground earlier and the spirits of many tortured souls still lurk there. Some haunting incidents include tourists going missing post a midnight stroll, people reporting hearing whispers of other people talking when they were alone on the beach.
3. Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi:
This 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Delhi’s Hailey Road is said to be one of the most haunted places in India. It was built by King Agrasen in the mid-14th century. It is said, the eerie feeling increases as you step down the 108 steep steps of the well. Locals say that people to jump into it and take their own lives the water has some powers which attract them.
2. Kuldhara, Rajasthan:
Kuldhara was once a flourishing village occupied by Paliwal Brahmins. Some believe they are just rumors created to increase tourism. But legends say Paliwals cursed the village with a haunting to scare anyone who tried to occupy it. All the people of Kuldhara and 83 nearby villages vanished suddenly 1825. The town has been abandoned since and tourists can visit it post-sundown.
1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan:
Bhangarh fort is not only the most haunted place in India but also one of the most haunted places in the world. Legends say Bhangarh was ruined by the curse of Baba Balanath and some say it was the sorcerer Singhiya who cursed this fort. Just the fact that the Archeological Survey of India has put up a sign forbidding anyone post-sunset in the fort says a lot.